Future generations will rightly hold us to account.
Modern living is too quick to dispose of the things it no longer wants or dismiss those people who appear to offer nothing of value to our community. Yet much of what we call rubbish, or waste, is in fact not rubbish at all. It holds significant resources and if we change our perspective and look at the ‘rubbish’ in our lives differently we stand to be rewarded with its value.
Talking Rubbish is therefore about the opportunity we take to build our legacy from the resources contained in the materials and parts of the community that tend to gee discarded. Microbuisness support for families to help them better control their income, a resource centre for recovering, repurposing and recycling unwanted materials, or the Men’s Shed to provide support and five new meaning to people’s lives is what Talking Rubbish at ME is all about.
If you have an itnitative that could give new meaning and new purpose to those living in our community the ME would love to hear from you.
Waste Minimization Facilitators
Ex trucker operator class 2-5 (1987), teaching cert SAALS (2001), driver licence facilitator (2003 - current), bus driver, tai chi instructor (2005- current), NMKTTM injury prevention roopu (2007-current), president Onehunga Mangere softball club (2012 - current)
Koia started with MEFS in June 2014 in a newly created position as the Mangere and Otahuhu Community Waste Minimisation Facilitator. This job requires him to work at grassroots level to be out ‘n about identifying, growing and supporting local waste champions - individuals, families, artist, micro business, community & garden organisations, marae, churches, schools & ECE centres.
His objective is to engage & motivate the Mangere and Otahuhu communities toward viewing waste as a valuable resource. To connect and build relationships with those that want to make a shift toward that change, and finally, to reduce reuse and recycle for the benefit of future generations.
Phone: 021 2389717
Address: 16-18 Ferguson Street, Mangere East, Auckland 2024
BA, MSW (Applied), CTEFLA
With a background in social work and adult education, Justine joined MEFS as a Waste Minimisation Facilitator in 2014, after getting involved with waste education in Mangere Bridge through Friends of the Farm. Her role is to promote waste reduction in the Mangere/Otahuhu communities, through education and support, and by telling the stories of the “waste champions” in our midst. Through this role, she aims to connect people and organisations in our community together, to create synergies and to ensure we have a co-ordinated approach to promoting sustainability across our local board area.
Phone: 022 1028195
Address: 16-18 Ferguson Street Mangere East Auckland 2024