Weirdness, Inequality and Inaction

Weird story number 1:  Last week I was in Los Angeles visiting family.  Walking back from the beach there was a strong smell of burning plastic – on the steps of the overbridge was a young couple, apparently homeless, trying to barbecue pig trotters inside a plastic-coated supermarket trolley.  I considered pointing out the carcinogenic…

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Generosity Dialogue (Part 2)

Here is the second of two podcasts on generosity where Scott Miller from Volunteering NZ and I are interviewed by the wonderful David Binstead from Twice Podcast.  (You might also be interested in the first episode.) Some of the concepts and questions explored include: How to attract great volunteers and ensure that they have a…

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1234Plus

  What does it mean to live a generous life?  And how do we articulate and measure the different ways in which to be generous? 1234Plus is my suggested model for considering generosity, and consists of: 1+ good deeds each day 2+ sustainability actions each week 3+ hours of volunteering each month 4+ percent of…

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Generosity Dialogue (Part 1)

Here is the first of two podcasts on generosity where Scott Miller from Volunteering NZ and I are interviewed by the wonderful David Binstead from Twice Podcast. Some of the concepts and questions explored include: Generosity includes giving time, giving money and acting with kindness The total number of hours volunteering hours in Aotearoa NZ…

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A Pākehā journey

One of many useful resources from Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori language week) is this user-friendly online quiz put out by Newshub, described as the “100 words and phrases the Ministry of Culture and Heritage says every New Zealander should know.”  Have a go!   But let’s not succumb to either shame, if…

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