"Not sure if anyone has any DIY electric vehicle conversion stories, but I have started a wiki to pull together electric vehicle info: http://bit.ly/rGuws3. If you have stories or links- do contribute.
It is still a more energy intensive option…"
Hey Nick, Eden here... been out of the frame for a while. I have moved down in Dunedin to finish my Sustainable Design Enterprise masters ( four months to go). You know anyone who's in the loop who knows anything about closed -loop/natural capitaism/ biomimcry? It's very beautiful this way. Any way enough blah...hope your well.
Great video Nick!! You work for EnviroSchools? I've been contacting all the enviroschool reps around the country trying to see a way to include Fairtrade as I see a great synergy there! I'm sure it'll continue on with or without funding, we just need some die-hard teachers and great volunteers!
I grew up on fresh garden beans and a healthy dose of tree climbing, so my passion for life sciences was set from the word go. I completed BSc (Marine Zoology) in Brisbane 2007 and wondered, 'what now?'. Natural History Filmmaking was the most obvious decision, so I moved to Dunedin to follow chase the dream here at Otago Uni.
People are always learning throughout their lives, and it is because of this that we need to look beyond education in schools and to other forms of communication mediums, such as film. Along with constant involvement in practical 'on the ground' initiatives, I want to help build a sustainable future by producing documentaries that inspire, motivate and drive positive change.
I recently took my bedroom off the grid by building a wind turbine, I have a wicked garden (but slowly dying in this weather!), and am trying to convert a stinky petrol scooter to electric.. I say trying because I don't know what I'm doing! One person can make a difference, but together we will change the world!
Areas of interest and capabilities:
All areas of photography and filmmaking, but huge props to natural history. Everything outdoors and ocean realated, man I love the ocean! Sustainabilty and DIY renewable energy. Gardening! Bikes rule.