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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 …

Inspired by his ancestors – green pro-surfer Daniel Kereopa

January 22, 2014 – 6:00 pm |

by Charlotte Squire
New Zealand pro-surfer, father, brother and uncle Daniel Kereopa, says the beach has taught him “everything he knows” about life and that he has been brought up to respect the land and the …

Taranaki surf shop ‘Raw’ Green ‘N Mean!

January 21, 2014 – 10:42 am |

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re paying homage to surfing this week on Happyzine – and what better place to visit than an eco-friendly surf -shop?  Based in Taranaki, Olivier Perkins runs the green surf-shop Raw. …

Music at Matua kicks off with a clean up of Muriwai Beach

December 9, 2013 – 4:05 pm |

Press Release: Loopnews
In what’s becoming a new trend in Kiwi music, an environmental agency will be hosting the clean up of an Auckland beach on the morning of the concert Music at Matua.
Sustainable Coastlines will …

Kiwi businesses walk their sustainable talk

September 27, 2013 – 9:16 am |

26 September 2013 – Fairfax Media
New Zealand businesses serious about sustainability
New Zealand’s business community gathered last night to celebrate winners in the Fairfax Sustainable 60 awards, announced at an event hosted at Beca, Auckland.
The Sustainable …

Green Product Review: Natural Cream Deodorant – Lemon and Bergamot

June 25, 2012 – 2:32 pm | 2 Comments

Have you found yourself a reliable natural deodorant?  For me, it’s been a bewildering journey of misfires and letdowns with the very occasional discovery of one that actually works. I found a goodie in it’s …

Forest & Bird congratulates PM on Denniston decision

March 22, 2012 – 8:41 pm |

Forest & Bird today congratulated the Prime Minister for publicly confirming that New Zealanders will get a say in the access approval by the Department of Conservation for Bathurst Resources to build an open-cast coal …

Free and impartial sustainability advice service for wellington residents!

March 1, 2012 – 9:12 am |

Sustainability Trust launches its ‘Home Advice’ service this month, with the official launch on the 12th of March.
Home Advice is Wellington Region’s free sustainability consultation service providing impartial, expert advice on water, waste, energy …

Otago Polytechnic Centre for Sustainable Practice: Guest Speaker Rick Thorpe, one of the founders of Raglan’s Xtreme Waste

February 24, 2012 – 8:15 pm |

Guest Speaker: Rick Thorpe
Friday 24th February 2012
Solscape Eco-Retreat, 611 Wainui Road, Manu Bay, Raglan
Rick Thorpe is one of the founders of Xtreme Waste and lives on a permaculture farm in Raglan (often considered the godfather …

The Green Living Show – 12th and 13th May 2012

February 19, 2012 – 3:43 pm |

Friday 17 February, 2012
The Green Living Show is back – New Zealand’s only green show is bigger and better than ever.
This free event has lots of variety with a fantastic opportunity for the fashion and …

Ten Reasons Green People Are Happier

August 3, 2011 – 9:32 am |

By Matt Mellon
By fundamentally changing our cultural values we can create societies that collaborate for increased wellbeing rather than compete for increased wealth.
It is now well recognised that to preserve the global ecosystem we must …

Ecological Footprint of Kiwi Lifestyles Under the Microscope

May 18, 2011 – 4:06 pm |

An in-depth research project is set to consider how kiwis live in terms of the consumption of the world’s key resources and how communities can become more resilient by reducing their dependence on these resources …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 349 – NZ Green Party Using My Ebook As a Fundraiser

April 12, 2011 – 2:36 pm |
365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 349 – NZ Green Party Using My Ebook As a Fundraiser

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation (as I raise my gorgeous son and grow my good news website to a subscription base of 100,000 people).  The Low Down on this Blog.
Check out yesterday’s blog.
Check out …

350 Youth Climate Leadership Workshop

April 4, 2011 – 5:04 pm |

4 April, 2011
350 Aotearoa is excited to announce the Youth Climate Leadership Workshop in Wellington from 13-16 May for young leaders from all regions of New Zealand.
The aim of this workshop …

Kāpiti Coast’s Greenest Street: The Bag Lady

March 10, 2011 – 8:10 pm |

Blog 6: by Stacey Gasson
It can be nice to be remembered in your local supermarket, but for Doreen Douglas it was a case of “Oh, you’re the one with the bag!” Doreen was taking her …

Wanaka Waste Busters ‘Unpacket People’s Choice Awards’ – Enter Now!

March 2, 2011 – 1:23 pm |

Wanaka Wastebusters has set up the Unpackit People’s Choice awards for NZ packaging – best and worst. Nominations are now open for both categories, and are flooding in. Check out to see …

Kāpiti Coast’s Greenest Street: Cheap & Chilled Community Education

February 27, 2011 – 11:45 pm |

Blog 5: by Stacey Gasson
Steve Bright is one of those people who seem willing to turn their hand to most things, except maybe being interviewed. The prospect of talking about himself has him looking for …

Saving the Planet, One Present at a Time…

February 18, 2011 – 8:55 pm | 7 Comments

I’ve always said ‘Nothing says love like a clean toilet!’ Failing that, I’d also appreciate a pile of clean washing. I’m not even going to pretend that washing is my hobby, but making stuff is …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – 289 – Announcing the 31 Days of Fun and Chillaxed Green Goal Achievement this April

February 10, 2011 – 7:30 pm |

I am now on a mission to share my new ebook ‘Ten Ways to Chillax and Have Fun As You Live Your Green Dreams’ with people all around the planet because I think there’s a …

Celestial Gardener

February 10, 2011 – 3:28 pm | 3 Comments

As a child, I remember hearing of Gardening by the Moon, and imagining our neighbour – Mr Yates, because he was the only gardener I knew – beavering away in his strawberry patch, to the …