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Posts from NZAEE (2): Environmental Education in NZ

February 17, 2008

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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

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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

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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 […]