Tag Archives: Carbon footprint

Brenda Vale Telling It How It Is

Sometimes we do things that look like they are for the greater good when really they are just about following a personal whim! As a student of architecture with an ever increasing appetite for things green and sustainable, I have … Continue reading

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Low-Impact, Natural Landscaping

Kakariki Streeters live by the beach and we’ve all got gardens. And with gardens and landscaping in mind, fortunately there is an abundance of useful natural materials to be found both on our beach and in the neighborhood. The issues … Continue reading

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The Gibson-McNeill Household

The Kakariki Street Project has been an incredible journey for us which I’m only just beginning to fully appreciate as we put together our lists of achievements over the past 9 months. I am so heartened by everyone’s efforts and … Continue reading

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The Amery-Zwartz Household

Kakariki Street has brought our community closer together, enriching our lives and doing better by the environment at the same time. Instead of a `nice-to-have’ add-on, sustainable living is an intrinsic part of our lives. We share more, talk more, grow more … Continue reading

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The White Roof Project

What’s in a roof? Well apparently a whole lot. There’s a fast growing movement around the world to paint roofs white or at least a very light shade of grey for it’s light reflecting qualities. Sited by the British ‘Institute … Continue reading

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Insulating Our Houses

Quite a few of the households on Kakariki Street have been prompted to either get new insulation put in or top up existing stuff. Here’s one of their stories… It was a cold misty morning when I awoke to find the Sustainability … Continue reading

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Green deed of the week

Our vege garden has just been massively expanded with a new 17m garden bed reclaimed from the evil clutches of lawn -kikuyu grass and dandelions to be precise. I have discovered that covering the grass with carpet for a few … Continue reading

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