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Moving Planet Auckland

September 10th, 2011

350.org presents MOVING PLANET AUCKLAND –  a Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels

People of Auckland are gathering for a day of action to show our concern about the state of the planet and send a message to our leaders that we want action on climate change Saturday 24th September: the day of the All Blacks/ France game!

Dress up as your favourite fossil fuel alternative. Let’s create a visual spectacle of human wind turbines, electric train drivers etc. Or keep it simple and decorate yourself with the unifying symbol for the worldwide Moving Planet day: arrows to symbolise moving away from fossil fuels.
Those that are biking are meeting on at 11am at Wynyard Quarter playground for a moving planet bikeride. All those with two (or one) wheels are welcome to join.

Non-bikers will join the riders at 1pm at QEII Square on two feet, skateboards, tricycles, roller skates or roller blades.  We will march together up Queen Street to demonstrate together how much we need action on climate change- it a message to our leaders and peers that this IS important!
We’ll finish at Albert Park, where we will have a picnic, with vegetarian food available to purchase.

There’ll be music and kids entertainment too.
Come join us and show your support for New Zealand to move beyond fossil fuels – make your voice heard!

Times:
11.00 Gather at Wynyard Quarter at the playground
11.30 Bike Ride
13.00 All gather at QEII Square
13.30 March
14:00 Arrive at Albert Park for picnic/food/music/fun times

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10/10/10 Mt Eden Environmental Working Bee

October 11th, 2010

Yesterday we inaugurated the Mt Eden Community Garden in style. Over a hundred adults, children and dogs turned up to celebrate and help muck in at the 10.10.10 global environmental awareness day.

The event kicked off with Brian collecting food scraps from 3 local cafes (Frasers, The Essential Deli, KC Loo and Chapter) with a bicycle and trailer provided by Adventure Bikes. The speeches started at 2:30 and Michele together with Ken Clarke (of Square Foot Gardening fame) officially opened the garden at 2:45. The first seedlings were planted by Scott from CCS Community Garden, Donna from Mt Eden Bowling Club and Kevin from FriendlyPak.

Since it was a community day, we did a little exercise where we split up into groups, introduced ourselves and discussed what we individually and collectively could do to make our lives more sustainable.    286

The fun for the kids cracked off with an awesome “interactive and educational” treasure hunt, expertly run by Candice. I can honestly say I’ve never seen kids so engrossed in learning about what can and can’t be put in the compost. And Candice made it so fun and exciting, helped of course by prizes from The Candy Man, Mainly Toys and Eden Pools.

While all this was happening, the oldies were kept busy with yummy nibbles and refreshments care of The Essential Deli and a highly informative Composting Workshop held by Anthony.

Raffle tickets were sold with the lucky winners receiving prizes from Molten, Frasers, City Cake Company and Chapter. We also raised money by selling gardening tools. The total raised on the day was $286.

Thanks to all who helped behind the scenes and of course everyone who came and made it a thoroughly enjoyable day.

You can check out our 10/10/10 working bee movie !

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10/10/10 Community Celebration & Garden Opening

September 27th, 2010

Please join us for a celebration of community achievement and gardening on the 10/10/10 from 2-4pm at the end of Poronui street, behind the bowling club.

Be part of the start of the new community garden, talk to expert Ken Clark about growing your own food, learn how to build a compost, bring your kids for the treasure hunt and seed planting. This is what we have come up with for the day:

2.00pm
Compost building easy – for kids and adults:
Collected food waste from our local shops will be used to build a compost system for our community

Get your hands dirty:
Dig in and be one of the first to plant in our new community garden

2.30pm
Meet the team behind the Mt Eden Village People:
Please join us to celebrate our community achievements over the last 4 years. We will be having a celebrity seed planting and the official garden opening

3.00pm
Treasure hunt for kids:
Great prizes for kids such as a $140 swimming class voucher from Eden pools, educational toys from Mainly Toys, sweets from the Candy Man

3.30 pm
Raffle Prize Draw
– Our raffle is to raise money to plant more community fruit trees in Auckland. Nice prizes from our local shops, such as a lunch at Moltens, breakfast at Frasers, a cake from the city cake company and tea and some good reading material from Chapter.

And more:

  • Enjoy yummy treats contributed by the Essential Deli
  • Meet Ken Clark from Waiheke to talk about growing food in the city
  • Seed planting for kids to take home
  • Face painting

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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10/10/10 Global climate working bee in Mt Eden Village

September 7th, 2010

Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the atmosphere is the safe upper limit for humanity, we are now at 392 and heating up!! 10/10/10 is a global event when communities around the world come together to take action on climate change (for more info check www.350.org)

Our response to climate change is to ‘think global, act local’
On the 10/10/10 we get together to work towards a sustainable future in Mt Eden by starting a community garden and reusing food waste from our local shops to build compost.

This is what we, the Mount Eden Village People ( TT Mt Eden) have come up with for the day:

  • Collecting vegetable leftovers from our local shops
  • Compost building from scratch
  • Set up a community garden
  • Celebrate our achievement with with yummy treats from the Essential Deli

Kids activities on the day: Treasure hunt, face painting, gardening, seed planting, raffle tickets with great prizes from our local shops.

Please join us for a day of fun and community achievement:

Where we meet: Poronui street, behind the bowling club
When: from 2- 4pm


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