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Environment & sustainability

Recent book picks

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Recent items

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Other new books:

catalogue link for Chancers and visionaries : a history of New Zealand wine, by Keith StewartHave a look at the libraries' Home and Garden Recent Picks and Science Recent Picks for more new books.


Where do I find the magazines?

In our collections we have both Zinio eMagazines and regular print magazines. Central and branch libraries hold a range of magazines on the environment and sustainability; in the Central Library these magazines can be found on the first floor, and in branches you will find them on the regular magazine stands.

Zinio eMagazines

Zinio magazine coverEarth magazine
"Each month, EARTH Magazine brings the latest news and information about the science of the Earth, energy, and the environment in a colorful and approachable format ideal for all. All EARTH stories come straight from the actual published science and tells the real story behind the headlines. " (Publisher description)

Zinio magazine cover"NZ Lifesyle Block
"NZ Lifestyle Block provides you with practical information for running a successful lifestyle block or small farm, with information on specialist livestock, organic gardening and orchards, DIY power, how to be self-sufficient, create great food from your endeavours, and lots of inspiring examples of people living on small blocks. " (Publisher description)

Zinio magazine coverNew Zealand Gardener
"NZ Gardener, the country's top selling gardening magazine, features New Zealand's most beautiful gardens and the people behind them, as well as providing practical ideas and gardening inspiration relevant to all gardeners. " (Publisher description)

Zinio magazine coverOrganic gardening
"Since 1942, Organic Gardening has been delivering well-researched, practical and timely information and useful products and services. As the essential resource for any gardener, it provides current and authoritative information, with a focus on making the process of gardening fun and easy. " (Publisher description)

Zinio magazine coverUtne Reader
"Since 1984, Utne Reader has been the vanguard of the alternative press, celebrating independent news and views from across the political spectrum. With ideas, trends and solutions you won't see in the mainstream media for months or even years, those who want to know what's happening next, read Utne Reader first. " (Publisher description)

Zinio magazine coverNew Scientist
"New Scientist covers the latest developments in science and technology that will impact your world. New Scientist employs and commissions the best writers in their fields from all over the world. Our editorial team provide cutting-edge news, award-winning features and reports, written in concise and clear language that puts discoveries and advances in the context of everyday life today and in the future. " (Publisher description)

Popular print titles:

Here are links into the catalogue for just a few of our most popular home, gardening and DIY magazines (ordered by subject and with an option to find all magazines in a particular subject). Enjoy!




Online databases & articles

The library subscribes to several online resources which will provide more information on environment & sustainability issues.


Gale's GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topics include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and multimedia.


Other titles available:

Full-text versions of several magazines are available through the EBSCO database, including:

Shelf Help

Subject: Dewey number:
Ecology 304.2
Energy and the environment 333.7
Sustainable land management 333.73
Water 333.9
Economic development 338.9
Resource management (law) 346.044
Environment 363.7
Global warming 363.738
Climate change 551.6
Dwelling environmental aspects 690.837
Sustainable architecture 720.47
Architecture environmental aspects 728.047
Organic gardening 635.0484
Sustainable living 333.72, 363.7, 640

(Or try this Sustainable Living Catalogue Search)

Useful Websites

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This page is written and maintained by library staff. Our aim is to keep you informed about the environment and sustainability collection at the library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you.

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