We are proud of our sustainability values, so to assist us along our sustainable journey, the NZMCA joined the Sustainable Business Network, which is a forum of over 750 New Zealand Businesses that are interested in sustainable development practice.
By committing to sustainability we will operate cost-efficiently, attract and retain loyal members, offer a great place to work, while protecting the environment and communities we stay in. It will also improve our relationships with key stakeholders including local and central government.
In our first year (2010), the NZMCA entered into the SBN’s ‘Get Sustainable Challenge’ and received a Judges Commendation Award at the Northern Region Awards in recognition of our current sustainable practices.
NZMCA Sustainable Activities
• Dump station subsidy scheme – providing financial assistance to the installation of free public dump stations across New Zealand • Recycling at the National Office and some of our NZMCA Parks
• Certified self containment scheme – NZMCA is the driving force behind this standard and provides this service free to members
• Area Rallies – often organized to coincide with a sustainable events e.g. dune restoration, tree planting days
• Members of the NZ Freedom Camping Forum – a group of industry representatives dedicated to minimising the impacts of freedom camping within New Zealand
How Can You Travel More Sustainably?
Travelling sustainably doesn’t require a major lifestyle change! It often involves small changes to your day-to-day activities. The benefits are financial, environmental and social, not to forget the personal satisfaction in knowing that you are doing what you can do to help keep New Zealand beautiful! Visit our Sustainable Driving page for tips.
If there is an initiative you think NZMCA should be involved with, or have you some quick tips on how members can be sustainable, please forward them to the Resource Management Coordinator.