About Maureen

Dr Maureen Howard has hosted Eco Living in Action since early 2012. Originally from Northern Ireland, Maureen gained a BSc Hons in Psychology from the University of Ulster and completed her PhD with the Psychology Department at the University of Otago. From 2006-2015, she worked as Dunedin’s Sustainable Living Facilitator contracted to the Dunedin City Council. As part of her work she provided interactive talks, workshops and  Sustainable Living courses for adults and community groups. Find out more about the Sustainable Living Programme at http://www.sustainableliving.org.nz

Dr Maureen Howard. Photo taken by Caroline Davies, Editor of Down in Edin Magazine

For two years beginning in December 2015, Maureen went on her ‘midlife Big OE’ using relatively low carbon methods where possible, and spending time in Central America and Ireland.

During her two years and one month of travels, Maureen continued with the Eco Living in Action radio show except for a two month period when she reached Panama and Colombia.

Now that she has returned to New Zealand, Maureen has started a sustainability consultancy service called Treedom NZ. She runs workshops on aspects of sustainable living such as making homemade cleaners, office composting and exploring shared values for the common good. Please do contact her through her website!

The Eco Living in Action radio show continues, and will resume a weekly show again from January 2019. It is aired on Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and podcast at http://www.oar.org.nz. Many thanks to Otago Access Radio for making these podcasts possible!