Get in Earth Collective Magazine #2!

Following raving reviews on Earth Collective Magazine #1, we are gearing up for #2 with more content and more of your contributions.

Earth Collective Magazine #2 will be out inNovember so all materials (writing and images) must be received by Wednesday 31st October. You are invited to:

Listening to comments, EC Mag #2 will have a more handy format, better paper and image quality, cheaper advertisements so everyone can participate and become quarterly to follow the seasons.

Take action now to be part of this!

Earth Collective Magazine arrives!

Earth Collective Magazine #1 has been delivered today to letterboxes in Wanaka and Upper Clutha area. If you don’t receive yours by Friday, then pick one up from Paper Plus.

Look what I found in my letterbox yesterday!

It is printed on sustainable paper with vegetable inks so it looks good and it smells good, you can compost it when you’ve finished reading it.

The next edition is scheduled for 7th November and we collect tips, knowledge, line ads and advertising until the 24th October, so get in there!

Any contribution or support you can offer is welcomed and greatly appreciated. And let us know what you think! We endeavour to accomodate all ideas.

It is your magazine!

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Magazine launch on Radio Wanaka

Thank you to Radio Wanaka and Wanaka App for supporting the launch of our Magazine and the Stewardship of planet Earth. Enjoy their wonderful article!

Enviro-friendly magazine launching in Wanaka   ~ 09 Aug 2018

A new magazine to be launched in Wanaka early next month will celebrate where and what local people are doing for the planet and its people.

EC magazine is the brainchild of local group Earth Collective Aotearoa Ltd.

Magazine founder Florence Micoud said the free publication will feature local people, groups, initiatives, events, knowledge and tips, with a focus on “caring for the environment, water, biodiversity, soil, air, and health”.

The magazine will also feature regular columns written by local experts on gardening in this climate, wellbeing and maori kaitiakitanga (stewardship).

“As we talk to people and businesses about this magazine, it confirms how valuable it will be to connect people interested in caring for the environment, creating a community of like-minded people and businesses,” Florence told the Wanaka App. “The magazine is a unique opportunity to showcase what we are doing well and [how we can] improve.”

The magazine operates on a model which asks for written contributions. People are invited to send in tips, post features and share knowledge.

“The magazine is written by people, we are just enabling it,” Florence said. “So go to the website and share your stewardship with the community.”

The publication will be funded by advertising. Florence said businesses are invited to demonstrate their stewardship with a “7 icons model”, where “icons” are awarded for criteria met for recycling, earth-friendly practices, protecting water, ethical choices, caring for the environment, energy saving and smart travel.

Florence said the magazine’s regular columns are ready, and “our pages are filling well”, but said more advertising is still needed.

Printed in colour on eco-paper using vegetable inks, the first magazine is due to be delivered free to up to 5,000 letterboxes in Wanaka, Hawea and Luggate on Wednesday September 5.

PHOTO: Supplied

Earth Action #2 : Switch to bamboo toothbrushes

Did you know that most toothbrushes are made with plastics such as polyethylene, polypropylene and nylon bristles. They not only require a lot of fossil fuel to create, they also accumulate in the environment for ever! Over 4.7 Billion plastic toothbrushes are produced and dumped each year!

Take Action!

We have partnered with Go Bamboo to offer compostable bamboo toothbrushes at only $4. Available in selected shops and family pack of 4 toothbrushes here online.


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Did you know that over 4 billion kilograms of CO2 are still emitted from electricity in New Zealand each year?

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