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Climate Change Bill Draft – let’s do this!

We can shout. We can moan. We can use our reusable cup. We can gather in the streets and refuse to go into school until something is done about Climate Change! But in reality…. all you’re achieving is missing your schoolwork and raising your blood pressure. Sadly national (and international) climate change action must take […]


SBN and ‘Closing the Loop’

Thanks to the wonderful Sustainable Business Network and Lower Hutt’s Metal Art/RePlas for hosting a screening of ‘Closing the Loop’ by Prof. Dr Wayne Visser and Director Graham Sheldon. Closing the Loop touches on the fundamentals of a circular economy, specifically drawing upon international examples under the themes of 1. Reduce, 2. Reuse, 3. Recycle, […]


Frances Whitehead – The Embedded artist

At Worser Bay Life Saving Club we had the fantastic opportunity to listen to Frances Whitehead’s presentation about “Tactics for Praxis and The Embedded artist”. Frances is a Professor at the School of Art Institute Chicago, a plant worshipper and pagan. Frances used to come from a material studio practice background and now works in […]

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Prepping for Park(ing) Day 2019

Economate Founder Katy is getting ready for another exciting installment at Wellington’s popular ‘Park(ing) Day’, Friday 8 March. As per previous years she’ll be working with some of her awesome students from Onslow College to bring you a green-themed message… we won’t say too much as you’ll have to come and see. We visited Harvey […]

Do we need big actions to tackle big issues?

Check out this video below by some guy called Bill Gates… These are the real climate-change causing issues we need to face. Consumerism and population growth and the subsequent manufacturing that goes with it. While cycling to work and using your reuseable water bottle might give you the fuzzies (and these are still small but […]

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Friday Homes’ Steve takes his waste home to save

Woop woop! We just want to give a big thumbs up to Friday Homes’ Steve Friday. Our Economate Friday Homes recently moved their yard following completion of a project in Wainuiomata. Having already set aside waste material for Onslow College Steve Friday just couldn’t bear to throw it away on packing up their yard. In […]