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Blueskin Energy Project – Community Wind Farm

July 9, 2012 – 12:49 pm |

From Hikurangi
Since 2009 Hikurangi has supported Scott Willis in Dunedin’s Waitati North to realise his community’s dream: to become the first community in New Zealand to own their own power company, build a community-owned wind …

New solar-powered camera delivers live, high definition 360° panorama images

June 19, 2012 – 11:03 am |

A Nelson company has developed a product that has the potential to be the best time-lapse camera in the world.
Snap Information Technologies Ltd has just announced a limited pilot launch of the new SnapitHD³ series …

Love your sandwiches? Check out the new Keep Leaf as a waterproof, reusable bag

May 27, 2012 – 10:11 pm | One Comment

I received my gorgeous ‘Keep Leaf’ in the mail a few days ago.  It’s quite the concept – a reusable sleeve, with natural cotton on the outside (sporting rather a gorgeous print) and durable, washable, …

Golden Bay lives up to its green rep with the Eco-Fest Eco-home Tour

April 20, 2012 – 7:19 pm |

Weekly Local Good News Report by Charlotte Squire.
Stay tuned for the launch of Local Good News Report/Christchurch May 4th!
Scroll down to meet our awesome Golden Bay sponsors.
Golden Bay has a great reputation for the highest …

Rethinking Recycling – Auckland’s ‘Lovenotes’ – by Jess O’Connor

March 30, 2012 – 10:27 am | 2 Comments

Amanda Judd, creator & founder of Lovenotes, is taking paper recycling to a whole new level. Have you ever wondered what happens to paper after it hits the recycle bin? Where does it go? What …

Turns out big business CAN equal green business

March 29, 2012 – 3:59 pm |

By Charissa Kavermann
When looking around my own community to find out about what it had to offer in the green design department, I didn’t think it would be the biggest building on the block.
Previously when …

Green design beginning to seed in Kiwi hospitals

March 17, 2012 – 9:51 pm |

Green Care Health Care – by Charissa Kavermann
When people are sick they go to the hospital, but what about when our planet is sick? There may not be a hospital for our planet, but we …

Help kick-start the New Zealand White Roofs project campaign!

March 12, 2012 – 3:37 pm |

Ian Montanjees
Now is the time! We are putting together an 18 month campaign to promote white roofs to businesses, the public, councils and government.
Would you like to help kick-start the New Zealand White Roofs program?!
Stage …

Green Design in Kiwi Schools by Charissa Kavermann

March 2, 2012 – 9:28 am |

Back at high school the only thing I knew about green design was based on a stereotype. To me, green thinking was for an ‘alternative tree hugging hippy’ niche market that I couldn’t see myself …

Brisbane CityCat terminals win race to go green

February 26, 2012 – 7:38 pm |

Brisbane City Council has secured an Australian first, following the environmental rating of its three newest CityCat ferry terminals.
Receiving the highest possible certification under the EnviroDevelopment system, the Hawthorne, Teneriffe and Bretts Wharf terminals have …

British Green Art Designer Creates life-Sized ‘Family’ from Waste Plastic Bottles

February 19, 2012 – 3:49 pm |

Sarah Turner has been busy the past 2 months hand making a life-sized family made from waste plastic bottles for Light Night Nottingham.
The event was a fantastic success with Sarah’s Plastic Bottle Family a main …

Emerging Designer finalists embrace the green

January 18, 2012 – 8:54 pm |

Media Release: Wednesday 18 January 2012
iD reveals 2012 Emerging Designer finalists
Fashion history will be created and careers launched when the world’s hot new fashion talent show their collections at the 8th annual iD International …

2011 NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards Case Study: Miranda Brown Conscious Cloth

September 15, 2011 – 3:05 pm |

Sustainable Fashion Means Connecting With Nature
Miranda Brown Conscious Cloth creates fashion and textiles that are in harmony with nature and value the whole of existence. Our brand vision is to create textiles and products of …

Otago Polytechnic Sustainable Practice Courses Move North

September 13, 2011 – 8:28 am |

New education in the emerging area of Sustainable Practice is to be offered to people living in the Waikato and Auckland regions as a result of a partnership between the education focused …

NZ Clean Energy Expo – Prepare to Be Inspired!

September 6, 2011 – 5:15 pm |

Oct 12-16, NZ Clean Energy Centre, Taupo
The NZ Clean Energy Expo is shaping up to be a substantial event and we encourage you to mark any of the following events of interest in …

Hemp, Wool and Eco-friendly Fabrics, Plus Recycled Materials Feature at the Starfish NZ Fashion Show

September 5, 2011 – 10:25 pm |

Happyzine writer Claire Chateau Checks Out the Starfish NZ Fashion show
A month ago, I dragged my four kids to Auckland for some cultural time and a bit of a city splurge.  My children, used to …

NZ’s Green Design In Top 8 – Electrolux International Design Lab Competition

July 17, 2011 – 10:13 am |

14 July 2011
A New Zealand design is one of eight Electrolux Design Lab finalists announced today.

The ninth edition of the annual Electrolux Design Lab competition challenged industrial design students around the world to consider …

White Roofs or Green Roofs? By Ian Montangees

July 9, 2011 – 10:21 am |

The Difference Between White Roofs and Green Roofs in Terms of Their Positive Contribution to Global Warming Reduction – by Ian Montangees
A number of people have asked about the difference between green roofs and …

Local Government New Zealand Conference 2011: Future Focus

July 6, 2011 – 6:01 pm | One Comment

The future is the centre of attention at this year’s Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) annual conference at the Wellington Convention Centre 11 to 12 July.
Entrepreneur and sustainability advocate Melissa Clark-Reynolds will …

Clean Energy Centre the Start of Something Big

July 4, 2011 – 9:50 am |

By Nathan Argent

Yesterday saw the official opening of the New Zealand Clean Energy Centre – the state of the art facility on the shores of the stunning Lake Taupo. The modern and architecturally …

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