Tag Archives: sustainability practices

Sustainability education and a collective perspective

There is an interesting discussion about sustainability on Radio NZ National in which some good points on the values promoted by education are raised. Particularly: Bronwyn Hayward discusses the results of some research she has been involved in bilingual schools. … Continue reading

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Outdoor play

Ruth Wilson asserts that “While creative play can and does occur in almost any environment, recent research indicates that natural outdoor spaces have a special quality that promotes the frequency, duration, and quality of creative play (Bilton 2010a, Elliot 2008, … Continue reading

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A forest of trees is essentially a lake above the ground

Ross Mars writes: “What we call climate, the daily and seasonal changes in temperature, rainfall and so on, is influenced by the water cycle, and the importance of trees, in providing water to the atmosphere through transpiration and evaporation of … Continue reading

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Building a world of resilient communities

hmmmm, very interesting: http://www.resilience.org/where-to-start “Resilience.org supports the building of community responses to the many interelated crises of our time. Resilience.org provides a daily stream of news and articles on Energy, Economy, Environment, Food & Water, and Society from our featured writers, alternative news sites, the blogosphere, and the mainstream press.” Their … Continue reading

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Blood, Sweat and Tears in a Bottle of Palestinian Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

We’ve been reviewing our science curriculum, and a large focus at the start of this was on sustainability… understanding the politics of foodways is a huge part of this. Meneley, Anne (2011) Blood, Sweat and Tears in a Bottle of … Continue reading

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Earthships

interesting! http://earthship.co.nz/?p=443

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Recycler Directory

Huh – very cool: http://recycler.org.nz/Search.aspx?dir=households also interesting: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/issues/waste/links/index.html

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A global nutrient plan

Julian Cribb writes: “Ours is the most profligate generation in history. We waste food and, even more important, nutrients as if they were infinite and inexhaustible. As if there were no hungry people in the world and as if there … Continue reading

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Diet for a Small Planet

I just really like that term! It is, in fact, the title of “a recipe book published in 1971 which focused on ways of eating that involved lower consumption of meat and refined foods.” (p.91, Brenda and Robert Vale ‘Carbon … Continue reading

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The identity of farming – a cultural crisis

“Farmers have ensured that the people of Europe are well fed. Now they are successful, they are being blamed for the surpluses… I believe we also have to face up to the fact that there is a separate crisis – … Continue reading

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