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About EcoFest

Welcome to EcoFest, a month-long celebration of the unique environment of Tāmaki Makaurau and how we care for it. Four Auckland eco hubs have come together to organise this festival, which has more than a decade of history and is now going regional.

EcoFest is a grassroots festival that offers local change-makers a chance to share their skills and ideas, championing our local environment, supporting collaboration and celebrating the importance of community. With over 90 years of environmental action combined, the EcoFest organisers have a wealth of knowledge to share on all things sustainability.

The EcoFest programme is packed with events, activities, installations and workshops for people of all ages and at any stage of their sustainability journey. From composting workshops to silent disco clean-ups, EcoFest’s aim is to make sustainability fun and accessible, inspiring people to make simple changes to reduce their impact on the environment.

We are calling for applications from individuals, community groups and businesses who want to host events as part of EcoFest 2023, Saturday 18 March to Sunday 16 April. Join us for a month-long celebration of our unique environment and let’s make sustainability fun and accessible for everyone! Register your event here.

Our History

EcoFest started in 2012 as EcoFest West by EcoMatters Environment Trust and quickly became a popular way to experience hands-on environmental action, connect with neighbours and learn new skills in West Auckland. The festival was expanded to North Shore by Kaipātiki Project in 2013, and now for the first time, it is being held Auckland-wide, with the addition of the Beautification Trust in South Auckland and Waiheke Resources Trust on Waiheke Island.

The rapid growth of EcoFest reflects the very best of what the festival has always done in, for and with our community. The need for us all to step up to combat the climate crisis is increasing, and as leaders in this space, the eco hubs behind EcoFest want to provide more opportunities for Aucklanders both to make simple changes in their own lives and contribute to a bigger conversation about what’s needed to address the climate crisis.

The Organisers

EcoMatters Environment Trust aims to connect people and place and to nurture kaitiakitanga (guardianship). Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, EcoMatters is an established charitable trust that works with and for the community to deliver environmental initiatives.

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Based in Auckland’s North, Kaipātiki Project is an innovative EcoHub, growing a sustainable future for people and nature. We do this by empowering people, inspiring connection with nature and enabling sustainable living.

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​The Beautification Trust is a social enterprise on a mission to connect and empower communities to learn, love and look after our environment. Since 2001, we've been leading beautification projects, community events and environmental education all over South and East Auckland.

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Waiheke Resources Trust works to celebrate and protect all the resources we already have, and build capacity and knowledge in the community toward the creation of a resource-full future for all. We are a professional not-for-profit organisation that has been serving the Waiheke community since 1998.

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