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Energising community investment.

Our vision to reimagine energy to put control in our customers’ hands is reflected in our community investment programme.

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.

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.


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.


Aoraki Bound

Aoraki Bound

Aoraki Bound is a 20-day cultural and personal journey, developed and delivered by Outward Bound and Ngāi Tahu.

It includes the physical, task-orientated and intense group focus of Outward Bound, as well as the cultural components of Ngāi Tahu reo, haka, waiata, kōrero, pōwhiri, wāhi tapu/tohu whenua.


Taupo for Tomorrow

Taupo for Tomorrow

The Taupo for Tomorrow programme is an educational programme run in conjunction with the Department of Conservation and the Tongariro Trout Centre Society at the National Trout Centre in Turangi.

The focus of the programme is on environmental sustainability with a specific focus on the importance of protecting the fresh water habitat.


Want to get involved?

Want to get involved?

Over time we will be looking to partner with organisations and initiatives that are aiming to help young people develop STEM skills.

If you are interested in finding out more about our community investment programme contact:

Jenny Burke
Community Investment Manager
09 951 9283
021 816 533
[email protected]