Events and dates for your calendar
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Plastic Free July? – Ways you can start to get organised/participate and #ChooseToRefuse
Thursday, 19th July, 2018. Last day to have your say on Zero Carbon Bill.
Telling politicians what’s important to us can do more for the planet than any one person’s individual actions.
Learn more here: http://www.mfe.govt.nz/have-your-say-zero-carbon/
This will set the framework for climate change mitigation but as those on board with the Transition Town movement appreciate, preparing communities for adaption is just as important
We must get the message that adaption includes preparing for local food resilience which doesn’t appear to be on MPI or MfE radar – it must be part of NZ’s national climate risk assessment and adaption plan – together with local energy and economies. Adaption needs much more than for just storm/flood damage and sea level rise.
Predictions are, sadly, that changes will be disruptive, more so as time drags on, to all and communities need to be informed and resourced to adapt.
Useful links to help you:
Wednesday, 25th July, 2018. Movies with a bite – Project Draw Down
6:30 pm. One One Six (116) Bank Street, Whangarei.
Global Warming Solutions Unveiled - A Green movie evening that offers practical solutions to Climate Change
Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming and get our planet back on track. This is solution based practical science by a team team of over 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders and activists, led by Paul Hawken and Joy Ravenhill.
A non-profit organization, Project Drawdown sets out 100 most substantive solutions with their carbon impact through to the year 2050. As well publishing a book in 2017, Project Drawdown has produced some informative and thought provoking videos on how we can reverse global warming.
In June, our community came together for the Tai Tokerau Climate Change Action Conference to create a local action response inspired by Project Drawdown. Following the screening of two videos, the Conference outcomes will be outlined together with a general discussion on how we can find practical solutions locally linked to these outcomes.
Contact: Paul Voigt 021 864 015 or https://www.facebook.com/greenswhangarei/
Friday, 27th July, 2018. Charity Dinner ‘Mountains to Sea’’
6:00 pm. Wahi Restaurant, Oceans Quality Hotel, Tutukaka
Help support marine and freshwater education. The theme for their 2018 dinner (fancy dress as your favourite marine or freshwater creature). The evening will involve a 3 course meal, fundraising auctions, entertainment and live music!
All proceeds supporting their Whangarei based marine and freshwater education programmes -Experiencing Marine Reserves and the Whitebait Connection.
Contact: email@example.com or purchase tickets via their website www.emr.org.nz/shop
Tuesdays, - Boomerang Bag workshop, Whangarei.
1pm - 4pm, Bahai Centre, 82 Mill Road Road, Whangarei
To sew reusable bags to distribute, in conjunction with Plastic Bag Free Northland, to the Whangarei Grower's Market, the Regent Countdown Supermarket Project and Bin Inn Kamo, as supply allows. The bags will not necessarily have to be returned - the main point is that they are used.
They have some machines and equipment ready to go, plus a supply of fabric. It doesn't matter if people can't sew - there is cutting/ ironing/ assembling. They invite anyone to pop in or stay the whole time, or they will provide material to sew from home. A Boomerang Bags Whangarei Facebook page will be running soon.
Contact. Anne firstname.lastname@example.org Website Boomerangbags.org
Once per month - Sew Good – Community Sewing workshop 11am - 1pm. Eco Solutions, 141 Cameron Street, Whangarei. Contact Anne for dates.
Come along to learn to sew, use machines, fix old stuff and share ideas. Sewing machines and overlocker are available for use, plus we have donated patterns, material and sewing notions.
Koha appreciated. Contact Anne ph 09 946 0336 or email@example.com Facebook page SewGood Whangarei.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Whangarei Men’s Shed.
9.30 am – 3.00 pm Whangarei Railway Station, Railway Road, Whangarei.
But on hold until present renovations completed.
A multiple workshop area for the pursuit of an array of pastimes and projects, but also is a “Work in Progress” in its own right. The W.M.S. has set itself a target for restoring the interior of the old station (badly deteriorated) with the guidance of an architect employed by the Shed and the National Historic Places Trust.