Getting ready for the big dry

Climate change experts tell us that with a warmer climate we can expect changes to our current weather patterns. We can expect heavier, more intense rainfall that falls less frequently. This means longer dry spells, which was certainly our experience over the last summer in Nelson.

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Jess Ettridge
Coming Together to Address Climate Change

How do we, a wee town in a wee country in the pacific, have any meaningful impact on these imposing global threats? The bottom line is that combating climate change needs hard targets, road maps and action from every sector of industry and every level of government, now.

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Holly Cole
Reducing food waste

Reducing your food waste can make a significant difference to climate change. Food waste contributes around 8-10% of the total global emissions, according to a report prepared the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Jess Ettridge
Allowing gardening to grow on you

The days are getting longer, the soil is getting warmer and spring is just around the corner. This is the perfect time to start thinking about your veggie patch. Gardening is one of the most practical ways that you can make a positive difference to the environment.

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Jess Ettridge
Climate Change and the Abel Tasman NP

The Abel Tasman National Park is known for its golden beaches, blue waters and the famous coastal tracks, attracting over 250,000 people every year. What you might not be aware of is that the national park is in a vulnerable location, with a high risk of coastal flooding.

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Dora Matejak
Getting behind Plastic-free July

Here at the Nelson Environment Centre we are getting behind Plastic-free July and encourage you to join us. This is a time to reflect on our plastic usage and take positive steps to reduce this. We have been doing our bit by recycling, however recent global changes have shown us that recycling may no longer be a workable solution.

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Jess Ettridge
National Volunteer Week

June 16 to June 22 is National Volunteer Week, so why not take this opportunity to volunteer for an organisation that is working towards a sustainable future for your kids and grandkids? By choosing to volunteer for an environmental organisation we send an important message about what is valued in our community.

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Holly Cole