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Adapting to Climate Change in New Zealand

As part of the process of writing my latest board report for carboNZero, I researched latest development at government level… Read More

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Holzweg – NOT!

Lloyd Alter has written a nice article about the Stadthaus (another German name), a nine storey timber building in London,… Read More

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Water blaster – water injector?

NZ Building Code is primarily based on gravity drainage A good example of what you should normally not be doing… Read More

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“Vegans and vegetarians think they don’t kill animals but they do” – PlayGround+

In his article, The Vegan Confusion, he warns that eating vegetables doesn’t prevent the death of animals. Bertonatti has enraged thousands… Read More

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Mistakes / Errors

It's okay to make mistakes. It's good to make mistakes and learn from it. It's not okay to make mistakes,… Read More

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Doing the right thing while keeping powered up

Most portable or mobile devices need power and that is provided by batteries in some form – either rechargeable or… Read More

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Ecologist Mike Joy: critic and conscience award

With a growing number of lakes and rivers unsafe for swimming eco-warrior Dr Mike Joy is determined to get people… Read More

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Fruit tattoos set to replace stickers and plastic packaging as growers seek labelling alternatives – ABC Rural – ABC News

Plastic labels are set to become a thing of the past, though, as farmers listen to consumer demand for less… Read More

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Acoustic dividers that are fit for building biology

Recently, the IBN (the Institute for Building Biology and Sustainability) built a new building to host themselves. There's lots of… Read More

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How France is stealing a march on sustainability

Emmanuel Macron has signalled readiness to push French leadership on climate even more aggressively to protect the agreement that bears… Read More

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