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Footprints and longfins

September 9, 2008

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Last night we went to a talk by Metiria Turei about the dramatic collapse in New Zealand’s endemic eel population,  the longfin in particular.    Metiria showed an outstanding film by students from the   Science and Natural History filmmaking programme of the the Centre for Science Communication.    Lindsay Davidson and Melissa Salpietra’s Longfin (mp4 24mins) is a […]

Guide does more than paper over cracks

December 11, 2007

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There’s a useful guide out today from Metafore and the The Gagliardi Group . The Paper Consumer’s Guide to Climate Change (pdf) describes the role that paper and its forest-based lifecycle play in the greenhouse gas processes, and shows “how paper purchasers can take the initiative to tip the scales toward lower emissions”. Papers are […]

Q: What is great to see but unfortunately only half green?

August 20, 2007

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A: The Australian Computing Society’s Green ICT Policy The CfS Agenda places a high priority on engaging with professional and industry groups to articulate computing’s response to sustainability. This, then, is very exciting: Environmental considerations are set to become an integral part of the professional conduct, practice and ethical considerations that ICT professionals will bring […]

Sustainability an “inane fad”? Let’s ride the wave!

July 15, 2007

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Bob Jones describes green building as an “inanity” (stuff.co.nz). “I’m picking this to last about four years with the private sector and a decade with the government,” Jones’ argument goes like this: Government’s new aim to reduce the carbon footprint of its departments, installing power and water-saving devices along with other environmentally sound initiatives…But power […]

Need to make it easier to reach for the medium hanging fruit

June 23, 2007

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Major climate change report released today by the UK and UK Consumer organisations. Here’s my take. 1. People are aware of the problem Climate change is a mainstream consumer issue. Consumers in the US and UK are strongly concerned about global warming, and are ready to take action. Sixty six percent of consumers in the […]