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All greenwash, or will they walk the talk and dump coal?

Westpac recently emailed a response to some of the many people who have been calling on them to remove their financial support from Bathurst Resources Ltd. They delegated the South Island Regional Manager, Gina Dellabarca, to make this response. Unfortunately, the response calls further into question the truth behind Westpac’s own policies and commitments. (More...)

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Addition to 350 team – Natalie!

Since last week, 350 team has gotten bigger - we have Natalie from US on board, doing a 2 month internship as part of her environmental science studies. Though new to NZ, she is not new to global 350 community - she has done some 350 campaigning in her university. (More...)

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“Working together with other people on climate change has been one of the best times I’ve ever had.”

One of many cool things about building a climate movement is that you get to meet and work with all sorts of people and hear stories that show how impossibly diverse and fun and full of energy this climate community is. Anna De Roo is one of these people - she has been helping with 350 Aotearoa projects and volunteering with other climate organizations around here, and this year is part of NZ Youth Delegation in climate negotiations in Warsaw. This is her story (with some seriously awesome MS Paint drawings!) (More...)

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Climate Crime Scene outside Westpac Lambton Quay

Today, 23 October, 350 Aotearoa and Coal Action Network Aotearoa set up a climate crime scene outside Westpac’s Lambton Quay branch in Wellington, following the launch of a campaign calling on Westpac to stop lending to Bathurst Resources, the company that wants to mine the Denniston Plateau for coal. (More...)

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Five Anglican Church Dioceses lead the way in fossil fuel divestment

350 Aotearoa is celebrating another fossil fuel divestment announcement today, with news that the Dunedin and Taranaki/Waikato Dioceses of the Anglican Church have become the latest to pledge their commitment to remove their money from fossil fuels at their annual synod meetings this weekend. Five Anglican Church Dioceses of New Zealand have now committed to divest. (More...)

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Three videos explaining the moral and financial case of divestment

Three experts - business journalist Rod Oram, TEAR Fund CEO Ian McInnes and VUW climate scientist James Renwick - lay out facts and stories about climate change and its impacts, explaining how financial investments in fossil fuel industry are directly connected with wrecking the planet. (More...)

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