Covid recovery or sustainable transformation?

Friday, April 17th, 2020 | tedla55p | 2 Comments

Ralph Chapman and Paul Blaschke* 

New Zealand faces momentous choices, crystallised by the Covid pandemic. Here we consider how we can shape policies and programmes to ensure that the recovery from the Covid lockdown provides an opportunity for a sustainable transformation of our society and economy, addressing the climate crisis and wider environmental and social goals.

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Meat, Health, Hospitals, and Sustainability*

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 | tedla55p | No Comments

Prof John Potter**

Achieving healthier diets that are also sustainable is increasingly in the news. In this blog, I look at the case for reducing the amount of meat in hospital meals and gently remind our dietitian colleagues not to let their dietary advice get out of date.

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Cycling and walking in six NZ cities: Where are we at?

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 | Kate Sloane | 3 Comments

Dr Caroline Shaw, Dr Marie Russell

Figure 1 On-road cycle lane Wellington. Photo credit: Jenny Ombler

Figure 1 On-road cycle lane Wellington.
Photo credit: Jenny Ombler

Active transport is important for health and sustainability. But no one has previously looked systematically at how NZ cities support cycling and walking. Therefore, a new study has been performed and is now published online. This blog reports its main findings.

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