Treehugger highlights an interesting article about the tiny house movement written by Erin Anderssen in The Globe and Mail: Teeny house, big lie: Why so many proponents of the tiny-house movement have decided to upsize Writes Anderssen: The ardour for tiny homes suggests it’s the next best trend in four walls. Certainly, the motivation is […]
Nelson Ecofest combines the best of the Home and Garden show with a green conscience and practical solutions for people seeking a sustainable future.
I’m a great believer in working with what you have. Often when you take a good look, it turns out there’s more close at hand than you thought. When it comes to spring salad ideas, you may be surprised at what’s already available in your garden! There’s nothing like a fresh salad straight from your […]
Koanga Institute would like your help to save the seeds [video]
Discovered some wonderful art on the new Waimarama Community Gardens new website: Painting of the Waimarama Community Gardens by Nelson artist Marilyn Andrews http://t.co/50yNNxYrQ6 #gigatownnsn pic.twitter.com/b9KV68hKoX — Ecofind NZ (@ecofind) May 20, 2014
Chaos Springs Screened April 5 2014 – Watch it on TVNZ Ondemand From http://tvnz.co.nz/country-calendar/episode-8-chaos-springs-5874292: New Zealander Jenny Erickson used to grow organic lettuce and herbs in the USA – but when she struggled to find good-quality compost, her business took an unexpected new direction. She went to a seminar on organic compost-making and realised her […]
The humble grain silo is turned into an innovative and eco-friendly nine unit serviced apartment complex in idyllic Little River!
The Green Urban Living Autumn Challenge is all about making it easy for everyone to live a little greener in ways that suit them and helps the environment.
For the second year running supermarkets have been voted as the worst packagers in the country – with the Unpackit Worst Packaging Award going to Countdown, owned by Progressive Enterprises. The Awards were decided by 15,632 votes. Rethink Reusable Fresh Produce bags took out the Best Packaging Award. One third of voters chose fruit and […]
Kiwi homes are being wrapped with plywood containing an arsenic treatment banned in several overseas countries because of toxicity concerns. Bracing plywood treated with the preservative copper chromium arsenic (CCA) is increasingly being used for residential repairs and rebuilds in Canterbury. Both arsenic and chromium compounds pose a potential health hazard in certain conditions. Public […]
Here’s a link to a blog about Litterati: A Global Digital Landfill of Instagrammed Trash
If you must use plastic containers, here’s a good brief overview of what the various numbers mean