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Ecotricity’s guide for sustainable eating

Posted On May 21, 2020

About 30% of waste in New Zealand is food waste. Much of this ends up in landfills where it produces methane instead of naturally decomposing. While we can reduce our food waste footprint by composting, we can also cook and eat in a more sustainable way. By taking the time to consider your cooking and […]

Environmentally sustainable ways to reduce costs

Posted On May 21, 2020

Many households are facing financial pressures as the COVID-19 crisis interrupts the global and local economy. Here are a few ideas for ways to reduce costs while also helping the environment. Drive less Due to social distancing measures, the majority of us have been driving less because we have been working from home, limiting time […]

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Carbon emissions drop due to COVID-19 lockdown

Posted On May 06, 2020

The threat of COVID-19 has caused many countries across the world to stop what they are doing to reduce transmission of the virus. Besides essential services (the definition of which varies from country to country, even varying between regions within a country), industries have ground to a halt and many individuals have been required to […]

Five sustainability books to read during the COVID-19 lockdown

Posted On April 29, 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown has left many of us at loose ends. Whether we’re working from home, grappling with reduced hours or simply trying to distract ourselves, it’s a good time to take up a new at-home hobby or dedicate some time to learning about a topic we care about. Here are five books we recommend […]

COVID-19 and the environment

Posted On April 22, 2020

There are no two ways about it: COVID-19 is a global disaster. It has impacted human health, livelihoods and the economy. Its impacts can be felt around the world, it has changed the very nature of “normal” life, and these changes will be felt for years to come. COVID-19 and the environment – A (tarnished) […]