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Valuing Nature Conference

A conference organised jointly by the New Zealand Government Natural Resources Sector and Victoria University of Wellington, in association with the Sustainable Business Council starts in Wellington tomorrow and the reception is tonight .  Human well-being – economic, social, and cultural – all rely critically on ecosystem services provided by nature.  Examples include ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in July 2013, about Environment & Wildlife, Events, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Soil, Sustainability

Faculty of Worms. Every University Should Have One.

    Worms are on duty now at the University of Waikato, chomping through food scraps and organic waste from the campus food court. The industrial-size worm farm, affectionately known as the “Faculty of Worms”, can handle four tonnes of organic waste annually.   The decomposed matter is spread on University gardens as ... keep reading

Written by Gord Stewart in February 2013, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Soil, Sustainability

The Baker No-Tillage Seed Drill: Aiming to Feed the World

When Dr John Baker was asked for his objective at the recent World Technology Awards he replied “to feed the world.”   At the final of the awards in New York, John explained how his Baker No-Tillage seed drill, invented and manufactured in the Manawatu, could increase crop yields by 50 ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in June 2012, about awards, Farming, Food, Innovation, Population, Poverty & Development, Soil, Sustainability

Mining Advert in Australia- What it Should be Saying

This is the revoice of what the mining ads on Australian TV should be saying- and just a reminder of what we will be doing in Denniston- Hat tip:Nicola keep reading

Written by Celsias in April 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Industry & Business, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Soil

Potato Industry Seeking to Triple Exports

Potato exporting is not something we hear alot about. And yet at present the potato industry is worth in excess of $500 million to the New Zealand economy , and was responsible for exports with a value of more than $100 million last year. And is in the process of trying ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in January 2012, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Farming, Food, Industry & Business, Innovation, Soil, Sustainability (2 comments)

Grazin' on Animal Welfare Approved Foods

This month saw the  opening of the first Animal Welfare Approved Restaurant, Grazin', in Hudson, New York.Its an interesting concept for New Zealanders, and it will be interesting to see if it catches on . Grazin' is the first restaurant in the U.S. using only Animal Welfare Approved meat ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in October 2011, about Agriculture & Food, Branding, Children and Families, Corporate Social Responsibility, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Soil

Lightweight Soil Designed for Rooftop Urban Gardens

Hardly a week goes by without our discovering some new urban gardening innovation, and this one is no exception. The spotting this time? CitySoil — a new, lightweight soil designed specifically for use in rooftop gardens.CitySoil, a newly launched product from a Canadian startup by the same name, is an ... keep reading

Written by Springwise in October 2011, about Architecture, biological farming, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Lifestyle & Behavior, Soil, Sustainability (1 comment)

The Gasland Trailer. Fracking. Coming to a Place Near You

Fracking-it's been the subject of many demonstrations and many exemptions from environmental control. The movie Gasland was made about Fracking ( or hydraulic fracturing )Well worth getting the video out because the Government here in 100% Pure New Zealand seems determined to drill for oil , mine the coal, and lignite ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2011, about Agriculture & Food, Chemicals, Children and Families, Christchurch, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Earthquake, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Food, Industry & Business, Soil

OECD on New Zealand's Water - Not As Clean as You'd Like

A recent OECD report describes New Zealand’s water quality as ‘good’ relative to most OECD countries but says that it is deteriorating. This deterioration is due, in large part, to diffuse pollution from agriculture, says Dr Kevin Parris of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD in Paris, France. Dr ... keep reading

Written by Celsias in September 2011, about Agriculture & Food, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Industry & Business, Pollution, Soil, waste, Water (1 comment)

Your Story-We'd Love to Tell the World

Celsias was founded nearly 5 years ago because we doubted that governments were going to move fast enough on climate change -although we would love to be proved wrong on that. And a few more Chris Huhne-style or Bolivia or Costa Rica style heroics would be so welcome. But if ... keep reading

Written by Celsias Team in September 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Clean Tech, Climate Change, Conservation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Innovation, Media, Recycling, Soil, Solar, Technology

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