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Ricoh Power Cycle, 115°

Auckland, New Zealand

Updated in July 2008

Ricoh Eco Action Day, June 5 2008 Ricoh’s Eco Action Day is an annual practice across all our operations around the world, coinciding with World Environment Day. This year it was the perfect opportunity to launch an idea Ricoh New Zealand is aiming to spread across its branches – a ...

Project about Energy Saving, Events

Community Reefs, 103°

Opotiki, New Zealand

Updated in June 2013

The green benefits of forming fish growing reefs close to boat launching areas are many: Fishermen use significantly less petrol getting to where fish are. Simpler near shore fishing boats can be used. The fishing is action packed, fun and produces a greater diversity of species. Smaller catches can be ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, biological farming, Business & Biodiversity, Carbon Sequestration, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Health, Ocean, Organic, Poverty & Development, Science, Sustainability, Tourism, Transition Towns, Water

Kapiti Off Grid, 73°

Kapiti, New Zealand

Updated in June 2012

We built a Lo-Grid home in the form of that classic Kiwi Villa in mid 2010. We insulated by exceeding NZ standards, out hot water comes from that big yellow round thing in the sky, backed up by a woodburner supplied by those tall things that grow out of the ...

Project about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

How dirty are New Zealand cars?, 62°

A Honda New Zealand Ltd project in New Zealand

Updated in April 2010

LTNZ estimates the average age of any given car on New Zealand roads is 11 years. We estimate that this 11 year old car is emitting between 2.0 û 5.0 grams of HC (Hydrocarbon, or soot) and NOx (Nitrous Oxide) per km. This is a huge amount of ...

Premium project about Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Pollution, Transport, Travel

Food for Change, 60°

Global, New Zealand

Updated in November 2009

Causing global change one meal at a time. What we eat locally makes a difference globally. Our mouth is about as local as it gets, so that seems like a good place to start climate changing. Maybe leadership begins with what goes into our mouths, not with what comes out ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Education, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Genetic Modification, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Pollution, Population, Recycling, Transport, Water

The Transitional Economic Zone of Aotearoa, 45°

Christchurch New Zealand , New Zealand

Updated in September 2013

From the team that brought you the Free Store, Productive Bodies and The Public Fountain, NZ public art partnership Letting Space proposes the TEZA- a project designed to demonstrate new forms of exchange, as well as inspire reflection and build connections. It acknowledges that we live in a time of ...

Project about Action, Protest, & Activism, Architecture, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Christchurch, Clean Tech, Design, Earthquake, Economics, Events, Infrastructure, Innovation, Lifestyle & Behavior, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Sustainability, Trade, Transition Towns, Travel, waste

Spicers Moves to Greener Pastures, 45°

Auckland, New Zealand

Updated in September 2009

In recent times Spicers Paper moved to greener pastures, where their new premises provided proof of the company's commitment to the environment and sustainability. The new office space is located in Highbrook office park in East Tamaki, just south of Auckland city. The building was developed by the Goodman ...

Project about Architecture, Climate Change, Deforestation, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Industry & Business, Recycling, Solar, Water

Thinair, 43°

A Powerhouse Wind Ltd project in Dunedin, New Zealand

Updated in April 2010

Powerhouse Wind started 3 years ago with the aim of developing the world's best domestic scale wind turbine system. The result is the Thinair wind appliance, now at advanced prototype testing, and soon to enter local production and sales. We believe small wind has a place in the distributed ...

Project about Clean Technologies, Design, Green energy

NextPlays Hanoi, 41°

A FISCHE° project in Hanoi, Vietnam

Updated in May 2010

Bert Aldridge from FISCHE° recently returned from a NextPlays workshop in Hanoi. Organized and hosted by the World Bank Institute, the intent of the workshop was to introduce a tool for building understanding and engagement about sustainable development in Vietnam - you guessed it, NextPlays. It was an amazing experience, not ...

Premium project about Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Poverty & Development, Smart Growth, Transport, Water

Art in the Dark, 40°

Ponsonby and Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Updated in June 2010

Art in the Dark is a nighttime event in Ponsonby's Western Park, set to début in October 2010. Art in the Dark aspires to be as environmentally friendly and interactive as possible. Illuminated by installations, projected short films, and performances around a purpose-built pavilion, the park will transform into ...

Project about Architecture, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Design, Events, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic

Only use Wellington Combined Taxi's when visiting the captial , 40°

Wellington , New Zealand

Updated in November 2009

Join a growing number of businesses and government departments who have updated their procurement policy to only used Wellington Combined Taxi’s when visiting the capital when walking or alternative transport is not appropriate. Wellington Combined Taxis Ltd currently operates 442 modern vehicles combined with 600 uniformed drivers. It also ...

Project about Climate Change, Consumerism, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Food, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Transport

GNS Sustainability Working Group, 35°

Wellington, New Zealand

Updated in December 2008

Comprising around 80 staff members, scientists, technicians, IT people and support staff at GNS Science, we're motivated to reduce inefficient and wasteful individual and business practices in the company, across the 3 sites and to increase awareness among staff of the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.

Project about Energy Saving, Industry & Business

Utility Cycling in New Zealand, 32°

New Zealand nationwide, New Zealand

Updated in June 2008

To promote the uptake of utility cycling wherever practicable in New Zealand's cities by raising awareness of (and providing links to) technologies and practices prevalent in European Cycletopias such as Copenhagen, Denmark To convince Local Government councilors of the benefit of getting involved by directing part of their transport ...

Project about Climate Change, Energy Saving, Recycling, Transport

Join Transition Towns Social Networking site, 29°

New Zealand

Updated in July 2008

Transition Towns are starting in over 50 towns in NZ. Groups are addressing the twin challenges of peak oil and climate change and are finding they have collective genius beyond their imagination. Food and energy resilience are often the focus but actually when oil peaks and is no longer cheap ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Recycling, Water, Weather

TripShare, 26°

New Zealand

Updated in June 2008

TripShare is an online service which connects drivers and passengers. Registering on TripShare is free and allows you to search trips and contact the lister to organise your travel plans. Use TripShare's search functions to sort trips by travel date, start and end locations and, when you've traveled ...

Project about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Consumerism, Energy Saving

National Permaculture Day 2010, 26°

Nationwide, New Zealand

Updated in April 2010

September 1st 2010 is National Permaculture Day! Nationwide actions on the day, all for free! Please send us your local events, ideas and suggestions.... Hold a street party, plant a tree, hold a tour of your home/property highlighting how you have integrated Permaculture ethics and principles into your lifestyles ...

Project about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Architecture, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Children and Families, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Food, Green energy, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Organic, Permaculture, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Population, Poverty & Development, Recycling, Smart Growth, Solar, Transition Towns, Transport, Travel, Water, Weather

Eco-My-Flat, 26°

Christchurch, New Zealand

Updated in August 2008

Eco-my-flat is a four-week competition and workshop programme aimed at helping university students save money and become more eco-friendly. The competition aims to promote sustainable student lifestyles, with a workshop each week covering the themes of energy, waste, transport and consumption. The workshops, run by a professional facilitator, addressed specific ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Education, Energy Saving, Food, Recycling, Transport

Go Green Expo , 25°

Auckland, Christchurch & Wellington, New Zealand

Updated in May 2014

NZ's Largest Organic, Sustainability & Green Living Expo's Auckland & Wellington and Now Christchurch! Everything you need for better living - Discover exciting new choices at NZ’s largest organic and sustainable living show! Learn, try and buy from selected, genuine eco-brands from start ups to thriving NZ businesses What is ...

Project about Advertising, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Business & Biodiversity, carbon certification, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Tech, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Fairtrade, Food, Green energy, Health, hydro energy, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, marketing, Media, Organic, Recycling, Soil, Solar, Sustainability, Technology, Tourism, Transport, waste, Wind Energy

"Heat", 17°

Wellington, New Zealand

Updated in July 2008

We are producing a theatre piece, what becomes a triangle between a physicist studying climate change, his wife (a biologist), and an Emperor penguin during one Antarctic autumn, winter and spring. We are aiming to do this in a production run as far as possible completely off-grid. Echoing the real ...

Project about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving, Events

Bike-powered music events, 16°

A Marchfest project in Nelson, New Zealand

Updated in March 2010

To use Marchfest (see as a pilot project to create New Zealand's first bicycle-powered musical event. To retain the bike-generators for future events. To pass on the knowledge gained to other event organisers.

Project about Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Events

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