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Greetings from the Sustainable Habitat Challenge!

Well, we did it! Two years since we announced our audacious plan to run a nationwide competition requiring teams to design, fund and build a sustainable home, we are now getting ready to celebrate the outcomes.

The projects brought together builders, architects, iwi, local authorities, students, engineers, and more. Ten teams entered, resulting in eight completed builds and retrofits. They will be judged at an awards ceremony in Dunedin at the SHAC 09 Symposium on 20 November. Watch out for the results – or join us at the symposium, register now at
Now, I am writing to this network to see whether any businesses wish to support us on this final leg of our journey.

We would love some sponsors to help with prizes to recognise the teams’ outstanding efforts.

We are also looking to produce a short film about the projects, to help serve as inspiration for others daring to imagine a different way of living. This too requires some funding support to make it happen.
Please consider this opportunity to join the thinkers and doers of the SHAC teams in seeking to deliver a successful, sustainable future.
If you would like to lend your support or find out more, please contact me now. All enquiries are welcome and appreciated.
Thank you for giving this some thought!

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