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Building homes from the earth: Natural Building Conference

October 4, 2013 – 12:13 pm |

Marlborough, Labour Weekend 26-28 October 2013
The Earthbuilding Association of NZ (EBANZ) is holding their annual natural building conference in Marlborough this Labour Weekend.
Building professionals from as far as Northland and Invercargill will converge in Picton to …

Last Minute Green Christmas Shopping – Clean Earth Soap Gift Box

December 18, 2010 – 10:02 pm |

The perfect gift for friends and family.
Our luxurious olive oil soap gift box contains the following
– 3 different soap bars from our range
– A hand felted soap bar
– A hand made wooden soap dish made …

What Is Clutter Anyway?

December 1, 2010 – 6:00 pm |

By Galit Maxwell
Did you ever walked into a space that just didn’t ‘feel right’ and you didn’t like its vibe? Maybe it’s a friend’s house that makes you feel uncomfortable, almost like …

When Stuff Turns into Clutter

November 24, 2010 – 4:20 pm |

A baby is born, pure and naked, owns nothing. Then she gets her first nappy, body suit, pants, hat, booties, THINGS to keep her dry & warm.
When she is a few months old she already …

Eco-buildings for a Quake Zone

September 13, 2010 – 10:03 am |

Not often do Wellingtonians feel geologically lucky. We sure do this week. While our hearts are with our Cantabrian cousins as they pick up the pieces after the big quake, our conversations have been peppered …

Solar panels for beginners

August 21, 2010 – 8:00 am | One Comment

It all started in early autumn.  I cycled past a garage sale, and spotted what looked like a solar panel on the lawn.  It couldn’t be – could it?
I’d always harboured a secret desire to …

Sustainability, Government and Offshore Inspiration

August 15, 2010 – 8:37 pm |

It would be easy to become dis-heartened if you work in the sustainability field in New Zealand.  Although the National party has introduced an emissions trading scheme, it is gutless, and won’t in any meaningful …