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Sydney makes massive changes for the climate and inspires us to get creative and commit to climate love here in Aotearoa

March 10, 2016 – 4:00 am |
Sydney makes massive changes for the climate and inspires us to get creative and commit to climate love here in Aotearoa

By Charlotte Squire
The City of Sydney has gone gloriously green. I’m talking bright green, think fluro. They’re investing hundreds of millions in their mission to cut greenhouse gas emissions in their local government area by …

Victoria appoints senior leader in sustainability

March 8, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed Associate Professor Marjan van den Belt, an internationally respected scholar and advisor on biodiversity and ecosystem services, to the role of Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability).
Associate Professor van den Belt, who …

Kiwi fishing industry seek to show they take bird life seriously

March 5, 2016 – 4:00 am |

A new tool for monitoring seabirds in fishing
Cameras placed on board fishing boats have been shown to be an effective way of counting seabird deaths during fishing. A recent trial on a vessel that fishes …

Water, water everywhere at Auckland environmental expo

March 3, 2016 – 4:00 am |

 
Manukau Beautification Trust
Explore an interactive cave, get to know your fish, create origami seabirds, make your own rain and navigate a bush walk in the company of water creatures… an enchanting educational event awaits Aucklanders.
The …

Free trees boost inner-city happiness in Sydney

February 29, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Newtown’s Eleanor Ryan starts every day with a meditation session next to her beloved Maple tree, one of 1,000 trees given away as part of the City of Sydney’s free tree giveaway.
The next free tree …

Back country Kiwi farmer encourages his peers to wisen up about biodiversity

February 27, 2016 – 9:57 am |

I like this piece from a Kiwi farmer sharing his wisdom about land management.  I know many passionate, eco-conscious farmers who are caring with great respect for their land, but still many aren’t.  This kind …

NZ record attempt provides exciting opportunity to clean up the environment

February 26, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Volunteers across Auckland are wanted to participate in the ‘Largest Single Environmental Clean Up in NZ’, setting the first official record of its type in New Zealand.
Co-ordinated by the Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust (MBCT) in …

Climate friendly Sydney residents recycle epic amount of batteries

February 25, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Sydneysiders switched on for battery recycling – City of Sydney
Sydneysiders have recycled enough household batteries to power a family washing machine for three-and-a-half years, since a trial began at the City of Sydney’s e-waste drop-off …

Universities unite for fresh water management

February 24, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The University of Canterbury’s Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr and Lincoln University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Dr John Hay have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding governing the next five years of operations of the Waterways Centre for …

Pacific Climate Change Conference turns words into action

February 19, 2016 – 2:12 pm |

Victoria University of Wellington
The fight to build a more resilient Pacific in the face of climate change has taken a major step forward with the official partnering between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment …

21 year old designs potential answer to one of the world’s biggest pollutants

February 15, 2016 – 4:00 am |

 
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Kakariki birds reclaiming their place in the world

February 14, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Nelson Mail reported that 16 more yellow-crowned parakeets were released into the Abel Tasman National Park this week.  Over the past two years a total of 38 kakariki have been released into the park as …

Government boost to waterway restoration thanks to NZ’s first conservation crowdfunding website

February 9, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Waterway restoration in New Zealand will be boosted over the next three years with the announcement today of $180,000 in funding for the Million Metres Streams Project from the Department of Conservation.
 
The Community Conservation Partnership Fund will help speed …

Marlborough wetland finally returning to its original state thanks to volunteer work

February 7, 2016 – 4:00 am |

The Marlborough Express reported this week that the largest remaining wetland in Marlborough Para is returning to its natural, pristine state, after years of ridding the area of willow trees.
The progrèss is thanks to work …

Sydney: Clean battery power on tap at student residence

January 27, 2016 – 10:21 am |

More climate friendly news from Sydney:
A Newtown housing cooperative will be the first in Australia to use a solar and battery storage system to produce energy for a multi-unit residence housing dozens of students.
The project …

Sydney’s canopy sprouts green, cool future

January 25, 2016 – 7:54 am |

I’m loving Sydney’s ongoing story of becoming a carbon neutral city.  I think New Zealand should be looking to Sydney for an example of a city who has made a commitment and is aligning all …

CRN success in large-scale reuse approach

January 19, 2016 – 2:53 pm |

Ākina Foundation
One person’s junk is another person’s treasure has been put into practice with a new approach to inorganic collection in Auckland.
The Community Recycling Network (CRN) is contracted by Auckland Council to distribute goods collected …

Scottish scientists delighted to discover earthworms the size of snakes

January 18, 2016 – 12:26 pm |

Stuff report that enormous earthworms, some as big as 41cm long, have been discovered at the Isle of Rum, off Scotland.  Scientists say undisturbed, rich soil and predator free conditions have allowed the earthworms to …

Five new countries honored for treating their people and environments well

January 15, 2016 – 4:00 am |

BERKELEY, USA (January 2016 — Ecotourism-Newswire.com)
What do Grenada, Micronesia, Mongolia, Panama, and Tuvalu have in common? All five countries are making impressive strides to conserve natural resources, support human rights and protect animals. They are …

A bright idea to protect local wildlife from cats

December 1, 2015 – 9:30 pm |

Victoria University
Bright-coloured collars that could reduce the amount of prey caught by cats will be trialled in a joint Victoria University of Wellington and Wellington City Council project.
 
The collar covers—a tube of brightly-coloured fabric which …

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