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Greens across country push for action on climate

Greens across the country push for action on climate change

Green Media Advisory November 3 2006

Green Party members are organising more than 30 different activities around the country to publicise International Day of Action on Climate Change, Saturday November 4th. The full list of activities is below.

"It's time to translate talk into action", says Green Co-Leader Russel Norman.

"Green members will be handing out leaflets (http://www.greens.org.nz/campaigns/climate/6pack.pdf) about the six new climate change private members' bills that the Greens are putting into the ballot as well as giving people ideas on how they themselves can reduce their individual greenhouse emissions.

"Greens will also be providing a free bus, showing Al Gore's film, showing the impact of sea level rise by marking buildings, having a carbon free picnic, melting clocks frozen in ice, holding stalls and much more.

"New Zealand's greenhouse emissions have grown rapidly under National and Labour - it's time for action. We need to play our part to stop catastrophic climate change."

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Green Party events on International Day of Action on Climate Change

Auckland

On the Friday Keith Locke will be travelling around central Auckland in a 'free bus' to highlight the need for better public transport options.


Blenheim

The Kaikoura greens will be holding a stall at the local Blenheim market, giving out climate change information and selling tickets to the Blenheim premiere of An Inconvenient Truth showing later this month.

Blueskin Bay

Showing of 'Power of Community' along with nacho night and discussion


Christchurch Central

Christchurch is producing a large display board (A1) size based on images from the web site that shows sea level rises plotted over Google Map images. There's more at http://flood.firetree.net/ They have plotted coastal Canterbury around the Christchurch area as far north as Kaiapoi and as far south as Lyttleton harbour and Lincoln. This display board will be used at the following events: Friday. Midday to early afternoon in the Centre of Chch, (City Mall, Bus Exchange, Cathedral Square) Friday. from 3pm at the SHVC protest outside CoalCorp's HQ in Addington. We have a special caption for this event. Saturday. At the New Brighton market. Sunday. Our commemorative bike ride and picnic.


Christchurch East

Stall at monthly New Brighton Market, and Green entry in puppet parade at associated puppet festival


Dunedin

Local heroes (people doing something good for CC), poster displays. Accompanied by their Blender Bike and costumes. Metiria attending. At Farmers market in morning and lower Octogon at lunchtime. Maybe asking appliance stores to show Leonardo di Caprio's excellent 4 min presentation on their computer screens in shop windows/stores. www.leonardodicaprio.org.


Eastbourne

Green members are handing out information at the Eastborne Carnival on sun 5th


Hamilton

Friday, November 3 - 'Green Egg in Ham' stunt to promote the following day, Noon-1pm, the Riff Raff space, southend of Victoria St. They are going to make a giant model of the image on the 'Don't Fry Our Future' t-shirt - an egg with the Earth for a yoke frying in a pan, and then, with Nandor in attendance, talk to media and people in the area about Green solutions for climate change.

Saturday, November 4 - 'Fuel-free Family Fun' - a carbon-free picnic to mark the Climate Change Day, 10-Noon at Claudelands Park. They will also be having some no-emissions games for kids of all ages. Come along, bring kids and lunch.


Mana

The Mana branch will be organizing a stall, banners at Coastlands, following a pamphlet drop that weekend or the week before. They are also using their stall as a base to support a community petition demanding the regional council rejects plans to remove seats and increase the proportion of standing passengers on rail in our region.


Maungakiekie

We are planning a (regular) stall at Otara market that day, and will draw attention to the event.


Napier

Greens will be handing out information in the mall on Sat


Nelson

Plan is handing out leaflets near the market, and chalking 2010 sea level rise on toilet block at market. Possibly with child in 'don't fry our future' t-shirt and others in Green t-shirts. Also on Monday 6th, a footpath stall outside the office, with commeration book for Rod, flowers and Climate Change leaflets.


Opotiki / Whakatane

Will have clock that is frozen in an ice-block at the Ohope Market which is between Whakatane and Opotiki.


Otaki

Al Gore's movie at the local cinema and an info stall and raffles to raise some funds. It is on at 4pm Sat the 4th Nov.


Rotorua

The Rotorua Greens are having a stall in the City Focus from 10am. - 1pm. on Saturday 4th November to raise awareness and give information about climate change and global warming.


Taranaki

New Plymouth will be having a Day of Action on Novermber 4th near the Wind Wand (which will be under water if Greenland and Antarctica melt). They will be wearing flippers and goggles as they pass out climate change leaflets.


Taupo

Setting up a table in the main street with just one large sign on it saying "Climate change IS an INCONVENIENT TRUTH!" and just leave people to think about it.


Tauranga / Bay of Plenty

Sending climate change leaflets to high schools inviting a debate, viz-a-vis Laissez-faire v Turn Down the Heat. Handing out Green leaflets at the Cinema where An Inconvenient Truth is playing, inviting Green members, Amnesty International members and Trade Aid members on databases we have to attend on October 30th, and following-up with a discussion. Might have a scuba diver wearing a placard with the sea level indicated on it waddling around at the Mount and Tauranga.


Thames

Taking kayaks down their main street on Saturday morning

Wellington

Jeanette and Russel will be making an announcement in the grounds of Parliament at 11 am on the Friday. P

Russel will also be speaking at Wellington's first Climate Change Festival at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday. see www.climatedefence.org.nz.

Also, Wellington greens will be running stall in Cuba Street, encouraging people to go to the Climate Change fair, and giving people information on what the Greens think we should do about this major issue facing humanity. They will also be handing out a few pamphlets, outlining the Greens Climate Change Policy Document - Turning Down the Heat.


West Auckland

Plans include handing out leaflets in main town areas (Catherine Square, Great North Road, and Henderson Shops) from 2 to 4pm on 4 November.


Whanganui

Metiria Turei is planning on coming out and helping with the clock in melting ice suspended from a bamboo tripod in Majestic Square (perhaps wearing gumboots). They will then head down by the river to mark the rise of the water level and may mark this on the town bridge with all the flood levels.


Whangarei

Stall at Town Basin, from 11am at clock museum, using alarm clock in block of melting ice as photo opportunity.


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