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Dr Christine Jones Roadshow, 16°

An Earth Food Inc project in Nationwide, New Zealand

Updated in May 2010

In June this year Earth Food Inc will be hosting a two week visit from the world renowned soils ecologist, Dr Christine Jones. In 2001 Christine received a Community Fellowship Award from Land and Water Australia. The LWA Program was designed to ‘provide recognition to individuals with an outstanding track ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, ETS, Food, Water

Inulinz Ltd, 10°

A Methane Reduction Ltd, INULINZ Ltd and more project in Christchurch, New Zealand

Updated in April 2010

To grow a highly productive, low input crop on marginal land to yield new, healthy food products with a low GI, and to produce GF flour. To do this we are developing new agricultural machinery and a new processing (extraction) technology. This technology can be used to process waste vegetables ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food, Health, Permaculture

Methane reduction from ruminants, 10°

A Methane Reduction Ltd, INULINZ Ltd and more project in Christchurch, New Zealand

Updated in April 2010

Using dietary modification, to lessen the rate of production of methane from the rumen in cows.

Project about Agriculture & Food

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

Appalachian Offsets, 25°

New Zealand

Updated in June 2008

Appalachian Offsets is a voluntary Carbon Offset program to combat global climate change through local renewable energy and efficiency projects in Western North Carolina. We encourage people to first reduce the amount of greenhouse gas they produce but this is an opportunity to reduce their impact by supporting projects that ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Education

Carbon Neutral (or Reduction) Supermarket Sections, 138°

(a good idea here, is a good idea anywhere), New Zealand

Updated in November 2009

We have been trying to drum up support for the concept of carbon neutral supermarket sections. This would then give organisations a market imperative to measure, offset and reduce their carbon emissions. It is part of a bigger picture of in regards to a concept of carbon accounting that we ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Consumerism, Emissions, Food, Lifestyle & Behavior

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

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

Face up to the Future, Conference 2012, 10°

Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand

Updated in April 2012

Facing up to the future of conservation If you care about the challenges and opportunities facing conservation in New Zealand, there is one conference you can’t afford to miss this year. Forest & Bird’s Face Up to the Future conference will be held at Te Papa in Wellington on ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Business & Biodiversity, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Conservation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, mining, Ocean

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

Good Shopping Handbook, 70°

New Zealand

Updated in May 2010

Good magazine started a Kiwi shopping guide for everyone seeking green, ethical or sustainable products - from grocery and fashion products to travel and footwear.

Project about Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Finance & Money, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, marketing, Media, Organic, Water

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

Make a commitment to drink great wines with great sustainability credentials!, 115°

New Zealand

Updated in February 2010

In 2006 the Grove Mill winery in Marlborough became the first certified carbon neutral winery in the world. Its owners, the New Zealand Wine Company (NZWC), achieved Landcare Research’s carboNZeroCert TM certification for their vineyards and production of wines at Grove Mill, and for freight of the wine to ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Art & Culture, Consumerism, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Health, Lifestyle & Behavior

Michelle McArthur, 20°

Wairarapa, New Zealand

Updated in June 2010

Director-domegrown.This is kiwi ingenuity our design and we manufacture.We are looking for any offers of help, even a business mentor we know we have an awesome product and that it will eventually create a huge difference on the environment and the way protect our climate.We just need ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Organic, Poverty & Development

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

Orana Wildlife Park, 30°

Christchurch, New Zealand

Updated in October 2012

Orana Wildlife Trust is a registered charitable trust and not-for-profit organisation that owns and operates Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch, NZ. The trust achieves over 90% of its income through gate takings - the rest is from grants, donations and sponsorships.

Project about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Deforestation, Environment & Wildlife

Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park, 65°

Marlborough, New Zealand

Updated in April 2008

Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park is an isolated peninsula in the Marlborough Sounds. Originally a large sheep station the property is now dedicated to “the business of saving our environment”. Ron Marriott of Queen Charlotte Wilderness Park says, “We have two goals – the first is to work with landowners to encourage ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife

Rooftop food gardens for central Auckland, 20°

Auckland, New Zealand

Updated in April 2010

Urban Pantry is looking for buildings in central Auckland that would like to have a garden on their rooftop. We're also looking for sponsors to provide materials to help groups of central city apartment-dwellers get started on urban gardening.

Project about Agriculture & Food, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Permaculture

SCANZ 2011: Eco sapiens -- Hui/Symposium, 15°

Owae Marae, Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand

Updated in December 2010

How can we re-imagine our relationships with nature? Join us for an interdisciplinary discussion on the possible futures of human adaptation. We invite people from different worlds — scientists, artists, social activists, cultural commentators, tangata whenua, educators, entrepreneurs and others to bring their thoughts to discussions on: PERSPECTIVES ON A SPECIES ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Architecture, Art & Culture, Business & Biodiversity, Climate Change, Consumerism, Corporate Citizenship, David Suzuki, Deforestation, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Events, Farming, Food, Green energy, Green Spaces, Health, Media, Philosophy & Religion, Polar Sea Ice, Politics & Government, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Science, Transition Towns, waste, Water

Solar Powered Dehydrator, 10°

Carterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Updated in October 2009

I am an organic grower and am keen to find an industrial designer to help finalise the design of a solar powered dehydrator. I am taken by Cradle-to-Cradle design concept and would like to talk to someone of like mind. I foresee 3 sizes - commercial orchard, lifestyler, household. Last season ...

Project about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Design, Food, Organic, Permaculture, Solar

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