Environment

Bamboo bike riding conservationist spreading anti-plastic message

[28 November/ NZ Herald] Former Teacher, Libby Bowles has embarked on a pedal-powered mission to teach others to say no to single use plastic. Ms Bowles was making her way around Northland on a bike she made out of bamboo, giving presentations to schools about keeping plastic out of oceans. Ms Bowles said there was...

Marae enterprise sowing a seed for the environment

[2 November/New Zealand Herald] Te Rarawa Noho Taiao, a marae-based environmental programme is a finalist for this year’s WWF-New Zealand Conservation Innovation Awards. The experience is aimed at exposing young iwi members to environmental issues to boost awareness and encourage environmental leadership and innovation at the hapu and iwi level. In January, the programme will...

Environment the main focus for the next decade for DairyNZ

[26 October/Stuff] At the DairyNZ annual meeting in Rotorua acting Chairman Barry Harris said the future of dairy lay in increased productivity and sustainability. This would be reflected in the new Dairy Industry Strategy to be launched next month. He said the sector would be positioned to making headway around the environment, animal welfare, the...

Rabobank and UN Environment kick-start $1 billion program to catalyse sustainable food production

[17 October/Rabobank Press Release] Rabobank has announced its global activation program ‘Kickstart Food’. This initiative aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable food supply through four key focus areas: Earth, Waste, Stability and Nutrition. One of the first steps in this program will be the launch of a $1 billion-dollar facility to initiate land...

Little eco-warriors winning in the environment

[21 October/New Zealand Herald] Morgan Educare won the Sustainable Schools Award at the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards last week. Centre manager Paula Mihaka says that while the youngsters are not so much aware of the importance of the award; there is no doubt they are aware of the environment. She says that the long-term...