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Idealog—in the ideas business

SBN forum spawns renewable energy working group

Hot on the heels of the Sustainable Business Network’s forum on creating sustainable wealth, a number of organisations have come together to form a working group focused on developing a resilient renewable energy supply for Auckland. More …


Slow slog on global marine preservation

Countries have made little progress in meeting their obligations to protect fragile marine ecosystems under the international Convention on Biological Diversity, new United Nations data shows. More …


Auckland now a Fair Trade city

Auckland has joined a network of 1000 towns and cities around the world as a Fair Trade city, with mayor Len Brown pledging support to fair trade principles. More …










Miranda Brown’s bold biodegradable plan

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The green movement is slowly permeating fashion, with bamboo clothing that's wholly compostable, biodegradable fleece and zero-waste clothing. And now local designer Miranda Brown, who's big on ethical and sustainable fashion, is out to make her own line ... More …


Report: Fracking causes small earthquakes

An independent report commissioned by the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change has found that hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, did cause tremors in the Blackpool region in April and May 2011. More …



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EECA names top energy project finalists

New Zealand’s most innovative energy-saving and renewable energy projects have been revealed, and they include an ambitious scheme to insulate the entire township of Foxton; the largest coal to wood pellet conversion in the southern hemisphere; a truck running ... More …