Our lockdown reading list
There’s no shortage of stories about Covid-19, the environment and how we can think about a green recovery where everyone benefits. We’ve picked some that have got us talking:
If you’re anything like the Gen Less team, you’re already planning what moving into alert level 3 might look like for you – for some of us, it’s a chance to get our hands on a flat white at last, but for others it could mean (more) uncertainty about work, school and home. Remember to look after each other.
If you're looking for some inspirational reading for the long weekend, we’ve picked some stories that have got us talking:
- The New York Times takes a look at how staying home impacts the climate, with “Social distancing? You might be fighting climate change, too.”
- Ipsos Mori has undertaken international research to see how people are thinking about climate change now – they found that globally, 71% of people see climate change as serious a threat as Covid-19.
- So how will we make our recovery green and equitable? Some cities are making bold moves: Milan is developing a scheme to keep car use down once people can drive again, by turning some roads over to bike and pedestrian use.
- And Stuff took a look at areas New Zealand could invest in for a green recovery.
- If you’re thinking about changing the way you work as we move out of level 4, here’s how to make the case for continuing to work from home, if you can.
- Just make sure you don’t blow out your energy use when you’re at home all day! EECA provided advice on energy at home here.