Thank you to Victoria University for te reo version of Sustainable Development Goals chart.

A 30-page book in PDF format you can download for free!

© Rachael Goddard

ISBN: 978-0-473-30459-1 

Illustrations by Monica Peters.

Photographs by Professor Phil Bishop, Nga Manu Images, Cheryl Reynolds, Kara Goddard and Rachael Goddard.

Everything you ever wanted to know about our special native frogs, and other visitors who have ‘hopped’ over the ditch! Our four native frog species are ancient. They have some unusual things that make them different to other frogs around the world. Many of our frogs do not have a tadpole stage. Some daddy frogs carry froglets on their backs. Some of our frogs do not croak. Most breathe through their skin as well as their nose. Some are not much bigger than a $2 coin. They are all rare and some are endangered. You will also find about the yucky poisonous cane toad from Australia.

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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:

  • Waste
  • Water
  • Energy
  • Travel
  • C02e
  • Framework/plan or policy
  • Engagement
  • 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.
UNESCO reports that 91% of students say their place of study should actively incorporate and promote sustainable development and 70% would like to see sustainable development incorporated and promoted through all courses.
(Cone Communications CSR Study 2017, NUS 2018).
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.