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Saving money and the environment at the lights

May 9, 2014 – 5:59 pm |

Saving money and the environment at the lights
Press release: Victoria University
James McCann is a software engineer with drive. During his final year of study at Victoria University of Wellington, James helped to develop a more …

Smart Energy Challenge Projects Seek Community Pledges

April 17, 2014 – 11:07 am |

Wellington City Council
15 April 2014
Over the last few months we’ve been working alongside social enterprise groups to promote community-led projects designed to reduce energy use and increase clean energy in Wellington.


The Smart Energy Challenge is …

Green living for a better way of life in Sydney

April 13, 2014 – 9:11 pm |

Lindsay Rowan’s bins overflowed every week until she started composting her household waste – now they’re half empty and she’s enjoying bumper harvests of fresh fruit and veggies.
Her waste problems were solved after she got …

New affordable housing lets workers live locally in Sydney

April 5, 2014 – 8:56 pm |

More than 100 workers on lower incomes will get access to high-quality, affordable housing close to city jobs following the City of Sydney’s approval of a major new housing project.
Two new apartment blocks located just …

Auckland Museum cuts carbon emission by 50 percent

March 28, 2014 – 8:08 pm |

Press release: Auckland Museum
Auckland War Memorial Museum is well ahead of projected sustainability targets with the announcement it’s reduced its carbon emissions by 50% since the organization began monitoring its footprint three years ago.  This …

Sarah Turner commemorates WW1 with recycled plastic tank

March 12, 2014 – 4:01 pm |

Sarah created a life-sized recycled WW1 tank as a main feature of Light Night Nottingham.
Nottingham City council commissioned Sarah to make the massive tank in commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of The Great War.
Thousands …

UC helping high country station to convert farm vehicles to electric

March 9, 2014 – 8:16 pm |

Press release: University of Canterbury
March 9, 2014
The University of Canterbury (UC) is collaborating with a South Island high country station on an inspirational engineering project involving the conversion of one of its farm vehicles from diesel …

Pool-top meadow is an outstanding design

February 20, 2014 – 6:52 pm |

Media Release: City of Sydney
The rolling green roof of Surry Hills’ Prince Alfred Park Pool has been shortlisted for outstanding design in green infrastructure at this year’s national Nursery and Garden Infrastructure Awards.
The 2,000-square-metre roof …

Green living goes back to its roots in Sydney

February 9, 2014 – 4:23 pm |

Sydneysiders can learn from the experts about how to create a green wall, grow their own food and set up a worm farm as part of the Green Villages sustainability hub at this year’s annual …

Now you can bike the Heaphy Track all winter!

January 8, 2014 – 9:41 am |

Press Release: NZ Government
Winter mountain biking on Heaphy Track permanently approved
Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced at Karamea on the West Coast the permanent approval of mountain biking on the Heaphy Track from 1 May …

Roof gardens set to grow in Sydney thanks to new policy

December 9, 2013 – 4:06 pm |

Press Release: City of Sydney
Green thumbs across Sydney are being encouraged to reach for the sky under the City of Sydney’s new green roofs and walls policy.
The draft policy calls on residents and businesses to …

Communities strengthen thanks to urban orchards and food farms

September 22, 2013 – 3:51 pm |

Sole Food Farms in Vancouver highlights the benefits of urban agriculture through their four farms including their latest project – the largest urban orchard in North America.
This urban orchard is situated on an old gas …

Greener streets without the red tape in Sydney

September 12, 2013 – 8:35 am |

The City of Sydney has pruned red tape, paving the way for more inner-city gardeners to green their streets.
Under the City’s new Footpath Gardening Policy, residents can plant footpath gardens outside their homes as well …

Green design leads the way in Enviroschools and Mother Earth comp

September 10, 2013 – 8:15 pm |

Mother Earth Reward Finalists Announced
Nine inspiring schools and Early Childhood Education Centres have today been announced as the finalists in this year’s Mother Earth Reward competition and online voting is now open for the People’s …

Sydney 20% towards reducing carbon emissions by 70% this 2030

September 6, 2013 – 5:02 pm |

Upgrading the energy efficiency of eight most visited community buildings in Sydney will save enough electricity to power 56 homes for a year. These buildings include swimming pools, childcare centres and community centres and the …

Low impact living pods for artists in French forests

August 28, 2013 – 8:58 am |

Inhabitat have an awesome article on innovative living spaces for artists to use during summer residencies in France.

Parisian designer Matali Crasset has produced a series of low-impact living pods in which modern artists can spend …

The Scrooser combines human power and an electric motor

August 26, 2013 – 3:57 pm |

Mother Nature Network has a great article on a new type of transportation – The Scrooser. I can’t wait until we see these on our roads here – an innovative way to get around and …

One good green deed deserves another in Sydney

July 24, 2013 – 6:20 pm |

Sydney residents are being invited to “Show off” their repurposed furniture, favourite bike routes or delicious edible gardens in the City’s Good Hood social competition.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore invited Sydneysiders to share their favourite good …

New plan to take 20 per cent energy savings city wide

July 5, 2013 – 8:54 am | One Comment

After slashing energy use in its own buildings by 20 per cent, the City of Sydney is working out how much energy could be saved across all buildings in Sydney.
The City has signed a contract …

Solar energy powers Ricoh New Zealand’s staff

July 2, 2013 – 4:06 pm |

 Ricoh New Zealand’s mobile staff members recently received an energy boost to help them go about their daily work.
The company has issued all mobile staff with portable …

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