Fieldays Sustainability Hub
Easy access to a range of useful information about sustainability.
Located at Site E38
The Hub aims to provide easy access to information about sustainability, with engaging activities and sessions to stimulate conversations for better environmental outcomes.
A collaboration of exhibitors
The Fieldays Sustainability Hub is a collaboration between Fieldays and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), supported by the Ministry for the Environment aiming to provide accurate information and facilitate conversations between visitors, exhibitors, and sector research agencies.
The Hub features a select number of sustainability-focused organisations, including the Ministry for the Environment, Toitū Envirocare, Wilderlab, and RiverWatch and more.
Full details of the exhibitors can be found on the Fieldays App.
New Zealand National Fieldays Society Chief Executive Peter Nation says, “Sustainability is a strong focus for the Society, and it’s fantastic to be collaborating with the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on the Fieldays Sustainability Hub”
"We've made a strategic decision to help educate both visitors and exhibitors so that future generations will benefit from improved sustainability practices."
Launching the Fieldays Sustainability Hub
After four years in the making, the Fieldays Sustainability Hub was opened in 2023 by a karakia, followed by words from speakers including Prime Minister Chris Hipkins, Associate Minister for the Environment Hon Peeni Henare, and CEO of the New Zealand National Fieldays Society Peter Nation.
Fieldays Sustainability Trail
Alongside the hub, the Fieldays Sustainability Trail, accessed via the official Fieldays App, will lead visitors to other Fieldays exhibitors who are demonstrating sustainability practices, products, and initiatives.
Paula Knaap, General Manager Engagement at the EPA, says visitors will be able to explore sustainable farming research and science, urban and rural waste management, as well as water management and renewable energy.
“Embracing initiatives that protect and enhance the environment has a range of benefits, from longevity of land use through to resilience to changing climate conditions” says Knaap. “Not only that, but those who purchase our goods – from multi-national companies to individual consumers – are increasingly demanding evidence that they’ve been sustainably produced”.
“We want to support farmers, growers, and the consumer on their sustainability journey. By showcasing some of the initiatives underway in Aotearoa New Zealand, we can help everyone see that together we can overcome the enormity of the challenges, with innovation and collaboration.”
"EPA acknowledges the support of the Ministry for the Environment in setting up the Sustainability Hub."