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For Farmers by Farmers information day

Farmers will have the chance to learn about different approaches and methods next month at the For Farmers by Farmers information day. The Centre's Marion Johnson is one of the organisers of the event, which will be held at Papakaio Hall, near Oamaru, on July 2. The day will include talks from su...Read More

Centre staff to deliver keynote talk at US symposium

The Centre for Sustainability's Janet Stephenson, Rebecca Ford and Sara Walton will deliver a keynote talk at the Garrison Institute's Climate, Mind and Behaviour (CMB) Symposium in New York this month. The two-hour seminar is titled Interdisciplinarity in action: Energy Cultures as a concept, a fra...Read More

Centre welcomes visitor from Brazil

The Centre would like to welcome PhD student Marisia Silva, who is visiting from the Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho (UNESP, São Paulo State University) in Brazil. Marisia is an engineer of agronomy and is currently working on her PhD on non-renewable energy use...Read More

Deputy director to give climate change talk

The Centre's Christopher Rosin will be giving a seminar on climate change titled ?Questioning climate change: denial and identity among New Zealand pastoral farmers?. The seminar is being run by the Otago Climate Change Network and will be held on Thursday, May 9, at the Centre for Inno...Read More

Open lecture and discussion on climate change

Centre director Janet Stephenson is to be part of a panel discussing the question:  "Climate Change - Where are we now and what do we do next?" Also on the panel will be Professor Jonathan Boston (Professor of Public Policy, Victoria University School of Government), Professor Colin Campbell-H...Read More

Centre welcomes new researcher

New staff member Michelle Scott will be putting her psychology background to good use as a researcher for the Energy Cultures II project. Michelle, who is from Perth, Scotland, has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Dundee (Scotland), an MSc in Psychological Research from the University of ...Read More

MCHI toolkit launched

This month sees the launch of the Marine Cultural Health Index (MCHI). This is a practical monitoring toolkit that helps local managers and kaitiaki to score and monitor the health of important marine harvest areas. It was developed to assist Ng?i Tahu in establishing fisheries restoration targ...Read More

Researcher bringing energy to topic

Making energy conservation fun could be the key to reaching energy inefficient consumers, says US researcher Beth Karlin. Beth, who is currently visiting the Centre for Sustainability, is the director of the Transformational Media Lab at the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA) as well...Read More

“Push-button Care” at heart of talk

The Tourism and Geography departments, along with The Centre for Sustainability, are co-hosting  a seminar by Dr James Igoe tilted Redemption, Repair and Push-button Care,  in which he will describe his research on biodiversity conservation and how it led him to investigate ?push but...Read More

Energy Cultures report launched at Te Papa

Energy Cultures: Implications for Policymakers was released at Te Papa this week as part of The Energy Conference 2013. Centre for Sustainability Director Janet Stephenson launched the report, which she co-authored with Barry Barton, Sally Blackwell, Gerry Carrington, Rebecca Ford, Rob Lawson,...Read More

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