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Can cities be sustainable and inclusive?

Goal 11 of the SDGs aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030. There is a long way to go toward inclusivity. Most attention …

What are the principles of permaculture?

Permaculture – created from the words ‘permanent’ and ‘agriculture’ is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking informed by ethics and design principles. The contraction of terms is now …

Food poverty and insecurity

As we have built our knowledge on SDGs and their local contexts, we realise that the goals are difficult (if not impossible) to separate and address singularly. Of course, addressing …

Meet the team

Professor Lynda Johnston – Lead educator Professor Lynda Johnson is the Assistant Vice Chancellor Sustainability at the University of Waikato and has been a lecturer in human geography for over …

Carbon offset in Aotearoa New Zealand

Over the past decade, carbon offsetting has become increasingly popular, but it has also become – for a mixture of reasons – increasingly controversial. Traditionally, much of the criticism of …