Although a small contributor to the global greenhouse effect (0.2%), New Zealand’s emissions of greenhouse gases per capita (17,2 tons) places us in the top countries, nearly twice as bad as the UK! To prevent catastrophic climate change, we *should* emit less than one ton per person and per year. It’s a huge responsibility andContinue reading “New Zealand’s carbon crisis”
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Saving the Earth also saves money!
Going green saves money and increases profits. For businesses, studies have shown that profits can easily increase by 80% in 5 years when deciding to go sustainable. From innovations, opportunities to waste reductions, employers engagement to improved business image, not to mention avoiding massive risks to profits from legal or environmental changes, it pays toContinue reading “Saving the Earth also saves money!”
Wanaka Climate Celebration
Involved for a long time with Avaaz and 350, I was well aware of the preparation of Climate Marches all over the world ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015 (read the IPCC recommendations here). When I checked in October, I found out that the closest march was 280 km away so I divedContinue reading “Wanaka Climate Celebration”
Guiding business nearing the top of Mount Sustainability
My friend Iris has always been caring for the environment she loves. Her mountain guiding business embeds that in many ways. When she heard I was looking for a project to implement sustainability in a real situation as part of my studies, she took the opportunity to formalize this feature. Following the Natural Step framework, weContinue reading “Guiding business nearing the top of Mount Sustainability”
Yellow Blue Park
Yellow Blue Park is a project that combines a campground, a campus and community participation to optimize the use of space and facilities. Developed between 2011 and 2013 in Wanaka, it is on hold due to the campus part discontinuation. Click here for the Slideshow that present the project, the Website, the Facebook Page, and a PresentationContinue reading “Yellow Blue Park”
Wanaka Time Bank
Wanaka Time Bank was created in 2013 as an online tool that enables trading skills in our community, using time, rather than money, as a “currency”. Active member since the beginning, I am part of the steering group.
Mac Team Green
Mac Team Green is Mount Aspiring College sustainability club. Over time, it has: established paper recycling, organised regular tree planting events, promoted energy saving with monthly Earth Hours and soon solar panels, as well as raising the awareness and culture for sustainability throughout the school. I’ve been facilitating this awesome group of students changing over the years,Continue reading “Mac Team Green”