All that is very well,” answered Candide, “but let us cultivate our garden.” -Voltaire 1759. Inspired by this quote and imbued by a love for nature, Florence Micoud is now sharing her passion by creating outstanding private garden tours in the Wanaka district. “Post covid-19 has opened up new opportunities and catering to the localContinue reading “Calling for owners of beautiful gardens in Wanaka”
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”
Southern Sustainable Building Network invites you to a public event on Passive House for School and Business in Wanaka. Elrond Burrell, Director of VIA Architecture has been invited to speak at a public event on Friday 18th August 2017 at Mt Aspiring College North Block between 7 and 9pm. “Our children deserve healthy, warm learning environments as wellContinue reading “Passive House event in Wanaka”
After working on ourselves and improving our households as much as we can, getting involved in our community is a powerful and accessible way to make a positive change. Over the years, I have volunteered in many groups depending on what’s on and the children’s activities. Unsurprisingly, I tend to focus on sustainability-related initiatives. Today,Continue reading “Community Involvement”
There are many cheap, easy ways to improve your shop’s environmental sustainability. Changing your lighting can reduce your costs, adding eco-products in your display can attract clients, not giving away plastic bags can save the oceans and marine life… And so on! No small stuff! We have designed the Retail Eco-makeover, a 10-chapter audit toContinue reading “New! Retail Eco-Makeover”
With my Local Food Wanaka friends, I’ve been co-organising the Autumn Apple drive for several years. This year, there was a bumper apple crop and a huge turnout, showing the growing interest people have in local food, skills sharing, community building and resilience. Great photo in the Otago Daily Times Online News today!
Greening your office is a great start on your journey towards more sustainability because it is specific and visibly effective. Right here in Wanaka and serving Queenstown and Central Otago, we go through your office with our exclusive 101 questions audit, taking less than 30 mn of your time. Within a week, we deliver aContinue reading “101 questions to green your office”