Energise Ōtaki connects Ōtaki’s power source - its people - with lean, clean energy projects for a smarter future.
Thank you for donating to our charity Energise Ōtaki. We spark and support ideas that address energy poverty; reduce waste; lower greenhouse gases and produce energy from renewable systems.
Your donation will help more people benefit from:
Warm Up Ōtaki: getting insulation, heat pumps and more to eligible homeowners
Solar Farms: powering local infrastructure and building up money for...
Whakahiko Ōtaki–Energise Ōtaki Fund: the sun fund for local energy projects [continued]
Ōtaki Bike Space: giving away spruced-up donated bikes
Curtain Bank: keeping the heat in and energy costs down
Ōtaki Repair Cafe: fixing items, bonding people
Waste to Energy: turning landfill into fuel
Carbon Sequestration Project: planting trees to combat climate change
E-Volocity and school curriculum materials: electrifying STEM content
Community Garden: planting future kai together
Town Energy Data: tracking Ōtaki’s progress by helping the numbers speak for themselves
...and other work that helps us realise these goals for Ōtaki and our world:
Domestic scale wind-power generator trial established.
Another 500 kWh solar farm built.
Ōtaki’s carbon emissions fully offset.
All existing Ōtaki houses up to minimum energy conservation standard.
All rental homes have access to renewable energy benefits.
30% of Ōtaki waste diverted into energy recovery projects
Energise Ōtaki is about the goal of the town becoming a net producer of clean energy, and of finding ways to give people, businesses and community groups the tools to harvest the environmental, social and economic benefits of a different energy future.
Wow! Thank you very much for your generous donation. We really appreciate it both financially and as an acknowledgement of the work that is being put in by many hands; the Warm Up Ōtaki project comes from the foresight and determination of our trustees, communication and coordination from our Energise Ōtaki staff and site assessor, and collaboration with Te Puna Oranga o Ōtaki and the Sustainability Trust. We are glad to be working together to get these houses healthy and warm. You are a part of that, too. Thank you.
Kia ora Grant Thank you very much for your generous gift. Our big priority at the moment is getting the news out about the Warmup Otaki project where we are able to give Homeowners with CSCs free home insulation and heating assessments and hopefully, enable them to qualify for a super subsidised heat pump once their home is well insulated. The Curtain Bank, too, is in full swing. And we have just had another successful Repair Cafe! And we are getting ready for another workshop to prepare bikes for giving away. There's a bit of work behind the scenes for all of this and your donation really helps. Thank you.
Thank you very much for your donation. It is really appreciated as we are super busy with the Warmup Ōtaki, Bike Space, and Curtain Bank getting into full swing for the winter months.
Thank you very much for your donation. We are pretty busy at the moment with the winter projects like Curtain Bank and Warmup Otaki (housing), and we always have Bike Space on the go. And the Rau Kumara solar farm still producing electricity in the winter sun for the Community Investment Fund. Every donation helps to keep us moving forward!
Thank you very much, Patrick. Your donation is appreciated.