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Youth takes action for fruit and veg feast

March 14, 2014 – 8:03 pm |

Food that may not look perfect but is healthy and still tastes great is on the menu at CropFest’s pop-up kitchen that will provide meals to help Sydney’s needy.
The CropFest kitchen at St Mary’s Cathedral …

Urban Kai Aims to Grow Food In Wellington From Wellington’s Unwanted Food Scraps

March 14, 2014 – 7:52 pm |

Urban Kai is growing an urban food system in Wellington. The project has four steps; first, food scrap pick up from small businesses and residences who have no means or inclination to compost. Second, turning those food …

Art and environment the focus of confronting new exhibition and book

March 13, 2014 – 10:04 am |

Art and environment the focus of confronting new exhibition and book
On March 29, Saffron Gallery of Art in Timaru will host the launch of Vanishing Point, a limited edition book which combines art and environmentalism to deliver a powerful …

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 …

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 …

Wellington-based crowdfunding campaign raises over $10,000 in first 12 hours

March 12, 2014 – 3:50 pm |

*For immediate release* Wednesday 12th March 2014
Loomio
 
Wellington-based crowdfunding campaign raises over $10,000 in first 12 hours
 
Wellington-based social tech company Loomio has kicked off their global crowdfunding campaign to a great start, raising over $10,000 in …

Graduate Programmes in Sustainable Practice making a difference in NZ

March 9, 2014 – 8:28 pm |

Media Release: Otago Polytechnic Centre for Sustainable Practice
Now in its fourth year, Otago Polytechnic’s Graduate Programmes in Sustainable Practice is providing New Zealand companies, organisations and a variety of projects with graduates qualified in implementing …

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 …

Kiwi kids get free sun glasses

March 9, 2014 – 8:11 pm |

Media Release: Visique
New Zealand’s largest optometry cooperative continues to help protect the eyes of young Kiwis as it embarks on its annual ‘free sunglasses for new entrants’ campaign.
During the 10 years it has run the …

Check out: Foodscaping in Switzerland

March 9, 2014 – 7:57 pm |

This is called “Foodscaping”

Geneva, Switzerland. Each yard is a vegetable garden and neighbors consult and plan what each will grow so they can trade. Imagine if we did this everywhere?
via SEED: The Untold Story & Spiritual Ecology

Weed Dating brings romance to environmental action

March 3, 2014 – 8:38 pm |
Weed Dating brings romance to environmental action

The Waitakere Festival is hosting an event for the EcoWest Festival bringing some romance to environmental action!
Join us and DJs from PIKDAT wrestling with weeds in one of the West’s most beautiful reserves.
The low down:
Wrestle with weeds in the stunning Rahui …

Nature park to be run with permaculture principles

February 27, 2014 – 8:20 pm |

The Nelson Mail has reported that Golden Bay’s Bencarri Farm, the nature park world famous for its tame eels and assortment of tame animals, has been taken over by a collective of people who plan …

Plant these to help save the bees

February 27, 2014 – 8:13 pm |

Carbon farming webinars for the next generation of farmers

February 27, 2014 – 8:10 pm |

Media Release: Young Carbon Farmers
Four of Australia’s leading experts in climate change, climate variability and how agriculture can adapt, will be speaking in upcoming free ‘webinars’  for young farmers as part of a national project …

Christchurch Botanic Gardens wins Supreme Award at Ellerslie 2014

February 27, 2014 – 8:09 pm |

Media Release: Christchurch City Council
 
Christchurch Botanic Gardens have captured glory at the Ellerslie International Flower Show with a horticultural exhibit called Burn after Reeding.
Their display featuring reeds and rushes in a contemporary setting with a hint …

Semi-Permanent celebrates 10 years of bringing joyously creative minds together

February 26, 2014 – 12:36 pm |

Media Release: Semi-Permanent Auckland 2014
Semi-Permanent celebrates 10 years and welcomes NZ film maker Niki Caro alongside the world’s best.
Semi-Permanent is the legendary event that brings together a brilliantly eclectic selection of the most joyously creative …

Crowd-Grown Feast: A world first event set to satisfy.

February 25, 2014 – 9:13 am |

MEDIA RELEASE
Tuesday 25 February 2014
 
Crowd-Grown Feast: A world first event set to satisfy.
 

The world’s first ‘Crowd-Grown Feast’ is in the ground, with over 40 urban gardeners growing their own food for a dinner with a …

Wiremu Grace presents ‘Ka Mate. The haka. The legend’ in Motueka

February 23, 2014 – 8:51 pm |

Upcoming event at the Gecko Theatre, Motueka
Contemporary Maori Film
Sunday, March 2nd, 5.30pm

Wiremu Grace, Maori film writer and director from Wellington, will be showing his latest 52min documentary “Ka Mate. The haka. The legend.” (2012) as well …

Record entries for State La Grande Swim in Akaroa

February 23, 2014 – 8:45 pm |

Media Release: Christchurch City Council
 
A record 900 people have entered the third annual State La Grande Swim being held on 22 February in Akaroa.
The city’s largest open sea swimming event, which has outstripped last year’s …

Jade Temepara fuses food forest, organics and permaculture at Ellerslie

February 23, 2014 – 8:43 pm |

Plentiful food in Ellerslie’s Perennial Paradise
Tipu Design’s Jade Temepara is back at Ellerslie with a new delicious, edible garden called “Perennial Paradise”. 
After winning a silver medal in 2012 with her “Digging the Future” edible backyard …