On 13 September, Trustpower recognised the volunteers of RECAP, the Society for the Resilience and Engagement of the Community of Ashhurst and Pohangina, by giving them the Manawatu Regional runner up community award in the Heritage and Environment category.
The judges noted that RECAP "volunteers help others to develop new skills and connections to make their communities more sustainable and self-resilient. There are many facets to this service from adult education classes, mentoring children's groups, building relationships with councils and developing a community garden and orchard. All of these projects are wholly designed, implemented, and maintained by volunteers, with minimal support from one part-time staff member. ... In the last year RECAP has hosted 20 workshops, lectures and film evenings to promote sustainability education ... Over 550 people have participated. ... Well done and we look forward to seeing you continue to thrive."
RECAP would like to add a huge well done to all our volunteers and participants, and a thanks also to Trustpower and PNCC for their support.