Over the past 8 weeks a community of mentors, businesses and civic institutions from across Wellington have been supporting the Low Carbon Challenge.

6 teams have now launched crowdfunding campaigns to take their projects to the next level. Check them out and join the movement to support them!

What is Low Carbon Challenge all about?

The Low Carbon Challenge is a unique programme that highlights the collaborative power of Wellington and brings together people and businesses from across the city to support the launch and growth of tangible solutions.

Driven primarily by Wellington City Council, Enspiral and PledgeMe and supported by organisations across the city, the Low Carbon Challenge challenge is a mix of workshops, public and private networking events to help teams to sharpen their ideas, validate their businesses, build a community, connect with mentors and launch crowdfunding campaigns.

At the end of the crowdfunding campaigns, organisations from Wellington’s Low Carbon Partnership Fund will dollar for dollar match the money raised by the public. This gives the teams a big burst of momentum, connections and funding to help bring their ideas to life faster and stronger.

Check out the awesome projects here!

Wā Collective

Wā Collective are championing a revolution for the menstruation cycle. They provide innovative solutions to period waste, period poverty and the period taboo. Period.

Poly Palace’s Earth Dinghy

Poly Palace, the regions polystyrene innovators, are releasing their latest product. Where tiny houses meet earth ships, meet the Earth Dinghy!


Gurgl is a talented team of web developers who are cutting waste and building community with a clothing library subscription service for baby clothing.

Organic Dynamic

Organic Dynamic are expanding their successful business to progress their mission to offer ocean lovers environmentally friendly surfboard options.

Kapiti Biodiesel

Kapiti Biodiesel are building a locally owned, cooperative biodiesel lab, housed in a 20′ shipping container that converts waste cooking oils and fats into biodiesel.


The Wast-ed crew are bringing together the different initiatives across Wellington’s waste reduction community to connect, collaborate and create a city-wide movement towards a waste free Wellington.