The personal side of climate safe housing

The personal side of climate safe housing

The Climate Safe House project is about adaptation, resilience, and community.  We have all seen the reports of rising sea levels and increased intensity and frequency of adverse events.   This short video on the climate safe house project, produced by local filmmaker Sue Marshall and funded by BRCT, reminds us of the people behind theRead more about The personal side of climate safe housing[…]

Harnessing passion for greater good

Harnessing passion for greater good

Like all communities, Blueskin Bay has a diverse range of opinions and interests. That diversity makes our place rich. We’re wealthy in terms of social engagement and participation in #climateaction. But can we harness that passion to push harder, to make a bigger difference, to take informed action? At the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust we’reRead more about Harnessing passion for greater good[…]

BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project

BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project

BRCT is excited to announce that BRANZ has come on board to support the Climate Safe House project.  BRANZ Senior Social Scientist, Dr Casimir MacGregor, noted that the “Climate Safe House project provides an innovative and timely way to communicate building and climate science to the public through the co-creation of research that explores and providesRead more about BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project[…]

Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage

Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage

We’ve got to be a lot smarter in our new builds, not only for affordable ‘Kiwi Build’, but also for climate safe housing.  In this RNZ interview Auckland housing strategist Leonie Freeman identifies the need to break down silos, build collaboration so the “whole sector group can work together to sort out […] blockages”.  ThisRead more about Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage[…]

Climate change: what to do?

Climate change: what to do?

As our Dunedin City Council considers what projects to prioritise over the next 10 years during Long Term Plan deliberations it is useful to consider what we can do.  Climate change is here and we have entered the Long Emergency.  Already we can participate and co-create a more resilient local electricity network (www.ben.p2power.co.nz) for Dunedin’s Northern Districts,Read more about Climate change: what to do?[…]

Planning for climate change

Planning for climate change

Many coastal settlements outside of the main urban areas have become permanent residential areas, no longer simply collections of idiosyncratic wee baches at the water’s edge only inhabited in summer. Over time infrastructure like roads, electricity and sewerage has further developed to service them. And much of the settlement of Waitati, for example, is situatedRead more about Planning for climate change[…]

Is your house making you sick?

Is your house making you sick?

 In a recent paper the Royal Australasian College of Physicians called on politicians to improve unhealthy housing in New Zealand. The college’s New Zealand president, Auckland cardiologist Jonathan Christiansen, said doctors were treating patients who are struggling with preventable illnesses every day.”Cold, old, damp and mouldy houses directly links to poor health through respiratory illnesses, andRead more about Is your house making you sick?[…]

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