At Treedom NZ, I provide an environmental sustainability service for communities, organisations and workplaces. Through interactive workshops and activities, I create opportunities for people to connect with one-another, work well together and strengthen values and actions for the common good. I can also help groups to share their environmental actions and successes, through their newsletters and websites.
Maureen Howard, BSc Hons., PhD.
Originally from Northern Ireland, I gained a BSc Hons in Psychology from the University of Ulster and completed my PhD with the Psychology Department at the University of Otago. From 2006-2015, I worked as Dunedin’s Sustainable Living Facilitator contracted to the Dunedin City Council. As part of my work I provided interactive talks, workshops and Sustainable Living courses for adults and community groups.
For two years beginning in December 2015, I embarked on my ‘midlife Big OE’ and travelled alone from New Zealand to Northern Ireland and back again via the Americas choosing lower carbon options where I could. My motto is to make taking a flight ‘the last resort rather than the first option’.
Back in my home town Dunedin again, I have launched Treedom NZ as a platform for my services in sustainability communications and education. In addition to running workshops, I also write articles on sustainability subjects (eg ‘Resilient’ in the Otago Daily Times) and I am host of Eco Living in Action on Otago Access Radio 105.4FM.
Maureen Howard, PhD