Climate Justice Taranaki is a community group dedicated to justice, education, resistance and positive action at the front lines of climate change. We are based in Taranaki, on the central west coast of New Zealand’s north island.
Since the end of 2010, we have focused our work on educating the public about the adverse effects of the massive oil and gas expansion in Taranaki. We rally community support to resist all new onshore and offshore drilling in Taranaki, in particular banning the use of the dangerous technique – hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
We advocate for a sustainable Taranaki and the urgent phasing out of investments and dependence on all non-renewable energy and industrial agriculture that degrade our soil and rivers.
Our vision is a world that values resource conservation and efficiency, and sustainable energy, agriculture, transport and other systems that bring justice for the common people, our future generations and planet earth. This is radically different from the exploitative, consumer-based, and profit-driven world that we now live in.
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them” Albert Einstein.
For more information on the national network check out the Clean Country Coalition websites and join our facebook group Stop the Drilling in Taranaki to share up to date information and connect with like-minded people.