Community Involvement

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”

New! Retail Eco-Makeover

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”

Bumper Apple Drive

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!

101 questions to green your office

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”

Mission, Vision, Goals and Values

Our business mission Professional eco-consultant, we embed sustainability into the heart of our clients’ businesses, organisations or households. We provide environmental audits (eg. Green Office Makeover), sustainability statements, help with certification, recommendations and action plans, and referrals to relevant professionals. Our vision of success Aim at Sustainability is a locally renowned eco-consultant and active partContinue reading “Mission, Vision, Goals and Values”

Greening your business…

It doesn’t need to be complicated AND it can be very rewarding. There are obvious steps like recycling. And there are many little steps that yield more than they cost. Changing your staff culture, having fair trade products in the break room with reusable cups, encouraging walking and cycling to work, all make a difference at no cost. And itContinue reading “Greening your business…”

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”

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”