Point of Difference
We provide personal tailormade programmes, processes and services for small to medium enterprises, community organisations, local government, and the education sector, without big consultancy fees.
What We Offer
- Assessment and gap analysis
- Strategy planning and mapping
- Tracking, benchmarking and reporting
- Resourcing to add to your team
- Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
- Climate Change preparedness
- Climate Action Planning
Assessment & Management
- Greenhouse gas/C02e Assessment and tracking
- Waste Minimisation & Management Plans
- Workshops & Guest Lecturing
- Event Planning
- Author / Writer
Blue Sky Thinking
- Film resources and producer
- Social Impact entertainment
Are You Ready?
Are you wondering how to respond to the New Zealand Government’s targets of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, or going carbon neutral by 2025?
Do you want to be more socially and environmentally responsible?
Is sustainability important to you, but don’t know where to start?
Are you questioning how to align the work you do with the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
Want to save money with rising waste costs and energy?
We all need to prepare for the changes that are coming and show evidence of progress towards climate change mitigation. Even if you are not a business, understanding and measuring your impacts and acting on them will be key to ensuring our futures.
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Finding a New Balance in our Changed World
Covid is the catalyst for change. It has illustrated very strongly our impact on our environment and our lives. We have been given an opportunity to reset, reconnect and rethink about how we are living and how we could do things differently.
Small individual steps become larger actions collectively.
Read more in Blog below.
The Global and the Personal – A Blog for Tomorrow
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Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to consider if I want to green up my organisation?
It depends how broad you want to go, but the following are usually considered and assessed:
- Framework/plan or policy
- Social responsibility
Do my clients, staff, students, customers want this?
- 87% of consumers have a more positive image of a company that supports social or environmental issues.
- 88% will be more loyal to a company that supports social or environmental issues.
- 87% would buy a product with a social and environmental benefit if given the opportunity.
Does sustainability and climate change really matter?
The evidence is clear backed by science and actual global events. Our environment is changing, and people care. Recent surveys (IAG, Stats NZ, SBC) highlight 69-87% of kiwi’s think environmental/climate change is a concern.
We are at pivotal juncture, there is no latitude for prevarication and debate over climate change, sustainability, our impacts on the environment. We need to re-evaluate now how we live, do business and behave, and utilise all of the tools that we have to bring about long-term meaningful change; agility, systems, collaboration, resilience, leadership, and innovation, education and most importantly our collective skills and acting.
What is C02e?
CO2, carbon dioxide is the most prevalent greenhouse gas that comes from burning fossil fuels, industry, and land use. However, there are numerous other gases that contribute to global warming, all of which together are quantified in one single measurement called CO2 equivalent. Co2e.