Green Shipping

Being a small island nation at the bottom of the planet, New Zealand is heavily reliant on shipping to take its goods to markets around the world. In 2019, exports of goods accounted for roughly 20% of New Zealand's GDP. It’s not surprising then, that pollution from shipping must represent a significant part of the … Continue reading Green Shipping

So People and Nature Prosper

The Nelson-Marlborough branch of the IoD put on a lunch seminar last week featuring Sustainable Business Network founder and CEO Rachel Brown. Like Rachel, I believe business has a responsibility and a key role to play in addressing the world's environmental and sustainability issues. I also believe business success and environmental sustainability are not totally … Continue reading So People and Nature Prosper

Wagging for the Planet

Should wagging (skipping school) to protest for more action to address climate change be punished with a detention?  Would facing a punishment like detention make the protest more meaningful? Interesting questions, but irrelevant in my view. Absolutely good on every student who participated in a protest for more action on climate change today.  The first … Continue reading Wagging for the Planet

A Climate Change Message for Us Adults

Lennox Crowe is an impressive young man. A Marlborough local, he used his summer holiday to conceive, script, film and edit a video sending a message to us adults: we're not moving fast enough to address climate change. Through the voices of his friends and siblings, he's sending the message on behalf of the generation … Continue reading A Climate Change Message for Us Adults