Well the dust has settled after an epic project to bring a 'low carbon' future vision of my local community to life with Lego bricks. My previous blog entry explains how this came about and why. Lego Low Carbon Kāpiti 2025 was a community project built by forty-three Lego fans of all ages working together. … Continue reading We did it! Building a Lego Low Carbon Kāpiti
Back in 2013, I was sitting at my desk at Kāpiti Coast District Council wrestling with this problem – how do I show the difference between LED streetlights and the old-style orange sodium streetlights in the middle of a sports field on a sunny day? The field and day in question was the upcoming 2014 … Continue reading Building a model ‘low carbon’ community from Lego®
I'm pleased to have had some of my thoughts of the role of local government in addressing the climate crisis published in an article on the Pure Advantage website. You can read them here. I've got plenty more to say on this topic, so expect some follow up articles in the future. The photograph I took to go … Continue reading Leading the Leaders – Pure Advantage
Actually I make no secret of being a Lego fan, and have used my skills creating MOCs (My Own Creations - i.e. original models, not built from instructions) for community engagement and Lego Shows. Word has obviously got around and Fairfax Media asked if I would like to be profiled for their 'Secret Lives' series of … Continue reading Outed as a Lego devotee – again!
I had the pleasure of spending four days with a diverse group of colleagues from the energy management and sustainability profession when I taught the EnergyManager Professional Course for EMANZ. This was my first contract out of the gate in my new venture as an independent consultant, and it was a great way to start … Continue reading EnergyManager Professional Course 21 – 24 March 2017