Developing Sustainability In Taranaki...

Exciting things are happening in regards to sustainability in Taranaki!  On Thursday, my wife Bena and I attended the first of two'Behaviour & Practices For A Sustainable Region' hui that have been organized and are being run by Hive Taranaki.  The intent of theses two hui, is to undertake a stock take of our regions position in terms of sustainability and then "create strategies for facilitating wide-scale behavior changes, practices and action for a sustainable, healthy and prosperous region".

 

The first meeting was held in New Plymouth, had attendees representing a wide range of organizations -among others there representatives from: Forest & Bird, Rotakare Scenic Reserve, Sustainable Living Fair, Frocks oN Bikes, Tai Ora, Friends of Waitara River, PINZ, Puke Ariki, Witt, Bishops Action Foundation, Wise Better Homes, NP Farmers Market, MAIN Trust, Upcycles, Positive Futures Trust, TSB Community Trust, Korito Organics, Avonstour Farm, several representatives from STD, NPD, SD, TR and STD councils, and of course us at Green Bridge.  

 

I was particularly excited to hear from the various council representatives that attended.  Although what I encountered, may not reflect all council staff or council policies, it is clear (and very heartening) to find out that we have some great people working for sustainability within our region within the policy making arena.

 

The second half of this event will be held this Thursday in Stratford and will focus on "developing strategies".  If you want to find out more or attend, contact Kama from Hive Taranaki at bee@hivetaranaki.co.nz with your name, organization, position and contact details.

 

 

Aside from starting work on another two fantastic client projects through Green Bridge, the main other thing that I was involved in this week - was the latest core group meeting for next years National Permaculture Event!. Things are really starting to take shape, with venues etc being considered.  It was clearly a good meeting as things got heated enough for me to throw my pen at someone and our chickens will probably never be the same after having eight or so children chase and play with them!  Watch this space to find out what the dates will be, as well as all the other key info...

 

If you have any thoughts or would like to be involved - either leave a comment here, or drop us a line... enquires@greenbridge.co.nz

 

 

 

Kids and the chickens...

 

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