Congratulations to Randwick Park Primary and Waikowhai Primary School on highly successful Litter Blitzs!
Between the two events, approximately 870 students, along with multiple teachers, parents, local community and business volunteers converged on their respective local streets to pick up litter. 200kgs of litter was picked up by the kids at Waikowhai Primary School alone, and in just over an hour!
Ra from Green Gorilla and the amazing pupils from Room 23 at Randwick Park Primary retrieved some interesting rubbish, some of which included: a mattress, a kid’s scooter, a fire hydrant and a spinning wheel!
Green Gorilla supplied the Gorilla Bags and waste removal service for the events, with which we were so glad that we could help with! It was amazing to see the kids eager to get involved with the clean up and we can't wait to be involved in another Litter Blitz!
WE LOVE OUR ECOTRICITY!
The electricity that runs Green Gorilla is 100% Renewable & carboNZero certified; sourced from wind, hydro and solar electricity generation & from 100% kiwi owned company Ecotricity NZ.
We love using Ecotricity as its another way that we get to reduce our impact on the environment in our efforts to keep NZ beautiful.
LANDMARK HOMESTAR ACHIEVEMENTS
Congratulations to Zane and Suzanne Raphael, along with Renovation Builders and Buildology Architectural design who have achieved some landmark achievements with their recent home build.
- 1st Auckland 10 Homestar built rated standalone home.
- 1st North Island 10 Homestar built rated standalone home.
- 1st 10 Homestar renovation in New Zealand.
Homestar is an independent national rating tool from the New Zealand Green Building Council. A home is rated on a scale from 6 to 10. To rate a home’s performance and environmental impact, points are awarded across seven categories: energy, health and comfort; water; waste; materials; site; home management; and an optional innovation category. A 10 Homestar rating means a world leading house.
Green Gorilla are proud to be a significant part of the build by providing recycling services for construction waste during this milestone project.
It’s one of two bins that reside at Westhaven Marina for the sole purpose of receiving waste thats removed from our waterways and harbours by Sea Cleaners. Green Gorilla are proud to sponsor Sea Cleaners by providing waste bins and collections.
Get informed about the waste in our oceans and how you can help.
HOMESTAR V4 PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP
Green Gorilla are passionate supporters and a Platinum Sponsor of Homestar v4, which is an independent tool that rates the environmental impact and performance of New Zealand homes. The system awards points across seven categories including construction waste. Points are added up across the categories to deliver a rating i.e. HomeStar v4 Rating 6.
There are two stages to a Homestar rating:
- Design – this rating assesses the full and final plans.
- Build – this rating occurs after a homes is constructed. It certifies that the features in the design rating have been fully implemented.
Why is Homestar v4 important to Green Gorilla?
Construction and demolition waste makes up half of NZ’s total waste going to landfill. Homestar v4 encourages the reduction of construction waste, reducing 2-3 tonnes going to landfill for every home built. Homestar v4 also promotes making homes warmer and drier, which means healthier homes for our families.
Green Gorilla can provide you with all the reporting and expert advice required for your certifications.
For more information about Homestar CLICK HERE.