Today (22 Jun 2014) , in alliance with Oxfam New Zealand, Forest & Bird, 350 Aotearoa, Generation Zero and WWF, we are launching something really special.
It’s called Climate Voter and I want you to be amongst the first to take part: www.climatevoter.org.nz
Climate change is the biggest challenge of our time. Future generations will judge us on our response to it, perhaps more than anything else.
It’s the greatest challenge but also the greatest opportunity, because if we get this right we can ensure our grandchildren have a safer, cleaner and more secure future. But if we get it wrong we risk the quality of life for not only all humans but also every other life form on the planet.
The election in Sept 2014 is one of those moments when all of us here in New Zealand have a chance to make a difference. Through Climate Voter we aim to mobilise thousands of climate concerned citizens to make their voice heard.
Climate Voter is about demanding that All political parties must take climate change seriously.
You can be a Climate Voter. You can use your vote this election to support action on climate change.
Being a Climate Voter means you care about climate change and you want all political parties to do something about it. It means you want real action on climate change and you’re prepared to use your vote to get it. It says you support strategies to rapidly phase out fossil fuels and grow New Zealand’s clean energy and low-carbon potential.
If enough people identify as Climate Voters, politicians will have to listen.
We have led the world before on issues of global significance. On this hugely important issue of our generation, New Zealand should be leading the world again.
Nick and the whole crew at Greenpeace
The Transpacific Partnership Agreement which is being negotiated in secret between NZ, Australia, the US , and nine other countries has been described as one of the most important issues for these elections, and one of the biggest ever threats to our sovereignty and democracy.
You are invited to a public meeting to hear Sue Pugmire from Palmerston North and others discuss the TPPA and how it might affect the Kapiti Region. Sue worked with the PN City Council to assess the risks the TPPA may pose to their region.
The meeting will be held: at the Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd September.
This meeting is hosted by the Kapiti TPPA Concern group.
Let’s talk about divestment and ethical investments with Ashlee Gross (350.org.nz).
Wednesday 20 August 7pm
Kapiti College mezzanine (above hall),
Find out how you can join a rapidly growing global movement tackling climate change from a new angle. Students, customers and members are asking their institutions, from universities to banks, to pension funds, to stop investing their money in fossil fuel companies. Nearly 100 organisations worldwide have already committed to divest, and with recent announcements from the Dunedin City Council and the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, the movement has solidly spread to New Zealand.
Your Home: How to make it warmer, drier and less taxing on the environment
with Richard Morrison (KCDC Council’s Eco Design Advisor).
Tuesday 29 July, 7pm
A warmer, drier home is better for your health, your budget and the planet. Richard Morrison, Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Eco Design Advisor, will walk you through the average home discussing effective measures for a range of budgets. Energy efficiency, water conservation, material choice and behaviour all help to reduce our impact on the earth, create a more comfortable living space and keep costs down.
Climate change has been called “the defining issue of our generation”, but for many people it seems too big, too difficult or too far off to address in their everyday lives.
On Wednesday 16 July,
Kāpiti residents will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts who grapple with the issue of climate change daily
when they offer their responses to the burning question,
“What can be done to address climate change, individually and locally?”.
You’re invited to this event hosted by Kāpiti climate change group, Keep a Cool World. With Veronika Meduna, Radio New Zealand’s ‘voice of science’ chairing, you can sure the discussion will be both insightful and challenging.
‘Thin Ice’ film screening & panel discussion, Kapiti College hall, Margaret Rd, Raumati Beach, Wednesday 16 July, 7pm. Gold coin donation appreciated.
Please pass this invitation on to your friends, families and colleagues.
Kapiti Community Centre, Ngahina Place, Paraparaumu
Tuesday 5th August, 7.00 pm
Gold Coin Donation
Free Tea and Coffee served afterwards …
Bring a friend or three!
Four Horsemen – 1 hr, 10 minutes duration
FOUR HORSEMEN is an award winning independent feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the world really works.
As we will never return to ‘business as usual’ 23 international thinkers, government advisors and Wall Street money-men break their silence and explain how to establish a moral and just society.
FOUR HORSEMEN is free from mainstream media propaganda — the film doesn’t bash bankers, criticise politicians or get involved in conspiracy theories. It ignites the debate about how to usher a new economic paradigm into the world which would dramatically improve the quality of life for billions.
“It’s Inside Job with bells on, and a frequently compelling thesis thanks to Ashcroft’s crack team of talking heads — economists, whistleblowers and Noam Chomsky, all talking with candour and clarity.” – Total Film
“Four Horsemen is a breathtakingly composed jeremiad against the folly of Neo-classical economics and the threats it represents to all we should hold dear.”