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Taking the light road to a cooler future

June 19, 2014 – 1:34 pm |

Pale surfaces may pave the way to a cooler future for our cities, with a new City of Sydney trial exploring the potential for light-coloured pavement to reduce temperatures in surrounding areas.
The ‘urban heat island …

EPA rejects application for mining off southern Taranaki coast

June 19, 2014 – 1:11 pm |

A small victory is being celebrated by environmental groups this week with the news that the Environment Protection Authority have rejected an application to mine ironsands from the ocean floor off the coast of southern …

Trial scheme to stop organic waste going to landfill

June 12, 2014 – 11:08 am |

This article originally published on the NZ Herald website ‘Rubbish trial is food for thought‘ by Morgan Tait


A North Shore family of three produced 20 litres of food waste last week, and cut their rubbish …

Permablitz: seeding a resilience revolution

June 12, 2014 – 10:31 am |

John Allan, an Auckland Permaculture Workshop consultant and Landscape Architect spent last weekend getting his hands dirty in an Auckland urban garden for free and for the fun of it, participating in what is known …

Former quarry site now green community

May 30, 2014 – 10:01 am |

A former quarry pit in Brisbane, Queensland has been transformed into a residential development that has achieved the highest level of green certification through the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) EnviroDevelopment program.
Warner Lakes The …

An evening with Jane Goddall

May 29, 2014 – 9:34 am |

World-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, Dr Jane Goodall, is to give a public talk in Auckland on 23 June.
The 7pm talk at the Aotea Centre’s ASB Theatre is being hosted by Auckland …

Swedish City Gives Commuters Free Bikes for Six Months to Reduce the Use of Cars

May 28, 2014 – 10:20 am |

Here’s a cool idea to get the number of cars on the roads down and get a nation fit, healthy and reduce carbon emissions!
Inhabitat reports that “A city in Sweden is testing a new program …

Lucy Lawless back in action to save the Arctic

May 20, 2014 – 3:41 pm |

Greenpeace is involved in creating a Global Sanctuary in the Arctic, and Lucy Lawless is back in action working on the cause.  Here’s the latest from Greenpeace and how you can be involved:
Over 5 million …

City count reveals record bike trips

May 20, 2014 – 3:28 pm |

The total number of people riding in and around the City of Sydney for work and recreation has soared 132 per cent over the last four years, according to the latest independent figures.
The number of …

Creating Living Buildings short course set to lift performance and cost efficiency of NZ buildings

May 14, 2014 – 10:01 am |

Short course for construction sector to lift performance and cost efficiency of NZ buildings
Using integrated design and the principles of the Living Building Challenge, Creating Living Buildings is a course for all those working in …

Share a shellfie to help save theatened sea turtles

May 9, 2014 – 4:34 pm |

5 May 2014
For immediate release
The SEA LIFE Conservation Fund, in partnership with Kelly Tarlton’s SEA LIFE Aquarium and SEA LIFE aquariums across Australia, has today announced the …

Company commit to restoring one million hectares of forest in Indonesia

May 1, 2014 – 6:20 pm |

Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has today announced a plan to restore and support the conservation of one million hectares of rainforest across Indonesia. This ground-breaking initiative has been developed with input from many stakeholders, including …

Non-native species not the bad guys in a changing eco-system

April 22, 2014 – 7:36 pm |

University of Canterbury, Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha

April 17, 2014
University of Canterbury researchers are investigating some positive features of animals being introduced to New Zealand.
Exotic animals are generally considered to be a major threat to …

Earth Hour Super Heroes Are Joined By The Amazing Spider-Man To Protect The Planet

March 30, 2014 – 7:50 pm |

Saturday, March 29: WWF’s Earth Hour is set to break all records of participation in its eighth year, as Spider-Man tonight joined millions of everyday Super Heroes from across the world in the world’s largest …

Go green with Conservation Volunteers

March 30, 2014 – 7:34 pm |

Get your hands dirty and enjoy
Looking for a job in the outdoors but lack the practical experience?
The Hibiscus Youth Action Programme could be just what you’re looking for
The Hibiscus Youth Action Programme is a  part-time programme, (2-3 …

Kaikoura marine protection a good first step

March 19, 2014 – 8:51 am |

WWF–New Zealand welcomed the announcement of marine protection for Kaikoura today.
“This is the type of protection we need to see more of to help protect New Zealand oceans and the animals that live there,” WWF-New …

Arctic environmental future looking positive

March 13, 2014 – 10:00 am |

Source: Greenpeace
Members of the European Parliament have passed a resolution to promote the protection of the Arctic environment.This is huge and it’s a massive step forward for our campaign!
The resolution calls for a conservation area …

Elation from Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust

March 9, 2014 – 8:33 pm |

Response to the Lottery Grants Board Significant Project Fund’s award of $1.25m  for the sanctuary project.
Elation from Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust
Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust Chair Dr Dave Butler said there was elation from the trust …

10,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata trees to be planted

March 9, 2014 – 8:26 pm |
10,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata trees to be planted

Media Release: Project Crimson
This year, volunteers in communities all around New Zealand will plant more than 10,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata trees following the 2014 Project Crimson Community Restoration Programme which has recently opened for …

Plant these to help save the bees

February 27, 2014 – 8:13 pm |
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