Global Earth Repair Summit

This event October 21 to 24 is one of several inspirational global events in October. A feature of this summit is its delivery in three time zones and the inclusion of in-person hubs. The Summit includes three days (October 21,22 and 24) of 24 hours of round-the-world programming. Three different time regions of the world … Continue reading Global Earth Repair Summit

How plants cool and heal the climate

My book How plants cool and heal the climate: Finding solutions close to home is now published and available on Amazon as a paperback or hardback. I will have copies from the printer by the end of July. Here's the cover. While we have to stop using fossil fuels as soon as possible, solutions to … Continue reading How plants cool and heal the climate

A PHOSPHATE STORY

Superphosphate, manufactured by treating phosphate rock with sulphuric acid, has been a mainstay of New Zealand farming. Phosphate is also available as partially acidulated phosphate and as untreated phosphate rock. This brief exploration of the phosphate fertiliser raises questions about its continued use and contrasts Māori and Pākehā perspectives. The story of the terra preta … Continue reading A PHOSPHATE STORY

Collective impact for regenerative land, ocean, and food

"Risk is interconnected but our response is not."The Community Impact Fund "Risk is interconnected but our response is not". Herein lies the problem. Our response to climate change in Te Tai Tokerau specifically, and Aotearoa and the rest of the planet more broadly is, at best fractured. Observing institutions here, I see how their climate … Continue reading Collective impact for regenerative land, ocean, and food

Plants cool!

Inspired by Michal Kravčík's work I have been using a thermal imaging camera to show the cooling impact of plants. It's a Seek Compact XR lens that plugs into the usb port on my mobile phone. This first image is from Coronation Reserve in Whāngarei. The bottom image is a thermal image of the same … Continue reading Plants cool!