Heads in the Sand: Our Govt. Response to Climate Change!
Come and join us to be in a fantastic photograph that let's the government know what we feel about decades of doing nothing about climate change! Bring your sarnies and feel free to stick around for a picnic on the beach.
Oriental Bay Beach
Oriental Parade by the water fountain
Sunday 7 December 2014 11.30 AM
Our Government has its head in the sand when it comes to climate change, mining, and deep sea drilling. We're gathering at Oriental Bay Beach to join the nation-wide day of action - by sticking our heads in the sand to salute our Government's response to climate change.
In December, Climate Change Ministers Simon Bridges and Tim Groser will be in Lima for the international climate change talks (UNFCCC). We expect they will do their usual job of undermining the talks and making excuses for not strengthening our own climate policies.
Join us for a fun photographic event to tell the world that Kiwis want a progressive, responsible, clean energy future even if our Government is saying otherwise!
Our ability to achieve a low carbon future is being threatened by:
• Large tracts of land being opened up for coal mining
• Huge areas of our oceans being sanctioned for deep sea drilling (even threatening our own Northern Royal albatross)
• New laws that constrict our ability to formally oppose fossil fuel exploration and make it easier for companies to get permits for extractive operations.
• TPPA negotiations that may allow corporations to sue the Government if our environmental protection laws are too strong. This could see us being sued for introducing progressive environmental policies.
We can't bury our heads in the sand any longer - let's salute our government's policies and stand up - no, bend down - for future generations! See you there!