We are very excited to announce a program that shows our community is not standing still in the face of climate change.
This week is for us to come together and celebrate, learn, and make change a reality. Climate action is in our hands.
We invite you to come along and join one of those community events below. The full schedule is at the bottom of this page.
- How farmers can regenerate soil and capture more carbon – Thursday 25th – UPPER MOUTERE
- ROOTS Plant based Food Contest and Fashion Show – Friday 26th – NELSON
- Ben & bEartha – a community’s compost love story – Saturday 27th – NELSON
- Compost Club working bees – on Saturdays morning – NELSON
- Community Gardens working bees – on Mondays (Victory Community Garden – NELSON), on Wednesdays (Waimarama community garden – NELSON) and on Fridays (Motueka Community Garden – MOTUEKA)
- Repair Cafe session – Saturday 27th morning – NELSON
- Visible Mending + Movie Workshop – Monday 29th – MOTUEKA
- Stitch It Don’t Ditch It session – Tuesday 30th – NELSON
- Golden Bay Sustainability Tour – Tuesday 30th – TAKAKA
- Planting event with the ‘Battle for the Banded Rail’ (Sunday 28th – RICHMOND) or with the Friends of the Matai (Friday 2nd – NELSON) or with the Maire Stream guardians (Sunday 28th PM – NELSON).
- Compost Workshop in Appleby – how to make an efficient pile in your own backyard – Saturday 3rd – APPLEBY
- Swap your crop with your community – Sunday 4th – NELSON
- Connect with the Nelson Seed Library during their next working bee – Sunday 4th – NELSON
- Energy generation with the Earth Lab (for children) – postponed – NELSON
- Learn to recognise your edible “weeds” with an Edible Weed Walk – Saturday 3rd – NELSON
People-powered climate action is the basis of the ‘Take the Jump’ campaign that the Forum will promote. You can learn more about the campaign during a webinar (Thursday 1st) or come by our stall at the markets in Nelson (Saturday 27th) and Motueka (Sunday 28th).
Raising awareness and outreach will also be on the program. Our young people will bring their peers and elders for a School Strike for Climate (Friday 26th – NELSON), while our libraries will select their best Climate Change books – both fiction and non fiction.
Those wishing to express their emotions or their ideas for action to make a better future will have the opportunity to share their thoughts through a “A Dream for Nelson” project (Saturday 27th – NELSON). Our emotions about what we stand to lose will also be expressed through the an online photo exhibition about ‘Earth Emotions’ (ONLINE).
Avenues for solutions and reflections will also be proposed through different webinars: one will be dedicated to how Human Rights can be mobilised in the context of climate action and just transition (Wednesday 31st – Online), another one will introduce us to the transformative power of urban regeneration and how it can shape the future of the Nelson Tasman Region (Friday 2nd – Online), and a third one, with Dr Paul Winton as guest speaker, will examine how to decarbonize our transportation system, particularly in the context of the 1.5°C project (Monday 29th – Online).
In addition to this last webinar, transportation will be fully on the program, whether it’s Electric bikes (Wednesday 31st – NELSON) or EV cars (Saturday 3rd – STOKE), come and try, see for yourself, and ask questions while test driving the different models. Come and discover the new electric bus project supported by our councils, who will be present to discuss the new buses at the Nelson Market and the Motueka market.
There is something for everyone. So don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the movement!