Tag Archives: Sustainability

Sustainable Business: The LivingInPeace Project

A wonderfully GOOD New Zealand Story Karamea. A community of 650 people in rural New Zealand. A small community with a big vision. Imagine if every traveller and every business took responsibility for their carbon footprint. This is the vision … Continue reading

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Karamea Food-Branding Initiative Gathers Momentum

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Buller Community Development Facilitator Peter Howard recently presented information at the Karamea Bowling Club about a proposal to establish a “social enterprise” in Karamea to bolster the local economy, create employment and … Continue reading

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The History of the LivingInPeace Project

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray In 2002, while working as a journalist for The Daily Yomiuri in Japan, I was actively involved in the international peace movement that was protesting the planned unprovoked invasion of Iraq … Continue reading

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LED Technician Pete Jenkins Lights up Rongolia

Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand has just reduced its lighting power consumption by over 85% by … Continue reading

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PermaBlitz by Elise Burkevics: Ten Days from Jungle to Garden

Photo blog of permaculture garden design at the LivingInPeace Project in Karamea New Zealand by Elise Burkevics. Continue reading

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N.Z. National Permaculture Hui 2015: Let’s Get GROWING!

   NZ National Permaculture Hui 2015 3rd-6th April 2015 (Easter Weekend)   Moving On Basic Regeneration with Permaculture   This year we’re bringing the Hui back to it’s roots with a 4 day immerse experience. The Hui’s focus is Moving … Continue reading

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Monbiot Gets Wild About Rewilding

Book Review: “Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life” by George Monbiot Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Oxford-educated Zoologist and writer George Monbiot takes on the subject of rewilding in his latest book “Feral” and … Continue reading

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