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This year we have expanded the Banks Peninsula Walking Festival to four weekends - 8th to 30th November. With 44 diverse walks, including some amazing opportunities on private land, there is something on offer for everyone, all over the peninsula. The programme is available at your local library, or you can download the pdf now.
Download your copy of our 2013/14 annual report here. Find out about all of our projects and achievements, who we are and our philosophies.
You may or may not know that one of Project Lyttelton's projects over the years has been waste minimisation and education around waste. For our festivals, we work hard to prevent waste and to deal with it responsibly when we do create it.
The waste minimisation project has been taken up again recently, with a few goals and initiatives we will share with you over the next months. One of the first areas of waste the project plans to address is the takeaway coffee cup.
It is great to see that our local cafes are all aware of the situation with takeaway cups.
Are you? Did you know:
Lyttelton Coffee Culture is currently running a competition – every time a guest uses a reusable cup, they go into the draw to win a $200 top up on their culture cards: $100 for them and $100 for a friend.
A local business owner, Maree from Henry Trading, has another solution – just bring a cup from home! Maree told me that this practice started for her about three years ago when she was keeping all her coffee cups for use in her potting studio. After a year, the volume of cups was huge – and there were far too many to use in the studio. Now she has a collection of beautiful wee cups – exactly the sort she likes for the size and type of coffee she prefers, fine china – and she has never broken one.
Project Lyttelton and several London Street business owners are also looking into possibilities for a local composting system that will be able to handle large volumes of compostible takeaway cups – a worm farm, hot rot system or other form of composting.