New Zealand (Māori: Aotearoa [aɔˈtɛaɾɔa]) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) and the South Island (Te Waipounamu)—and over 700 smaller islands. It is the sixth-largest island country by area, covering 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. The country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.
Climate action[edit | edit source]
Government website: Climate change information
Biodiversity[edit | edit source]
Environment quality[edit | edit source]
Government website: Water quality
Community involvement[edit | edit source]
Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]
Coasts[edit | edit source]
Community energy[edit | edit source]
Cycling activism[edit | edit source]
Ethical consumerism[edit | edit source]
Food activism[edit | edit source]
Ooooby. Social network. Ooooby stands for Out of our own back yards.
Kai Rakau Project: Establishing a large collection of mainly fruit and nut bearing trees for the purpose of education, protection and heritage. facebook page
Food waste in New Zealand W
Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]
eDay (Wikipedia), annual New Zealand initiative, started by Computer Access New Zealand (CANZ), aimed to raise awareness of the potential dangers associated with electronic waste and to offer the opportunity for such waste to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly fashion.
Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]
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- Wikipedia: New Zealand, Environment and Conservation Organizations of Aotearoa New Zealand, Environment of New Zealand, Sustainability in New Zealand, Timeline of the New Zealand environment, Deforestation in New Zealand
- Earthship New Zealand
- Sustainable Habitat Construction, Building a Better Way