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WCC Annual Plan- Get Involved!

WCC has released their annual plan and are asking for feedback by 5pm Monday the 8th of June! This is a really important opportunity to engage and add your voice vouching for a plan that centers social and environmental justice. But, no matter how many awesome thoughts we may have, the time and effort required to put into submissions can be very offputting! So, we are here to help you out, making it as easy as possible: First, a video where I pretend to be a journalist and chat to Tim Jones, long-suffering submitter: And here is a complete how-to guide from the man himself! We will also be at the TUI hub (Aro Community Hall) tomorrow (Thurs 4th) from 12pm-2pm with paper copies of the submission on hand to help you through if you want to come do it with us in person!! Remember submissions are due THIS MONDAY so get in there and be heard! <3

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CALL TO ACTION!!

This is a pivotal moment in history. This is a time where all previous assumptions can be reassessed; Where we can see clearer than ever how broken ‘normal’ was, and use the recovery to build a far better, fairer and more sustainable society!! It may feel like a doubly strange time because despite the awareness of how important decisions made now are, it has been difficult to know what we can do about it while in lockdown. There have been a lot of awesome discussions and work being done, but it’s been hard to know how to be a part of it and make the movement for positive change more powerful. Well, this is where we get involved!! We’ve done some research and have put together some really tangible, really important, really achievable things you can do that will be immensely helpful in the push to finally rectify some of the huge underlying problems that have led us to this point of multiple crises. While you might be seeing a lot of awesome discussions going on with really great ideas, these ideas are by no means a given; and need huge public buy-in if they’re going to get implemented. And…

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Social closeness, physical distancing

Well, life is pretty crazy different to how it was a very short time ago! Our physical space is closed, but we are still here and still finding (different) ways to build community- which is needed now more than ever. First and foremost, if you need anything (could be something delivered to your door if you’re in self-isolation, could be a friendly phone call) please contact here where there is a huge amount of volunteers right across Wellington who are keen to help. If you want to join the volunteer ranks, sign up here. Secondly, if you’re stuck at home, there are some conveniently timed awesome webinars happening. Check out the amazing lineup at Te Tiriti Based Futures and Anti Racism. While it might not all seem explicitly related to environment, remember- the highest levels of biodiversity left on the planet are correlated, more than any other factor, with being managed by Indigenous communities. (Plus there’s a session on Environmental Racism and Te Tiriti o Waitangi that looks super interesting!) Also, Greenpeace International are starting an online leadership course, which looks like an awesome way to upskill. Have a look at our ‘submissions and petitions’ page and our ‘resources’ page…

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