Taking responsibility for a sustainable future.
This is a community owned data base. Please help by providing us with information, or requests for information, so we can add to it.
Several links to information are listed below.
EECA - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority
EECA Business Website
CEA - Community Energy Action
BRANZ - Greenhome scheme
Consumer Build - Green Homes
New Zealand Green Building Council
Earth Building Association of New Zealand
New Zealand Building Biology & Ecology Institute
Right House - free energy audits!
Green Urban Living
BUILDING RESILIENCE: What Can Communities Do? Chapter by Rob Hopkins in The Post Carbon Reader - Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises
Rainline New Zealand - all about Rainwater! Water tank accessories, rain heads, first flush diverters, emergency rainwater storage, tank gauges and accessories.
Sustainable Building Guide
Designing Building a New Home
Russell Devlin - Christchurch architect specialising in passive solar design
Roger Buck & Associates - 03-366 6888 - 47 Hereford St Christchurch
Localvores, a website that is dedicated to "locavores" (people who eat locally grown food), and his goal is to try and encourage eating locally produced food.
Carrots in the car park. Radishes on the roundabout. The deliciously eccentric story of the town growing ALL its own veg
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority
Environment Canterbury Energy
Energy Rating Guide (Australia)
Thermocell Solar Hot Water & Electricity
Solar Electric Specialists, Ltd.
NZ Photovoltaic Association
NZ Wind Energy Association
Solar Industries Association
Site of Robin and Steph and their wind turbine
Jaycar electronics has a very cheap wind turbine
Solametric (www.solametric.com) make a Sun Eye device.
Designers of energy efficient homes: www.earchitecture.co.nz
Voltmotive Ltd, Charging the Future. A local (Rolleston) company that builds electric cars. Make your next car an electric one!
Ecobulbs (http://www.energymad.com/nz/) – reduce your electricity bill.
Distributed Energy Distribution by Orion.
Join the 100% Possible team.
Reinventing fire. Bold vision for a bright future.
Tokelau. The worlds first Solar Powered Nation.
New Zealand Climate Change
ECAN Climate Change Report
Climate Change - What You Can Do (US EPA)
The CarboNZero programme
A Short video explaining climate change tipping points
Weather data from a resident of Lincoln
Waihora Ellesmere Trust
DOC Motukarara Conservation Nursery
Environment Canterbury Resource Care
New Zealand Landcare Trust
Kiwi Conservation Club
Making Weta Motels
Backyard Biodiversity Booklet WEB March 2011
Our Environment is a website designed to help you learn about the natural environments of New Zealand. Using the maps and data made available through Our Environment you can obtain answers to key questions about our natural environments and land resources.
LET Native Planting Guide 2010
Freshwater invertebrates: New web resource on freshwater invertebrates - while targeted at community groups doing stream monitoring, it's probably useful for anyone doing stream invertebrate work.
Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation at Lincoln University
Urban Ecology Programme
Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury
Lincoln University Environmental Organisation
Lincoln High School Environmental Organisation
Download the Lincoln Sustainability Game for schools and communities
Impacts of Peak Oil and Climate Change on Council Services
Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch Inc.
Sustainability at the University of Canterbury
Future Living Expo
Selwyn District Council
Localeye - Canterbury Environmental Business
Lyttelton, portal to Canterbury’s historic past, a vibrant sustainable community creating a living future.
Canterbury Transition News
Lincoln New World Eco - Supermarket
Ministry for the Environment
Sustainable Households Programme
The Natural Step
Sustainable Business Network
Sustainability in Auckland
Sustainability Challenge - what is your next step?
Prometheus - environmentally Sustainable and Socially Responsible Finance
We have two “Enviroschools” in Lincoln. Listen to this programme about the work of the Enviroschools movement and the philosophies that inspire it.
Toi Toi Manawa - Centre for Environmental Learning and Innovation - a Whitecliffs-based organization facilitating educational opportunities and building working examples of sustainable agriculture and living http://toitoimanawa.wordpress.com
By Example - The quest for sustainable living
New Scientist - scientific facts about the environment - UK magazine.
Sustainability resources from Environment Canada
Earlham Energy Awareness Project
Snaffle Up - recycling to keep useful items out of landfill
The Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI) from the University of Oregon
Eco – driving check out www.ecodriver.org
Green OR Growth Is Not the Question - British Business
www.ecoperformance.co.nz - “Save up to 500 litres of water and leave your car and the environment shining with an Eco Performance Waterless Car Groom.”
Disposal of electronic waste - Ministry for the Environment
Good ideas on how to reduce waste at home or in your office/business
http://www.storyofstuff.com/ fun video on why we should limit our consumerism!
http://rubbishfree.com/ In 2008 Waveney Warth & Matthew Luxon decided to try and avoid contributing to this growing problem by setting themselves a challenge of living for a year without sending anything to landfill. This site documents what they learnt and has lots of good links for reducing waste.
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