Rise For Climate 8 Sept 2018

On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

Here in Aotearoa New Zealand, we’ll be doing the same; join us as we hold our local leaders to account and demand that they walk the talk on climate action.

Can you join us? For ongoing  details, RSVP to your nearest event below:

350 Auckland Rise for Climate 

8th September 2018, 10.30-12.30 at Auckland Museum.

It’s time for the Auckland Museum to take a stand. Coal mining is the last thing we need at a time when we need to start transitioning to clean energy. So why is our Museum in bed with coal?
During Rise for Climate global day of action, we’ll be creating a colourful gift to encourage the Auckland Museum to drop ties with fossil fuel companies and embrace more ethical sponsorship.
Don’t forget your creativity, and bring some baking to share, if you like!

To RSVP and keep updated with Auckland’s event click here.

350 Wellington Rise for Climate 

8th September 2018, Meet at Te Papa at 1.30, for Civic Square at 2pm.

Is it a parade? Is it a protest? It’s both! Wellingtonians unite – We are planning a superhero march from outside Te Papa to Civic Square to show our solidarity with groups around the world demanding to ending fossil fuel dependency. So collect everyone you know, put on your cape and superhero mask of choice, and join us on the 8th of September for an afternoon of climate inspiration! Family friendly, dog friendly, human friendly, everyone very welcome.

We’ll be sending a photo of everyone to the world in Civic Square at 2pm. You can also sign our petition to ban the petroleum conference from Wellington public venues, and write a message or take some photos in our superhero photo booth for us to send to the council so they know the Welly public supports transitioning to a better, regenerative, exciting future: A future without support for fossil fuels.

To RSVP and keep updated with Wellington’s event click here.

350 Nelson Rise for Climate 

8th September 2018, Cathedral Steps, 12noon.

We’re excited to announce a new arm to the climate movement in Nelson! Join us for the launch of our new group, working towards a fossil free future, climate justice and community-led solutions. We’ll be celebrating the rise of another community calling for climate justice and inviting you to share your vision of our fossil free future.

To RSVP and keep updated with Nelson’s event click here.

350 Christchurch & Fossil Free Aoraki Rise for Climate 

There will be two events in Christchurch:

“Spotlighting Local Climate Leadership”

September 7th, 7pm at the Cardboard Cathedral 

350 Christchurch and Fossil Free Aoraki are hosting a forum of inspirational speakers from different local sectors sharing what they are doing to tackle climate change.

Speakers include: Matthew Hughes (Canterbury University), Piers Locke (Canterbury University), Anzac Gallate (Cashmere High School), Nisha Duncan (Eco Villa), Moniqua Reid (Unite Union), Meg Christie (Crown Public Health/Zero Heroes) with more speakers to be announced.

Come along and hear from these climate action leaders in Canterbury and learn what you can do to help our country fight climate change!

“Trees for Climate” 

September 8th, 1-3pm in Victoria Square 

350 Christchurch and Fossil Free Aoraki invite you to a gathering of plants and plant lovers in Victoria Square. We’re taking action for the climate!

Liaise with our local councils about food forests, urban farms, native restorations, plant-based diets, community gardens, land-use change, water protection and more. 350 Christchurch will have native trees and other seedlings to take away for a small koha which you can plant at home and watch grow, knowing you are doing your bit to offset climate change! You can also adopt a tree seedling from the Christchurch City Council team and be part of the community tree planting day the following weekend (September 15th at 1.30pm) at Grampian Reserve in Casebrook. Stalls include Kaiapoi Food Forest, and the Ōtākaro Orchard will be running a tour from the Square at 2.30pm.

Fossil Free Aoraki will be sharing their latest campaign – encouraging Fonterra to kick their coal habit. Click here to sign the petition.
Plus live music and interactive activities for the kids. Bring along the whole family, learn something new and let’s celebrate the mighty power of plants!

To RSVP and keep updated with Christchurch’s events click here.


350 Dunedin Rise for Climate 

8th September 2018, 1pm in the Octagon

What does a fossil free Dunedin mean to you? Come and have your say. Join us to celebrate the wins and call for the next steps for our city.

We have already achieved heaps in our city – the Dunedin City Council was one of the first in Aotearoa to divest its money from fossil fuel projects. Otago Uni joined Victoria to become the country’s second
university to divest from fossil fuels. It’s great to see safe cycleways taking shape and other low carbon ventures springing up.

We’ve had some major successes as a nation too. Our new government banned new offshore oil and gas exploration, coal mining on conservation land, and has just completed consultation on the
proposed Zero Carbon Bill.

To RSVP and keep updated with Dunedin’s event click here.

Invercargill: Rise for Climate 

8th September 2018, 1-2pm, Wachner Place

Join the international day with people around the world taking appropriate action to end fossil fuel use alongside being pro- active themselves at home, work and play. Invercargill and Southland communities will join others that day who are rising up everywhere to stop fossil fuels and demand true climate action in the lead up to the upcoming Global Climate Action Summit in California and beyond.

People are asked to bring a/ several symbols of what they are doing themselves to offset climate change. People can explain their symbol and so inspire others to ring in the changes. We will be  taking photos for a record of people’s commitment and will display them at the Spring Eco Fest on Sat 22 Sept at Invercargill Working Mens’ Club. Inspiration for others! Our Climate Declaration workshops that day will continue the conversations.

To RSVP and keep updated with Invercargill’s event click here.