The fourth and final climate action workshop focused on emergency management and resilience. The previous ones looked at how we could take action to prevent climate change. This one looked at how we could be prepared for the impacts of natural disasters, which are increasingly caused by climate change.…
The second and third workshops in our climate action series looked at a circular economy, the great variety of products that can be recycled, and how to make your own environmentally friendly household cleaning products.…
Forty-five people attended today’s climate change workshop in Pukerua Bay, a good turnout for a sunny Sunday afternoon and which included three of the local ward city councillors and the mayor.
Also present were members of Porirua City Council’s sustainability and climate change team, who gave attendees a rundown on the risks climate change and extreme weather events present to Pukeru Bay.
The workshop used the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as the framework for discussion, and groups identified the ones relevant to our community, and came up with examples of things we are either doing, could do more of, or could start. People took a broad view, with a resilient community focus and climate change as a major force impacting the community. Some of the ideas were for more information, such as workshops on solar household power, or taking a ‘circular economy’ view of household or business purchases, while others involved sharing of resources. Planned housing developments and infrastructure were also identified as things that need a strong climate change response built in.
The ideas collected are being collated and will be shared with the participants and the rest of the community.
Porirua City Council will soon start consulting the community on its climate change action plan, and today’s workshop puts the Pukerua Bay community in a good position to get into more detailed discussions with the council on our needs, and how we can contribute to the community response.
Are you keen to get involved in a discussion about climate change, focused on issues and solutions in Pukerua Bay? Want to find out what others are doing, and how you can be part of a community response that starts from our strengths and the positive things we are already doing?
Whether as an individual or as a member of a group, you are warmly welcomed to a community workshop to be held on Sunday 16 October in the Pukerua Bay School and Community Hall. This will be a ‘stock-take’ meeting where we develop an understanding of the local impacts of climate change, ascertain what issues are on top for people and map our connections with each other. We will also consider the UN Sustainable Development Goals and think about what they mean for our village.
We really look forward to seeing you there!
The purpose of this workshop is to:
- Raise awareness about environmental activities in Pukerua Bay (Kaitiakitanga)
- Raise awareness about climate change impacts
- Identify a set of residents who want to take the conversation further
Light refreshments will be provided.
|2.00 pm||Karakia timatanga|
|2.10 pm||Workshop overview|
|2.15 pm||Whakawhanaungatanga: introduction, why are you here|
|2.30 pm||Brief overview from Council|
|2.40 pm||Sustainable Development Goals exercise – Led by Barbara Nebel|
Grab a cup of tea and reflect
|3.10 pm||Lightning report back from each group|
|3.20 pm||Synthesise, report back and discussion|
|3.45 pm||Next steps|
|3.55 pm |
|Karakia and close|