Tag: Biodiesel

Motor Caravanner Magazine – Article 11

We can’t believe it’s been two years since we first appeared in the NZMCA Motorcaravanner Magazine. Our latest and final article is just out in the December / January issue. In this article Nikki reflects on some of the highlights of our adventure so far and we also summarise our carbon footprint.

Our adventures in The Loop bus are far from finished and we are grateful to the NZMCA for the opportunity they have given us to share our thoughts and discoveries with our fellow members in print. We hope we have left them a little better than we found them in their own sustainability journey.

We hope you enjoy the read.

The Sturrocks – NZMCA Article 11 – November 2017

Motor Caravanner Magazine – Article 8

Our latest article is out in the February / March issue of the NZMCA Motorcaravanner Magazine.

As we discussed in our previous article conscious consumers hold the power to make a positive impact in the world by spending (or not spending) money on companies that align to sustainable values. “Every time you spend money, you are voting for the kind of world you want.” Anna Lappe.

But what of the conscious consumption of time? In this article we highlight a few of the many examples we have encountered of people spending their time in a positive manner to make a difference in the world.

The Sturrocks – NZMCA Article 8 – April 2017


Motor Caravanner Magazine – Article 6

Our latest article is out in the October / November issue of the NZMCA Motorcaravanner Magazine. In this issue we share our experience of using biodiesel and driving the electric car. These two important sustainability objectives have significantly added to our adventures in the first six months while also helping to reduce our carbon emissions.

We also recount some of the mechanical challenges we have had on the trip so far and how they have also become part of our wonderful adventure.

As this article comes out we find ourselves completing a two week trip around the East Coast and East Cape with an extra child onboard for the school holidays.

Our thanks to two of our key partners Greenfuels and Volt Vehicles for their support.

We love our bus.

The Sturrocks – NZMCA Article 6 – October 2016


NZMCA Easter Rally

The Loop Bus was greeted by big smiles and waved to a lovely posy in front of the main blow up Covi entrance at the Easter Rally in Levin. Visitors along with the Easter Bunny made us very welcome at our first rally ever. The crowd grew and conversations got more intense and focused when we began pumping and giving away the Bio Gold that had been gifted by Green Fuels. All manner of containers were being offered for fill up, we drew the line when one cheeky fella turned up with his freshly emptied toilet cassette! End of day 2 and over 50 vehicles had a taste of bio gold in the tank meaning the 2016 Easter rally collectively dropped their emissions by over a tonne! From Levin to Marlborough Sounds we’ve met members that make us proud to be part of such a positively proactive association who are open to the sustainable conversation and willing to “leave it better than you find it”.