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Energising community investment

We’re committed to stepping up and caring for the environment, our team, customers and the communities.

There is a growing awareness in New Zealand of the need to encourage young people to develop science, technology and maths skills. Central to this new direction is our own School-gen programme, which provides educational resources and activities for students, teachers and families, and is our flagship community initiative. Read more about that programme here.

Keep reading to learn more about our other community initiatives.


School-gen

School-gen

Genesis School-gen has provided free educational resources to schools across New Zealand since 2006.  We inspire kiwi kids to engage with STEM through learning about sustainability and energy.

More recently, we're pleased to announce that we've partnered with Mind Lab Kids to bring exciting and free STEM activities to kids across New Zealand.

National Whio Recovery Project

National Whio Recovery Project

Genesis and the Department of Conservation have been working together since 2011 to secure the future of one our most endangered native birds, the Whio (Blue Duck).

Genesis and DOC run communication and advocacy activities to grow awareness of the plight of the Whio and the need to protect it.


School-gen Trust

School-gen Trust

The Genesis School-gen Trust provides equipment to schools that will help grow their students understanding and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and renewable energy.

100% of every dollar donated goes to equipment for schools, while Genesis covers all infrastructure, accounting and administration costs.

Pūhoro

Pūhoro

We’ve partnered with Pūhoro, advancing Māori leadership and capability to deliver a world class science community.

Pūhoro supports secondary and tertiary students, helping rangatahi see the connection between mātauranga Māori and STEM, improving their academic achievement, and providing pathways into high value careers.


Duffy Books in Homes

Duffy Books in Homes

Duffy Books in Homes aims to encourage reading and supports students in lower socio-economic areas where the children are more likely to come from homes without access to books.

Genesis supports the Books in Homes programme at Huntly Primary School and Huntly West Primary School.


Curtain banks

Curtain banks

Genesis is a major supporter of Curtain Banks in Wellington - Sustainability Trust and Christchurch - Community Energy Action.  These Curtain Banks take donated second-hand curtains or fabric and re-cut and line them for distribution to households in need.

The aim is to assist families to save money on their energy bills while creating warmer, healthier, more private homes.