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Earth’s Climate … and the Matter of the Human Spirit

There is something surreal to the climate epic that is beginning to define the fate of the planet – and the human species with it. This was portrayed last week in the muted diplomatic exchanges that echoed along the corridors in Yokohama, marking the adoption of the IPCC’s Working Group ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in April, about Children and Families, Climate Change (1 comment)

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

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 (2 comments)

The Southern Flotilla.

On Sunday, the Oil Free Otago Flotilla came face to face with Anadarko’s drillship, the Noble Bob Douglas. The yachts of the flotilla occupied the site where the Noble Bob Douglas intends to drill its exploratory well. Via radio, the Otago community leaders on board SV Tiama, voiced their ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F. in February, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil (2 comments)

Banners on Beaches

Come and show your opposition to deep sea oil drilling off Banks Peninsula and other coasts around New Zealand. Despite staunch local opposition to deep sea oil drilling and the availability of alternative energy investments our government has invited Anadarko (and more recently Shell) to undertake risky drilling operations in ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in February, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Environment & Wildlife (4 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 (2 comments)

Carl Sagan: The Earth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Msxr65Yazqg#t=165   "But up there in the cosmos, an inescapable perspective awaits". keep reading

Written by Daniel F. in January, about Art & Culture, Conservation, Media (1 comment)

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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 comments)

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