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100% Possible, NZ beyond fossil fuels

Posted by Karen Driver
From: Nelson Mail
Climate change is generally portrayed in Dooms Day tones but change is possible if as a society we collectively decide to make it happen. An inspiring group of young New Zealanders has kicked off the 100% Possible campaign which aims to usher in a fossil free New Zealand. The Nelson Environment Centre decided to find out more about this audacious… read more

Backyard scientist sizzles with ideas

Posted by Karen Driver
From: Nelson Mail
As I popped in to visit Peter Knowles at home in a quiet suburban street in Richmond and check out his biodigester system, I had no idea what I was in for! Peter has set up a modest looking biodigester, which converts waste organic material into biogas, with a series of 5 storage tanks holding 400 litres of gas. Peter… read more

Recycled glass in jewellery a bonus

Posted by Karen Driver
From: Nelson Mail
Last week The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) announced the finalists for the 2012 NZI National SBN Awards and two came from the Nelson Tasman region. I see this as reflecting the sustainable direction the region is taking. Kaimira Estate Wines (Brightwater), who won the Small Trailblazer Business category and went on to win the Central/Southern region overall Sustainable Business Award,… read more