Tourism is the largest income generator for the Cook Islands by a large margin. However, single use plastic waste generated by the tourism industry is a major contributor to the waste ending up in our landfill. This is not sustainable, writes Te Ipukarea Society.
Leaders of the 56 Commonwealth countries have declared 2023 the ‘Year of the Youth’. A year to inspire young leaders of the Commonwealth but also a year for youth-led movements to come up with solutions to the Commonwealth’s development hurdles.
Another Christmas is upon us.
Together with all the fun and good times spent with family, opening presents and eating
more than enough at the Christmas kaikai, an enormous amount of rubbish will be
generated. So here are a few tips from Santa to help you minimise your impact on our already overflowing landfill.
Most of us have thrown out food at some point in our life with disregard to where it will actually end up. Maybe we put more food on our plates than our stomachs can handle. Throwing food scraps away may not seem like a big deal, but the steps and resources involved in getting the food onto your plate are then wasted as well.
Rarotonga and Aitutaki probably have among the highest numbers of motor vehicles per person in the world, meaning we are likely to produce among the most greenhouse gas emissions per person from motor vehicles.
Do we have to trash the ocean to save our climate? No, we do not. New analysis shows how technological innovation and circular economy models can meet the demand for minerals without deep seabed mining.
Each year, on November 1, we remember those who have passed on. The expression we use is Turama or All Souls Day. This is a day dedicated to honouring and showing our respects for our deceased loved ones.
A marine research and training programme called Denticles and Tentacles offered a unique opportunity to train students between the ages of 16-24 years old in ocean exploration, engineering, and research techniques.
Much of the world we live in today is made of plastic. This western influenced product that we have come to rely so heavily on is the polar opposite of our traditional organic rito crafts and raurau plates that naturally break down over time.
International Coastal Cleanup Day is dedicated to raising awareness about the growing pollution on our beaches and in our environment. This year, Te Ipukarea Society ran a coastal cleanup which took place at the Social Centre, with over 300 Apii Nikao students and 20 students from Gisborne Girls’ High School, visiting from New Zealand.