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Help Baron Hasselhoff box up his beauties!

July 5, 2015 – 6:43 pm |

After 3 years of creating the most delightful gluten-free, vegan and organic cookies, it’s time to box these babies up. Baron Hasselhoff needs your help to take his packaging to a whole knew level!

Project NZ – Telling good stories for business success

July 2, 2015 – 1:47 pm |

By Alex Williams – Sustainable Business Network
Businesses will have the opportunity to learn how to effectively communicate their sustainability progress, both to their markets and internal teams, at the Project NZ: Telling Good Stories conference at …

Kiwi celebrities support sustainability campaign with selfies

June 26, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Arthur Green is the latest star to show his support for Conscious Consumers #CountMeIn crowdfunding campaign by telling the world through social media why he wants to be counted as a conscious consumer.
The Bachelor NZ …

Guide launched to close office refurbishment waste loop – guinea pig office wanted!

June 24, 2015 – 11:00 am |

MEDIA RELEASE – Sustainable Business Network
24th June 2015
World’s first guide to ‘circular’ office launched
Office refurbishment in New Zealand is set to undergo a shake up with the launch of the world’s first guide to creating …

Organic Grower Forks Out to Hundreds of Staff to Encourage Healthy Eating

June 17, 2015 – 12:41 pm |

New Zealand’s largest organic apple grower is going the extra mile to educate employees about healthy eating, serving up daily organic meals for hundreds of staff.
Bostock New Zealand has significantly invested in a new purpose …

Entries open for 2015 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards

June 16, 2015 – 12:34 pm |

16th June 2015
Entries open for 2015 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards
The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) announced today that entries are now open for the 2015 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.
The NZI Sustainable Business …

Situations Vacant: Become a local Happyzine reporter

June 12, 2015 – 8:00 pm |

Do you want to make a positive difference for the planet and your community using your natural writing talent? Do you also love taking photos? Become a local Happyzine reporter!
The lowdown
We need writers who love taking …

New Zealand’s only green fashion week kicks off in less than one week, featuring latest in sustainable and ethical clothing

June 4, 2015 – 6:00 am |

New Zealand Eco Fashion Week kicks off in Lower Hutt (9-13 June). A limited number of tickets to events are still available
With tickets starting at $10, the event makes high fashion accessible to a …

Pledge for Conscious Consumers campaign to respect animals, pay people more and save the planet

June 3, 2015 – 12:04 pm |

New Zealand social enterprise Conscious Consumers has just launched a 6-week campaign to fund the world’s first Good Spend Counter.  
At 10am today, New Zealand social enterprise Conscious Consumers will launch a 6-week campaign to …

Common sense prevails at new Auckland organic shop

May 11, 2015 – 7:19 pm |

Times are a change’n in Auckland.  Five questions with co-owner of new Auckland Common Sense organic shop Marion Wood
1.  Where’s your new shop located exactly?
284 Dominion Road – just in front of the Valley Road …

Winners of Good Food Boost mentoring programme have international flavour

May 5, 2015 – 6:00 am |

Four emerging ‘good’ food and beverage companies, with products hailing from different countries, have won a competition to receive mentoring from some of New Zealand’s top food business experts.
The Good Food Boost mentoring programme, run …

Industry insiders to share insights on good food business, sustainability at core

April 27, 2015 – 8:42 pm |

Leading experts from the food industry will share their tips on growing a good food business at the Good Food Forum on the 25th May at The Cloud in Auckland.
The one-day event, organised by the Sustainable …

Ekos becomes first Kiwi carbon offsetter to source credits from Maori owned forest

April 9, 2015 – 6:00 am | 2 Comments

A new online carbon credits shop is helping to keep Kiwi rain forests intact.
A Golden Bay based team have launched the new online shop, called ‘Ekos’, which supplies rainforest carbon credits to people wanting to offset carbon …

Move from blogger to paid author with Serena Star Leonard

June 24, 2014 – 12:44 pm |

Q. Have you ever looked at a part of your life and thought, “I should write a book!”?
Q. Are you an expert at something that would benefit other people?
Q. Do you have an important message …

Project NZ: #theBIGshift conference to launch global business innovation campaign in NZ

June 16, 2014 – 12:29 pm |

13 June 2014
Project NZ: #theBIGshift conference to launch global business innovation campaign in New Zealand
Leading international business innovators and entrepreneurs will gather in Auckland in September for the launch of a new global business …

Dell Introduces New Packaging, Takes Greenhouse Gases Out of the Air and Builds PCs Reusing Plastic from Recycled Electronics

May 28, 2014 – 10:07 am |

Article published on Business Wire May 20, 2014 06:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Dell has announced new sustainability initiatives designed to increase the ways that its IT solutions make lasting contributions to the planet.
Dell is the …

Sustainable KiwiSaver fund: have your say on where your savings are being spent

May 27, 2014 – 4:14 pm |

A new survey, launched yesterday by the Sustainable Business Network, aims to identify demand and create a sustainable KiwiSaver fund for New Zealand.
KiwiSaver funds currently have little to no sustainability criteria. This …

‘Repair cafés’ are about fixing things – including the economy

May 21, 2014 – 3:50 pm | 3 Comments
‘Repair cafés’ are about fixing things – including the economy

By Jade Herriman, University of Technology, Sydney
Imagine your smartphone’s screen gets smashed, or your bike wheel gets buckled, or your favourite boots get a hole in them. What do you do? You could buy a …

Sustainable Business Directory ‘one stop shop’ to source more sustainable NZ products & services

May 13, 2014 – 2:40 pm |

New Sustainable Business Directory ‘one stop shop’ to source more sustainable NZ products and services 
The new Sustainable Business Directory is a ‘one stop shop’ to make it easier to find more sustainable products and …

Lovenotes launches 1,000,000 pieces of paper challenge

May 7, 2014 – 3:47 pm |

Auckland, NZ: Today, Lovenotes, a service provider that turns workplace waste paper into reusable stationery, announces the launch of The 1Million Milestone.

After starting out 5 years ago, the company has grown to serve over 65 thriving …