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the 2014 sbn awards: the category winners

by:NULITE     2019-09-25
Following last week\'s NZI National Sustainable Business Network Award, Element described the winners.
Read the category winners below.
The infusion of youth vitality is changing debate on issues such as climate change and the future of Auckland\'s transportation.
National youth generation
The climate change action initiated by the lead organization has proved particularly effective in building grass-roots alliances and taking action.
An example of the SBN Award judges focus on is cooperation between congestion-free network movement, zero generation, traffic blog and better traffic movement.
The movement attracted the attention of the Green Party, which incorporated it into its policy.
As New Zealand\'s transport network accounts for more than 20% of our total greenhouse gas emissions and almost 50% of our total carbon emissions, a more efficient and economical transportation system has been established.
Effective and sustainable has a huge impact on the creation of a more sustainable country.
The role of zero generation in this campaign is to communicate information to the public in a way that involves the public, provides information and builds public support for this vision.
The strategy includes large-scale volunteer mobilization, network
Based on campaign, media participation and public advertising.
The event has direct access to more than 150,000 people through dialogue, flyers, posters, websites, advertising and media participation, and has published more than 100 articles in mainstream print and radio media.
Voters responded by electing the Oakland and local councils.
Solution and strategy researcher Paul Young said that the zero generation was formed after several people, including himself, attended the International Youth national climate change summit in 2010, and recognizing the importance of climate change in New Zealand.
\"In any area like this, you are driving social change or trying to influence the political process that you need to be involved in for a long time.
Building communities at the local level to address these issues is important for longevity. \"Also, people -
Especially young people.
Their discussion of the problem was a bit overdone and they wanted to focus on the solution.
A lot of people get it and want to know what they can do to help.
\"Its business is to turn seaweed into fertilizer and soil --
Conditioning products, which means people collect products from shore and send them to processing plants in Gisborne and Parua. Co-
Jill Bradley, founder, said family businesses include families and communities.
\"We only have other families living in remote coastal areas, we don\'t want middlemen, people need to be paid properly. It\'s a well-
Because we want quality, the paid industry from the beach.
\"AgriSea has a family-friendly employee policy that encourages parents to spend time with their children and pay for living, not the minimum wage.
As a result, our employees are very talented and constantly improving in terms of business systems.
Bradley said she and her husband Keith \"went astray\" 20 years ago because they wanted to grow food for their families and were interested in seaweed fertilizer.
They gave up very well.
\"Paid teaching work,\" jumped off the cliff hand in hand.
\"AgriSea is now a market leader providing products for plant health, ranch health and animal health, including 2 vineyards and a large dairy farm out of 3 in the country.
Sustainable development includes caring for communities, Bradley said.
\"We are investing in these communities, especially in Te Whanau in Apanui.
We fund children whose parents don\'t have a lot of money to become marine scientists at Fengyu Institute of Technology.
\"It also sponsors the Maori liaison at the Environmental School, the only funder for children under the age of six
Annual research project on the impact of seaweed wild harvest on the ecological environment of the marine coastsystem.
AgriSea\'s sustainability is the foundation of every business decision-making, including its vision to become a mainstream choice in the gardening and agriculture sectors by 2020.
Many towns now have waste recycling operations, but the wangganoui resource recycling center is particularly prominent in the opinion of the judges.
It only lasted for more than a year, but it turns out that it has been welcomed by residents.
\"People like to recycle rather than throw things into the garbage,\" said manager Ramari Te Uamairangi . \".
\"More and more people have passed this service and we have received positive feedback --
Friendly, clean, convenient and well organized.
\"The center is the old town prison behind Cook garden, which has been empty for more than ten years.
Free glass, paper and plastic for the public
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Other garbage, oil and green waste will be charged.
The facility has space for the education room and the sustainable Whanganui office, which is one of the partners of the business as well as the Council and local Iwi.
There is a second-hand store, which runs green bicycles and one more
Use colleges that store magazines, books, jars, broken pottery, garden supplies, etc. These items are stored in old cells for re-use by artisans, schools and the public.
The judges said that what supported the action was excellent feasibility studies with a strong analysis and clear understanding of the systems and structures needed to build sustainability.
Combination of user payment and online payment
Selling waste to larger recyclers means that it is financially viable and employs six employees.
There is also a strong partnership model, a cross-market approach that includes businesses, the public, Iwi, communities and education.
Te Uamairangi said that for Te Runanga o Tupoho, this is an opportunity to participate in the cause of progress, which is not only for the benefit of its own people, but also for the benefit of Whanganui
\"We are all concerned about the sustainability of the environment, taking care of papatuanuku,\" she said . \".
For David Senn, founder of Econergy, the recent announcement about power retailers cutting solar power costs is good news.
This means that people who consider solar energy can no longer think that power companies will pay for their installation (
Never happened)
Focus on what they pay for power and how they reduce it.
This is the source of economic energy and the reason why it won the super efficiency impact of the NZI National Sustainable Business Award.
Judges like the idea that heat pump water heaters are changing the industry of a waste of hot water cylinders.
Economic energy guarantee
The cost of heating domestic hot water has been saved by thirty.
Senn says the number on 1000
The plus devices installed so far are close to 75% units, paid
Just three years on the $4500 device.
What is more impressive is the impact on the Earth.
So far, energy-saving water heaters have saved 7.
Electricity and gas at 5 million kilowatt hours per year save more than $1.
For the owners, 5 m, so far, carbon dioxide has been reduced by nearly 1000 tons.
The energy demand for the whole year is consistent, so there is less demand for electricity in winter generators, which is usually met by thermal power generation.
\"If this product is widely used, it can do a lot of things,\" Senn said . \".
Consumer magazine rated Econergy as the most efficient product in the market.
For solar users, running an energy-efficient heat pump during the day to heat a large cylinder will get the best from the pump and solar system.
\"For a home that uses a lot of hot water, whether they have solar energy or not, a hot water should be put,\" Senn said . \".
Super Efficiency Innovation Award: Ecostore estimates it will save at least 639 tons of carbon dioxide next year, equivalent to 123,000 commutes per day, by changing packaging.
It will replace 98% of its bottled products with new sugar cane.
Based on high density polyethylene bottles.
This is enough to win the category of super efficiency innovation. Co-
Founder Malcolm Rand called it carbon capture Pakistan.
He said he rejected the former factory.
Based on \"biodegradable\" packaging, because there is no suitable biodegradable facility in this part of the world, they will eventually be mixed with oil
Pollution of renewable resources.
\"This kind of thing is the same at the polymer level.
Density Polyethylene from petrochemical products.
The only way you can tell the difference is carbon dating. we have fresh-
Based on plants, not plants hundreds of millions of years ago.
\"As the sugar cane grows, it captures the carbon dioxide molecule, and we convert it into plastic, and carbon dioxide does not enter the atmosphere as long as you recycle or landfill it.
If you burn it, it will go back to carbon neutral, which is OK.
\"Sugar cane plastic is made of sugar cane (ethanol)
Supplier certified by global non-supplier Bonsucro
A profit organization dedicated to reducing the environmental and social impact of sugarcane production while recognizing the need for economic survival.
Processing facilities for the manufacture of sugarcane ethanol rely almost entirely on renewable energy operations from sugar cane by-productsproducts.
Any remaining power is delivered to the grid, adding energy to Brazil\'s energy matrix.
While the product is slightly more expensive, Ecostore is re-designing the bottle to have a thinner wall without losing strength, so the cost should be similar, Rands said.
\"The only thing we haven\'t done is commitment.
It has been three years since the materials were made;
\"Multinational companies go first, but they are too mean and have no bottom line at all,\" he said . \".
Ecostore founder Malcom Rands was also nominated as the champion of sustainability at 2014 SBN Awards.
Read the Rands introduction to the elements here.
Co-said: \"Most people think that education means you\'re in school, but we\'re in the board where you can make the fastest changes
Founder and marketing director of Lachlan McPherson.
Sunergise has won the renewable energy impact section as it is a fully serviced vertically integrated solar developer in New Zealand and the Pacific.
The company provides financial, design, installation and maintenance of custom installations for businesses inside and outside the grid.
McPherson said that their goal is to install more than 80 KW of the equipment as ceo or chief financial officer.
\"In a conversation, we worked on a website that was equivalent to 20 or 100 houses.
This is a quick way to change the status quo.
\"Commercial and industrial users account for more than 60% of New Zealand\'s electricity consumption, but only 10% of the connections.
The trick to doing business is no capital expenditure.
\"All they see is a reduction in electricity bills, because we work hard for the benefit of them and the environment.
\"The idea is to have each installation pay for itself, and because of the size of the work, there will be no excess power feedback to the grid.
What is needed is the size of the company\'s Pacific-
This growth is huge.
\"We want to be a big regional player and we can do things in the Pacific faster than New Zealand and bring back what we \'ve learned,\" McPherson said . \".
Just two years later, Sunergise began producing more than megawatts of solar energy, and is currently producing another three megawatts of solar energy.
Think of the city as an innovative laboratory.
Then let it happen.
This is what Wellington City Council has achieved in the smart energy challenge.
The Council works with some of the city\'s brightest social entrepreneurs from Enspiral, Zero generation and PledgeMe to support the development of the community
Led projects that reduce energy use and increase clean energy.
A series of events, seminars and corporate networking opportunities create an interesting and inspiring environment for development projects, and at the end of the challenge, contestants seek crowdfunding through quality people and move on, match the $23,000 fund of the Council\'s Smart Energy Capital fund.
Nigel tapticles, senior policy advisor, said the challenge lies in some of the principles of business launch
Ups and design thinking.
\"We are building social labs and applying them to environmental issues such as climate change and urban resilience.
The challenge is to verify that something is feasible and wants something --
This is the source of crowdfunding.
\"Because there is nothing new that can start with the profi table, but it may be relevant if people want it,\" he said . \".
The three projects are: Shyft-a car-
Sharing plans to reduce the number of cars needed in central cities; Aro Solar -
Using mass funds to install solar energy in community facilities as a way to promote solar energy in the community; Solair -
Use some of the housing stocks of the solar heating Council to reduce electricity and electricity bills.
Making businesses more sustainable often means improving existing systems and doing smarter things instead of messing things up and starting over.
Pride is the Lion Brewery in dongyumu, which is taking an ongoing sustainability approach, identifying and funding projects each year to reduce environmental footprint through energy, water and waste.
This approach won the award for energy management.
The big project this year is a new pasteurized cooling tower that will save $250,000 a year, switch to LED lighting and save $165,000 a year.
Even smaller maintenance work pays off.
Upgrading the steam accumulator will save $16,000 in operating costs, $26,000 from eliminating compressed air leaks, and the insulated steam line will cut $10,000 from the electricity bill.
Proud site environment champion James Perrin said that LED lighting will pay for itself in about two years through lower power use and maintenance costs compared to the lion\'s usual three years
Annual return on capital projects.
Floor staff are also more involved in reporting hazards and making suggestions for improvement.
He said: \"By being a sustainable business, we are improving customer satisfaction and we are doing the right thing, so this is the bottom line for a long life of a business, but also set a sustainable development for ourselves.
Restorative innovation: Nancy Glenn II has no winner in the field of restorative innovation, but the judges praised the trial work of the new lightweight trawl system developed by Dyneema, a global rope and fiber company, on the fishing boat Nancy Glen II.
Fisheries have been challenged in terms of sustainability, and one of their response measures is technological innovation.
The new Dyneema lightweight trawl system uses a rotating mesh that allows small and underage fish to swim freely while trawling.
When the net is under load, the Dynex rope net remains open instead of closing the net plate like a traditional trawl.
The net is stronger and lighter, reducing resistance and reducing fuel consumption by at least 20%.
The Observer for the Ministry of Primary Industry on the ship Nancy Glen II counted 13,837 fish caught, covering 42 fish species, with an estimated 52% to 81% more than the traditional trawl-released small and juvenile fish.
The trial is closely watched and a new industry standard may be set.
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