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Planetary Facts Labelling Dr Kate Meyer is founding director of the Planetary Accounting Network, a framework that helps people, businesses and governments to make decisions that will revitalise and sustain our environment. In this article Kate shares her thoughts on the environmental cost of the festive season and introduces ‘Planetary Facts Labelling’, whereby a consumerContinue reading “What if we could understand a product’s environmental impacts at a glance?”
BFF zero waste expert Hannah Blumhardt recently co-authored this article in The Conversation, highlighting how industry is pushing back on proposals to phase out single-use plastics, citing life-cycle assessments. But as Hannah and her co-authors argue, this is based on an application of a LCA that does not take into account the full impact ofContinue reading “How industry argues that single-use plastics are ‘better’ for the environment”
BFF’s Sally Faisandier has been watching the recently released documentary ‘Kiss the Ground’ (Netflix). It tells the stark story of land degradation as a result of industrialised or intensive farming in the United States and elsewhere. It also explains how regenerative farming can help restore the environment and even address climate change by ‘drawing down’Continue reading “‘Kiss the Ground’ documentary a must-watch”
After reading BFF’s earlier post on the 20 minute city concept, Brad Crowley got in touch with us from the New Zealand Green Building Council. Brad is Senior Manager, Buildings and Communities at NZGBC. He is passionate about their Green Star Communities programme and was keen to share this with the BFF community. Post-lockdown thereContinue reading “Green Star Communities – coming soon to a neighbourhood near you?”
By Belinda Baxter Growing up in an ecologically-minded family in West Auckland, Andrea was immersed in nature. Her desire to share the beauty that she knew was possible – even in the most built-up urban environments – was a motivation for becoming a landscape architect. Her vision was to design urban spaces to be inContinue reading “Creating Paths for Pollinators – Andrea Reid”
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