Behold the beauty

I’m lucky enough to work just a few minutes’ walk from the Wellington Botanic Garden, so I often spend my lunch hour walking through the gardens. I’ve been doing this for more than a year now, and have seen all the seasons come and go. In fact, in Wellington, we sometimes see all the seasons in one day, but that’s another story… Continue reading

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A balancing act

When it comes to environmental matters, I think the biggest problem is how to balance economic and environmental issues. One of the stories which recently made the news is the people of Greymouth who are trying to save the Spring Creek coalmine. Now, I’m not a fan of mines, and coalmines would probably be my least favourite type of mine. But it’s hard not to sympathise with people who have young families and just want to save their jobs. Continue reading

Why I’m starting this blog

“Our numbers expand but Earth’s natural systems do not.” (Lester R Brown)

I am hoping that by sharing the things I am learning, I can spread awareness of the environmental issues we face. The problems we are facing (climate change, biodiversity loss etc.) are complex and difficult to understand, and they need integrated, long-term solutions. Continue reading