The aim of ENM is that we will have an inspired, connected community creating a healthy living environment in the Manawatu. ENM achieves this by connecting community based environmental organisations and encouraging volunteering in environmental initiatives.
ENM consists of over 50 members groups who conserve indigenous biodiversity in water and on land; protect soils, rivers, and estuaries; plant gardens and orchards; share, cook, and preserve local food; reduce waste; develop green and local economies; improve access to safe and effective active and public transport; mitigate and respond to climate change; and promote sustainable lifestyles. Through the work of ENM, member groups are supported to support the community. The combined effect of member groups in the community is phenomenal when each one is well supported and connected.
ENM is leading a collaboration to improve biodiversity in the Manawatu Catchment (from Tararua to Horowhenua). Organisations and individual volunteers are coming together to enhance watersheds, improve water quality, protect our local native flora and fauna, and conserve and extend habitat. Together, we are protecting our precious biodiversity. We are working together actively to share information, experience, skills, and resources for the benefit of our natural environment.
ENM has a key role in encouraging cross-sector collaboration to improve community resilience. We are growing partnerships with each other and with the sunshine, rain, soil, and seed. We are regrowing intergenerational food cultures, and doing so in ways that care for our planet's soil, water, and climate. We are conserving heritage varieties and respecting indigenous biodiversity and pollinator habitat. We are learning together. We are partnering with other individuals and groups who wish to make home-grown, community-grown, and locally-farmed food more accessible to local people across the region.
By booking your hotel, motel or any other accommodation through Kiwi Karma, you will help us to help our many and diverse member groups to protect and enhance the local environment. The Manawatu gives us great places to share: in our neighbourhoods and workplaces, in our local reserves and rivers, streams, wetlands, and native bush. Let's work together to rediscover the wonders of nature and create a better place to live.