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Alternative Protein Startups Receive Boost from Investor Coalition Worth $1.25tn – AgFunderNews

I find this encouraging, and worrying.  At a time when New Zealand’s political leaders are determined to continue to support polluting and energy intensive farming others are leading toward alternatives.  This is just one example of developments. Encouraging, because a … Continue reading

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This is why we should all be covering all our buildings with plants – ScienceAlert

World wide buildings are being built covered with plants.  This is a pragmatic approach to reducing the energy use in the buildings.  And it looks good; and we feel more relaxed surrounded by greenery. Buildings covered in a carpet of … Continue reading

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People enhanced the environment, not degraded it, over past 13,000 years — ScienceDaily

Occasionally there is evidence that people can support biodiversity.  This is an example of this.  I like this because not only is this an example of successful people, it is also an example of successful indigenous people.  Too often, for … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Passionate People

Saturday, I spent the day at the Manawatu Performing Arts Singing Contests.  I attended in the morning because my daughter was competing and so my wife and I were there supporting her. I decided to attend in the evening, to … Continue reading

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30×30 Challenge

We are happier, healthier;  just better, when we spend time outside: light, fresh air, wind, stars, moon-light, forest, individual trees, running water, a still lake, the roaring sea…  Outside is magic. This week I received my email from DavidSuzuki dot … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the end of summer.

I have noticed these last days; the end of summer. I have noticed: Yellow drying leaves, ripe red fruit glowing in bright sunlight. The tomatoes dying back. I have noticed: Golden birch leaves, dull, pock marked, dried and tattered. I … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Garden

The photograph is precious. Last weekend my daughter (10 years old) asked if she could have a plot for a garden – grow peas, a few mini-cabbages and broccoli. Of course, the answer was yes. I dug up the ground. … Continue reading

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New York’s secret skyline: Amazing aerial shots give rare glimpse into a hidden rooftop world | Mail Online

New York's secret skyline: Amazing aerial shots give rare glimpse into a hidden rooftop world | Mail Online. One of my first statements here on this blog was praising “green roofs”. This links to an article on New York’s skyline. … Continue reading

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Jon Morgan: Economic Degrowth No Laughing Matter | Stuff.co.nz

This article is a real surprise to me. Why? I first read it on the farming pages of a major news paper here in New Zealand. The farming pages! From my position, as an advocate for sustainable approaches to life, … Continue reading

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New Dream Mini-Views: Visualizing a Plenitude Economy on Vimeo

I think one of the things-to-do is to consider positive visions of the future.  The Hunger Games is one I would prefer to avoid.  So what do we want?  Are there other options?  Of course there are.   The link(s) below … Continue reading

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