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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”
Some of you may have listened in to the webinar co-hosted by BFF and the PSA, New Zealand’s largest union, which featured leading UBS expert Andrew Percy, from the Institute of Global Prosperity. If you missed it, you can watch it at the link above. In this article, Sally Faisandier reflects on what she learntContinue reading “What are Universal Basic Services – and could they work in Aotearoa?”
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