Our Initiatives

Sustainable Queenstown Events

Communities grow stronger when citizens regularly do a variety of simple and meaningful things together that give them chances to connect with like-minded people, build trust and seek mutual outcomes.

Sustainable Queenstown have a rolling calendar of events and workshops in the Queenstown area, including:

  • Green Drinks Event – monthly (usually on the third Thursday of the month)
  • Workshops and Education Outreach - throughout the year
  • Speakers and Seminars – throughout the year
  • Plastic Free July - promotion and events annually in July
  • ONE Summit – annually in October / November in collaboration with ONE New Zealand

Visit our Facebook page to stay up to date with what’s happening: https://www.facebook.com/sustainableQueenstown/


Sustainable Queenstown is proud to bring KiwiHarvest to Queenstown, rescuing food to nourish our community.

Welcome to KiwiHarvest and the world of Food Rescue.

We are New Zealand’s perishable food rescuers; collecting good food before it goes to waste and distributing it to those in need to nourish the wider community. We’re powered by the positivity of people who want to make a difference, so find out how you can add some food karma to your day.

Find out more about the work of Kiwi Harvest here – http://kiwiharvest.org.nz/


Imagine an event without disposable food cartons and cups littering the grounds.

Our DISHrupt™ servewear is now available to hire for your event! Click here for details and to enquire.

Disrupting our dependency on disposables. DISHrupt™ provides onsite solutions to events through the provision of reusable dishes and cups. In its first year DISHrupt™ displaced the use of 50,000 disposables by providing reusable dishes.

If you would like your event to be 'dishrupted', join leaders such as Luma Southern Light Project, Queenstown Winter Festival, IronMan, and Searchlight Brewery by clicking here.

Consultation Services

Problems lead to opportunities for positive change.

Pressure is mounting on businesses to operate with a strong ethical code of practice, to reduce their environmental impact and to give more back to the communities in which they operate. Businesses who do not respond may leave themselves vulnerable to carbon liabilities, changing consumer behaviours and / or tightened regulatory controls.

Sustainable Queenstown is here to help you, to not just keep up with the pace of change, but to be a leader in your field. Talk to us today about what you need to know and how we can accelerate your progression along your journey.