Our sustainability pages offer a number of initiatives that your workplace, household or community can do that help reduce your impact on the Earth.
Below are some suggestions targeted specifically at climate change.
Stats NZ has released regional data on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. In Nelson-Tasman, we produce 11 tonnes per person on average. Use one of the below tools to calculate your footprint and take some of the actions on this page to reduce it!
The Ministry for the Environment released a guide to help New Zealand businesses offset their emissions properly.
The fashion industry produces a number of environmental impacts. To reduce this, you could purchase clothes mindfully, repurpose old clothes into rags, or buy second-hand clothes.
Have a vegetarian or vegan meal once a week or plan meals and groceries to reduce food waste.
Transport and the burning of fossil fuels is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions.
Reduce emissions by taking the bus! Nelson-Tasman residents can use an electronic Bee Card. Cards are available for free until 31 October 2020. You can get your card from the Bee Card website; Nelson City or Tasman District Council offices; Nelson, Stoke, or Richmond Libraries, or the bus depot on Bridge Street, Nelson.
Birthday coming up? Why not get gifts for your loved ones AND do something nice for the environment.
Join the Nelson-Tasman Climate Forum and be part of the group of concerned community of Councils, iwi, businesses and community organisations, academics and individuals creating the Nelson-Tasman Climate Strategy.
Join the Gen Less movement. This is for businesses and individuals. Through the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority, the Government has launched a campaign to help you live more with less energy. It is a great way for you to pledge your commitment alongside others in the Gen Less community.
Zero Carbon Nelson-Tasman are a local group committed to a safe climate, sustainable human communities, and resilient ecosystems.
The Earth Hub is a community centre where people and groups that work around climate emergency, environmental issues, resilience and community building can meet, share knowledge and plan actions to make Nelson, and the world, a better place.
350 Nelson-Tasman is the local branch of 350 Aotearoa. 350 is an international movement that aims to build a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of climate change.
A youth-led organisation, Generation Zero supports solutions towards a carbon neutral Aotearoa.
The Ministry of Health has identified common health issues and made a guide to making a heat health plan to help keep you safe.
The Civil Defence website provides a great resource to help you get you and your loved ones ready in emergencies.
Get to know your neighbours and look out for one another.