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Encourage the use of green roofs, espeically for new developments/buildings. Green roofs or living roofs make use of an underutilised impervious surface through planting and vegetation, that can reduce stormwater runoff , insulate buildings, improve air quality, and provide for biodiversity opportunities. Essentially, contributing to more healthy and climate proof buildings. Current provisions within the Auckland Unitary Plan have weak regulatory enforcement when it comes to implimenting...

Kaylie Bramley
by Kaylie Bramley
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Kaylie Bramley
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Imagine if all the available rooftop space in NZ is either semi or fully converted into green spaces! - It would totally reduce surrounding temperatures, increase biodiversity and create new green spaces! This idea is around increasing the awareness of using existing rooftop spaces (For flats, office buildings, shop owners & homes where possible) to create new green spaces whether it's one plant, a raised vege patch or if it's converting an entire rooftop into a garden like the NZI...

Nitin Prasad
by Nitin Prasad
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Nitin Prasad
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There are some industries where it’s both easy and budget-friendly to go green. However, some industries are polluters by their very nature. Contrary to popular belief, it is these companies that can change the most by introducing some green policies and slightly altering their way of doing things. Is this easy to pull off? Definitely not. However, the end goal is more than worth any effort made on their part. With that in mind and without further ado, here are several things that oil and...

Tracey Clayton
by Tracey Clayton
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Tracey Clayton

When big things change in a city, it creates a chance to harness the POWER OF CHANGE, to harness the power of investment, and the power to design and re-design. THose involved with the CRL are going to tell us that the project has been undertaken and designed with sustainable outcomes, but will it really harness its own scale, for change on a similar scale? The Albert-Victoria Inner-Urban Green Shared-space Park is one part of this outcomes - a huge (by AKL standards) green strip...

Climate Primate
by Climate Primate
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Climate Primate

We need actual functioning ecologies, not green wash. Green rooves are green wash.

kelp strewn
by kelp strewn
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kelp strewn
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Imagine bus stops all around NZ having low maintenance vertical gardens installed which would make the area green and improve air quality. Imagine if you could adopt one - Jamie's bus stop or Jane's stop which could be customised, greened up and all! How? It could be that companies, shops and maybe even individuals adopt bus shelters who look after these vertical gardens. Imagine if you could adopt one - Jamie's bus stop or Jane's stop which could be customised, greened up and all! Maybe...

Nitin Prasad
by Nitin Prasad
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Nitin Prasad

Auckland Council will only meet their carbon reduction obligations if they are held accountable for this to the public. If Auckland Council is not then we risk not making progress in making this a just transition for all. Project ideas include: Green Bonds and Green Bonds Workshops catered to different demographics such as young professional, secondary student and adult levels Green Investment/Divestment Workshops (ensure that these are taught to different demographics such that...

Generation Zero
by Generation Zero
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Generation Zero

There should be higher burden on property development and on petrol franchises to incorporate green spaces. For example, in Glen Eden where a new Gull station is going in next to large Red Manson property.  Will have more congestion and need more trees - one idea could be more green traffic medians/roundabout /pedestrian crossing.  

Susanna Barthow
by Susanna Barthow
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Susanna Barthow
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Those companies that are involved in green initiatives should be entitled to a tax break, and those companies that are not embracing zero carbon should pay a higher tax. This is a double incentive for companies and businesses to change the behaviour and embrace the need for climate change mitigation. In particular, green start up, companies should be supported and promoted to further incentivise the creation of new industries

Leigh Nicholson
by Leigh Nicholson
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Leigh Nicholson

"This year Auckland is hosting the first ever carbon nuetral America's Cup" - thats the headline that could fly around the world. What we need? - An event plan to ensure America's Cup 2021 is NET GREEN. What a moment in history that would be. All that technology on the boats, all that global coverage: surely we can make a a truly leading move on the climate change front through this global, leading edge event? Who's on board? Auckland Council largely has control over how that event...

Climate Primate
by Climate Primate
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Climate Primate
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