It pays to be smart – Torque IP

The Torque IP stars work hard to reduce consumption. They want to make it to the big time – the Origami World Championships!

Recycling made easy

It’s one thing to recycle, but it’s another thing to do it properly. Recycling is one of the most common and straight forward ways to live a sustainable life. Here are a few guidelines to set you on the right path. 1. Do the prep Nobody wants your sloppy seconds, so rinse your containers before […]

How to reuse greywater

Reusing what we consume is the way of the future, and it’s happening in many shapes and forms around the world. Although reusing water might not sound immediately appealing to many of us, there’s plenty to be said for this emerging reuse trend. Greywater is water that you use in your bathroom sinks, showers, tubs […]

Broaden your sustainable horizons

If you’re participating in Conservation Cup, you’re already a conservation hero. But there are a few things you can do to further improve your sustainable lifestyle and reduce your carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to by us human be- ings, expressed in tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), […]

Marketing 101

How to tell the world about your Conservation Cup efforts So the Conservation Cup competition is rolling, now you need to let the world know about it. Marketing your campaign properly is important to get everyone in your school involved and to let the world know what good you’re doing. Here are some tools to […]

How to create good habits – that stick!

They say there’s no ‘I’ in ‘Team’ and they’re right; to make a lasting change, we need to work together and change our energy consumption habits. You might have your habits down pat – you turn off when you’re not using them, you switch the lights off when you leave the house – good for […]

Best Movie Clip – Movie Maker Category

Imagine working with Nigel Latta. What about putting your fingerprint on a movie featured at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, and being awarded for it. We are really excited to introduce two people who have these experiences, as our Movie Maker judging panel. Mark McNeill – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, RAZOR FILMS Over the last 20 years Mark […]

The Future: Aluminum Battery

I’ve often wondered what happens to the batteries we consume. Is there a pile of them somewhere in the world. And if so what do they do to the earth? I think these guys at Stanford have considered the same thing. Check out their work – forging the way to a more sustainable, less harmful future. […]

Lead the change

  Save money, save energy, help save the planet and become THE leading energy efficient school in NZ to win the Conservation Cup. Here are few tips on how to do this.    

Change – to make or become different

We can all impact change, and students even more so with their curiosity and passion for things that are new. Watch change make a difference.