Sustainability

As bearers of a long and vivid musical tradition, we’re committed to leaving the planet a better place for the next generation. Read more below about how we’re bringing this goal to life, or contact us now to book us for your zero waste or carbon-positive event!


our tools

We play on instruments that have been lovingly passed from musician to musician. Our instruments have such long lifespans that some of them may even have been played at weddings and social gatherings a couple of centuries ago!

Our music is printed on paper made entirely from recovered materials (like wheat straw and recycled wood).


OUr travel

To offset the unavoidable Co2 emissions from our travel to events, we’ve partnered with Fair Food, an award-winning food rescue organisation in Tāmaki Makaurau who are on a mission to feed people, not landfill. In the past year, they rescued and redistributed 694,000kg of surplus food, feeding Auckland communities with about 35,000 meals a week, and thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 540 tonnes.

You can read more detail in our 2021-2022 Voluntary Climate Change Mitigation report here.

Book Zest and have your event be part of creating meaningful change in our communities through positive climate action!