Inside 10:10 NZ

Who's making things happen?

The 10:10 Team

Meet one of the people behind 10:10 NZ:

Rhys Taylor

Job title: Voluntary 10:10NZ hub person

Actual job: Christchurch-based freelance community educator, project manager, photo-journalist and science researcher.

10:10er since: 2009

10:10 plan: Building an eco-house, flying less often, cycling when here in the city, eating less meat and growing more of my own food, choosing and testing energy-efficient appliances.

Favourite 10:10er: Fellow New Zealander Lizzie Gillett, for her tenacity in producing 'The Age of Stupid' movie!

Guilty pleasure: Having to drive, although in a shared car, to reach our organic vege garden and orchard in South Canterbury.

Best 10:10 moment: Realising that 10:10 is ready made for the urgent education and action needs in NZ, whilst we wait for politicians to catch up. This has saved re-inventing it!  

Background: Lincoln Masters Degree in natural resource management, experience in both UK and NZ of community development and education for environmental action, mostly within NGOs and alongside local government. Two recent research projects with Landcare Research Ltd on NZ futures and behaviour change. An accredited sustainability advisor to business and local government with The Natural Step NZ.  Contributor to Sustainable Living education programme (operates in 24 areas across NZ), to Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch Inc, Transition Town groups, home gardening education at Christchurch Botanic Gardens and writing a regular column for The Press newspaper.