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Sound Bite at the Otago Museum

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Sound Bite at the Otago Museum
Kia Rongo Ngā Niho (Sound Bite) is a kids interactive which explores how sound travels through solid objects more easily than through air and involves a biodegradable straw from The Rubbish Whisperer

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Sustainable Summer - Okere Falls Store

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Sustainable Summer - Okere Falls Store

“If you have children or care about the world at all then you have to make a change now, not in 5 or 10 years, we have to stop using plastic now.” (Sarah Uhl, Okere Falls Store) Okere Falls Store can be found on State Highway 33, a scenic 20 minute drive from Rotorua. This unique venue offers a fantastic menu of delicious food 7 days a week but also hosts a gourmet store where you will not only find local, organic produce and European epicurean treats but also a range of reusable, waste reducing, eco products. This summer Sarah...

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Sustainable Resolutions for 2019

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Sustainable Resolutions for 2019

The past year has been a big one for sustainability in New Zealand. The tide is turning on plastic with things like the plastic bag ban and straw-less cafes and restaurants. Here are a few easy things that you can put on your list of new year resolutions heading in to 2019 to reduce your impact on the environment. Set a rule of ‘No keep cup, no coffee’ The best way to make sure you stick to your reusable cup goals is to not allow yourself a drink out without it. You will quickly find you will be in the...

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Food waste - the easiest way to tackle climate change.

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If global food waste was a country it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases but solving the problem of food waste is one of the easiest ways to tackle climate change. In NZ every year the food wasted produces carbon emissions equivalent to over 118,000 cars and yet no-one wants to waste food – especially when it costs us money. This isn’t a case of anyone doing anything ‘bad’ just that we need to pay attention to the problem. The resources used to produce, package and transport food are huge and if we waste food then we’re...

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How to use our Reusable Water Balloons

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How to use our Reusable Water Balloons

The reusable water balloons are great because you never run out of water balloons! It is a sunny day, you want to have a water fight – you don’t have to go to the shop! If you have reusable water balloons, you always have them on hand. The other good thing about the water fight is that at the end of it, when everyone is cold and hungry, you don’t have to spend all the time picking up little bits of balloons from the garden. These water balloons last longer than disposable balloons – all you need to do is...

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