Social entrepreneurs strive to address pressing social and environmental issues while creating economic opportunities. Maureen Howard asks six how they include doing good in what they do.
To move from "throwaway" to "no away" will require a system-wide change in how we use resources. Maureen Howard finds out why we are at a pivotal point.
We know walking and cycling is good for us and the planet, but it’s not always made easy. Maureen Howard talks to those sweating the small stuff to make it a viable choice.
Billions are being spent on Covid-19, but Govt money also needs to tackle ecological emergencies. Doing both can be good for jobs, communities and the economy. Maureen Howard finds out why.
Aramoana artist Adrian Hall reflects on nature, climate change and the vantage point gained from living in a low-lying coastal community, Maureen Howard writes.
The life in our streams and rivers has long helped us monitor their health. Now scientists are looking to it again — and in particular, macroinvertebrate life — to tell us whether pesticide use is bringing a new crisis.
Leaving fossil fuels unburned remains the first urgent priority of climate action, but protecting and restoring natural ecosystems will also be critical, according to a recent review of the scientific literature.
As our climate and ecological crises deepen, attention has been turning to viable and efficient ways to restore natural ecosystems. Maureen Howard talks to volunteers restoring native beech forest to slopes of Wakatipu Basin.
When it comes to sequestering carbon, New Zealand’s peatlands are champions. Maureen Howard finds out why.
We still burn a lot of coal to ward off the cold and to fuel industry, despite the price in carbon emissions. But as Maureen Howard reveals, there’s a cleaner, plentiful alternative.
Grey hair and wrinkles are par for the course in farming circles these days. Maureen Howard talks to a new generation of organic market gardeners who have created a living by going local, small and...
Farmer-led catchment groups are refocusing effort on the environment, Maureen Howard reports.
We know the hoiho is in trouble. We know a shifting diet is part of the problem. But how does this knowledge help highlight hope? Maureen Howard looks to sea for answers.
Whether it is swales or community-owned electric vehicles, recent QSM recipient Dugald MacTavish is thinking of the future, writes Maureen Howard.
Art about climate change is not a extra, Dunedin School of Art art-historian Dr Bridie Lonie tells Maureen Howard.
The challenge of feeding billions more by mid century has prompted some to call for a great food transition. Maureen Howard talks to a farmer playing his part.
Big cities don't spring to mind as destinations for eco retreats. But as Maureen Howard discovered, there are oases if you know where to look.
As school pupils around the world protest for a liveable climate, what role are educators playing to equip children with the perspectives and skills they will need to create an ecologically...
From her Lighthouse Studio, artist Lynn Taylor uses printmaking to shed light on the environment, writes Maureen Howard.
There's canvas and proximity to nature, but a stay at Valley Views in the Waitaki Valley is not camping as you know it, writes Maureen Howard.