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Sustainable Transport: From Dumpster Bike to EV

Sustainable Transport: From Dumpster Bike to EV

When Savvy was little, I used to point up at the sky as an airplane passed overhead and ask her, in a wondrous tone, "where do you think they're going?".

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Knock knock. Who's there? The Christmas Pixies!

Knock knock. Who's there? The Christmas Pixies!

Yes, it's that time of year!  For those of you who have been following us for a while, you'll know that we're not super into the whole Christmas overconsumption thing.  In fact, our family has been celebrating Buy Nothing Christmases for the past 8 years now.  And I cannot recommend it enough - it is the best!  Also, because we feel that Santa has been somewhat hijacked for the nefarious purpose of corporate profiteering, we decided pretty early on in our parenting journey...

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A win

A win

When you are trying to create societal change, it can be a pretty hard slog.  Activism requires risk-taking, mental stamina and a good dose of bloody-mindedness...

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Why Ecobricks are not the saviour of our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Why Ecobricks are not the saviour of our Plastic Pollution Crisis

Collective cries of despair rang out across Aotearoa in December last year as diligent recyclers heard the news that NZ's Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme was being abruptly brought to a halt.  The Packaging Forum (who ran the scheme) announced that "changes to global recycling have meant that we're now collecting more than we can currently process in New Zealand".

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