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Action: sets the agenda
16 The goodies
Meet the green team
18 Good times
Your chance to get involved
Stories from around the globe
32 The Good book backlist
Good reads: Get up to speed with our backlist of books and films
My green journey: She is New Zealand’s best-loved actress but has many more talents to offer. Passionate about the environment, Robyn not only knows her stuff but she walks the talk. Just don’t try to impress her with the size of your engine—
Eco-worrier: reports co-trends from the fourth-to-top rung of The Ladder of Virtue
Local heroes: Meet 88-year-old activist Margaret Jones
40 Good stuff
Our pick of the products
Local heroes: Meet green-fingered teenager Emma Bowering
Good choice: It’s the classic public loo dilemma. Air-dryers are slow, noisy and seem to burn through electricity. But that bin overflowing with damp paper towels is going straight to landfill. What’s a soul with wet hands and good intentions to do?
Convenient truths about: 2005 was the warmest year ever recorded, closely followed by 1998 and 2007. Twelve of the 13 warmest years on record were between 1995 and 2007
Good question: Packaging, lightbulbs and floppy cucumbers. We have all the answers
Take back control of your food supply, save money, and do your health and the planet a favour. It’s time to declare food independence! Here’s how.
Take the world’s most reliable, constant and universal waste product, and use it to fuel cars, planes and homes. Sound far-fetched? Vicki Buck, ex-mayor of Christchurch, is doing just that
Taking cues from nature, Star Trek, Easy-Yo and The Simpsons, scientists the world over are pushing the limits of possibility.
New Zealand’s small towns have some big ideas. Determined to wean themselves off oil, communities are coming together to plan for more sustainable futures.visits one of our Transition Towns.
Home: A bright and cheery Christchurch renovation proves you don’t have to leave the suburbs to go green.
Consumer guide: Insulation: boring? Yes. Important? Very.
How to: The humble worm turns everything it eats into nutrient-rich fertiliser—even industrial waste. One scientist is bringing worms to big business, reducing rubbish and saving our soil in the process.
How to: DIY worm whare with "worm lady" Linda Lee
Garden: Plant garlic, now!
98 Warm tarted
Food: Hot tarts and fresh bread
102 RIP rabbit ears
Technology: Want to buy a big flat TV? Read this first
103 All that Jazz
Technology: A tiny car for a boy racer
104 The tree's knees
Travel: Our glamorous editor eats grubs at the luxurious Treetops Estate and Lodge
Travel: Take a hot bath in a thermal spring
Travel: Eco-chic in the Capital
108 White moonshine
Health: Heifer madness: the black market for raw milk
110 Sheets, roots and sleeves
Style: Bamboo: this fast grass is being fashioned into stylish and sustainable products
Family: Ten ways to tint your kids mint
117 The (solar) power of one
Business: The bottom line isn't just profit anymore. reports on the evolution of business
Business: How charity can pay you back
121 Garage brand
Business: Ecostore founder Malcolm Rands is taking clean green Kiwi know-how to the world. caught up with him on the eve of a massive US expansion
122 Green means go
Business: Close your eyes and think of a taxi. No, you can’t order one that way—but chances are you’re thinking of a New York City Yellow Cab or London Black Cab. What you don’t think of are New Zealand’s ubiquitous white sedans.
Business: Any business worth its weight in salt now knows it needs a sustainability plan
The green room: Niki Harré, senior psychology lecturer, believes so. In the first of our Green Room discussions, she tells us why integrity matters.
127 Talk to your supermarket
Action: Talk to your supermarket, welcome some worms into your life, help a small business, drink green and more ...
128 Ruth Paul
The good life: Off-the-grid with Ruth Paul