In a contest that went down to the wire the Victoria University team has been awarded third place at the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, just a few points behind the winner.
Research carried out by the Institute of Environmental Science and the Ministry of Health has shown that some New Zealand water supplies contain minute traces of lead that are near to or exceed the maximum acceptable level specified in the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards.
The 350.org Team reports:
We’re still exhilarated from the past weekend of Moving Planet events — a truly amazing show of global solidarity, commitment, and creativity.
We wanted you to have the first glimpse of the video showing what it all looked like:
via Rasa Foods: Delectable Salubrious Cookery
Moving Planet is a worldwide rally to demand solutions to the climate crisis.
Join thousands of people all across the country to celebrate New Zealand’s unique wildlife, our incredible natural areas, and the places that are part of our history.
New research has shown that New Zealanders find food labels difficult to understand and lacking in key information.
What future would you like to see for local rivers?
The Cawthron Institute is running an online survey to explore how to accommodate diverse interests and values in freshwater management, with a focus on local rivers.
The popular regional awards are open for nominations until Friday 16 September 2011. This is a joint Nelson City and Tasman District Council initiative.
This course in Organic Horticulture covers level 3 Organics and level 4 Applied Organics, runs for 8 months beginning end of August, 9.30 – 3.00 daily at Fairfield House, Nelson.
A bike made from recycled plastic. A bike ‘grown’ from bamboo. Just two recent eco-design innovations hinting at the shape of the future.
Ecofest – making it easier being green. A showcase for Eco innovative products, services and messages.
The Nelson Tasman Ecofest 2011 – 20 & 21 August 2011
Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm and
Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm
at the Trafalgar Centre, Nelson