Sustainability as a flawed end goal

A key message in the ‘Beyond Sustainability’ workshops I toured over summer is that ‘Sustainability’ is a short sighted end-goal, existing only as a knife edge between ‘Degeneration’ and ‘Regeneration’. A great way to understand this is through Bill Reed’s Trajectory of Ecological Design.

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Tara Fowler
A critical enquiry into our services

A reluctant watchdog in the sustainability world, I often wind up calling out businesses/organisations for greenwashing – or ‘eco virtue-signalling’ as I like to call it. It’s a total drag focusing on the negative, which is the wrong way to frame the discussion around change.

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Tara Fowler
The NZ Permaculture Hui through Leo’s lens.

To see our society as a tree, and understand the pre-colonial settlement of our whenua as the roots of that tree. Since the hui, I’ve formed some beautiful relationships here in the rohe that I live in. I am seeking to learn their story out of curiosity and care in the hope that a contextual awareness can inform the way I approach bioregional biculturalism, and beyond that help transition Aotearoa into a new way of inter-cultural interbeing.

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Tara Fowler
Seven Sharp video about our community built Tiny House

The article takes special interest in the method that we used to build the house initially. Over two weeks we had 14 participants come and live with us, paying to learn from the best Tiny House builders out about small space architecture and tiny house construction. We know three of those workshop participants who have built/are building their own tiny houses, so it’s a great way to spread knowledge and gain inspiration.

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Tara Fowler