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  • By Inge Bremer

Trouble in Paradise - Climate Change in the Pacific - Exhibition & Workshops - Nov 2&3

As you already know, understanding climate action is of essential importance to all of us. WHY? The recent weather disasters are speaking a clear language. Climate action ist not just being eco-friendly, it is also a smart move for our wallets and the resilience of our communities. Action on climate change makes us all winners, economically, socially, and environmentally. Safeguarding the environment and biodiveristy ensures that communities can thrive.

Think of it this way: taking climate action isn’t just a green choice: it is a cost saver. It helps us manage resources efficiently, which means lower costs for energy and maintaining our infrastructure in the long run. It is giving our communities superhero powers. Being in the know about climate changes allow us to prepare for challenges like storms, making our neighbourhoods more resilient.

On November 2, the Turner Centre will officially open their new Pacific Climate Photography Exhibition Trouble in Paradise - Climate Change in the Pacific, followed by a presentation from Professor Richard Levy Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Te Tai Tokerau (see below).

In conjunction, we have organised several short workshops at the Turner Centre on November 3:

Thermal imaging at 10am, 11am, 1.30pm, 2.30 pm and 3.30pm Carbon Calculating at 10.30am, 11.30am, 2pm, 3 pm and 4 pm Community Resilience: Brochure by Northland Emergency Management Group Understanding Climate Change: Multiple Choice Questionnaire

Utilising thermal imaging we can make visible one important part of the climate change problem and it’s solution. You can check your immediate areas of influence. Peter Bruce-Iri, a former lecturer at Northtec Whangarei, has written a book featuring this, with the very appropriate title "How plants cool and heal the climate - Finding solutions close to home". Peter will demonstrate and explain in his mini seminars.

Additionally, with the help of our free and easy carbon calculator, everyone can calculate the individual carbon footprint and plan to reduce it.

It will be very worthwhile for schools, councillors and council staff, business owners and the general public to attend. You will be relieved that something effectve can be done and seen! Young people need hope!

The venue is within walking distance for Kerikeri residents, and the short duration of the seminars will make planning for attendance easy. We are looking forward to seeing you!


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