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Dedicated to interviewing leading edge experts, practitioners in their field, and people who are living examples of sustainability. Covers environmental subject matter that is not readily discussed in depth in mainstream media.
October 2008 Posts
Mitch Santell formerly of California USA is International Marketing Director Corelli Academic School of the Arts Browns Bay Auckland.Mitch is also a media and branding expert and has been responsible for launching over 31 radio shows in the USA. Over one third of his clients end up with their own nationally syndicated show.
He is a big supporter of "collaborative business." Compassionate Capitalism as opposed to "Vulture Capitalism."
When not running his entertainment company he’s working with Diane Gatward to build a Transition Town in Torbay on the North Shore.
Listen to where the web is taking media, how children are learning and how we can make opportunity shape a positive future especially when listening do your deeper self.
From the archives: Jeanette Fitzsimons is one of New Zealand's most high-profile environmentalists and has been Co-leader of the Green Party since 1995.For the last 12 years Jeanette has seen the Greens raise issues and points of view never before heard in parliamentary debate in this country. In many ways they have changed the law, and are starting to change hearts and minds. Eventually the paradigm will change.
"Being Green is certainly not about forcing your lifestyle onto others," says Jeanette. "It's showing how it is possible to live a rich, fulfilling lifestyle with less impact on nature."
From the archives: Jon Carapiet is national spokesperson for GE Free NZ (in food and environment); a market researcher and leading advocate for 'Brand New Zealand'; a writer, commentator and artist-photographer.
Jon has been a leader in the GE debate since 1998 and was inspired to get involved in the issue because of the wide-ranging implications of genetic engineering becoming commercialised around the world.
“My commercial experience helps give me a perspective on many of the Green issues that the business world is only now waking up to.” says Jon. “The potential for business to do harm or alternatively, be part of the solution is a key issue facing us all.”
Jon has drawn on his expertise in Branding to argue for an ‘ethical biotechnology and science strategy’ for New Zealand that respects community values, and the country’s international reputation.
“The Buy-Kiwi made campaign and keeping New Zealand’s food and environment GE-free are just two elements among many that can contribute to sustainable social and economic development for ‘brand New Zealand’. The Green Party is a voice for a middle-path that those who are purely money-driven and short-sighted must heed.”
Jon Carapiet is a member of the Green Party Aotearoa
From the archives: Sue Kedgley has been a Green Party MP since 1999, and is Chair of Parliament’s Health Select Committee.She has been a safe food campaigner for many years and was a founder of the Safe Food Campaign in New Zealand and the National Food Safety Network. She helped secure the Green budget bid for a $3 million dollar Nutrition Fund for schools and is working closely with the Minister of Health on the Food & Nutrition Guidelines for Schools.
She has an MA (Hons) in Political Science, and is the author or co-author of seven books, the most recent one entitled ‘Eating Safely in a Toxic World’.
She was a Wellington City Councillor for 7 years, a TV reporter/director/producer for 8 years, and worked for 8 years in the United Nations Secretariat, promoting women's issues and organising international conferences.
Listen to Sue talk about the state of our foods, the low percentage of organic farming in New Zealand and the future of sustainable energy. Recorded December 2007.
* What's New?
Radio New Zealand will be broadcasting a series of public issues debates during the 2008 election campaign.
Clarence Street Theatre, 57-59 Clarence Street, HamiltonStart: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 at 5pm
The Debate this Sunday 12th October 5pm at the Clarence Street Theatre, Hamilton, will be on the issue of 'Health'. Come and support Sue Kedgley for the live broadcast of the debate.
Entry is by ticket only. Requests for tickets will be balloted. Go to this link for entry into the ballot: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/events/election2008/debates
From the archives: Dan Millman is the author of 13 books, including the International Bestseller, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, which was recently adapted into a major motion picture starring Nick Nolte. Dan's books have inspired millions of readers of all ages and from all walks of life in more than 29 languages worldwide.
As a former world champion gymnast, Stanford University coach, martial arts instructor and college professor, Dan now speaks globally redefining the meaning of success, speaking in areas such as life education, enhanced wellness, stress release, higher awareness and perspective.
Dan brings a practical, light-hearted approach to the challenges of everyday life at work and at home. By presenting practical ways to live with a peaceful heart and Warrior spirit.
Dan's keynotes, seminars and trainings have influenced leaders in the fields of business, finance, health, psychology, education, politics, entertainment, sports and the arts.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives