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PropTech

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Regenerative Social Housing that costs less than $1 a day for heating
Imagine only paying $1 a day for heating. This is now a reality for some social housing tenants in NZ as this pilot will address the growing issue of energy poverty for the most vulnerable.The Passive House Standard originated in Germany. It is recognised internationally as a best practice benchmark for low energy use, indoor environmental quality and health performance, and it is exciting to see it applied to social housing in first for Australasia.www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/latest/126303137/heating-for-1-a-day-kainga-oras-first-passivedesigned-social-housing-block-is-a-blueprint
12 September 2021 by Katherine Leo...

Artistic

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Reviving the Arts after lockdown
Lockdowns have paused live performance, but that hasn’t stopped the City of Melbourne from helping the arts scene. The Flash Forward program has commissioned and linked 40 music acts with 40 contemporary visual artists, who will bring their work to 40 Melbourne laneways.https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/sep/07/find-freedom-in-the-music-city-of-melbourne-to-release-40-albums-as-part-of-arts-revival-program
12 September 2021 by Katherine Leo...

Inclusion

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Breaking down the stigma of socialising sober
Sobah is an Aboriginal-owned, non-alcoholic beer company that infuses native ingredients into its beverages. Each craft beer is designed to promote healthy lifestyle choices and wellness, social equity, sustainability, raise positive awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, smash stereotypes, unite people and of course, quench thirst.It's a great idea if you are looking for a refreshing (and meaningful) change during lockdown.Image: https://sobah.com.au/
26 August 2021 by Katherine Leo...

Climate

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Post IPCC-blues? Become a tree grower!
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best is right now."Not sure what to do after reading the IPCC report last week?  What about volunteering to growing indigenous seedlings that can improve the environment and create homes for wildlife?  Next intake is September 2021.https://treeproject.org.au/how-you-can-help/become-a-grower/
16 August 2021 by Katherine Leo...

NFP

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Indigenomics
Indigenomics, founded in Canada, draws on ancient principles that have supported indigenous economies for thousands of years, and works to implement them as modern business practices. How might we embrace this type of dialogue interwoven with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wisdom?https://indigenomicsinstitute.com/
22 July 2021 by Katherine Leo...

NFP

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Foundation Boards: Are you part of the problem?
Change is coming.  Foundations who once would have invested to maximise profits (under their fiduciary duty) even if would be counter to the mission of the Foundation are waking up to fact they are part of the problem (e.g. anti-cancer NFPs that would invest some of their corpus in Tobacco companies).This article articulates the challenge and suggests four steps to help Foundation Boards ensure they are not undermining their good work.https://nonprofitquarterly.org/trouble-in-paradigm-foundations-bargain-with-the-devil/
18 July 2021 by Katherine Leo...