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Taking the Long View - Sustainability in Tertiary Education

Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:42 am | Gord Stewart

“Many things on which our future health and prosperity depend are in dire jeopardy: climate stability, the resilience and productivity of natural systems, the beauty of the natural world, and biological diversity.It is worth noting that this is not ... More >>

Taking the Long View

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 4:39 pm | Gord Stewart

The Kiwi Bottle Drive is up and running. It’s a campaign to bring back a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) in New Zealand. It would apply to beverage containers (glass and plastic bottles and aluminium cans), with a 10 cent deposit on purchase and refunded ... More >>

Taking the Long View

Monday, 26 June 2017, 6:53 pm | Gord Stewart

If you want something profoundly important accomplished, here’s a recipe for success: Get young people to do it. And don’t pay them. More >>

Taking the Long View: Sowing Seeds for a Better Future

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 10:54 am | Gord Stewart

Back in 2013, a young dairy farmer living nearby liked what he’d heard about Transition Towns and reckoned we ought to give it a go in our own community. So the two of hosted an information evening at the memorial hall. To our delight, thirty keen locals came ... More >>

Taking the Long View: John Key failed coming generations

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 11:28 am | Gord Stewart

It’s now five months since John Key hastily resigned as prime minister. Some say he vanished without a trace. But that’s not possible when you hold a position of such power and authority for eight years. What you champion, what you block, basically ... More >>

Taking the Long View: Books for Summer Reading

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 1:39 pm | Gord Stewart

A bit of advice: When organising your summer reading, put Project Kiwi on the list. In fact, you should move it right to the top. More >>

Same Sewage, Different Day - Gord Stewart

Friday, 28 October 2016, 12:13 pm | Gord Stewart

“Sewage panel shortlists two sites for plant” was the title of the Times Colonist front page article the day I arrived. More >>

Taking the Long View: Protecting Our Wild Places

Monday, 26 September 2016, 12:46 pm | Gord Stewart

Green Party co-leader, James Shaw, chose the Environmental Defence Society’s recent annual conference to propose a small levy of $14-$18 applied to international visitors at the border. The funds raised would be spent on conservation management and tourist ... More >>

Taking the Long View: Return of the Petrels

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 4:26 pm | Gord Stewart

The email invitation said it will bring a smile to your face and may even be the highlight of your summer. More >>

Tree protection a vote for future generations

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 2:58 pm | Gord Stewart

How much is a 100-year-old totara tree worth? Is it worth more than $468.57? More >>

Taking the Long View: Housing a social justice issue

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 12:08 pm | Gord Stewart

Sustainability. I rattle on about it here, with environmental issues the focus of my attention. But there is more to it than this. More >>

Taking the Long View: Solar power crucial for the long game

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:44 pm | Gord Stewart

Grid defection they call it. It happens when customers find it economical to say goodbye to their power company and the electrical grid in favour of self-generated power from a solar-and-battery system. More >>

Taking the Long View: National Climate Policy

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 3:54 pm | Gord Stewart

Taking the Long View: National policy, no commitment to real climate change action Gord Stewart More >>

Taking the Long View: Little Barrier Island

Thursday, 24 March 2016, 10:23 am | Gord Stewart

Taking the Long View Little Barrier Island: Nature’s Ark in the Gulf Gord Stewart More >>

Taking the Long View: It’s time for container deposit scheme

Friday, 19 February 2016, 2:44 pm | Gord Stewart

Taking the Long View: It’s time for a container deposit scheme in New Zealand Gord Stewart More >>

Taking the Long View; Local food distribution going global

Monday, 11 January 2016, 11:36 am | Gord Stewart

From Waiheke Island to the World. Exporting bits not bites, Ooooby is on a mission to make local food convenient, affordable and fair everywhere. And with money raised on the crowdfunding platform, PledgeMe, it can now set a path to do just that. More >>

Taking the Long View: Paris Conference

Monday, 30 November 2015, 5:05 pm | Gord Stewart

The current refugee crisis, with the wave of people on the move to Europe, is a clear and present emergency. Yet the pitifully low number of refugees New Zealand is prepared to accept shows just how little our Government cares. Even more disappointing was ... More >>


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