Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

On yer bike: Cyclists not using flash new bike facility in Auckland

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

A flash new bike parking facility on Auckland’s North Shore, complete with charging and repair stations, CCTV and toilets, is missing one important thing – bicycles. The bike park is part of the $36.1 million Toka Puia car park with 420 car parking spaces on Huron St, which opened last December to replace the loss Read more

Climate crisis cancelled: Greens agree

Monday, July 12th, 2021
Climate Crisis

Climate change is a serious matter, one which we need to get practical resolve on, National MP, Gerry Brownlee said Thursday in a conversation with Green MP, Golriz Ghahraman. He made the comments on a new podcast, “The Backroom of Politics”. However, while taking climate change seriously, Brownlee says he does not use the term Read more

Worldwide, just twenty firms produce 55% of world’s plastic waste

Monday, May 24th, 2021
plastic waste

Twenty companies are responsible for producing more than half of all the single-use plastic waste in the world, fuelling the climate crisis and creating an environmental catastrophe, new research reveals. Among the global businesses responsible for 55% of the world’s plastic packaging waste are both state-owned and multinational corporations, including oil and gas giants and Read more

Mother Earth: With greatest respect

Thursday, March 18th, 2021
Mother Earth

There are two prayers I love which both connect me to Mother Earth. The first is one my uncle said, as a grace before we ate as a family. I loved the rhythm of this prayer and although I do not recall the exact words, he would begin by giving thanks to God the Creator Read more

NZ emissions target likely to toughen

Monday, November 16th, 2020
emissions

New Zealand’s emissions target is likely to toughen if the Climate Change Minister, James Shaw, gets his way. Commenting on advice he received, Shaw says the current target is too weak to match the Government’s commitment to helping save the world and keep the world’s heating within 1.5 degrees celsius. Shaw says conclusive advice from Read more

Divest from companies not committed to environment

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Investors should remove their support from companies not committed to the environment, says Pope Francis. On Saturday he added his voice to calls from a number of world leaders for an more environmentally sustainable economic model. Speaking in a video message for an online event called “Countdown Global Launch, A Call to Action on Climate Read more

Caritas Aotearoa releases annual environment report

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Caritas released its annual State of the Environment for Oceania report, Towards New Horizons, through a global webinar on Friday 2 October. The webinar featured speakers from across Oceania including Tonga, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Aotearoa New Zealand, and will be hosted by the Global Catholic Climate Movement. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has published Read more

KiwiSaver: $4.1 billion still invested in unethical entities

Thursday, August 27th, 2020
kiwisaver

Although there is an improving trend in ethical investment, $4.1 billion of KiwiSaver funds is still invested in companies that the public wants to avoid and $2.3 billion of retail investment funds. This is one of the findings revealed in the most recent annual surveys undertaken jointly by Mindful Money and the Responsible Investment Association Read more

Judging the signs of the times

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
gospel

In the Gospel of Matthew, there is a scene where the Pharisees and Sadducees, in their desire to test Jesus, ask him to show them a sign. In reply to them, Jesus says that in the morning when the sky is red and threatening you say that today it will be stormy. “You know how Read more

Public returns to St. Peter’s Square; pope calls for defence of environment

Monday, May 25th, 2020

The public returned to St Peter’s Square on Sunday to receive Pope Francis’s blessing from his window for the first time in nearly three months as he convoked a year of reflection on the environment. Only a few dozen people went to the square, which was reopened on Monday along with St Peter’s Basilica following Read more