Sustainable Community Action
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New Zealand, current population about 4.2 million, was among the earliest members of the United Nations.

It has been prominent in moves to protect the Earth, including having a Cabinet Minister sailing on a ship into the French nuclear testing zone in protest against the testing. The French Government later sent to New Zealand a team of spies, who fatally blew up a Greenpeace ship in Auckland.

It is proud of its "clean, green" image but most New Zealanders concede that it's not perfect.

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Where you live, work or visit, from local communities to countries, continents and the planet itself, or just somewhere you know about or are interested in.

What information might be relevant to quality of life or wellbeing in each area? What challenges or opportunities are there?

A good way to start an article is to see if there's an article about the place in Wikipedia, which you can adapt to include material relevant to sustainability. Or just build up a list of relevant links.

Projects and networks
Share information about any sustainability projects or networks you may be involved with or know about. If you're unsure what information to include, just imagine you're wanting to learn about other projects. What information would you find useful? A good example project page is Kingston Green Fair

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Leading environmental country[]

NZ leads world in environmental performance - study

An international report has rated New Zealand as leading the world in environmental performance.

The 2006 Environmental Environment Index, a pilot nation-by-nation study jointly produced by Yale and Columbia Universities, showed six nations - led by New Zealand, followed by five from Northern Europe - have achieved 85 per cent or better success in meeting critical environment goals ranging from low ozone levels, to clean drinking water, low greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable fisheries.

- NZPA, 24 Jan 2006

Food miles[]

Some European organisations are labelling New Zealand produce to show that it has come a long way and therefore cost the world more in carbon emissions.

Counterproductive for some consumers - some look at the sticker indicating air travel and think it must be fresher.

Facts, however, may have got in the way of a good story. Trucking olives from southern Italy to England has a huge carbon cost. Not to mention the overall carbon costs involved at previous stages of production.

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Wanted pages and external links

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