Earth’s resources are finite. Only the willfully delusional continue to disregard the impact that humankind is having on our planet. The challenge sustainable living represents to all nations, regardless of their financial strength, has seen a corresponding increase in economic opportunities associated with meeting that challenge. These opportunities are necessarily local: Global collaboration is well-intentioned but irrevocably linked to each nation’s situation and aspirations.
In a country like New Zealand, where the environment plays such a huge part in our national character, our international prestige and the lifestyle we enjoy, we cannot wait for others to take the lead.
It is time for us to get ahead in the green race.