“We may not be able to get certainty, but we can get probability; and half a loaf is better than no bread”. C. S Lewis.
C.S. Lewis, the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, was clearly ahead of his time. The uncertainty that is associated with the impact of the coronavirus in our lives is part of the challenge of navigating fuzzy landscapes. As we receive the briefings on new ‘places of interest’ or tune into the 1pm briefings to find out the rollcall of COVID cases, we know all too well the path of the unknown.
I was taken by a recent post which revealed a novel way that Tuwharetoa had embraced the lockdown period with. Tuwharetoa initiated a ‘rewena-a-thon’ – a bakeoff which was then distributed around the community.
Of course, we all crave for information that will help us to feel on solid ground. Accordingly, we have created a dedicated web page for COVID-19 updates. Have a look…..
This week in Dunedin it was a real pleasure to meet Fiona Clements whom we have funded through Wave funding for Para Kore Ōtepoti. This project will involve a collaboration between Para Kore and Res.Awesome Ltd with the goal of transforming Māori communities in Ōtepoti to low waste, low carbon lifestyles through utilising mātauranga Māori values to reduce and reuse resources.
The project will deliver the Para Kore programme to three marae, kōhanga, kura or Maori organisations in Ōtepoti in a year-long pilot programme, after which proof of success can be used to secure more funding to expand the project further afield.
Para Kore aims to go beyond the aim of reducing rubbish and recycling, to creating and supporting the design of systems which generate no waste in the first instance. They promote the conscious choice of local products and the normalisation of reducing, re-using and composting in our everyday living practices. Through this collective responsibility and action, positive contribution is made to support optimal health and wellbeing of people and planet.