As part of the process of writing my latest board report for carboNZero, I researched latest development at government level regarding climate change action in New Zealand. I had some high hopes into the government after all those years of national at the reigns and no action in that regard whatsoever.Details
Lloyd Alter has written a nice article about the Stadthaus (another German name), a nine storey timber building in London, made from Austrian CLT.
The article also has a few nice picture how the interior looks like in rough state and in finished state plus a nine week time lapse – quite impressive. It should also be noted that this article was actually written in 2010 after the building was constructed in 2008 – 8 years ago and nothing much of such construction has really arrived in New Zealand yet.
NZ Building Code is primarily based on gravity drainage A good example of what you should normally not be doing with a New Zealand building: waterblasting it. Why? Because the NZ Building Code is primarily based on gravity drainage and deflection of water. Consumer NZ warns In that regard an extract from consumer.org.nz: Don’t waterblast…Details
In his article, The Vegan Confusion, he warns that eating vegetables doesn’t prevent the death of animals. Bertonatti has enraged thousands of vegans and vegetarians, as well as other nature conservationists. However, many who read his article learned something about animal rights that might never have occurred to them otherwise.Details
Most portable or mobile devices need power and that is provided by batteries in some form – either rechargeable or non-rechargeable, built-in or replaceable.
All of those batteries have their advantages and disadvantages, some last longer than others, some are cheaper in the long-run, some need more attention than others i.e. charging or replacing.
Whatever the battery, it will need to be replaced at some stage
With a growing number of lakes and rivers unsafe for swimming eco-warrior Dr Mike Joy is determined to get people to think about cleaning up our waterways. The Massey University freshwater ecologist has spent many years trying to raise public awareness of the state of our water environments. Now the senior lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science has become the first recipient of an award recognising the role of “critic and conscience” in society.Details
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 packaging. Tattoos on fruit are set to replace stickers as farmers seek out environmentally-friendly alternatives to labels for produce that already comes in its own natural packaging. Fruits with printed skins are already on supermarket…Details
Recently, the IBN (the Institute for Building Biology and Sustainability) built a new building to host themselves. There’s lots of interesting things on their website, too many to translate and post about. I just stumbled across this short but sweet one on acoustic office screens, so decided to pass it on and translate it. In…Details
Emmanuel Macron has signalled readiness to push French leadership on climate even more aggressively to protect the agreement that bears the name of the French capital. He appointed the celebrity environmentalist Nicolas Hulot as his number three.Details