It’s time to vote

The election in New Zealand is a week away. Who are you going to vote for? It is hard for many people to choose because the choices are so underwhelming. There is not enough real substance […]

Life is easy

I strongly encourage you to watch this TEDx talk. It’s a little bit cheeky to have a blog post that is a Youtube video, but I could have banged on for ages like I often […]

More good with less

‘Do more with less’ is a catch-cry in the sustainability movement but it is also a catch-cry for businesses who despoil the environment. The point is that doing more with less is fine if […]

The benefits of muted light

Have you walked down a suburban street at night and noticed how bright the lights inside some houses are; conflagrations of illumination, mimicking the brightest sunshine.

As well as being a waste of electricity, bright lights […]

The benefits of honeybees

Honeybees are of huge economic importance, vital for the pollination of many fruit, vegetable and seed crops. Also a wide variety of important products are made from the honey, beeswax, pollen, royal jelly and propolis […]

The net energy of food

Food provides people with energy, but it also takes energy to gather, cultivate, process and prepare food. The difference between the energy consumed as food and the energy used to produce it, is the net energy of […]

Creative consumption

The ‘consumption’ of creative goods and activities is more sustainable than the consumption of purely material material goods. A creative economy is where production and consumption involves the processing of ideas, symbols, and emotional experiences rather than […]

Leave no trace

Recently there has been a lot of news about freedom campers and the damage they do to public areas. I suspect that most freedom campers are responsible and respectful, they are in camper vans with […]

12 Tips for Sustainable Christmas presents

It is that time of the year again. We have updated our list of sustainable present ideas which provide all the well-being of giving and receiving, at the same time as caring for the environment and other people.

Here […]

Sustainable savings

What is good for the environment is good for people. Being sustainable has many benefits that will increase peoples’ well-being. Anything you do to reduce your ecological footprint can save money, improve your health, and […]