We have a climate emergency that requires urgent action at all levels. The Just Transition Summit organised by the central government was top-down and profit-driven. To ensure our transition to a low emission society is fit for purpose and socially just, the community must drive it. Our Just Transition Community Conference offers a platform for communities to kick start or reinforce our transition pathways.
The pressure is building against oil, gas and coal companies in Aotearoa who continue to push for fossil fuel extraction with increasing community calls to curb climate change. Protesters will be gathering outside Todd Energy, Beach Energy and OMV tomorrow Tuesday 9 October. Read the rest of this entry »
Climate Justice Taranaki cordially invite Taranaki locals and visitors to the inaugural Electricarna this Sat 24 February, 3-7 pm at the New World carpark on Courtenay Street, New Plymouth.
The event will showcase a variety of electric vehicles (EVs) which are becoming popular alternatives to petrol guzzlers. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet passionate EV owners eager to share their knowledge and experience on their electric cars and bikes.
“We are so excited to work with local EV enthusiasts who have made this event possible. The amount of energy and expertise is amazing! It is clear that awareness on climate change is growing and people are embracing alternatives to fossil fuels. Transport and agriculture are the biggest greenhouse gas emitters in New Zealand. As more drivers shift to EVs, individually or community owned, and public transport also becomes electrified, New Zealand will come closer to becoming carbon zero,” said Catherine Cheung, spokesperson of Climate Justice Taranaki.
Stephen Hobo-Tuck, founder of Naki EV Owners Group and co-organiser of Electricarna, wanted a more personal and hands-on experience for EV owners in New Plymouth, so Electricarna is a way of meeting that need.
“EVs are popping up in all sorts of places, being used as business vehicles and second family cars. The most popular model is the Nissan Leaf (LEAF stands for Leading, Environmentally Friendly, Affordable Family Vehicle) which comes in hatchback and van and has been around for 8 years now. BMW have the i3 model which is also well regarded, being more powerful and having more range than the Leaf. Top of the range is, of course, Elon Musk’s Tesla, with blistering performance and huge range, with a price to match. No matter how you look at it, electric vehicles are here to stay, so come along on Saturday and LOOK, LEARN and LOVE the new electric vehicles: the future of transport,”said Stephen Hobo-Tuck.
The organisers thank The Better NZ Trust – Leading the Charge, for their logistics support, New World for providing us with the venue, and Taranaki Environmental Education Trust for promotion.
New car event quietly cruises into town (TDN, 25 Feb 2018)
Electric spark to car events (EV Talk, 26 Feb 2018)
The last few weeks and months have seen a series of encouraging wins on the environmental front: Read the rest of this entry »
The govt is consulting the public on their freshwater policy. Come to the meeting this Monday 21st March, 12 noon at the Quality hotel in New Plymouth. Details on Ministry for the Environment website.
Look at the huge gas flare with thick smoke coming out of Todd Energy’s Mangahewa-D wellsite, Rimutauteka near Inglewood, yesterday. Imagine the health effects on nearby residents and livestock. Photo by Fiona Clark, 18 June 2014.
Taranaki locals, if you are concerned about the oil and gas industry and want to find out more about its impacts and your rights, come to our Community Meetings this and next Sat 21st & 28th June 2014. Details here.
Media: Norfolk drilling pledge, TDN 23/06/2014.