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Enviro-Mark Solutions celebrates “biggest carbon losers” at 2019 Awards breakfast

8 Aug 2019 | Enviro-Mark Solutions

Enviro-Mark Solutions has announced the winners of its 2019 Awards, which recognise organisations that have achieved outstanding reductions in carbon emissions in recent years using the carboNZeroCertTM and CEMARS® programmes, as well as exceptional environmental performance through the Enviro-Mark® programme. The winning organisations from the major award categories have each reduced their carbon footprint by at least 30% on their base year figures, with two organisations reducing their carbon footprint by more than 75% compared to base year.

Enviro-Mark Solutions has announced the winners of its 2019 Awards, which recognise organisations that have achieved outstanding reductions in carbon emissions in recent years using the carboNZeroCertTM and CEMARS® programmes, as well as exceptional environmental performance through the Enviro-Mark® programme. The winning organisations from the major award categories have each reduced their carbon footprint by at least 30% on their base year figures, with two organisations reducing their carbon footprint by more than 75% compared to base year.

Fonterra farmers to get unique emissions profile

8 Aug 2019 | Stuff

Thousands of dairy farmers will soon be given an accurate picture of their farm's greenhouse gas emissions. In a New Zealand first, Fonterra will provide a unique emissions profile to each of its farmers from next spring. The profile will help farmers understand the sources of greenhouse gas emissions on their farms and what action can be taken to cut them.

Thousands of dairy farmers will soon be given an accurate picture of their farm's greenhouse gas emissions. In a New Zealand first, Fonterra will provide a unique emissions profile to each of its farmers from next spring. The profile will help farmers understand the sources of greenhouse gas emissions on their farms and what action can be taken to cut them.

NZ CEOs reckon with their roles in climate change

7 Aug 2019 | The Spinoff

Last week we asked New Zealand CEOs whether greed is still good. In the second part of our series on the ethics of NZ businesses, we put them on the spot over whether short term profits trump long term environmental impacts.

Last week we asked New Zealand CEOs whether greed is still good. In the second part of our series on the ethics of NZ businesses, we put them on the spot over whether short term profits trump long term environmental impacts.

Eastland Community Trust and Eastland Group leading the climate fight

6 Aug 2019 | Gisborne Herald

Last month Eastland Group and Eastland Community Trust signed up to the Climate Leaders Coalition agreement to tackle climate change by reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions. Andrew Ashton delves deeper into how that will be achieved and how it will put Tairawhiti at the tip of the spear in the fight against climate change.

Last month Eastland Group and Eastland Community Trust signed up to the Climate Leaders Coalition agreement to tackle climate change by reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions. Andrew Ashton delves deeper into how that will be achieved and how it will put Tairawhiti at the tip of the spear in the fight against climate change.

Ngāi Tahu hosts inaugural climate change symposium

5 Aug 2019 | Te Karere, TVNZ

We're seeing more and more corporations, companies and councils developing environmental strategies to combat climate change, now iwi are jumping aboard. At Ngāi Tahu's inaugural climate change symposium issues like coastal erosion, marae resilience, mahinga kai and wai were topics of discussion. Hania Douglas reports.

We're seeing more and more corporations, companies and councils developing environmental strategies to combat climate change, now iwi are jumping aboard. At Ngāi Tahu's inaugural climate change symposium issues like coastal erosion, marae resilience, mahinga kai and wai were topics of discussion. Hania Douglas reports.

Ports of Auckland fights climate change with world's first e-tug

3 Aug 2019 | Stuff.co.nz

Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to take delivery of the world's first full-size, fully electric port tug in 2021 as part of its zero emissions policy. The new tug, a Damen RSD-E Tug 2513 will have a 70 tonne pulling power, the same as the port's strongest diesel tug, Hauraki, also built by Damen. It will cost about $18 million.

Ports of Auckland has signed a contract with Dutch company Damen Shipyards to take delivery of the world's first full-size, fully electric port tug in 2021 as part of its zero emissions policy. The new tug, a Damen RSD-E Tug 2513 will have a 70 tonne pulling power, the same as the port's strongest diesel tug, Hauraki, also built by Damen. It will cost about $18 million.

Five for five: Experts weigh in on why Kiwi businesses need to tackle waste management now

2 Aug 2019 | Idealog

Businesses in our ‘clean green Aotearoa’ are becoming more responsible for the waste they emit as much as consumers are. From the new movement of the conscious individual came a need for our businesses to cater to that. Yet reducing waste and becoming more environmentally conscious is not an easy task for already solid businesses. Here, five industry experts give their insights and advice on how businesses can pivot towards a more sustainable outlook.

Businesses in our ‘clean green Aotearoa’ are becoming more responsible for the waste they emit as much as consumers are. From the new movement of the conscious individual came a need for our businesses to cater to that. Yet reducing waste and becoming more environmentally conscious is not an easy task for already solid businesses. Here, five industry experts give their insights and advice on how businesses can pivot towards a more sustainable outlook.

Healthcare’s massive carbon footprint

1 Aug 2019 | Newsroom

Most people would have no idea that the anaesthetic gases released by just one hospital annually in New Zealand has the carbon footprint of 500 return flights between Auckland and London.

Most people would have no idea that the anaesthetic gases released by just one hospital annually in New Zealand has the carbon footprint of 500 return flights between Auckland and London.

NZ's future is electric cars, not hydrogen-powered, Z Energy concludes

1 Aug 2019 | Stuff

Electric vehicles rather than hydrogen-power cars have the most potential to green the transport industry, Z Energy has concluded in a report. The process of creating hydrogen from sources such as natural gas or the electrolysis of water uses more energy than can be created from burning the hydrogen that is then produced.

Electric vehicles rather than hydrogen-power cars have the most potential to green the transport industry, Z Energy has concluded in a report. The process of creating hydrogen from sources such as natural gas or the electrolysis of water uses more energy than can be created from burning the hydrogen that is then produced.