Soar: taking printing to new heights

13 November 2018

Soar Print is one of Auckland’s oldest family enterprises. Its focus on longevity and staying ahead of the game has helped it secure a number of sustainability ‘firsts’.  As our booklet of Award stories goes to print, we take a look at how Soar has incorporated sustainability into the company – and into the booklet.

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Small win, big gain for SBN’s BikeNow project.

13 November 2018

Just over two years ago, SBN’s BikeNow project led a group of SBN members and cycling advocates to get together and propose a Cycle Action Plan for Tauranga, in order to ensure that safe and separated cycle ways were developed throughout the city. Many people were put off cycling because it was seen as dangerous, so the BikeNow group wanted to see safer cycleways that would encourage more people to bike to work and more children to bike to school.

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Hope and connection at our Homegrown Conference

30 October 2018

This year’s SBN Conference was Homegrown, showcasing the sustainability stories of local businesses, large and small. From regenerative agriculture to locusts. From a family journey of discovery in a biodiesel bus to Blockchain technology. And from millennials to the wisdom of those with decades of experience. It was a day to reflect, be inspired and connect.

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Climate Change and Business: four takeaways from the conference

15 October 2018

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report came out last week and things are not looking good. We are on track to reach 1.5C warming between 2030 and 2052 if temperatures continues to increase at the current rate, and 3C by the end of the century. Once we hit 2C warming, the world will be a profoundly different place. Read More