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Welcome to The Nelson Environment Centre
Te Putahi Taiao

We are a non-profit organisation that helps the Nelson Tasman community live more sustainably and reduce its impact on the environment.

We are the longest serving environment centre in New Zealand and have been proudly serving our community since 1976.

We’re Making a Difference




 Our Vision

A sustainable, resilient and fulfilling future for all He Tauwhiro,
He Manahau, He wā whakaritea mo ngā iwi katoa

Our Purpose

To be an inspirational and respected voice on key global and local environmental challenges to the planet; to inform, build awareness, and to assist our community in making appropriate, practical responses to these challenges, and to support environmental education for all.

Our Organisation

We operate as a social enterprise, delivering a range of programs and providing information and advice to assist people to take positive action.