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Ecostore to be carbon-neutral by year end

Ecostore to be carbon-neutral by year end

Ecostore will be among the first in Australasia to go carbon-neutral by Christmas.

The environmentally-friendly home and body care company achieved carboNZero certification for its manufacturing plant back in 2010.

Otago Polytech supports the Strike 4 Climate

Otago Polytech supports the Strike 4 Climate

Otago Polytechnic staff and students will participate in the Strike 4 Climate on Friday 27 September.
Climate strike organisers have asked individuals and organisations to join with school students in making their voices heard on the issue – and Otago Polytechnic has risen to the challenge.

Victoria University of Wellington – Climate despair and eco anxiety

Victoria University of Wellington – Climate despair and eco anxiety

It’s described by many as the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. So where do we even start with tackling the seemingly impossible problem of climate change and its flow-on impacts?

A Victoria University of Wellington academic who is rising to the challenge is sociologist Jonathan Oosterman, who’s researching the kinds of radical adjustments New Zealand society needs to make to deal with the wider effects of climate change.

ESP and AWS work to reduce NZ’s carbon footprint

ESP and AWS work to reduce NZ’s carbon footprint

Energy Solution Providers (ESP), the Auckland-based utility management company, is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help reduce New Zealand’s carbon footprint.

According to a recent Productivity Commission’s report, New Zealand’s commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of 1990 levels by 2050, and 30% below 2005 emission levels by 2030, is proving to be a significant challenge.

Heavy industry in bid to accelerate renewables

Heavy industry in bid to accelerate renewables

A group of the country’s biggest industrial electricity users are combining to see if they can accelerate development of new renewable generation capacity.

Fonterra, New Zealand Steel, Refining NZ, Oji Fibre Solutions and Pan Pac Forest Products are working with the Major Electricity Users’ Group to test whether a long-term power purchase contract for part of their combined load can incentivise new investment at a material scale.