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Welcome to The Nelson Environment Centre

We are an independent 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 inform, build awareness and to assist our community in making appropriate, practical responses to these challenges. To deliver and support environmental education for all

Our Organisation

We operate as an independent not-for-profit organisation, delivering a range of programmes and providing information & advice to assist people in taking positive action