Posts Tagged Sustainability

The Tragedy of the Commons and why we should learn from it.

Posted 21 April 2022 by David Spratt

Part Three of Planet Spratt’s Journey to Sustainability The tragedy of the commons is an economic problem in which every individual has an incentive to consume a resource, but at the expense of every other individual—with no way to exclude anyone from consuming. Initially it was formulated by asking what would happen if every shepherd, acting in their own self-interest, allowed their flock to graze on the common field. If everybody does act in their apparent own best interest, it results in harmful over-consumption (all the grass is eaten, to the detriment of...
Read more

Lights, carbon, action for this year’s Earth Hour

Posted 26 March 2022 by Chris Hargreaves

Today’s Earth Hour (Saturday 26 March, 8.30 – 9.30pm NZ time) again puts climate action into the spotlight – but a recent MYOB survey highlights that while there’s strong support for climate action among SMEs, many are confused about how to progress. Earth Hour, which started in 2007 as a symbolic lights-out event, is now held around the world on the last Saturday of March each year to promote action on climate change and to ensure a brighter future for people and the planet. So, what better time to explore results from the latest MYOB small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)...
Read more

WE. He Never says WE.

Posted 24 March 2022 by David Spratt

A Journey to Sustainability with Planet Spratt Jims Arboretum Legacy “If a thousand years were to pass in a second what would be left of us?”The Dig – Movie I read somewhere that the best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is today. Autumn is coming and with the rains will come the opportunity to begin planting out the stream on my property that is so in need of a kind and considerate lover.  It is only five weeks but my efforts to bring my stream back to life have been an inspiration. Not in a, “Gee Dave, you are a great green guy,” kind...
Read more

New Zealand committed to 50% at COP26

Posted 20 December 2021 by Chris Hargreaves

The COP26 summit brought governments together in Sept 2021 to discuss accelerated actions towards the goals of the Paris Agreement (2015), which is an international treaty signed by 196 participating member states at COP21 in Paris, 2015. It aims to keep the global average temperature at ‘well below’ 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, ideally 1.5 degrees, to strengthen the ability to adapt to climate change, and build resilience; align all finance flows with, ‘a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions, and climate-resilient development’. New Zealand has signed up to...
Read more

Total Utilities proudly joins the Carbon Neutral Government Programme.

Posted 16 November 2021 by Chris Hargreaves

Total Utilities is proud to join a growing community of over 40 suppliers and service providers participating in the Carbon Neutral Government Programme. We join the likes of Deloitte, BECA and many other organisations who profoundly care about protecting our beautiful country and people from the impact of climate change.  The purpose of the CNGP is to accelerate the reduction of emissions within the public sector and targets three areas in particular: heating, transport, and buildings. We are Toitū carbonzero, too This exciting news follows our February announcement,...
Read more

 

View All Articles

How can we help?

Contact us