We are all looking for solutions to minimise our impact so our people and our places can thrive and survive.

This blog series has been created to spread awareness about sustainable living and being environmentally conscious. It talks about the challenges and barriers faced to help protect our community and the environment. Its also a way for us to spread the victories – both big and small that have been achieved in the field all over the world.

Apr 4, 2024, 10:36 AM
For zero waste strategy to make an impact and for us to be able to reduce the generation of waste, action at all levels – on a large and small scale – is critical. Unfortunately for most adopting zero-waste living is often perceived as a lifestyle choice for those who have time and money to invest in certain habits, products and projects however in reality there are communities all over the globe of different sizes, cultures, traditions, and economic standing who have adapted zero-waste strategies to help the global crisis we are facing. From an island town in Japan to right here in our city in Aotearoa New Zealand we can see the steps taken by diverse communities proving how zero waste can be woven into our communities and lives.
Mar 28, 2024, 4:22 PM
A Plastic Pollution Challenge art exhibition, which examined the impact of consumer choices and the much-needed actions of stream clean-up volunteers - then invited exhibition visitors to have a say.

Find out more:

Facebook @palmyplasticchallenge.

Email ppc@source2sea.org.nz

Phone: 06 355 0126.

About our writer: 

Laurin Benedict is an Intern at Environment Network Manawatu. She is passionate about holistic and sustainable development of the community and the environment. She focuses on Environment conservation and mitigation of social inequalities. She moved from India after finishing her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, Zoology and Botany and is currently completing her Masters' in Sustainable Development Goals at Massey University, Palmerston North.