Sus­tain­able guide­lines

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The pop­u­lar­ity of a free down­load­able book which calls for the cre­ation of a bet­ter world is now avail­able in video for­mat.

Pt Che­va­lier au­thor and as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor Niki Harre works in the psy­chol­ogy depart­ment at Auck­land Univer­sity.

In De­cem­ber she fea­tured in the Auck­land City Har­bour News about the re­lease of her book Psy­chol­ogy for a Bet­ter World: Strate­gies for Sus­tain­abil­ity.

It is aimed at help­ing those who are on the path to sus­tain­abil­ity.

To make the ideas even more ac­ces­si­ble, Ms Harre has re­leased a 15-minute an­i­mated video on YouTube.

She says the in­for­ma­tion is for ‘‘the teacher who up­dates her class on the lat­est cli­mate change ne­go­ti­a­tions, the of­fice man­ager who buys Fair Trade cof­fee, the stu­dent who can­not ac­cept that our cur­rent way of life is the best we can do, the builder who sug­gests his client in­stall so­lar pan­els, the mother who re­fuses to pro­vide take-home bags of plas­tic toys at the end of her child’s birthday and the city coun­cil­lor who lob­bies for cy­cle lanes’’.

Ms Harre has sold 1000 hard copies of the book, had more than 4500 down­loads and has been in­vited to give 48 talks or work­shops. ‘‘I think it has struck a chord,’’ she says. ‘‘Peo­ple seem to re­spond re­ally well to the pos­i­tive ap­proaches out­lined in the book and say it res­onates with their work and val­ues.”

The book can be down­loaded for free or you can buy a hard copy for $15. She does not re­ceive any money for it – the price is to cover costs.

Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har­bour and click Lat­est Edition to see the video.

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