George Monbiot, enlightens us.
Aeon enlightens us.
The school of LIfe shows us how to think about making our cities better, and us inhabitants happier.
Thank you School of Life! We're big fans.
Sneak peek at what we are working on..
"This is a time of massive rethinking, and for finding new solutions and new ways of doing things via technology. We're also seeing consumers being much more informed, a greater desire for regulations to counter poor performance." Rachel Brown
Just in my inbox.. Fingers crossed folks!
The biggest night on the business innovation and sustainability calendar is here and TV cameras and media are arriving to film and photograph the winners. Make sure you check watch TV over your breakfast in the morning, or follow us on Twitter to find out who the winners are in the 2014
The SBN awards are coming up next week and we actively have our fingers crossed.
Here's some info from SBN about our stance and development on energy.
MSA is the first housing company in New Zealand to provide solar power as a standard feature with homes. This produces all the energy needs for the home, charges a couple of electric vehicles and produces sufficient excess to repay the embodied energy within five years.
The solar array is not itemised or optional, so the MSA purchaser doesn't need to worry about the cost. Whether they’re environmentally conscious or not, their new home will be energy and carbon neutral with transportation included.
The MSA house is an ‘active house’. Unlike a passive house, MSA believes it’s better to invest in ample alternate energy from the start.
Karl and I looking around at the Innovators Awards Ceremony..
New Zealand Innovation Awards - tonight!
'Great Stories Deserve to be Told!'
We're excited to be going to join in the fun and celebrate Innovation in New Zealand, tonight at Shed 10 in Auckland.
We'll let you know who won what, and what we liked the best... so stay tuned!
Sustainable Business Award entry
MSA is participating this year in the NZI National Sustainable Business Awards! We're super excited to be able to enter and of course, we're hoping to win one of the categories. We entered Mega Efficiency, Community and Renewables.
The short list is announced in November. Finger's crossed!
"The NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards, which are now in their 12th year, are the pre-eminent and longest-standing sustainable business awards in New Zealand. They recognise and celebrate the efforts of businesses and individuals that have demonstrated progress in sustainability and are reshaping their business models for a more sustainable future."
More on the website.