Tank Willis Street

JUICE BAR, WELLINGTON 🌏 Sells Reusable Cups 🌱 Plant Based Options/Alt Mylks 🍰 Gluten Free Options 🍱 Use Your Own Container  💧 Free Water Refill For Anyone 🌽 Salad Bar 🌈 Do a little search on UYOC for TANK WILLIS STREET to see more…And thanks for this image @caustic_jay

Lorella Doherty

10,000 butts in 10 days to raise awareness that butts are plastic, don't decompose and are toxic to aquatic life. Click HERE to read more about the work of this legend, Lorella Doherty. And no ifs, NO BUTTS.

The Coffee Club Queenstown Central

CAFE, FRANKTON, QUEENSTOWN 🌟 Discount When You UYOC 🌏 Sells Reusable Coffee Club Thermal Cups 🐢 No Plastic Straws Here 🌱 Plant Based Options/Alt Mylks 🍰 Gluten Free Options 🍱 Use Your Own Container  💧 Free Water Refill For Anyone 💝 Outside Catering 📱 Free Wifi 🌈 Do a little search on UYOC for  The Coffee Club Queenstown Central to see more…

Mrs Hucks

CAFE, EATERY, BAR, EVENT SPACE, CHRISTCHURCH 🌟 50c Discount When You UYOC 🐒 Pet Friendly 🐢 No Plastic Straws Here 🌱 Plant Based Options/Alt Mylks 🍔 Weekly Specials 🍰 Gluten Free Options 🍱 Use Your Own Container 💧 Free Water Refill For Anyone 💝 Outside Catering 🌻 Take Out Grounds For Your Garden 📱 Free Wifi 🌈 Do a little search on UYOC for Mrs Hucks to see more…

Calling NZ Hospo

At UYOC we are on a mission to connect cafes and customers who believe that refill is better than landfill - for your pocket, for business, for you soul and for our poor little trashed planet. Use us to find responsible cafes. List your business with us and join the resuse revolution one beetroot or tumeric matcha at a time. Too easy.

 

KiwiHarvest - My Hero

"It’s our belief that every New Zealander, especially our most vulnerable children and families, should have access to fresh, nutritious food." - That's Kiwi Harvest. Watch a video about there vital work HERE. We love these guys. Find out MORE

 

A Thank You

To Zahra at GeoZone, and the Roadtrippers/Campermate team for featuring the UYOC guide on a bunch of their apps. Love this community, all about keeping New Zealand beautiful. 🌈 Thanks to Lola Photography for this cracker pic. 

Mrs Goodness

This is Esther. And HERE is her blog and shop, with gorgeous items and encouraging words. We have a lot of time for Esther. She's a real human, doing the best she can, and sharing her experiences. Gently. No shouting, no preaching. Gently. Read more below..

I’m a kiwi mum who has become very passionate about the idea of living a ‘Good’ life.  For me, this means a fulfilling, healthy life which is not experienced at the expense of others. I strive to make daily lifestyle choices that are ethical, responsible, practical, and sustainable – for me, for my family, for my community, and for our environment.

Of course, I don’t get everything right, and I’m fine with that. Life is a journey; one giant learning experience.  If I tell my kids it’s okay to make mistakes so long as you try your best and learn from them, well then, I should practise what I preach and live my own life this way!

If I had planned from the start to end up where I am now, I know I would have been far too overwhelmed by the prospect of implementing so many changes to my daily life to even begin.  But the truth is, it all started with baby steps motivated by a desire to actually do something to change the world for the better, rather than just sit around agreeing or disagreeing, judging or feeling judged.  I think for many of us, it is the fear that what we do won’t be enough – enough for what? – that prevents us from doing what we deep down believe to be right.  Also, there is a misconception that living the Good Life is hard work, requiring much more effort than the advertised life of convenience.  But I have to say that my life now is far more comfortable, manageable, and every bit as convenient as it ever was in the past. Moreover, I feel peaceful in my heart, knowing I do what I say, and say what I believe.

I believe that money is a tool, not a value.  I believe that we can heal our bodies and thrive, if we just take the time to watch, listen, feel, and allow ourselves to grow in our own individual ways.  I believe that we can be happy, successful, and fulfilled, without squashing or sacrificing anyone else in our quest to be so.  I believe that working hard for something meaningful is a gift, not a burden.  And I know that I’m not perfect and I never will be, but that isn’t a reason to stop trying to be good.

Esther x