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Browsing Posts published in August, 2012

otago_farmers_marketDetails of upcoming events, petitions and thought-provoking/useful links

1. Sustainable Dunedin City action

Please find attached information from the AGM last week, including Rosemary’s address on Southland lignite.

Thursday 30th August

GreenDrinks Dunedin: in the Back Room of Filadelfios at the Gardens

Nicky Chapman and friends to talk about faith-based responses to the moral challenges of climate change. The aim is to share understandings of how spirituality responds to sustainability crises we face – to come up with some deeper understandings for our own lives, and actions we can take together

GREENDRINKS Dunedin provides an opportunity for everyone interested in sustainability and the environment to meet in a relaxed setting. It is organised in Dunedin by the Sustainable Dunedin City Society and is part of GreenDrinks International, a social networking movement. To find out more about GreenDrinks International go to www.greendrinks.org. To get on the GreenDrinks Dunedin elist – or to host a GreenDrinks – please contact Maureen on mhoward@slingshot.co.nz.

Sustainable Dunedin City Society is made up of persons who are interested in the issues of climate change, declining energy security and sustainability, as they affect Dunedin City. The Society is not affiliated with any political party and aims to facilitate a positive, secure and sustainable future for Dunedin City. For more information or to join go to www.sustainabledunedincity.org.nz or email secretary@sustainabledunedincity.org.nz

Watch this space…

Bob Lloyd and Jinty MacTavish to talk about their experiences in Rio +20

2. Other dates

Every Thursday:

Otago Access Radio 105.4FM:

2.30 – 15:00

Eco Living In Action, a half-hour sustainable living show hosted by Maureen Howard. Maureen and her guests will inspire you with practical, everyday solutions that make a difference. If you miss the show, you can download the podcast at http://www.oar.org.nz/podcasts/.

On the 9th August, listen in to hear how to win tickets to a Film Festival movie Chasing Ice (Rialto Tues 14th August at 18:15). This is a visually beautiful movie showing the impacts of global warming on our receding glaciers. It’s got some really great reviews! eg http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/92385/chasing-ice.html..

7 – 20:00

Sustainable Lens Radio, with Sam Mann, Anton Angelo and Shane Gallagher, which can also be accessed on

http://sustainablelens.org/

Saturday 25th August

The Bike Fix It Day from10.00:00 to 14:00 at Pine Hill School

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August

Ka Nui! Enough! Conference, Rotorua

In August the New Zealand mining industry is meeting in Rotorua “to celebrate New Zealand mining and the contribution this important industry makes to the future of the community through science, engineering and economic development.”

So we are holding the Ka Nui! Enough! Conference at the same time to discuss the huge negative impacts mining has on our economies, communities, and environment and what we are going to do about it. And we hope you’ll be able to attend.

http://kanuiconference.wordpress.com/Speakers: Dayle Takitimu (Te Whanau-a-Apanui) Drew Hutton, (Lock the Gate Alliance Australia), Dr Susan Krumdieck (Canterbury University) and more . . .

Cost: $25 for the weekend or koha on the day.

Registration: to register email your name and contact number to kanuiconference@gmail.com

Tuesday 28th August

“The Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Infrastructure & the Built Environment Toolbox” hosted by NZPI and IPENZ

Dunedin Public Art Gallery, from 10:00-17:00, with lunch included. Please book or contact asap: maria.ioannou@dcc.govt.nz

Tuesday 28th August

NO SWEAT! RUTHERFORD WADDELL & THE SIN OF CHEAPNESS

A one-day conference celebrating the life, work and legacy of this outstanding Dunedin Christian minister, social reformer and visionary. Speeches, music, tours, history! For details, go to www.otago.ac.nz/ctpi and to register, go to jill.rutherford@otago.ac.nz to register – by 26th August

Wednesday 29th August, 19:30

James Cumming Wing, Ardwick Street Gore

Hear Drew Hutton. Drew is a widely respected Australian environmentalist who has campaigned successfully on managing toxic waste, who is now focussing his energies on fracking.

Wednesday 29th August 2012, 17:30 – 19:30

Workshop about the draft Social Wellbeing Strategy for Urban Dunedin Area.

Otaru Room 2nd Floor Civic Centre

Sunday 2nd September, 10:00

Living Legends – Orokonui Estuary restoration

Meet at Blueskin Nursery in Waitati.

http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/volunteer-join-or-start-a-project/volunteer/volunteer-programme-by-region/otago/living-legends-orokonui-estuary-restoration/

Tuesday 4th September 19:00

Jinty McTavish and Bob Lloyd to talk on their experiences and reflections upon Rio +20

Hutton Theatre

15th September to 28th September

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Week(s)

We ask the public to take some time to remove litter from a favourite area.

Registered people/groups will receive gloves and specially marked bags which can be put out with your regular kerbside rubbish collection between 17th September and 28th September. Remember to put recyclables in your own yellow wheelie bin and whole glass in your blue bin. This will save unnecessary waste going to landfill.

Register by:

-ringing Keep Dunedin Beautiful on 474 3401 or

-emailing Keep Dunedin Beautiful on dethomso@dcc.govt.nz

Available Tuesday to Thursday

Please include your name, number of bags required, address, day of kerbside collection and area you will clean.

21st September

Submissions close for the DCC Draft Social Wellbeing Strategy

The draft Social Wellbeing Strategy has been approved for public consultation and copies of the draft Social Wellbeing Strategy are available from DCC Customer Service Centres, Libraries or www.dunedin.govt.nz/social-wellbeing.

3. Petitions

· Citizens Initiated Referendum on Asset Sales (particularly national energy assets). This petition requires 10 % of eligible voters in New Zealand to sign it in order for us to have a referendum on asset sales. This is a formal legal process, so requires actual signatures. Go to http://www.greens.org.nz/koa to download a copy of the petition to print out.

· MMP review. This year we all get the opportunity to have a say on changes we’d like to see on the way our MMP voting system works. This review comes out of the 2011 Referendum on the Voting System, when the majority of voters chose to keep MMP as our voting system. http://www.elections.org.nz/voting/mmp/mmp-review.html

4. Food for thought and (good) fuel for action

· Join the Dunedin People’s Panel

The People’s Panel is an email-based panel which gives people with an interest in Dunedin an opportunity to have their say on a range of issues and to be a sounding-board for future policies and decisions.

Anyone can join the Panel at www.dunedin.govt.nz/peoplespanel. Panel members are sent an online survey every six to eight weeks. After each survey, Panel members are emailed a high-level summary of what other Panel members said, and what will be done as a result of the feedback from the Panel. The full results from each of the surveys will be available on the People’s Panel website.

· Potential candidates for DCC Elections 2103: As vacancies are likely to open up next year, SDC members should consider standing!

· The Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust & Otago University’s Energy Cultures Team have teamed up to deliver expert energy advice and study how households respond to advice. Several different approaches will be trialled including: home audits, information evenings and a telephone help line. If you’re in Long Beach, Purakaunui, Osborne, Waitati or Warrington, or North East Valley you may be able to secure an energy audit and will be able to get telephone advice. If you wish to know more about the trial and to register your interest visit us at: www.blueskinpower.co.nz or telephone the energy advice hotline on: 4822207 (Mon and Tues).

· Read http://www.nzherald.co.nz/gareth-morgan/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503153&objectid=10823294

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Tēnā koutou katoa,

Nicky Chapman (SDC’s newsletter compiler) newsletter@sustainabledunedincity.org.nz

Vivienne Bryner (SDC’s secretary) secretary@sustainabledunedincity.org.nz

Sustainable Dunedin City Inc. http://www.sustainabledunedincity.org.nz

Nominations Received for SDC Committee 2012/2013 as a pdf:  sdc-nominations-2012

Details of upcoming events, petitions and thought-provoking/useful links

Dear All – I thought this would be a ‘quiet’ newsletter as the last one was so recent. Not at all! There is a common theme: the threats are dire, but momentum and the ability to act are also gathering pace and power. It’s time to say ‘Ka Nui! Enough!’ (see below). And we can act locally in meaningful ways. Our small part of the world is as much involved in the big issues as anywhere else – ie attend our brief AGM then stay to hear Rosemary talk about lignite on the 15th of August!

1. Sustainable Dunedin City action

Wednesday 15 August at 6:30 pm

Sustainable Dunedin City Inc. AGM (annual report attached)

Lignite Mining in Southland: talk by Rosemary Penwarden

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The AGM of Sustainable Dunedin City Society Inc. will be held on Wednesday 15 August at 6:30 pm.

Community Church, Cnr. Filleul & St. Andrews Sts, Dunedin

Nominations signed by nominator and seconder for two chairpersons, secretary, treasurer and committee members should be sent to John Cocks, 11 Northfield Avenue, Opoho, Dunedin, by 5 pm, 10 August 2012.

Attached is the Annual Report, which includes the Meeting notice, meeting agenda and Annual Report, Statement of Accounts, Annual Plan, and Notice of motions to change rules.

Following the brief AGM Rosemary Penwarden will talk about Lignite Mining in Southland, which not only threatens land and water, but all attempts to reduce our carbon emissions. For further info see also attached the June and July newsletters of the Coal Action Murihiku (CAM) group.

All welcome.

Thursday 30 August
GreenDrinks Dunedin: in the Back Room of Filadelfios at the Gardens
Nicky Chapman and friends to talk about faith-based responses to the moral challenges of climate change, including the mailing list ‘faith communities for climate justice’.

GREENDRINKS Dunedin provides an opportunity for everyone interested in sustainability and the environment to meet in a relaxed setting. It is organised in Dunedin by the Sustainable Dunedin City Society and is part of GreenDrinks International, a social networking movement. To find out more about GreenDrinks International go to www.greendrinks.org. To get on the GreenDrinks Dunedin elist – or to host a GreenDrinks – please contact Maureen on mhoward@slingshot.co.nz.

Sustainable Dunedin City Society is made up of persons who are interested in the issues of climate change, declining energy security and sustainability, as they affect Dunedin City. The Society is not affiliated with any political party and aims to facilitate a positive, secure and sustainable future for Dunedin City. For more information or to join go to www.sustainabledunedincity.org.nz or email secretary@sustainabledunedincity.org.nz

Watch this space…

Bob Lloyd and Jinty MacTavish to talk about their experiences in Rio +20

2. Other dates

Every Thursday:
Otago Access Radio 105.4FM:
2.30 – 3 pm
Eco Living In Action, a half-hour sustainable living show hosted by Maureen Howard. Maureen and her guests will inspire you with practical, everyday solutions that make a difference. If you miss the show, you can download the podcast at http://www.oar.org.nz/podcasts/.

On the 9th August, listen in to hear how to win tickets to a Film Festival movie Chasing Ice (Rialto Tues 14 August at 6.15pm). This is a visually beautiful movie showing the impacts of global warming on our receding glaciers. It’s got some really great reviews! eg http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/92385/chasing-ice.html..

7 – 8pm
Sustainable Lens Radio, with Sam Mann, Anton Angelo and Shane Gallagher, which can also be accessed on
http://sustainablelens.org/

Thursday 2 August, 4 pm
Submissions close on the DCC Speed Limits Bylaw Review – Amendment 6
Go to http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/council-online/currently-consulting-on/current-consultations/speed-limits-review-middlemarch for details

Thursday 2 August, 4 – 5 pm
‘Energy Cultures in the NZ timber processing industry’ – why only some energy efficient technologies are accepted
Gerry Carrington, Emeritus Professor at the University of Otago, a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and a Fellow of the Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand.
CSAFE Seminar Room (547 Castle St)

Thursday 2 August, 7 – 8.30 pm
‘Make the most of GE free New Zealand’: Two Australian farmers talk about the effect of GE crops on business and community followed by Steffan Browning, Green Party list MP
Donald Beasley Institute, 44 Dundas St

Friday 3 August, 2 – 4 pm
‘Scenarios and Policies for 100% Renewable Electricity’, Assoc Prof Mark Diesendorf, Deputy Director, Institute of Environmental Studies, University of New South Wales
St David Seminar Room 6, St David Lecture Complex
‘In general, the principal barriers to the transition are no longer technological nor even economic …Policy options
for achieving 100% renewable electricity will be discussed.’ Further info on http://www.physics.otago.ac.nz/eman410-seminar-series-2012-assoc-prof-mark-diesendorf

Friday 3 August, 5.15 pm – 6.30 pm
The state of public broadcasting in New Zealand
University AV Studio, 2nd Floor, Owheo Building, 133 Union St East, Dunedin
Or watch the show live at 5.15 pm at: www.otago.ac.nz/its/services/teaching/otago029235.html.
Guest Panelists: Lorraine ISAACS (former producer, TVNZ); Paul NORRIS (Head, NZ Broadcasting School, CPIT); David BEATSON (former chair, NZ On Air); Colin PEACOCK (Radio NZ National, formerly with e BBC World Service); Dr Erika PEARSON (Lecturer, Media, Film & Communication, U of O).
What a line-up! Best to book ahead: jill.rutherford@otago.ac.nz

Saturday August 4th
Global day of action against offshore oil drilling, and for clean energy and renewables.
New Zealand will be the first country in the world to hold these events, so take your family down to St Clair Saturday morning to send a strong message to fossil fuel companies and our government.
St. Clair Beach Meeting at the top of the stairs by the Esplanade at 11.45am.
http://handsacrossthesand.com/organize.php?country=New%20Zealand
https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/HandsAcrossTheSand

Wednesday 8 August, 5:15pm
Should the Church Try to Change the World?
Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture Series by The Revd Dr William Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Alabama
Archway 2 Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 8 August, 5:30-7pm
Speak Up for Education; Developing a vision for Tertiary Education in the Otago region – panel discussion and public forum
Barclay lecture Theatre, Otago Museum

Thursday 9 August, 12pm-1pm
What would it mean to be a socially accountable medical school?
Public lecture by Professor Peter Crampton, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
Hercus D’Ath Theatre, 1st floor, Hercus Bdg

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th August
Ka Nui! Enough! Conference, Rotorua
In August the New Zealand mining industry is meeting in Rotorua “to celebrate New Zealand mining and the contribution this important industry makes to the future of the community through science, engineering and economic development.”
So we are holding the Ka Nui! Enough! Conference at the same time to discuss the huge negative impacts mining has on our economies, communities, and environment and what we are going to do about it. And we hope you’ll be able to attend.
http://kanuiconference.wordpress.com/Speakers: Dayle Takitimu (Te Whanau-a-Apanui) Drew Hutton, (Lock the Gate Alliance Australia), Dr Susan Krumdieck (Canterbury University) and more . . .
Cost: $25 for the weekend or koha on the day.
Registration: to register email your name and contact number to kanuiconference@gmail.com

Sunday 2 September, 10 am
Living Legends – Orokonui Estuary restoration
Meet at Blueskin Nursery in Waitati.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/volunteer-join-or-start-a-project/volunteer/volunteer-programme-by-region/otago/living-legends-orokonui-estuary-restoration/

21 September
Submissions close for the DCC Draft Social Wellbeing Strategy
The draft Social Wellbeing Strategy has been approved for public consultation and copies of the draft Social Wellbeing Strategy are available from DCC Customer Service Centres, Libraries or www.dunedin.govt.nz/social-wellbeing.

3. Petitions

· Citizens Initiated Referendum on Asset Sales (particularly national energy assets). This petition requires 10 % of eligible voters in New Zealand to sign it in order for us to have a referendum on asset sales. This is a formal legal process, so requires actual signatures. Go to http://www.greens.org.nz/koa to download a copy of the petition to print out.

· MMP review. This year we all get the opportunity to have a say on changes we’d like to see on the way our MMP voting system works. This review comes out of the 2011 Referendum on the Voting System, when the majority of voters chose to keep MMP as our voting system. http://www.elections.org.nz/voting/mmp/mmp-review.html

4. Food for thought and (good) fuel for action

· Potential candidates for DCC Elections 2103: As vacancies are likely to open up next year, SDC members should consider standing!

· The Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust & Otago University’s Energy Cultures Team have teamed up to deliver expert energy advice and study how households respond to advice. Several different approaches will be trialled including: home audits, information evenings and a telephone help line. If you’re in Long Beach, Purakaunui, Osborne, Waitati or Warrington, or North East Valley you may be able to secure an energy audit and will be able to get telephone advice. If you wish to know more about the trial and to register your interest visit us at: www.blueskinpower.co.nz or telephone the energy advice hotline on: 4822207 (Mon and Tues).

· 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben has a must-read article featured on the cover of Rolling Stone: www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/global-warmings-terrifying-new-math-2012071

· Jim Renwick reflects on a lecture by Victoria University climate scientist, James Renwick ‘…What is unfolding is deeply threatening to human life and the failure to address it adequately at the political level raises disturbing questions about our capacity to act ethically as societies. For climate change is at base now an ethical question … And remedial action is not beyond our control. The ball is in the policy makers’ court. We should keep insisting that they address the issue adequately and with full seriousness.http://sciblogs.co.nz/hot-topic/2012/07/24/jim-renwick-on-the-state-of-climate-science/

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Tena koutou katoa,

Nicky Chapman (SDC’s newsletter compiler) newsletter@sustainabledunedincity.org.nz

Ka Nui! Enough! Conference, Rotorua

In August the New Zealand mining industry is meeting in Rotorua “to celebrate New Zealand mining and the contribution this important industry makes to the future of the community through science, engineering and economic development.”

So we are holding the Ka Nui! Enough! Conference at the same time to discuss the huge negative impacts mining has on our economies, communities, and environment and what we are going to do about it. And we hope you’ll be able to attend.

http://kanuiconference.wordpress.com/Speakers: Dayle Takitimu (Te Whanau-a-Apanui) Drew Hutton, (Lock the Gate Alliance Australia), Dr Susan Krumdieck (Canterbury University) and more . .


Cost: $25 for the weekend or koha on the day.

Registration: to register email your name and contact number to kanuiconference@gmail.com

Every Thursday:

Otago Access Radio 105.4FM:

A half-hour sustainable living show hosted by Maureen Howard.

Maureen and her guests will inspire you with practical, everyday solutions that make a difference. If you miss the show, you can download the podcast at http://www.oar.org.nz/podcasts/.

On the 9th August, listen in to hear how to win tickets to a Film Festival movie Chasing Ice (Rialto Tues 14 August at 6.15pm). This is a visually beautiful movie showing the impacts of global warming on our receding glaciers. It’s got some really great reviews! eg http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/92385/chasing-ice.html..

maureen-howard-225x300

in the Back Room of Filadelfios at the Gardens

Nicky Chapman and friends to talk about faith-based responses to the moral challenges of climate change, including the mailing list ‘faith communities for climate justice’.

GREENDRINKS Dunedin provides an opportunity for everyone interested in sustainability and the environment to meet in a relaxed setting. It is organised in Dunedin by the Sustainable Dunedin City Society and is part of GreenDrinks International, a social networking movement. To find out more about GreenDrinks International go to www.greendrinks.org. To get on the GreenDrinks Dunedin elist – or to host a GreenDrinks – please contact Maureen on mhoward@slingshot.co.nz.

Sustainable Dunedin City Society is made up of persons who are interested in the issues of climate change, declining energy security and sustainability, as they affect Dunedin City. The Society is not affiliated with any political party and aims to facilitate a positive, secure and sustainable future for Dunedin City. For more information or to join go to www.sustainabledunedincity.org.nz or email secretary@sustainabledunedincity.org.nz

Watch this space…

Bob Lloyd and Jinty MacTavish to talk about their experiences in Rio +20

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