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Posts from NZAEE (2): Environmental Education in NZ

February 17, 2008


Barry Law from Canterbury University (ex Christchurch Teacher’s College) gave the first keynote at the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education. Barry is the National In-service Coordinator for Education for Sustainability and is also an education adviser to the Enviroschools Foundation so was well known to the conference crowd. Barry gave a history of environmental […]

ElectroCity – fears confirmed

September 11, 2007


I’ve spent two days playing ElectroCity. Engaging? Yes. Balanced? No. Green? Not even nearly. Prompted by TreeHugger’s praise then questioning of ElectroCity, I posted a review of the instructions to the game. Today, let’s play the game with green glasses. The starting point for the game is a low population in a rural area, serviced […]

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

July 15, 2007


Bob Jones describes green building as an “inanity” ( “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 […]