Measuring progress towards Sustainability

There are many tools to measure a company’s progress towards sustainability. We recommand and use the Future-Fit Business Benchmark® because it clearly and comprehensively defines when and how an activity or business will be sustainable. Developed from The Natural Step principles and science, this audit measures the company’s state in regards of 21 future-fit goalsContinue reading “Measuring progress towards Sustainability”

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Implementing a transport policy in your business or organisation

Is your staff arriving late apologizing they couldn’t find a parking place? Are the staff room conversations often moaning about the congestion in Wanaka? Besides, transport makes up 20% of New Zealand’s CO2 emissions. Therefore, each of us needs to take action. It will be fun and cost-effective. We can help you write a transportContinue reading “Implementing a transport policy in your business or organisation”

Action for Positive Change

The Montreal Protocol is perhaps the most successful international agreement so far. It demonstrates (and gives hope) that with collective action and political will, catastrophic environmental trends can be reversed. The ozone layer depletion observed in the 1970’s was subsequently attributed to CFC gases (and others). In 1987, the Montreal Protocol was signed. Government policy makers,Continue reading “Action for Positive Change”

Climate change at the top of your agenda

While 175 nations were signing the Paris Climate treaty in New York on Earth Day, Friday 22nd April 2016, Tim Flannery was the keynote speaker of the first Aspiring Conversations, “Cool It: dealing with climate change”, with Suzi Kerr and Veronika Meduna. Click here for my comprehensive notes of the event. What can your business or organisation take fromContinue reading “Climate change at the top of your agenda”

New Zealand’s carbon crisis

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”

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”