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What Level of Sustainability Maturity is Your Organisation?

The majority of organisations struggle to effectively engage staff and create momentum in their corporate sustainability and EHS initiatives. To engage staff and generate effective progress towards sustainability the focus needs to be on effective collaboration and culture development rather than bureaucracy.  Based on my experience, organisations can be classified ... keep reading

Written by Manuel Seidel this month, about Industry & Business, marketing (2 comments)

Biofuels May Soon Be Mainstream in NZ

The Bioenergy Association Executive Officer Brian Cox welcomed today’s announcement by Z that it would be producing biodiesel on a retail scale as further confirmation that biofuels will soon be a mainstream fuel in New Zealand.  Mr Cox said,   “This commitment by Z to provide biodiesel at a retail ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in April, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Transport (2 comments)

Greens accessible solar plan backed by experts

The Green Party's promise to save households $100 a year on power bills by lending them money to buy solar panels has been tentatively backed by energy experts, despite the Government's claims that the policy is a costly subsidy.  The party announced the second part of its energy ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in February, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Children and Families, Clean Tech, Energy Saving, Politics & Government (5 comments)

Auckland Council's Poor Cycling Infrastructure Under the Spotlight

Generation Zero has revealed that Auckland's commitment to cycling infrastructure has fallen well behind New Zealand's other urban centres, despite its aim of becoming the most liveable city in the world.      Currently the proposed budget for cycling projects in the 2014 / 2015 Auckland Council Annual Plan is $8 ... keep reading

Written by Ryan Mearns in January, about Clean Tech, Commuting, Finance & Money, Politics & Government (4 comments)

The Future of the Great Barrier Reef

In December 2013 the Liberal National Government of Australia, headed by Tony Abbot, approved to dredge 3 million cubic metres of the Great Barrier Reef in order to expand the port facilities in Point Abbot.  The Port, just 50 Kms north of the Tourist haven that constitutes the Whitsunday Islands ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F. in January, about Coal & Oil, Conservation, Corporate Citizenship, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government (4 comments)

Shell to drill for gas in the Great South Basin

Swedish fossil fuel giant Shell will drill for gas in the Great South Basin. The Government had given the company until Friday to decide. Shell has said they will "most likely" begin their operations in the summer of 2016. Despite large opposition from communities, the chairman of Shell NZ Rob ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Licensing, Ocean (5 comments)

South Island whales on the front line.

The Humpback whales which are part of the Ngai Tahu whale watching operation at Kaikoura could be slaughtered by Japanese whalers with grenade tipped harpoons this summer, says Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta. New Zealand marine experts says the whales, which are along with Sperm whales seen on Ngai Tahu’s ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F. in January, about Conservation, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business (3 comments)

UN says small scale organic farming the way to go.

Organic, small-scale, community gardening is the only way to go. This message does not only come from 'buy-local' campaigners, environmentalists or small-scale farmers themselves, it is also the conclusion of a United Nations report  published recently. The report with contributions from more than 60 scientists, called "Wake Up Before It ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Agriculture & Food, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Farming, Organic (4 comments)

Palmerston North aiming for the sun

Big steps are being taken by the Palmerston North city council to propel the North Island city towards a sustainable future.  From 'Palmy' one can see the wind turbines in the Manawatu Gorge. A new initiative from the city council may be less visible, but not less significant. Palmerston North ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Clean Technologies, Corporate Citizenship, Energy Saving, Solar (4 comments)

GHG footprint rises in 2013

In terms of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, 2013 has not been a good year for New Zealand. The Government published the Sixth National Communication on Climate Change in December, which tracks New Zealand's progress in reducing its emissions. The emissions have increased by 38% under the Key government ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in January, about Climate Change, Corporate Citizenship, Emissions, ETS, Politics & Government (3 comments)

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