Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, May 10th, 2022 - 33 comments
The climate crisis is no longer something that’s happening to someone else, somewhere else, at some point in the future. It’s happening to us. It’s happening here. It’s happening now. – James Shaw
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, December 22nd, 2021 - 22 comments
Key here is the resilience politics of greenies, DIYers and anarchists, where we just don’t wait for the government to act, we get on with and build the new ways ourselves.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, November 2nd, 2021 - 30 comments
Climate solutions are coming from Indigenous peoples and other system thinkers who are deeply connected with nature, not the neoliberal diehards who treat nature as a grab bag of resources to be manipulated.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, September 8th, 2021 - 13 comments
We’re now in the time of synchronous and overlapping crises. With Delta Level Two and ongoing restrictions affecting the hospitality sector, and eighteen months into our covid response, solutions need to be for the long haul. One of the keys to that is positive adaptation.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, August 10th, 2021 - 130 comments
As the IPCC drops its grim, damning report on humans and climate change, and as we are surrounded by social and mainstream media narratives of disaster, we desperately need cogent and hopeful visions of where we can go next, and stories of futures where things work out.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, July 22nd, 2021 - 75 comments
For those that understand the cyclical, interconnected nature of reality and why growth is inherently limited in the physical world, kia kaha, we’re making headway.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, May 31st, 2021 - 12 comments
The South Coast Environment Centre is creating a local food network that connects growers and customers directly, creates food resiliency, and keeps money in the local economy. Today is the last day of their Pledgeme, and they need a bit more support to push them over the top.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, May 21st, 2021 - 10 comments
The South Coast Environment Centre is creating a local food network that connects growers and customers directly, creates food resiliency, and keeps money in the local economy. This is an exemplar of climate, economic and community sustainability.
Written By: - Date published: 6:11 am, January 31st, 2021 - 99 comments
Now is the time for people power. The government is about to ask us what we think about New Zealand’s plan on climate action.
UPDATED with links to the report and media analysis.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, January 4th, 2021 - 19 comments
2021, the climate emergency is still an emergency. Personal action is not sufficient but it’s still necessary.
Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, October 15th, 2020 - 74 comments
Here’s the thing about the Greens. They want change. They want change more than they want power. I think that they fully understand that we are out of time on climate, poverty, the environment and now is the time to act boldly.
Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, September 29th, 2020 - 44 comments
Shaw said that what he is hearing from people is they want Labour to have to talk to someone while in govt and not be able to make decisions by itself.
The question then becomes, how much does the left want Labour to be encouraged greenward and leftward?
Written By: - Date published: 6:07 am, July 17th, 2020 - 63 comments
Having two strong left wing women standing in an electorate is great for women, the left and New Zealand. It may also help us move away from macho politics towards both/and politics.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 23rd, 2020 - 34 comments
Emerging from the current crisis, what kind of state can be envisaged that could do the opposite of this consciousness deflation, by enabling and encouraging an empowered citizenry, and harnessing public intelligence, creativity and ingenuity for the common good?
Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, April 12th, 2020 - 77 comments
Oil giant OMV finally leave New Zealand, and Greenpeace releases its Green Covid Response plan to the government.
Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, January 21st, 2020 - 38 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, January 12th, 2020 - 148 comments
We’re at the tension point between the fear a fast transition will deprive us vs the fear that not acting fast enough will lead to climate change depriving us. Climate activists fear the latter, incrementalists fear the former.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, January 1st, 2020 - 63 comments
It’s tempting to think of the 2020s as the do or die decade, but deep, abiding, life affirming change will come from framing that also makes people feel good.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 28th, 2019 - 55 comments
Yesterday’s New Zealand Climate Strike numbers reached a tipping point of climate action going mainstream.
Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, March 5th, 2018 - 51 comments
It’s time for progressive men to support women’s politics, in New Zealand and here on The Standard.
Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, February 19th, 2018 - 44 comments
Four days after surviving a shooting massacre at her school, student Emma Gonzalez gave this stunning speech at an anti-gun rally in Florida. Other students are organising the National School Walkout and March for Our Lives.
Written By: - Date published: 6:21 am, February 5th, 2018 - 111 comments
Stephanie Rodgers’ progressive communications analysis of how Marama Davidson is hitting all the right notes.
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, January 29th, 2018 - 92 comments
In his State of the Planet speech, James Shaw lays out the Green Party’s bold vision and plan for a truly sustainable economy to replace the crumbling architecture of the last 30 years.
(image from Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics)