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Fast Track Approvals Bill and Some Things You Can Do About It

Fast Track Approvals Bill and Some Things You Can Do About It

The past month has been a little disheartening with the Fast Track Approvals Bill news. Essentially, the Government is looking to put in place a pr...
Beach Plastic Kaleidoscope

Beach Plastic Kaleidoscope

I made a beach plastic kaleidoscope! Check out the full story
Fast-track Approvals Bill Submission

Fast-track Approvals Bill Submission

Here are some useful resources for making your submission: - EDS Template submission on the Fast-track Approvals Bill - Green Party submission guid...
Valentine's Day Sale? Yeah, Nah

Valentine's Day Sale? Yeah, Nah

I did a survey to see what people do for Valentine's Day and 100% of people said they don't celebrate it! So instead of having a "Valentine's Day S...
Where should we send green bin organics? CCC Submission

Where should we send green bin organics? CCC Submission

You may have seen that the Christchurch City Council is taking feedback on our organics plant. Currently there is an issue with odor in the surroun...
Make Liquid Soap from Soap Bars

Make Liquid Soap from Soap Bars

This @plasticfreejuly we have been making liquid soap from scraps of soap bars because it makes less mess, makes the soap go further and my daughter prefers it.

So simple and great for all those wee ends of soap bars. The other option is to buy refill liquid soap from places like @earthlove_nz@piko_wholefoods or Bin Inn.
"I'm a Keeper, Sumner" Reusable Coffee Cup Scheme

"I'm a Keeper, Sumner" Reusable Coffee Cup Scheme

The amazing Nikki Wallacebell has recently launched her "I'm a Keeper" reusable cup scheme in Sumner with Bonobo Cafe. With support from Sumner Com...
New Recycled Material: Single-use Coffee Cup Lids!

New Recycled Material: Single-use Coffee Cup Lids!

New Zealanders use 295 million single use coffee cups each year. All of these end up in landfill or the environment - even if they say recyclable o...
Upcoming Plastic Ban: What you need to know

Upcoming Plastic Ban: What you need to know

For more information, visit the Government website. .
Environmental Awareness Dates Calendar

Environmental Awareness Dates Calendar

Are you responsible for managing social media accounts for an organisation, running an environmentally-focused business, or perhaps a teacher looki...
The Story of Huia and Our Feather Earrings

The Story of Huia and Our Feather Earrings

In 1901, a huia feather was presented to the Duke of York, heir to the British throne, during his visit to Aotearoa New Zealand and in 2020 I gifte...
Plastic Recycling in Christchurch

Plastic Recycling in Christchurch

I often get asked where people can drop off plastics for recycling so I have pooled some resources here to help.  Quick facts - Christchurch City C...