Tauranga climate change network to launch
A new network to assist people in working together on engaging with Bay of Plenty climate change challenges is coming to Tauranga.
The launch of Baychange, hosted and organised by the Tauranga Carbon Reduction Group, on March 4 will include a variety of significant keynote speakers.
Climate Change Commission chief commissioner Rodd Carr will be followed by Tauranga City Council’s Sam Fellows, who will be speaking on waste.
Bay Conservation Alliance CEO Michelle Elborn will address the topic of biodiversity and water, David Jensen will speak on farming, and Vitruvius managing director Neil Mason will speak on transport.
“We want to realise the potential of people in the Bay working together to make a difference on climate change,” says Baychange coordinator Gray Southon.
“People learning from each other, sharing their experiences, finding ways to cooperate, understanding and working together.”
“Climate change is a direct threat to Tauranga,” says Ian McLean.
“There’s no question in my mind. So any ambition which focuses on minimising that threat is a good thing and I’ll support it.”
The launch of Baychange comes at the start of Sustainable Backyards, which is a month of enviro events supporting sustainable living and conservation, organised by Envirohub.