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Getting Started With Sustainability at Work

July 14, 2010 – 2:30 pm |

If you’ve made a personal commitment to behave more sustainably then you’ve probably started making changes in your life.  You’ve already changed your light bulbs to compact fluorescent, you’ve started taking the bus instead of …

Teen Sex and Corporate Sustainability

July 2, 2010 – 8:16 pm |

Marc Gunther tells a joke comparing corporate sustainability and teen sex – you can find his original article here. The joke goes:
“Corporate sustainability is like teen sex. Everybody talks about it. Nobody does it very …

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#58 – The Buckminster Fuller Institute

June 12, 2010 – 9:18 pm |

www.inhabitat.com is my favourite website.  Full stop.  I can’t check out their weekly newsletter without feeling 100% pure hope.  They’ve just announced the winners of the Buckminster Fuller Institute 2010 Challenge (who wins US$100,000. I …

Win a Lush Green Golden Bay Getaway!

June 7, 2010 – 2:44 pm | 6 Comments

Ahhh Golden Bay.  The hidden green valley.  To get there you’ll need to cross the marble mountain in the north west corner of the South Island, Aotearoa/New Zealand.  There are thousands of ecologically wise people …

First rooftop

June 6, 2010 – 9:15 am | One Comment

I’m excited to announce that I’ve secured a rooftop in central Auckland and planning for my first garden is underway!

We plan to position a number of macrocarpa planter boxes around the edges of the space. …

Sustainable Environmentalism Workshop: Three Groovy Ways to Chillax and Use Your Natural Talents to Create Positive Environmental Change.

May 28, 2010 – 11:30 pm |

Place: Organic Green Grocer
Corner of Tasman & Grove Street
Time: 1 – 3pm Saturday 29th May
Price: $25 ($5 goes to the venue)

Participants will receive:

Tips and Information about how to be clear (and excited) about their core …

An Eco-fashion Pioneer

May 15, 2010 – 8:00 pm |

If you’re still not convinced that fashion can be stylish and sustainable, let me tell you about New Zealand’s pioneer in the area of sustainable fashion design… Starfish.
This Wellington based label has always been one …

Bees in Winter

April 29, 2010 – 7:50 am | 2 Comments

Honey bees snuggle-up during the colder months, they don`t actually hibernate like bears do, but gather into a ball-shaped mass close to the stored honey and pollen that they have collected, (supposedly plenty has been …

My Journey Towards a Passion for Eco-Fashion – By Jo Blundell

April 24, 2010 – 9:59 pm | 5 Comments

OK, so my passion for ‘eco’ doesn’t stop at fashion, but that’s pretty much where it began for me. I read an article a few years back on how fashion has become faster, clothes have …

Bringing it together: What will it take to create a Just, Sustainable, and Fulfilling Future?

April 22, 2010 – 7:26 pm |

You can no longer save your family, tribe or nation. You can only save the whole world.
Margaret Mead
You are invited to participate in the internationally acclaimed symposium “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” which is …

365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation As I Raise My Son and Grow My Good News Website – Blog#2

April 17, 2010 – 10:58 pm |

Tonight I attended the must-do of Golden Bay culture – a pot luck at my friend Fi’s house.
It was a small affair, unlike some of the humungous pot-lucks I’ve attended here where dozens of …

Laying the Foundations for Achieving My Goal

April 15, 2010 – 6:27 pm |
Laying the Foundations for Achieving My Goal

I won Happyzine’s inaugural DreamtoReality competition with my dream of turning Auckland’s rooftops green. Since then, establishing rooftop food gardens on central Auckland buildings has moved from being my dream to being a goal that …

Letting Space “Making Dreams Reality” Fast-forward, Rewind – A new Public Art Project

April 12, 2010 – 3:54 pm |

News Release
The tape player, which went from a central portable musical device to redundant technology in the space of 27 years is being resurrected in Wellington’s Willis St for the art project Popular Archaeology. Audiences …

Sustainable Environmentalism: How to Apply the Law of Attraction to Positive Environmental Change

April 4, 2010 – 1:37 pm | 5 Comments

The Law of Attraction, do you believe in it? According to this premise, what ever you focus on and emotionally engage with, you will attract more of. Does this ring true? Or perhaps it seems …

What It’s Like to Work With a Life Coach

March 30, 2010 – 9:16 am |

One of the great things I get for winning Happyzine’s DreamtoReality competition is a life coach for the year, to keep me on track and help me work around the obstacles that I will no …

Earth Hour Sweeps Globe as Planet Unites Across Time Zones

March 28, 2010 – 4:55 pm |

(1400hrs Sunday 28 March) – After kicking off in New Zealand at 8.30pm last night (local time) Earth Hour is still in full swing as the global lights out event sweeps across all the world’s …

Please Help Me Name My Rooftop Gardens Venture

March 28, 2010 – 11:23 am |
Please Help Me Name My Rooftop Gardens Venture

As you may know, I’m establishing a venture to create rooftop gardens on top of inner city buildings so that the people who live and work in them have some green space in which they …

Retro Idea Gets Refit to Help Save the Planet

March 24, 2010 – 7:49 pm | One Comment

Winners of Earth Hour’s eco-design competition announced
Last month creative design students from Massey University in Wellington spent three frantic days dreaming up ways to save the planet – with a new take on the humble …

Get Your Kit Off: The Natural Way to Protest!

March 18, 2010 – 3:45 pm | 3 Comments

On Saturday March 13th one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline hosted over one hundred people taking part in the World Naked Bike Ride, the longest running global protest where clothing is optional. The …

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