Re:Generate - A Party with a Purpose

Before I got wound up creating change, I used to party for a living. You can only do that for so long before it becomes a bit meaningless - so I became obsessed with my current work in search for purpose. Recently I launched a concept which bridges these two worlds, and it went really well!

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Reduce your waste and help local schools minimise waste and grow food

Over 50% of our waste is biodegradable. Organic waste to landfill degrades our water, pollutes our air, and robs our soil of life. You can transform the problem into the solution by feeding this waste to worms and building soil with our easy and affordable service. Get a year subscription to our worm farm hire during May to contribute to Inspire Change, our social impact initiative reducing waste and growing food in local schools.

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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