Welcome to Better Ancestors, and our weekly video series throughout 2021. In our series change makers share their stories, their thoughts, their ambitions and their actions to leave the earth a better place – to be a good ancestor to future generations. Our planet is experiencing catastrophic environmental harm; it requires us to think Long Term, beyond our lifetimes, and to take action to ensure a sustainable and healthy future for all. The stories of those leading the change – the Change Makers – those thinking and acting with long term vision, are inspirational. Inspired, we can ask ourselves, “what can we do to be Better Ancestors?”
In Episode 4 Better Ancestors explores the sustainability of living in a Tiny Home. We hear from Matthew Lillis, the proud owner of a self-built Tiny Home, about the challenges and rewards of embarking on this adventure. We also speak with Everett Norris, who operates Tiny Home building workshops – helping to develop the skills, knowledge and experience for those wishing to begin their own Tiny Home journey. In this fast paced and consumption driven world, Tiny Home living helps people identify exactly what it is we need to be really happy - cutting out excess which does not add to life’s meaning, connection, security, or health but which does add to an individual’s carbon footprint. As Everett says, a healthy house, one built to accommodate a person’s needs, is an environmental house.
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Episode 5 premieres next week, Sunday 7th February, 1PM NZT.
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This video is made possible by the New Zealand Regeneration Investment Group.