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Arnie’s got some good advice

Arnie’s got some good advice

Green Media Release

The Greens are encouraging New Zealand business leaders to take heed of Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s advice that New Zealand business should embrace the opportunity to be part of the global environmental revolution.

“Just as the internet transformed the global economy over the last decade, so will environmentally sustainable business practises transform the world economy over the next decade. Our choice is to be part of that transformation, or to resist it and be left behind,” says Dr. Russel Norman Green Party Co-leader.

“Many business leaders in New Zealand have invested far too much time and energy fighting attempts to put a price on greenhouse emissions. It’s time they redirected their energies towards investing in and creating new ways to reduce our greenhouse emissions.

“We have tremendous opportunity, as a knowledge rich society, to create the new technologies that will be part of reducing our environmental impacts.

“New Zealand has another reason to improve its environmental performance and that is because New Zealand Inc trades on our clean and green image. Our tourism and primary production industries are our biggest export earners and they depend on the clean and green brand. Fonterra, as our biggest company, has a particular vested interest in this.

“We need to improve our environmental performance to reduce our greenhouse emissions and clean up our rivers and lakes if we are to protect our clean and green brand.”

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