Aotearoa is Not For Sale Support the arrival of the 11-day Hikoi in opposition to asset sales with a demonstration and march to Parliament.
Urban farming is growing a green future By growing what we need near where we live, we decrease the "food miles" associated with long-distance transportation. [National Geographic]
A day on, toxic river still flowing The acrid smell of diesel still wafts off a residential section of the Waikato River. [Stuff]
Ecuador's unique plan to forego oil extraction to save critical forests (video) It's not a new idea, but it remains a revolutionary one. [Treehugger]
Reusable water bottle keeps track of the disposable bottles you don't buy Visualize the positive impact you can have on the environment. [Inhabitat]
Lancashire schoolgirl wins chance to address MEPs with anti-fracking video An 11-year-old schoolgirl travels to Brussels after posting a video on YouTube criticising shale gas extraction. [Guardian]
Earth-Friendly & Organic Air Fresheners Most of the perfumed sprays, cartridges and candles that line supermarket shelves fill your home with toxic chemicals. [National Geographic]
Australia lists the koala as 'vulnerable' species in parts of the country due to its dwindling population, officials say. [BBC]
New GM crops could make superweeds even stronger "Resistance happens, particularly when the selection pressure is largely from one or two tactics," said weed ecologist David Mortensen of Penn State University. [Wired Science]
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Marking New Zealand Sign Language Week is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the six years since New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) became one of our three official languages.
We've translated parts of our website to provide access to these pages in NZSL. Deaf New Zealanders can now learn more about Green Party policies and values in their first language. We are proud to be the first political party in NZ to ensure this right is respected.
A huge number of New Zealand Sign Language activities are happening around the country this week and I encourage you to attend an event to pick up some words in NZSL – you will be pleased you did!
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