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Marlborough Earth Day Party 2018

Marlborough Earth Day Party 2018 – Going for a World Record!

Do you want to learn how to protect our environment, save money, reduce pollution, see an electric car, ride an electric bike and help set the e-bike world record?

Then you need to be at the Marlborough Earth Day Party on Saturday 21st April at the A&P Park in Blenheim 10am to 3pm.

Come and celebrate Global Earth Day at Marlborough's very own Earth Day Party 2018.

This FREE ENTRY event brings together Marlborough families, businesses, community leaders, conservation groups and experts in climate and sustainability to showcase and learn about the benefits of renewable energy, low carbon transport/technologies, sustainable food production, plant-based diet and conserving Marlborough’s ecosystems and wildlife for future generations.

You will learn how to Travel, Work, Live, Think, Act and Play in a more sustainable way and become healthier, wealthier and happier in the process. Looking after our environment can be fun as well as rewarding and everyone can do something to make a difference to the future of our planet and region. Watch this space for more ideas and information on things you can do to lead a greener life.

It will be a great day out for the whole family with bouncy castles, ice cream, entertainment, cool electric cars and e-bikes, solar power, healthy food and drink, music and fun - something for everyone to enjoy. See you there!

Go to these sites to learn more....

Notes for Editors
This is the second year this event has been organised by Climate Karanga Marlborough and is the premier event of its kind in the Marlborough region, closely coinciding with global Earth Day (22nd April), when millions of people worldwide come together to renew their commitment to caring for our planet and protecting its ecosystems and wildlife. See link for more information.

Marlborough Earth Day Party is rapidly becoming a ‘must see’ event in the regional calendar.

Climate Change Action in NZ – quotes
"This is my generation's nuclear free moment and I am determined we will attack it head on."
(Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussing climate change)

“Climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world. If we do not urgently reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases, warming will disrupt the climate which our agriculture and other industries depend upon, and sea-level rise will affect our coastal cities, along with other profound changes”.
(The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy State Opening of Parliament – Speech from the Throne - Wednesday 8 November 2017)

As New Zealand faces the challenge of transitioning from fossil fuels towards a cleaner, carbon zero future, we must now re-imagine and re-engineer our economy and our way of living, to place lower demands on the planet’s finite resources.

Key Themes at the event
Visitors to the event will see and experience innovative ideas, technologies, products and services that will save them money, reduce waste and pollution, improve health/well-being and help preserve our environment for future generations.

This year’s themes are TRAVEL - WORK LIVE THINK ACT and PLAY Green and visitors to the event will be encouraged and empowered to take positive action in each of these areas to make a real difference to our local and global environment. Highlights will include:-

Travel green – electric cars, e-motorcycles, e-bikes and e-boats; cycling & walking initiatives/projects
Work green – local companies leading the way in sustainable products, services and operations;
Live green - clean energy for house and home; plant-based diets; composting; grow your own food;
Think green – public lectures; workshops; books and videos on a range of environmental issues;
Act green – conservation; wildlife and habitat protection; bio-diversity initiatives; reforestation
Play green – music, song, art and entertainment for the family; schools and youth groups taking action to create a better future; games and fun activities for children and all those young at heart.

The Marlborough Earth Day Party is an ideal opportunity for the whole community to come together in an entertaining, relaxed and informal setting and demonstrate support for more action to protect and conserve our environment and wildlife.

It is expected there will be approximately 40-50 exhibitors/traders and 1500+ visitors this year.

Climate Karanga Marlborough is a group of concerned Marlborough citizens campaigning for greater action by central and local government, businesses and citizens to confront the greatest challenge facing human civilisation – rapid global warming and the resultant climate destabilisation and disruption of our global weather patterns. We are working to inform and educate Marlborough people about the growing urgent threats to our region, country and planet from anthropogenic climate change and we are advocating for and promoting accelerated action to lower greenhouse gas emissions to slow the warming, whilst adapting to the changes that are now unavoidable.

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