Archive for April, 2015

WCC Cycling Framework

April 27, 2015

Sustainable Wellington Transport

The upcoming WCC full council meeting has one major agenda point, the Wellington Cycling Framework. It’s a big issue and likely going to be a long meeting anyway. In the lead-up to this point, we’ve seen council unanimously increase the cycling budget to $4.3/year and the central government allocate the $100 million Urban Cycleways Fund. At the same time, we’ve seen councillors collude and stifle progress on the Island Bay cycleway. As it stands, it’s not going to be an easy vote, despite the consultation on the long term plan saying the cycleways are a high priority and cyclists voting with their bodies, even on poor infrastructure.

The framework described in the report looks to reverse some of the additional overheads of having full council voting on cycleway projects.

WCF Streamlining

This looks like a shot across the bow of the councillors who’ve sided against the Island Bay Cycleway. By failing to…

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Rafael Joudry of Atamai ECO Village: Building Sustainable communities

April 27, 2015

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Public meeting  Friday 1st May 5.30pm 166A Cuba Street (In Good Co)
Informal discussion 2nd May RSVP 02102719370 

Rafael Joudry of Atamai Village, will share some real life examples
of a pioneering project for sustainable living on a village scale

Topics includes

  • How to set up a sustainable settlement
  • Our forms of social structure, enterprise and self-governance.
  • Human scale settlement
  • Resilience
  • Permaculture
  • Energy, transport, water, food and biomass

Their pioneering project for sustainable living involves rethinking or introducing new ways of doing things, including the use of appropriate technology through out the village, as they form social structures, enterprise and self-governance on a human scale settlement.  Rafaele, an international speaker and author, is sharing Atamai’s journey, as the village builds sustainable dwellings, lifestyles, community structures and infrastructure.  

Learn more at

Rafaele Joudry, has spent several years in the environment movement and was a Non Violent Action trainer at the Franklin Blockade in 1983. She then worked as a community developer before starting her own natural health business, which she has run for the last 25 years. She also holds a Masters in Psychology.

Rafaele is in the process of relocating to Atamai Eco Village in New Zealand, and at her talks will share some real life examples of this pioneering project for sustainable living on a village scale.

Appropriate Technology for Living Assn (ATLA)
Rafaele Joudry NZ 027 9688788

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