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Five Good Reasons to Get Out of Bed in the Week-End to go to the Growers Market

August 28, 2010 – 7:19 pm | 3 Comments

by Claire Chateau
Like me, you are probably an expert at finding reasons why you are not going to make it to the early local growers market at the week-end. Busy week at work (“all the …

Kiwi Council Searching for Greenest Street

August 25, 2010 – 2:36 pm | One Comment

Sustainable Communities
Council searching for Green Street
New Zealand’s Kapiti Coast District Council has announced a competition to find Kāpiti’s Greenest Street. Commencing in October, the competition is being touted as an opportunity for neighbours to get …

The Bend is Nigh

August 7, 2010 – 8:20 pm |

Despite never having actually owned my own garden I had been secretly practicing the principles of permaculture, left and right and all over the world, for years- but not knowing it.  I was like many …

Positive Writing Course Helps People to Save the Planet One Word at a Time.

July 26, 2010 – 8:55 pm |
Positive Writing Course Helps People to Save the Planet One Word at a Time.

Ever wondered how you can use your natural talent for writing to save the planet? A New Zealand based Editor is offering an online Positive Writing Course which is designed to teach people how to …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#100 – Hurrah! Jeanette Fitzsimons Has Joined the Happyzine Green Energy Generation Design Team!

July 25, 2010 – 7:10 pm |

What’s my more-than-cool, simply amazing news of the day?  Jeanette Fitzsimons has agreed to be a judge for our upcoming and yet to be officially announced sustainable energy design competition!  Waking up to her email …

PlanBig – The Community that Helps Great Dreams Fly

July 23, 2010 – 8:46 pm | One Comment

Got a plan? Need help? Just PlanBig it!
Ever had an idea that you didn’t quite know how to make happen? Ever had a dream that you needed help to make into reality? Ever wanted to …

Permaculture and Transition Towns Meet New Brighton – By Rebecca May

July 22, 2010 – 9:37 pm | 4 Comments

The recycled envelope hanging out of my letterbox told me already that this was the package I was waiting for.  My Permaculture Design Course handbook had arrived.
When I was 14 I decided to become a …

Kiwi National Parks Safe!

July 20, 2010 – 5:20 pm |

No land to be removed from Schedule 4
Tuesday, 20 July 2010, 10:38 am
Press Release: New Zealand Government
No land to be removed from Schedule 4
Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee and Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson announced …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#93 – Yeah, She Earths Out With Cows

July 18, 2010 – 8:42 pm | 4 Comments

So today, I want to share this gorgeous tale from Rebecca Reider as a taster for my up-coming e-book, because it’s beautiful and authentic and surprising.  Rebecca wrote the book Dreaming the Biosphere, and is …

Sustainable Design: Needs Verses Wants – the Good News, by Lee Barry

July 17, 2010 – 9:47 pm | 2 Comments

Did anyone else get the needs v’s wants lesson early in childhood? I must have been no more than six or seven. The teacher had us say what we thought was a “want” and what …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#87 – Kevin Hague – Positive Environmentalist

July 12, 2010 – 5:52 pm |

I’m relaxing on the hot and sunny deck with an eco-tanka drink bottle full of filtered water and, obviously, my lap-top.  Thanks to the joys of wireless internet I get to sit here, watching life …

Full Harvest – How One Woman Works With Heirloom Seed to Enjoy Organic Food All Year

July 10, 2010 – 4:44 pm |

Introducing the Kiwi woman who is on a quest for organic self-sufficiency – Susie Franks …

When I am unable to connect with my land for a few days, I feel as though a ‘piece of …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#85 – Sending Out the Word To Positive, Green Project Managers

July 10, 2010 – 4:34 pm |

Hello groovers!
Well, today I’ve been putting my daily quota of effort into writing my e-book (as I promised to you a few days ago in my ‘pinned down‘ blog) and I decided to share this letter with …

Love the Bees – Beekeeping Thoughts Over the Winter Months

June 29, 2010 – 4:50 pm | One Comment
Love the Bees – Beekeeping Thoughts Over the Winter Months

For the hobbyist beekeeper, the winter months tend to be a time to reflect, read and maybe come up with a brilliant idea or two! I am not very good on the `ideas` front, but …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#70 – Introducing the Green Urban Living kiwi website

June 24, 2010 – 3:38 pm |

Don’t you love finding people who dream exciting green dreams and make them happen? Today I ‘met’ Janet Luke.  This is how she introduced herself to me via email:
“I am a Landscape Architect, Environmental Planner, Permaculturalist and …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#69 – Yipee! And all the National Parks Lived Happily Ever After…

June 23, 2010 – 10:38 pm | One Comment

I see that the NZ Green Party have been running a campaignto ‘save our treasured places’, namely our national parks.  My son’s named after the Kahurangi National Park.  I love that park.  It looms green and …

Dream2Reality and Emily Harris: yMedia Challenge 2010

June 23, 2010 – 9:19 pm |

I have no graphic design talent and the idea of me creating my own website is laughable. My skills deficiency means that since embarking on my rooftop gardens project and founding Urban Pantry I’ve been …

Windowfarming – The New Veggie Garden

April 18, 2010 – 7:00 pm | One Comment

“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With hydroponics, tubes and pumps, and plastic bottles all in a row.”
Such is the idea of Britta Riley and Rebecca Fray, two New York artists who …