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Waste Management sets NZ sector benchmark for carbon reduction

22 May 2019 | Waste Management

Marking a first for the waste industry in New Zealand, Waste Management NZ has achieved independent certification for managing and reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Waste Management Managing Director, Tom Nickels, said today. The company has worked over two years to complete CEMARS® (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) certification, measuring all greenhouse gas emissions and joining 53 companies from other sectors in New Zealand who have taken this step.

Marking a first for the waste industry in New Zealand, Waste Management NZ has achieved independent certification for managing and reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Waste Management Managing Director, Tom Nickels, said today. The company has worked over two years to complete CEMARS® (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) certification, measuring all greenhouse gas emissions and joining 53 companies from other sectors in New Zealand who have taken this step.

The story of a revolution: How public transport transformed Auckland

22 May 2019 | The Spinoff

Public transport in Auckland looks set to hit an all-time of 100 million passengers this year. Patrick Reynolds looks back at how we got here and what next to expect for the future of transport.

Public transport in Auckland looks set to hit an all-time of 100 million passengers this year. Patrick Reynolds looks back at how we got here and what next to expect for the future of transport.

EVtalk checks out ‘AT Local’

22 May 2019 | EV Talk

An EV rideshare trial is about half way through its year’s “test and learn” on Auckland’s North Shore. So EVtalk’s Sophia Wang tried Auckland Transport’s AT Local service in the lower Devonport peninsula which aims to reduce congestion for those travelling to and from the area’s three ferry terminals.

An EV rideshare trial is about half way through its year’s “test and learn” on Auckland’s North Shore. So EVtalk’s Sophia Wang tried Auckland Transport’s AT Local service in the lower Devonport peninsula which aims to reduce congestion for those travelling to and from the area’s three ferry terminals.

Freightways case study - fewer, faster and bigger planes for greater sustainability

20 May 2019 | Freightways

By investing in a more modern and efficient air-fleet in collaboration with NZ Post, Freightways managed to reduce emissions by more than 20% for every item that travelled in the air.

Meridian - NZ's car 'mindset' needs change

20 May 2019 | NZ Herald

E-scooter system may provide a path to getting more electric vehicles on our roads. Within 10 years many Kiwis could be car-sharing in much the same way they do now with electric scooters and bikes. Nick Robilliard, property and procurement manager of Meridian Energy says he sees a shift coming in vehicle ownership, a model he believes will change significantly in the next 10 years.

E-scooter system may provide a path to getting more electric vehicles on our roads. Within 10 years many Kiwis could be car-sharing in much the same way they do now with electric scooters and bikes. Nick Robilliard, property and procurement manager of Meridian Energy says he sees a shift coming in vehicle ownership, a model he believes will change significantly in the next 10 years.

Pukekohe's Wastewater Treatment Plant receives solar energy boost

20 May 2019 | Stuff

Franklin residents are one step closer to an eco-friendly flush with the addition of a new solar array at the Pukekohe Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Franklin residents are one step closer to an eco-friendly flush with the addition of a new solar array at the Pukekohe Wastewater Treatment Plant.

3R - Zero Carbon Bill welcome news for Hawke's Bay

17 May 2019 | 3R

The release of the Zero Carbon Bill is welcome news, particularly in Hawke’s Bay where the effects of coastal erosion and weather events due to climate change are already being felt, says Hawke’s Bay sustainability expert and Chief Executive of 3R Group, Adele Rose.

The release of the Zero Carbon Bill is welcome news, particularly in Hawke’s Bay where the effects of coastal erosion and weather events due to climate change are already being felt, says Hawke’s Bay sustainability expert and Chief Executive of 3R Group, Adele Rose.

DB Breweries case study - solar heating

16 May 2019 | DB Breweries

How DB Breweries harnesses the power of the Nelson sunshine to sterilise bottles at their Redwood Cidery.

thinkstep has science-based target approved

16 May 2019 | Thinkstep

At thinkstep it is in our DNA to enable organisations to succeed sustainably. This means that we cannot just advise other companies to do the right thing in sustainability; we strongly believe that we have to do our share. To ensure that our low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science, we decided to do this with a target verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Our target was approved by SBTi in April 2019.

At thinkstep it is in our DNA to enable organisations to succeed sustainably. This means that we cannot just advise other companies to do the right thing in sustainability; we strongly believe that we have to do our share. To ensure that our low-carbon transformation is aligned with climate science, we decided to do this with a target verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Our target was approved by SBTi in April 2019.

Ngāi Tahu share climate change ideas with UN Secretary-General

14 May 2019 | te ao Maori News

Ngāi Tahu hosted United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his last meeting in Aotearoa before he heads to the Pacific Islands for further UN discussions. The iwi will put forward what they're doing to combat climate change in the hope that ideas and initiatives may be taken up by the UN.

Ngāi Tahu hosted United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his last meeting in Aotearoa before he heads to the Pacific Islands for further UN discussions. The iwi will put forward what they're doing to combat climate change in the hope that ideas and initiatives may be taken up by the UN.