BBC Ocean Series

BBC Ocean Stories 4/4: We are part of 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

Motiti - according to the MRMT, the island and its reefs should be protected from adverse effects such as dredging, trawling or discharge.

Tipping point: Non-word of the year

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

Climate Change – be a part of the solutions.

“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.

The art of reducing plastic (onboard)

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)

Plastic in the ocean – A Serial Killer

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

Alternatives to plastic

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