Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Pure Advantage joins the global climate action campaign

MEDIA RELEASE For Immediate Release
Pure Advantage joins the global campaign to mobilise climate change action

Auckland, 15 September 2011 – Pure Advantage - the organisation championing a green growth paradigm shift for New Zealand – is joining former US Vice President, Al Gore, and others in a worldwide 24-hour event to mobilise people from around the globe to help solve climate change.

The campaign kicks off with 24 Hours of Reality, a live streamed global event on September 14-15 at ClimateRealityProject.org. From New Zealand to Cape Verde and Mexico City to Alaska, the event will feature scientists, celebrities, business leaders, concerned citizens and Pure Advantage trustee, Phillip Mills who will also make a presentation. Other aligned New Zealand organisations making presentations include Sustainable Business Network, Oxfam, Sustainable Food, Greenpeace, Generation Zero and WWF.

During the 24 Hours of Reality event, people all around the globe living with the impacts of climate change will present their stories about the impact of climate change and make the clear connection between extreme weather and manmade carbon pollution that’s changing our climate.

Pure Advantage trustee, Phillip Mills, says that New Zealand is not escaping the effects of climate change and supporting events such as this is crucial to raising awareness about the climate crisis and the impacts it is having here and around the world.

“The fact is that we are living with the reality of global warming every day. Extreme weather events are occurring with alarming frequency all over the world – even in this country we are experiencing ferocious storms and bizarre weather patterns.

“Educating and engaging the public about the reality of the climate crisis and helping build the global movement for change cannot happen soon enough. As an organisation, we are acting now and we encourage others to join the movement and support this campaign at a critical time. You can join the debate by signing up at www.pureadvantage.org

This event is the first step in a larger, multi-faceted campaign to spread the word about the climate crisis and all viewers of the event, online and in person, will be invited to take part in specific activities to help solve the climate crisis.


Pure Advantage Trustees are:

Sir Paul Callaghan
Sir George Fistonich
Rob Fyfe
Chris Liddell
Philip Mills
Jeremy Moon
Lloyd Morrison
Rob Morrison
Geoff Ross
Justine Smyth
Sir Stephen Tindall
Joan Withers

About Pure Advantage
Pure Advantage has been established by a group of New Zealand business leaders united by a shared vision of green growth for greater wealth. Pure Advantage is determined to deliver world-leading improvements to our economy, our environmental performance and the living standards of all New Zealanders. The name reflects New Zealand’s pure clean, green competitive advantage on the world stage.

It is our belief that our country can have a better future if we take action now to protect our unique natural environment, grow our high value exports and develop new industries that will thrive in international green growth markets.

New Zealand’s economic and environmental performance is sliding, and the goal of greater wealth for our country and our people is slipping further away. Our exporters cannot afford to be caught in the gap between New Zealand’s clean, green marketing proposition and a different reality.

By working with communities, businesses, Government and iwi, Pure Advantage believes that we can make a difference.

Join us and help turn our natural advantages into greater wealth for all New Zealanders.
Sign up through our website at www.pureadvantage.org and also visit us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Juggling Covid, And France’s Trump-like Populist

It is the age-old Covid problem. How to balance the needs for firms (and schools) to re-open against the need to protect public health. In the past, the balance has been struck by insisting that the best public health outcomes also deliver the best economic (and educational) outcomes. While that may still be objectively true, it is no longer a politically tenable position... More>>

Covid-19 & Education: NCEA And NZ Scholarship Exams To Proceed

NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams will proceed, including in areas where Alert Level 3 has been in place, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “The New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health have been working together to ensure exams can be managed in a safe way, so students have the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned... More>>


Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is launching a broad investigation into the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) booking system after receiving hundreds of complaints... More>>


National: Launches Back In Business Plan

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins has today launched National’s detailed plan to save livelihoods and unleash our economy in the face of the huge damage being wrought by the extended Covid lockdown... More>>


Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
New findings from the Consumer NZ sentiment tracker found that 15% of New Zealanders had no savings, and a further 27% were anxious about their level of savings and would like to have more tucked away... More>>

Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>

Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>




InfoPages News Channels