Stars sustainable business programme

Sustainability, Tools, Advice, Resources and Support

In conjunction with Albert-Eden and Waitematā Local Boards Green Business HQ brings you the STARS Sustainable Business programme. The programme is designed to increase business capability in environmental and sustainability related-practices towards the creation of a zero carbon economy.

Those selected for the programme will be chosen for their potential to reduce their environmental impact, and their level of commitment to becoming more sustainable businesses.

You will access:

  • Accurate benchmarking (monitoring carbon, energy, water and waste)
  • Expert sustainability consulting advice to develop a roadmap to become a more sustainable brand and a part of the circular economy

This programme is generously supported by the Albert-Eden and Waitematā Local Boards. You must be a part of these areas, be a small to medium enterprise and be willing to make an effort to become a part of a better more sustainable future.

Check your local board area


Register your interest below to become a part of the STARS programme 2020.


Contact Carolyn for more details

Register Now

Case Studies

Kings Plant Barn, St Lukes

Completed the STARS Sustainable Business Programme in 2018 and has since continued to grow as a sustainable business. Through STARS Kings Plant Barn in St Lukes committed to:

  • 150,000 less plastic bags per annum
  • 27% reduction in waste to landfill
  • 100% organic waste composted by 2020
  • 100 less tonnes of carbon emissions each year as a result of  composting all garden waste
  • Plan Bees programme for promoting bee-friendly garden plants

Rocky’s Cafe, Mt Albert

Completed the STARS programme in 2018 as “they didn’t want o to be just another business destroying the environment”. With this in mind Green Business HQ helped Rocky’s come up with four main sustainability goals:

  • 672 litres of vege scraps, food waste, tissues and coffee filters diverted from landfill for composting each year
  • 400 less plastic straws to landfill each year
  • Working towards 1,300 less coffee cups to landfill each year
  • More locally grown tomatoes and herbs served with zero food miles