Welcoming Meridian Energy to Conscious Consumers!

We’re delighted to announce that Conscious Consumers has partnered with Meridian Energy to help grow the movement of kiwis that are using their wallets to help choose the world we live in.

Our work at Conscious Consumers is founded in the belief that everyday consumers and ethical businesses have the power to transform the world we live in.

Meridian Energy is New Zealand’s largest electricity generator, and holds the same values we do. Working with great businesses like Meridian sends a great signal to businesses and consumers across the country that our values can make a difference.

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New Zealand’s first accredited power company.

Meridian has been awarded four Conscious Consumers badges for recycling, composting, eco-packaging and supporting communities.

* Composting and recycling diverts an estimated 13,200 kg of organic waste and 12,500 kg of recyclable waste from landfill every year.

* Online invoicing and bill payments eliminates the consumption of over 3 million items of paper every year.

* Through their social and environmental community funds and principal sponsorships, including KidsCan and the Kākāpō Recovery Programme, Meridian gives an estimated $1.5 million each year to help those in need.

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These positive steps represent just the beginning. Most importantly, Meridian are now listening to the values of all Conscious Consumers signed up to the good spend counter.

Using your wallet to give your values a voice.

By combining your everyday spending with your values on our good spend counter, we can ensure the money you spend sends a message about what you care about to businesses big and small across the country.

Thousands of kiwi consumers have registered their values and their spending cards and as a result over $500,000 of values-based spending has been recognised already!

As our membership grows our collective ability to influence businesses and decision makers grows stronger, in turn improving their environmental and social impacts.

Click here to join us and help your money make a difference.  


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What you care about can change the way businesses operate.

We believe businesses have a big part to play in making our world fairer, cleaner, safer and better for everyone.

As a consumer, you are powerful. By making conscious choices about where you spend your money you can help change the world for the better.

At Conscious Consumers our mission is to ensure your values matter to businesses, just as much as your dollars. We want to see a world where your values and what you care about helps to inform business decisions and change the world for the better.

Kathmandu steps forward and listens to customers.

We’re stoked to announce that Kathmandu is part of a growing group of businesses in New Zealand who have joined us as an insight partner. These businesses are listening, celebrating and -most importantly- taking steps to make improvements and changes based on what their consumers care about.

Now, when you join Conscious Consumers and shop at Kathmandu, you’ll be seen as more than just a dollar figure. Every dollar you spend will be giving your values a voice.

Over the past 2 months, 176 Conscious Consumers have shopped at Kathmandu stores across the country and spent $20,979.43 in participating Kathmandu stores. Making these dollar figures visible is the very beginning to businesses changing their practices to better align with consumer values.

What do these Conscious Consumers care about?


As well as promoting responsible travel, Kathmandu are very transparent on how they measure and reduce waste. They recently implemented soft plastics recycling into seven of their stores in New Zealand as part of the new plastics recycling program. They also have a customer clothing donation program for unwanted clothing which they then donate to the Red Cross. You can read more about waste in the retail sector on their website.


Widening our reach, and your impact.

NZ is full of business leaders who understand that the ‘conscious economy’ is already here, and that it’s time to take it seriously.

We’re working with a growing list of businesses big and small across the country who genuinely care about engaging with their customers values. We’re working to help these businesses make practical steps towards changing their practices and improving how they work - starting by listening to what their customers care about it.

If you haven’t signed up in Conscious Consumers yet - do it today. It's free, 100% secure and takes just a couple of minutes. When you register with us we ensure every dollar you spend sends a message to these businesses about your values.

Give your values a voice and help choose the world you live in!


Win this month with Kokako!

Let’s grow the movement of Conscious Consumers changing business for the better.

Great news! When you help your friends and family sign up to Conscious Consumers before March 31st and you’ll go into the draw to win a year of specialty coffee with a subscription from Kokako!

It’s easy to win!

  1. Send your friends to Countmein.nz

  2. Get them to put your email address in the ‘who referred you box’ when they register.

  3. Every friend you refer will get you an entry in the draw for a year of delicious Kokako coffee.

WIN this March with Conscious Consumers and Kokako!


Haven’t signed up yet?

Register your spending cards and give your values a voice today! Register here

Win this month with Kokako coffee

Our friends at Kokako have built their business championing sustainable processes, Fairtrade relationships with their suppliers and supporting local communities - as well as of course, delicious world-class coffee beans. They roast their own specialty blends and Single Origin coffee in Grey Lynn, Auckland - pop in and visit Mike, Olivia and the team at their cafe 537 Great North Road, next time you’re in Auckland!

The nitty gritty on our competition:

Competition period: The competition runs from March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017.

How to enter: Refer a friend to sign up to Conscious Consumers via countmein.nz. Get them to enter your valid email address in the referral box. Each referral will earn one entry into the draw.

You agree: By entering, you agree to be bound by and comply with these terms and conditions.

Who can enter: This competition is open to all New Zealanders aged 18 and over. Employees and contractors of Conscious Consumers or Kokako and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.

Winners: 1 winner will be selected through a random draw on April 3rd, 2017.

Prize: Winner will receive a 12 month subscription including shipping to their address.

Announcement: Conscious Consumers will notify the winner by emailing them on the email address used to register with Conscious Consumers.

No correspondence: Conscious Consumers’ decisions in relation to this competition are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Facebook release: You acknowledge that this competition is run by Conscious Consumers and not Facebook. You agree to release Facebook from any claim or liability in relation to this competition.

Cancellation: Conscious Consumers reserves the right to cancel this competition at any time by posting a notice on our Facebook wall.

Privacy: When collecting personal information Conscious Consumers complies with the Privacy Act 1993. You can contact us about privacy by emailing director@consciousconsumers.org.nz

Extension: Conscious Consumers reserves the right to extend the competition period by posting a notice on our Facebook wall.