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Te taiao me te toitūtanga - Environment and sustainability

Resources on sustainability, climate change, local environmental initiatives, and more

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Explore Environment and Sustainability Resources

Grassroot Beginnings: New Sustainability Books

Small sustainable ideas have the potential to grow into a global movement. This can all be started at a grassroot level, with the help of your family, neighbourhood or local community. Get inspired by others changing the world with our new sustainability books.

In our library collections

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In our collections we have both our regular print magazines, as well as eMagazines (magazines in digital format). Our branch libraries hold a range of print magazines on the environment and sustainability — in branches you will find them on the regular magazine stands.

Digital format magazines

Check out Libby and PressReader for digital format magazines which can be read on desktops, tablets and smartphones. These include Kitchen Garden, Simple Things, Kiwi Gardener and many more.

Popular print magazines

Here are links into the catalogue for just a few of our most popular home, gardening and DIY magazines (ordered by subject and with an option to find all magazines in a particular subject). Enjoy!


Online databases and article search

Articles and back issues for many environment and sustainability magazines can be found via Publication Finder (library membership required).

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