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There are local groups across the country filled with passionate changemakers who are leading the campaign to make Aotearoa fossil free.

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Local Groups

350 Tāmaki Makaurau

6 350 Auckland group volunteers standing together for a group photo at the 2022 annual volunteer huiKia ora koutou! Our core group is about 10 volunteers strong, and we meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 pm.

Many of us have roles (e.g. social media, recruitment, or leading a campaign) but we all choose our level of commitment. We know life is busy – so we even have a wider group of volunteers who don’t feel they can commit on a weekly basis, but help us out with protests, postering, come to quarterly catch-ups, and lend a hand wherever else they’d like to!

In 2022, we’re focusing on getting fossil fuel boilers out of schools, pushing the transition to 100% renewable energy, and Auckland Council’s Climate Action Targeted Rate. We always welcome new voices in this movement, so we’d love to see you get involved!

Follow us on Instagram or Twitter page, join our Wider Volunteer Facebook Group, or email us to get in touch!
auckland@350.org.nz

350 Ōtepoti

7 of our 350 Dunedin volunteers posing together for a group photo at the 350 Dunedin annual volunteer huiWe are a passionate intergenerational group of volunteers that meets fortnightly on Wednesdays on or near the Otago University Campus. We organise actions that look to creatively engage the public on our key campaigns through art, drama, music, and whānau-friendly activities. Recently, we’ve focussed on pressuring ACC to divest from fossil fuels and called on the government to allocate more funding to transitions all fossil fuel boilers in kura and schools.

Manaakitanga is an important part of our group’s identity. When we meet we always share kai and bring our full selves. We aspire to be a supportive community where all are welcome and can participate as they’re able.

Follow us facebook and instagram or email us to get in touch!
dunedin@350.org.nz

Fossil Free Aoraki

8 volunteers from our Fossil Free Aoraki group standing together with one arm raised and the other each holding a long Fossil Free! banner with orange background and white textFossil Free Aoraki is a Canterbury based group that meets in Otautahi Christchurch. This year we will be working to get fossil fuel boilers out of schools, and driving forward our new Homegrown Energy campaign. We want to see clean energy for all at home, work, and school. We would love to see you join our group.

Get in touch with us at fossilfreeaoraki@350.org.nz and follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fossilfreeaoraki

350 Christchurch

We are an independent 350.org action group advocating for climate change awareness in our community and creating change in Ōtautahi and beyond! Our core team has a monthly planning meeting, and we host monthly public meetings for outreach and discussion. We write letters to the editor, lobby politicians local and national, and create petitions. We would love to have you as part of our group.

To join us get in contact: christchurch@350.org.nz

350 Pōneke

Kia ora! We are the 350 crew from Pōneke! We do lots of creative, cool, and effective actions to create action on climate change. Some of our recent wins are Kiwibank divesting and a roadmap for ACC to divest. This year we are taking on our new Homegrown Energy Campaign and looking to grow our group.

Group photo with 7 people standing, some wearing 350 T-ShirtsWe meet weekly on a Monday from 6-7 pm and we’d love for you to join us in whatever capacity you can!

Once a month we have a meeting in which we invite new recruits to join to give them an introduction to 350 and answer any questions.

To get in touch you can email us at: wellington@350.org.nz

Resources

When you become a campaigner for 350 Aotearoa you will be given access to a toolkit full of organising resources.

Volunteer to support a project

Have you got a particular set of expertise or skills that you’d like to contribute to 350 Aotearoa? We love working with volunteers on projects to support our campaigns and operations.

Examples of past projects include:

  • Working with videographers and animators to create videos to explain the theory of change behind our campaigns
  • Working with illustrators and designers to create eye-catching flyers, posters and graphics
  • Working with facilitators who help to guide decision-making processes
  • Web development
  • Social media content creation

Please email 350@350.org.nz with expressions of interest to get involved as a project volunteer.

Start a Petition Campaign

People power will solve the climate crisis – and now everyone can start and win campaigns to protect our common future.

350 Campaigns and Go Fossil Free Campaigns are open platforms available to anyone and everyone who wants to do their part to solve the climate crisis. Taking on global warming is a HUGE task, so we need people working all over the world on lots of different campaigns to make it happen.


Why should I use a campaign petition platform?

You can start campaigns elsewhere, but if you use this platform we will:

  • Help boost your campaign by promoting it to a global network of climate activists.
  • Provide campaigns with strategic consultation on media, grassroots organizing, and more.
  • Offer specialized support tailored to the unique challenges of climate campaigns.


What’s the difference between 350 Campaigns and Go Fossil Free Campaigns?

The 350 campaigns platform is designed for any kind of environmental and social justice issue.

Go Fossil Free Campaigns is purpose built to host fossil fuel divestment campaigns, so you’ll notice that all of our universities use it.


What makes a good campaign?

Most good campaigns are…

  • Strategic: focus your efforts on the right targets who can make the change you’re seeking.
  • Winnable: make sure your efforts aren’t futile.
  • Ambitious: aim high enough to make real difference in the fight against the climate crisis.
  • Timely: so people feel the urgency to act.
  • Compelling: tell a good, honest story so people sign on and join you.
  • Hopeful: global warming can be depressing, but the strongest climate campaigns aren’t all doom and gloom.

Go forth and campaign! If you have any questions, please email 350@350.org.nz for support.

Climate Resistance Handbook

If you’re wondering how to build a powerful, strategic movement that can make big wins for climate action, this is your guide.

The Climate Resistance Handbook brings together a wealth of learnings from the climate justice movement. It starts with breaking social myths about how social movements win. Then dives into campaign tools and frameworks you can use. It closes with how to grow your group and use creative, impactful actions and tactics.

This book is full of stories of climate warriors from around the globe and historical movements. It’s filled with practical wisdom and inspiration to make you more effective, more active, and ready for what’s next.

Organising & Training

Leading an action, meeting, or training? Find tools and techniques that will help you and the people around overcome obstacles and work together.

Tools for organisers, facilitators and trainers

A Better World is Paintable

A toolkit of how to make arts for organizing. Get your copy now.

Upcoming Events

Check out the latest events, sign up and be up-to-date with more ways to take action.

Join us in Aotea Square on April 22 anytime between 3PM – 6PM!

Climate and environmental groups from across Tāmaki Makaurau are coming together to host EARTH DAY CLIMATE ACTION TĀMAKI. Let’s celebrate our home and Papatūānuku by uniting together in the battle against climate change and environmental destruction. Bring yourself, your whānau and whoever else – all are welcome. We need climate action NOW!

RSVP here.

Decarbonise now, Call for a Just Transition!

When: Friday, 22.April.2022

Calling all climate justice advocates! Come along to show your support for a decarbonised future! We need stronger action for climate justice now – let’s meet at 12pm at Midland Park and walk/cycle (if you have a bike) towards Parliament for Earth Day, where we will hand over our petition to immediately ban new fossil fuel boiler installations in the State Sector to the House of Representatives. We want our government to take action, fast. Join us in calling for a just transition. Decarbonise now! Decolonise now!

RSVP here.

When: Saturday 23.April.22 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

This online skill-up is for anyone and everyone who is passionate about creating change in their community. You might have been dreaming of getting your city council to invest in better public transport, start a big community recycling project, have solar panels on your local library or stop a new mega dairy farm from opening in your area. Whatever you have identified to be your communities challenge, this online skill-up will make you feel ready to turn your dream into a campaign.

Register here.

When: Saturday 7th May.2022 11 am – 4.30 pm

Passionate about getting involved with a local group and campaigning for a safe climate in Te Papaioea (Palmerston North). This event is just for you!

RSVP here.

Climate Stories Hub

Where the global climate movement shares stories, resources, and ideas.

There is no single story about climate change. This is a hub for grassroots stories across the global climate movement about the world we need to build and how we’ll get there. Read. Listen. Share. Join.

Read. Listen. Share. Join.