Since opening our doors in 1999, Envision New Zealand has been providing quality consulting and management services to communities and organisations working towards environmental and social sustainability across new zealand, australia and the pacific.
Embedded deep within Envision’s DNA is a core belief that when empowered, communities are ideally suited to solve many of the issues they face and social enterprises, private businesses, and local and national government have key roles in fostering this empowerment.
Based in Eden Tce, Auckland, Envision works with government, local authorities, community groups, private and social enterprises through all stages of project conception and implementation.
In order to ensure that we are able to access the best people to help our clients at an affordable price, Envision’s core team is complemented by supply agreements with individuals and organisations throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Envision Team…
Matthew Luxon – Director
Matthew co-founded www.rubbishfree.co.nz, a waste minimisation behaviour change initiative empowering residential households to reduce their waste to landfill. With a Masters of Social Work and ten years experience as a clinical social worker, Matthew brings community engagement, mediation and empowerment skills to the role and in particular enjoys bringing diverse parties such as local government officers, private enterprise and community groups together for the greater good. Matthew has project managed a number of waste reduction projects, audits and reports for Envision clients including scoping studies, feasibility reports, waste audits and behaviour change initiatives.
Kate Lowe – Consultant
Kate is a community activation specialist. Her skills in facilitation, engagement and advocacy have been honed over years in frontline activitism and local government employment. Kate has been active in South Auckland on behalf of Auckland Council empowering community organisations to take a leading role in waste minimisation within their communities. Kate will be continuing this work with Envision while also growing our work in people-led housing development.
Gary Kelk - Consultant
Based in Cambridge, Gary has over 15 years practical experience in developing, implementing, operating, managing and assisting many of NZ’s leading community enterprises that use resource recovery and energy efficiency as key drivers. These projects include CBEC in Kaitaia (including developing Clean Stream Northland – a collaboration between CBEC and Te Runanga o Te Rarawa), Clean Stream Waiheke (a collaboration between CBEC and the Waiheke Waste Resource Trust), Remarkable Recyclers Ltd (a collaboration between Wanaka Wastebusters and CBEC) and Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau (a collaboration between He Iwi Kotahi Tatou and CBEC insulating 1,000 homes free of charge annually). Trained as an economist, Gary has a strong financial and strong operational background in resource recovery. Gary is also a volunteer trustee with Xtreme Zero Waste in Raglan and has assisted developing a number of national community networks.
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To discuss how Envision might be of assistance to your organisation, or to join the team, please contact:
09 303 4746 or 027 222 0660