Good things come to those who wait, they say. For the last three months, I have done quite a bit of waiting... waiting for this day to come: The day of our departure to sail around New Zealand. It is a day, that has been postponed too many times for my taste. Even though it … Continue reading Setting sails … and what the Environment Court has to do with it
"I've been fascinated by the Maori approach to the living quality of nature for a while so it was really interesting to read your email and see your webpage. It so happens that we are preparing a series for the BBC World Service which will profile each of the world's oceans and talk to people … Continue reading BBC Ocean Stories 4/4: We are part of it
Sitting in an environment court is an experience of its own. I would know. For the last two weeks, I had the opportunity to be present in a case around the island of Motiti. The indigenous people, represented in the Motiti Rohe Moana Trust (MRMT), sought protection for their ocean, their coast and reefs. It´s … Continue reading Tipping point: Non-word of the year
“Real solutions to the climate crisis are being built by those who have always protected the Earth and by those who fight every day to defend their environment and living conditions. We need to globalise these solutions. For us, the struggles for climate justice and social justice are one and the same. It is the … Continue reading Climate Change – be a part of the solutions.
How to reduce waste in general and plastic in particular? How to eliminate single-use plastic? These are important questions we provide answers for.
It seems to be one of the topics every boatie or wanna-be-boatie faces rather sooner than later: How to reduce waste in general and plastic in particular on board? Not necessarily only because of our increasing love for the environment, but rather as a consequence of living in a limited space. “Don´t take plastic and … Continue reading The art of reducing plastic (onboard)
It was one of the first days where you could feel that summer is in the air. We decided to take a stroll down to the little sandy "beach" of the Tauranga Bridge Marina, where we are currently preparing Kahu for our circumnavigation of New Zealand. I was drawing flowers in the sand when T.A. … Continue reading Plastic in the ocean – A Serial Killer
While researching on packaging (and after getting a bit depressed about the complicated topic of biodegradable plastic), I also found some interesting future materials which could replace at least some of the plastic wrapping. "Redesigning plastic products to be valuable and sustainable is our biggest leap toward prevention”, in an article on Youris, Katie Allen, the … Continue reading Alternatives to plastic
Products are made out of or wrapped in plastic. No end in sight. Is biodegradable plastic a solution? Myths, misunderstandings, methods of plastic reduction.