Sustainable Dunedin City

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Browsing Posts published in April, 2012

Every Thursday at 2.30pm, Maureen Howard hosts Eco Living In Action, a half-hour sustainable living show on Otago Access Radio 105.4FM . From making your own cleaning products to composting, recycling, keeping chooks and reducing your carbon footprint, Maureen and her guests will inspire you with practical, everyday solutions that make a difference. Proudly supported by the Dunedin City Council.

PS If you miss the show you can also download the podcast at http://www.oar.org.nz/podcasts/

Sustainable living courses start: Enrol now for a course where you can meet others interested in sustainable living, share and learn practical tips for household and community sustainability and resilience. This is a positive-focused and personally empowering course suitable for everyone.

All courses are free but a Koha/Donation is requested ($30 recommended)

Courses are restricted to a maximum of 14 people. REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL

Registration or enquiries to Maureen Howard, Phone 4739967, Email mhoward@slingshot.co.nz

Sustainable living courses: City Day Course starts – each Wednesday 10-12noon for 8 weeks

Venue: Church of Christ Community Hall  (corner Filluel and St Andrews).

Sustainable evening Course starts –  Each Wednesday from May 2nd 7-9pm for 8 weeks,

Venue: Church of Christ Community Hall (corner Filluel and St Andrews).

Sustainable living courses start: Enrol now for a course where you can meet others interested in sustainable living, share and learn practical tips for household and community sustainability and resilience. This is a positive-focused and personally empowering course suitable for everyone.

All courses are free but a Koha/Donation is requested ($30 recommended)

Courses are restricted to a maximum of 14 people. REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL

Registration or enquiries to Maureen Howard, Phone 4739967, Email mhoward@slingshot.co.nz

Waikouaiti Day Course starts. Each Tuesday 10-12noon for 8 weeks,
Venue: East Otago Events Centre, Waikouaiti.
Wednesday 2 May

The Review of the Crown Minerals Act Regime, submissions due (following from CANA)

The purpose of the review is to “encourage the development of Crown-owned minerals so that they contribute more to New Zealand’s economic development; streamline and simplify the regime; and to ensure better coordination of regulatory agencies.” BUT! Many of the proposed changes will erode the already weak regulatory regime and open the country up further to mining.

We encourage you to take time to read the discussion paper and the proposed changes to the petroleum and minerals regime. Details at

http://www.med.govt.nz/sectors-industries/natural-resources/oil-and-gas/review-of-the-crown-minerals-act-regime/

Postal address: Resources Policy Group, Ministry of Economic Development, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

Email: CMAReview@med.govt.nz

There are a series of review questions that the Ministry is asking for feedback on, and of particular interest is Chapter 2: Health, safety and environmental (HSE) matters. It is a fairly short chapter to read and worth giving feedback on!  Also of interest are Chapter 4: Petroleum, and Chapter 5: Tier 1 Minerals, especially the review questions relating to HSE matters.

This is 350.org’s next big global day of action, “Climate Impacts Day” . SDC is calling for volunteers to help run this event in Dunedin

‘Across the planet now we see ever more flooding, ever more drought, ever more storms. People are dying, communities are being wrecked — the impacts we’re already witnessing from climate change are unlike anything we have seen before.

But because the globe is so big, it’s hard for most people to see that it’s all connected. That’s why, on May 5, all over the earth, we will Connect the Dots.’

However you choose to participate, your voice is needed in this fight — and you can sign up to host a local event here: www.climatedots.org/start

(For more general info about the day, check out our new website here: www.climatedots.org)

Here is an inspiring story about an Australian street. The neighbours there
decided to boost food supply outside the doorstep, while reaching out and
creating a sustainable community.

Check it out:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHlWDiUWkLs

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