TTK who are we?

Transition Towns Kapiti is a grassroots group proactively working to build a strong and healthy local community.

We believe that by working with those around us, we can be more resilient to the challenges of a world faced with resource depletion, climate change and a global recession.

Join a community of forward-thinking people interested in bringing about a bright future.

TTK is currently not very active. But you can still contact us.

Low Carbon Kapiti

A new group of Kapiti residents launched in 2017. Low Carbon Kāpiti is a grassroots community organisation made up of local people who want to see more action to reduce the causes of the climate crisis (aka climate change). Visit the website to find out more. lowcarbonkapiti.org.nz

Keep a cool world

Here's a group of Raumati residents meeting to look at what they may do to mitigate climate change keepacoolworld.wordpress.com

Climate Change Kāpiti

Since late April 2013, some local community groups in Kāpiti have been getting together to figure out what the future might hold for their local areas in terms of the physical effects of changing climate patterns and then what those changes might mean for their communities. The intention is to come up with some responses to the impacts which are appropriate for the community and the level of risk it is prepared to accept. www.climatechangekapiti.org

New Political Party


Check out the New Political Party The New Economics party
"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." — Thomas Edison, 1931

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HAPPY 10th STUPID BIRTHDAY



PRESS RELEASE. 15th March 2019

ONE OLD + TWO NEW FILMS RELEASED ON 10th BIRTHDAY OF HIT CLIMATE FILM “THE AGE OF STUPID” – COINCIDENTALLY THE SAME DAY AS THE FIRST GLOBAL CLIMATE SCHOOL STRIKE

1. HIT CLIMATE MOVIE, THE AGE OF STUPID, RE-RELEASED ON ITS 10th BIRTHDAY TODAY

Exactly 10 years to the day since its star-studded, solar-powered, green-carpet premiere in London’s Leicester Square THE AGE OF STUPID is re-released on BBC, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vimeo On Demand & Google Play. Today is coincidentally also the first ever GLOBAL school strike.

The Age of Stupid stars the late Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at us now and asking: why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance?

Written & directed by multi-award-winning independent director Franny Armstrong (McLIBEL, DROWNED OUT), the film was broadcast on TV in 30+ countries, screened in cinemas in 40+ countries, reached no 1 at the UK box office, won a Guinness World Record for biggest premiere, won a Grierson, led to the formation of the 10:10 carbon reduction campaign in 41 countries and is widely credited as having pioneered crowd-funding. The Telegraph said the film is “Bold, supremely provocative and hugely important”, the News of the World said it’s “A deeply inconvenient kick up the backside… you won’t see a more important film this year” and ABC in Australia said “So tightly constructed and dynamic, you leave the cinema energised rather than terrified… Hits home like a hammer blow”.

More information: www.ageofstupid.net
Press contact: press@spannerfilms.net
Distribution contact: films@journeyman.tv

Release details
iTunes – available worldwide, English language version only, from today: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/movie…
Vimeo – available worldwide, English language version only, from today:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theageofst…
Google Play – available in UK, USA, Canada & Australia countries, English language version only, from today: https://play.google.com/store/movies/…
Amazon Prime – available worldwide, in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Slovakian, Portuguese from today + 12 more language coming soon: http://amzn.eu/d/7JuDwzh
Spanner Films – available worldwide to download or stream in 10+ languages worldwide from today: www.spannerfilms.net/watchnow
BBC4 – Broadcast in the next 3-4 weeks, date TBC
BBC iplayer – Available after the BBC4 broadcast

2. NEW SHORT FILM “WHAT IF?” RELEASED TODAY

Stupid’s Director Franny Armstrong today releases a new short film WHAT IF? starring Ed Miliband, Caroline Lucas, Jon Snow, Jonathan Pie, Chris Packham and YouTube star Jack Harries and paid for by crowd-funding

In a parallel universe, Fred Miliband, Carolyn Lukas, Zack Harries, Jon Snowflake, Kris Peckham, Jonathan Pie and the President of the Maldives battle to save the people of Earthly from suffering the same fate as “those poor people on Earth”.

Credits
Written, Directed & Produced by Franny Armstrong
Editor – David G Hill
Original Music – Chris Brierley and the Band of Holy Joy
Starring (in order of appearance) – Pete Postlethwaite, Nicholls family & Maisie, Beekmayer family, Ed Miliband, Jon Snow, Jonathan Pie aka Tom Walker, Jack Harries, Tamsin Allen, Alaa Abdoun, Laura Jackson, Aljona Vasjutina, Hugh Warwick, Professor Peter Cox, Mohammed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, Chris Packham, Cara Horgan, Matilda Warwick, Caroline Lucas
Greenscreen DOP – Neve Cunningham
Space Shots – Marc Knapton @ Brewery VFX
Title Designer – Greg McKneally
Graphic Design – Jules Bailey
Sound mix – Nigel Edwards @ The Farm
Legal – Tamsin Allen, Clare Hardwick, Emma Pianta
Funded by – crowdfunding

Watch now (8m44s): https://youtu.be/4g4YEfFUvM0
Press contact: press@spannerfilms.net

3. NEW SHORT FILM “THE AGE OF STUPID REVISITED “ RELEASED TODAY

The Guardian’s video team today release a new short film “The Age of Stupid Revisited”

Ten years after climate movie The Age of Stupid had its green-carpet, solar-powered premiere, we follow its director as she revisits people and places from the film and asks: are we still heading for the catastrophic future it depicted?

Credits
Filmed and edited by: Christopher Cherry
Executive Producers for the Guardian: Jacqueline Edenbrow and Charlie Phillips
Production Assistant: Marina Costa
Original Age of Stupid material: Spanner Films

Watch now: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2019/mar/15/the-age-of-stupid-revisited-whats-changed-on-climate-change-video

Contact: charlie.phillips@theguardian.com

4. 50% OFF LOCAL SCREENINGS
Ten years ago, THE AGE OF STUPID team launched the INDIE SCREENINGS software, which allows anyone, anywhere to buy a license to screen the film in their school/workplace/church etc – and to keep the cash for their campaign or pocket. More than 3,000 local screenings were held in the first six months, raising more than £140,000 to repay the crowd-funders and crew who funded and worked on the original film. More than 40 local climate action groups were formed at local screenings, many of which continue today.

From today, all license fees have been cut by 50%. Book your screening here: www.indiescreenings.net

CONTACT: press@spannerfilms.net

Wednesday 4 July, Wellington ZERO CARBON Public Meeting

Over the next month, The Ministry for the Environment will be traveling around the country talking about the Zero Carbon Bill so that as many New Zealanders as possible can join the conversation. www.mfe.govt.nz/have-your-say-zero-carbon

Wellington’s Meeting is Wednesday 4 July 6.00pm – 8.00pm

The meeting will be held at Ministry for the Environment, 23 Kate Sheppard Place, Thorndon, Wellington

Zero Carbon Bill consultation launch 7 June 2018

Consultation is underway for the Zero Carbon Bill.

The Minister for Climate Change James Shaw set out the scope of the Bill shortly after midday On 7th June.

The consultation will ask New Zealanders to have their say about how we transition to a low-emissions, productive and resilient economy that all New Zealanders can thrive in. We have planned a series of public meetings across New Zealand during the consultation period – you can see the schedule now at ourclimateyoursay.nz.

The Zero Carbon Bill aims to set in law a new emissions reduction target for New Zealand. We are asking your feedback on key elements of the Bill including how ambitious we are, and how fast we go. The Zero Carbon Bill provides the building blocks for a planned transition over the next 30 years, in a way that is just and fair for all New Zealanders.

On 7th June after midday, we will release further information about the Zero Carbon Bill’s proposals at ourclimateyoursay.nz, including how you can provide your feedback.

The decisions New Zealanders make today about the Zero Carbon Bill will affect generations to come. That’s why it’s important to have your say.

#OurClimateYourSay

Do we live in a Virtual Reality? Video

Do we live in a Virtual Reality?

Do we Live in a Virtual Reality?

Do we Live in a Virtual Reality?

A Physicists, Tom Campbell, wants to do some experiments which may demonstrate that we live in a Virtual Reality. If his experiments do indicate that we live in a Virtual Reality, this could be a world paradigm changing event. He has a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to be able to do the experiments. I have backed Tom and I encourage you to look into his work and then consider also backing the experiments.

Andrew.

Toms site: www.my-big-toe.com
Toms YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/twcjr44
Toms Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/simulation/do-we-live-in-a-virtual-reality/

Fossil Free Acceleration Tour: Bill McKibben, Wellington 6th May

Fossil Free Acceleration Tour Bill McKibben

Fossil Free Acceleration Tour Bill McKibben

Get Tickets to Fossil Free Acceleration Tour: Bill McKibben, Wellington 6th May

Warnings over NZs contribution to greenhouse gas emissions

A new report on climate change has painted a stark picture of New Zealand’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. It says climate change is already potentially irreversibly affecting the country’s natural systems, and many aspects of climate change will continue for centuries. Global gross emissions of greenhouse gases rose 50 per cent from 1990 to 2013, mainly due to people burning more fossil fuels for electricity generation, heat, transport, manufacturing and construction. Despite New Zealand’s contribution being quite small at 0.17 per cent, we have the fifth-highest level of emissions per person of the 35 countries in the OECD. Kathryn Ryan speaks with James Renwick, a professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University who contributed to the report. On Nine to Noon 24th Oct

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018618970/warnings-over-nz-s-contribution-to-greenhouse-gas-emissions

1-in-20 chance climate change will wipe out humanity

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In a new report – they say there is a 1 in 20 chance of climate change wiping out humanity – as in the human race – by the end of the century.

See a article about the report in the Daily Mail.

See the full report in the PNAS journal.

Climate Change Challenge – 2017 election candidates meeting

Hosted by Low Carbon Kapiti.

What will our next government do to ensure New Zealand makes deep cuts to CO2 emissions to prevent runaway climate change? Urgent action is needed, so where do the parties stand? Let’s ask the candidates!

Come along to ask your burning questions, and learn what the politicians have to say. All welcome.

The political candidates lined up to come (so far) are:
– National: Stuart Smith, MP for Kaikoura and member of the Globe NZ
– Labour: Dr Megan Woods, MP for Wigram, climate change spokesperson
– Greens: Jan Logie, MP, candidate for Mana; Jack McDonald, candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru
– The Opportunities Party: Geoff Simmons, Deputy Leader

Meeting details

When: 7.30-9.00pm Tuesday 5 September 2017

Where: Te Newhanga Kapiti Community Centre, 5 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu

Entry by koha.

An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth To Power: On at Event Cinemas 21 & 23 August

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Jacinda Ardern Says (in Parliament) Labour will Legislate Climate Change

At 5.00 Jacinda Ardern says “We can be world leaders on environmental challenges of tomorrow. Let us not just legislate our climate targets; let us use them to innovate to our advantage.”

View Transcript in the Hansard Record here: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/hansard-debates/rhr/document/HansS_20170802_054787000/ardern-jacinda

View Video in the Hansard Record here: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/hansard-debates/rhr/document/HansS_20170802_054787000/tab/video?page=6&mode=form
Video title: “General Debate – Video 1”
https://www.parliament.nz/en/WatchParliament/VideoDetail/196405

Jacinda Ardern Says Labour will Legislate Climate Change

Jacinda Ardern & Paula Bennett on the AM Show

Jacinda Ardern & Paula Bennett on the AM Show on 28/7/17


Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright wants targets made into law, and parties to work together so there isn’t “chopping and changing, flipping and flopping” every three years.

Paula Bennett says “I think we probably will get there one day. We’re just not quite there,” she told The AM Show. “I don’t think the time is right for us to be doing the legislation.”

Jacinda Ardern Replys “We would legislate those targets – why not?”

Watch the whole 5 minute Video to get the full story, or if you are wanting Jacinda’s quote, jump to 4.40.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/election/2017/07/not-time-for-climate-legislation-yet-paula-bennett.html

James Shaw, Greens AGM: Green Infrastructure Fund Speech

James Shaw Green Party Co-Leader

James Shaw Green Party Co-Leader

“Therefore, because we can, because we must, because it is right – today, I do commit – and we the Green Party commits – to the goal of making New Zealand carbon-neutral by the year 2050.

The Green Party, in government, will establish a Green Infrastructure Fund to accelerate New Zealand’s transition to a greener economy.

The Fund will cost $10 million to establish in year one and have access to an initial line of credit of $100 million over year two and three.

We will pay for this, at least in the short-term, by raising oil royalty rates from 46 percent to the international average of 70 percent.

And the Fund will be one of my personal economic development priorities as a new Minister in Cabinet, up and running within 12 months of the formation of the new Government.”

Read the Transcript here: https://www.greens.org.nz/news/speech/james-shaw-speech-green-party-agm-green-infrastructure-fund

Reported in the NZ Herald here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11891042

And reported in Newshub here: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/07/carbon-neutral-by-2050-the-green-party-s-big-clean-tech-infrastructure-plan.html

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