Nick Potter, 83°


Member Since
2480 days ago
Wellington, New Zealand

About Me

I work at the interface of sustainability/regeneration and social innovation. I collaborate with people and groups on many different projects. I enjoy being involved in work that keeps me curious, stretches my mind and makes my heart go 'bing'.

I'm also the Chair of the Intersect Trust, which planted and fertilises the Intersect Network for young professionals committed to sustainability (see


“I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of the universe.” – Bucky

"Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one." — Goethe

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." — Proust

"In nature, change never happens as a result of top-down, pre-conceived strategic plans, or from the mandate of any single individual or boss. Change begins as local actions spring up simultaneously in many different areas. If these changes remain disconnected, nothing happens beyond each locale. However, when they become connected, local actions can emerge as a powerful system with influence at a more global or comprehensive level. These powerful emergent phenomena appear suddenly and surprisingly. Think about how the Berlin Wall suddenly came down, how the Soviet Union ended, how corporate power quickly came to dominate globally. In each case, there were many local actions and decisions, most of which were invisible and unknown to each other, and none of which was powerful enough by itself to create change. But when these local changes coalesced, new power emerged." — Margaret Wheatley

"People don't resist change. They resist being changed!" — Peter Senge

"Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be." — Goethe

Recent Activity 

Nick committed to complete an action Get the train rather than fly short-haul (due 2420 days ago)

Nick is doing this action: Start a Worm Farm to Dispose of your Food Scraps

Nick is doing this action: Join and participate.

Nick is doing this action: Don't use much paper

Nick is doing this action: Ride a bike instead of driving

Nick is doing this action: Wash & Sort Your Recycling!

Nick is doing this action: Work from home instead of commuting

Nick completed this action: Switch to natural cleaning products and get rid of household chemicals!


Get the train rather than fly short-haul. Pledged to do this 2420 days ago.