Ngarimu on his red scooter as he went around the grounds to see if we were working well.
Zero-waste Strategy Management: Here's the Volunteers at work. Dressed in our official crew kowhai/yellow or kikorangi/blue T-shirt and cow boy hat, we trudged our kikorangi/blue and kakariki/green
bins to our different stations. By chance, I got involved in Ngarimu's
Zero waste program. Ngarimu also sourced cutlery and plates made of
potatoes which is 10-0% biodegradable.
it is inevitable that we have to use disposable cutlery and crockery.
The convenience outweighs the tedious job of washing up like a big
picnic or party.
I am very proud to be associated with Ngarimu
and his Ngati Whatua Maori people in leading the zero waste movement in
New Zealand. During our Waitangi Day, Ngarimu led a whole army of
volunteers to teach tens of thousands of festival goers recycling.
walk the talk, Ngarimu supplied cutlery and crockery made of potato.
These special disposable forks, spoons, knives and plates went to the
worms at the worm farms on the Marea.
These food fed
the army of workers and volunteers. The yummy food came in big
containers at lunch time. Ka Pai aka good job. No need for too much
washing up and harmful detergent.
Can you see the beige colour forks, knives and plates?
Daffodil Day 2016 will be on Friday,
26 August 2016. Thank you for your continued support. As well as
providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand, Daffodil Day is a major funding source for the Cancer Society. Daffodils are associated with sunshine.
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My brother Dr Henry Chan Chok Khuang. He is the leader for the Heart of Borneo (HoB) for WWF in Malaysia and Indonesia at a recent ecotourism workshop in Indonesia. He is seated with the VIP, the governor. Unfortunately, its in bahasa Indonesia
gifted by someone who won it from an event.
Mizu says it has
angled top for smooth flow.MIZU is water in Japanese. Pro snowboarder
Jussi Oksanen and friends founded the company in 2008 after they felt
embarrassed by the sea of plastic water bottles after they had gathered
in their truck after only one week of filming in Alaska.
my kind of philosophy. I remember when I ran the Singapore marathon, I
saw the zillions of plastic cups that were thrown on the road and road
Auckland is located at an Isthmus. 3/4 of our land is surrounded by the sea.
These shells were found at our local beach. I am lucky to live 5 minutes from the beach. I am luckier to have people use recycled bottles when they use the beach. And I am luckiest when volunteers pick up rubbish and plastic bottles in my beach.
Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪
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