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Solar power is changing - not just how we generate power from the Sun, but where we are setting up solar panels. And thanks to innovations like rechargeable solar batteries and falling prices for generating power, a solar revolution may be upon us.

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Trees are vital. They help us breathe, they’re fun to climb, give life to wildlife, provide shade at festivals and, as The Drawdown shows, they are also one of the answers to the beast that is climate change. Melanie Seyfort, marketing and communications manager at Trees That Count, speaks to Idealog about the project, its plans to help match supply with demand, and how New Zealanders – from an individual to the largest corporate – can get involved and reduce the country's carbon footprint. 

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In a regular section called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them. Award-winning New Zealand company Windflow is at the forefront of its field and serves the market locally and abroad. Here's why...

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Is going meat-free the way to fight climate change? In part two of a series, we explore the plant-based food companies in New Zealand that are tickling Kiwi consumers’ taste buds, while showing them there’s alternatives to meat that aren’t as impactful on the planet. Here, we talk to Sunfed founder Shama Lee about creating a plant-based ‘meat-free meat’ that looks and tastes like the real deal, and the implications for New Zealand's food exports.

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Is going meat-free the way to fight climate change? In part three of a series, we explore the plant-based food companies in New Zealand that are tickling Kiwi consumers’ taste buds, while showing them there’s alternatives to meat that aren’t as impactful on the planet. Here, we talk to Crawlers co-founder Dan Craig about the benefits of incorporating creepy crawlies into your diet as a meatless alternative.

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The climate crisis needs massive investment to change and reorient our economy away from fossil fuels. Our new government has set a goal to reduce net emissions to zero by 2050. Getting to zero is necessary to play our part internationally, and feasible as shown by the Vivid Economics report from the GLOBE Parliamentary group. It will also help restore our international reputation as a leader in sustainability and create opportunities for New Zealand business.

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Is going meat-free the way to fight climate change? In part one of a series, we explore the plant-based food companies in New Zealand that are tickling Kiwi consumers’ taste buds, while showing them there’s alternatives to meat that aren’t as impactful on the planet. Here, Little Bird Organics co-founder Megan May talks the rise of the plant-based diet and the company’s upcoming crowdfunding campaign.

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The well-known motto reduce, reuse, recycle is being taken to the next level by local heroes and abroad - big changes, led by the small.

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Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has called climate change this generation's 'nuclear free moment'. Greenpeace communications specialist Sophie Shroder outlines what must change in order to work towards this goal, including investment in renewables, sustainable transport, and regenerative farming.

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Project Drawdown is a collection of very smart people with a range of skills that aims to “present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next 30 years”. Here are the top 20, in handy list form. Visit drawdown.org for more information – and more solutions. 

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The climate is changing – both in general (bad) and also in business (good). Linear is becoming circular, waste is a dirty word for companies and the threat of impending doom is driving innovation. And while we may be reaching the limits on our natural resources, Rachel Brown, CEO of the Sustainable Business Network, thinks we're a long way from reaching the limits of human ingenuity – and businesses have a major responsibility to create a better way. 

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Sustainability isn't just a buzzword – businesses must adapt or get left behind, ecostore co-founder Malcolm Rands says. He explains why sustainability is now crucial to our planet, our wellbeing, and the economy, as well as some actions businesses can take to move towards this.

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In a regular section called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them. Taupo Beef and Lamb is one of these businesses, which is fighting the good fight against climate change through sustainable farming.

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In a regular section called Can We Fix It? Idealog and Kiwibank will explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them. Kai is a smart, data-driven grocery planning and delivery service soon to be launched out of Auckland. The aim? To decentralise and regenerate the food ecosystem, decreasing waste and prices.

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Throughout history, blockades have been overcome by new ways of thinking and experimentation – try, try and try again, as the saying goes. This faith in the human ability to find solutions has led to everything from penicillin to electricity to flying machines. So, in a regular section in print called Can We Fix It? and in a series of online pop-up sections throughout the year – Idealog and Kiwibank will explore some of the world’s biggest – and, in some cases, most intractable – problems and then showcase some of the clever people trying to tackle them. First up, the existential threat that is Climate Change.