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Vision

Moving beyond sustainability.

Green Start leads and accelerates authentic, transformative, and regenerative change.

Mission

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Working nationally - Green Start offers multi-faceted specialisations to organisations throughout New Zealand.  With more than a decade of education, qualifications and practical ‘on-the-ground’ experience in assessments, implementation, management, analysis, and communication we can start or join your sustainability journey.

​This is achieved through a sharing of knowledge—which is both a passion and area of expertise for the Green Start team. This knowledge (and curiosity) enables organisations to become resilient from a financial, environmental, and social standpoint. With this, they join a sustainable community with an inherent desire to be, and do, better.

We have committed to an authentic, ethical approach in supporting and empowering organisations to be genuinely sustainable - regenerative really. 

After all, this is what sustainable development is all about - The Planet, People, Prosperity and Progress

Values

Collaboration - Curiosity - Authenticity -
Tāria te wā - Kaitiakitanga
  • We do the right thing.

  • We believe great ideas can come from anywhere.

  • Stay curious – learning is growth.

  • Be true – authenticity and honesty rule this house!

  • Long-term thinking: building a better future is a journey

  • Guardianship. Resilience through ethical protection

Our logo

Coming up with the name for the business was relatively simple - it was a matter of getting to the root of our 'why'.

 

Enabling organisations to identify their unique vulnerabilities, along with their strengths; and then providing frameworks, experience and expertise to support in the journey to reducing the risk and maximise the opportunities has long been a key interest. These are the elements that can determine a sustainable and therefore, more resilient business. 

 

The Green Start logo is representative of personal and professional stories: 

 

The wise owl reflects the imparting of knowledge and Green Start's Principal Advisor loves nothing more than sharing her learnings about sustainability and resilience.  It is a dangerous thing to get her talking!

 

Perhaps you resonate with the belief that an ancestral spirit of a family group can take the form of a Ruru in some Maori tradition known as Hine-ruru, the 'owl woman'. It is believed that these owl spirits can act as kaitiaki or guardians and have the power to protect, warn and advise.

 

The koru represents the beginning of the journey; or growth... a green start.

Awards

  • Finalist in the 2019 Taupo Business Awards

    • Emerging Business - Excellence in Business 

  • Sustainable Business Awards (Laminex New Zealand - Sustainability Business Partner)

    • Winner - Mega Efficiency​ Award

  • Commended - Trustpower Renewable Energy Award

(Laminex New Zealand - Sustainability Business Partner)

  • Commended - University of Waikato Innovation Award

(Laminex New Zealand - Sustainability Business Partner)

Professional Memberships

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