On Friday March 9, Air New Zealand held their annual Sustainability Fair for around a thousand of their staff at their Auckland HQ.

The objective: inspire and educate Air New Zealand’s staff about a wide range of sustainable initiatives and environmentally-minded practices that anyone can participate in or include in their daily lives.

That’s why “Bags Not” was invited to the event. Air New Zealand wanted to spread the word about our effort to get rid of single-use plastic bags from the country. While we were there, we gave away over 200 reusable shopping bags, had loads of people sign up to our movement or pledge to take our 7-Day “Bags Not” Challenge.

We were in good eco-friendly company too. Sea Cleaners, New World, Department of Conservation, Auckland Transport, Auckland City Council, Eco Matters Environment Trust, Auckland University (Plastic Diet), For The Love of Bees, Compost Collective, Kaipatiki Environment Project Centre, ecostore, Green Heart Jewellery, The Wild Seaweed Company, Shed 24 Unique Wooden Projects, Tree Candy, Trio Soya Candles, Hihi Honey, Vegan Otherside Foodtruck, Las Masitas Vegan Mexican Street Food, Organic Gelato, Hungry for Raw, Mercury Energy, Macpac and Hummingbird Coffee were also there, sharing the amazing work they’re doing to restore this country’s clean green credentials.

Some photos from the day: