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Most businesses now have the capabilities to send out remainders and invoices via email, but still Auckland Transport and NZTA use traditional post. By having the option to switch these over to email it will cut back on mail being transported by car and also paper waste. 

Courtney MacKinnon
by Courtney MacKinnon
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Courtney MacKinnon

Many people do not know that burning a wood fire can create as much C02 as their car does in an entire year. I think if more people new this they would look at using a different form of heating their house. Incentives could be put in place to help people make the change from wood fires to an alternative heating option?

Courtney MacKinnon
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Commercial compost bins should be compulsory for all food businesses. The cost of these bins could be built into the food licencing cost annually. By doing this it will stop food waste ending up in landfill and releasing methane. 

Courtney MacKinnon
by Courtney MacKinnon
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Courtney MacKinnon

Let's get together and discuss what we think of this consultation process and where we can go from here. I invite all those who would like to share their experience of this site to register on www.ourvoice.nz so I can contact you and set up a meeting. Alternatively please contact me directly on johnst@inspire.net.nz. I have been less than happy with this process and would like to find out what others think should be done next. The Council has declared a climate emergency. What's next?

John Stowell
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John Stowell
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Biochar is an effective carbon sequestration technology.  I have used biochar at our Earth Day events for three years now (2017 - 2019) to make the events carbon negative (in terms of planning and running the events, plus the emissions from people attending them) by burying the char in the soil.  If trees are planted atop the char, then further carbon is sequestered.  Additionally, when the char is inoculated by microbes (to turn it in to biochar), it can be a beneficial soil amendment....

John Allen
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Fossil fuels are in the bad books. Fortunately, our wind and solar power technologies are now mature enough industries to complement our hydro and thermal resources (albeit coal and gas are still required to top up our peak loading!). Yet wave power, which holds greater potential energy than either wind or solar (and operates 24/7), is proving difficult to bring to commercialisation in a country that is surrounded by boisterous ocean! For instance, the Azura wave device (a point absorber...

Rex Smith
by Rex Smith
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Rex Smith

Presumably, with the imminent publication of the Council's Draft Climate Action Framework, this website will be taken down.  There are 479 “profiles” on the community page of the climateakl.nz website, which it appears has been up for 10 months or so, though I have only recently come across it. It is not clear in what way those 479 folk chose to interact with the site, but it is a bit depressing to see that the larest entry from John Mauro, one of the administrators of the site, was 7...

John Stowell
by John Stowell
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John Stowell
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Rising sea levels & flooding (floating communities are unaffected by extreme weather events due to climate change) Seismic threats (floating communities are not attached to the ground and thus are unaffected by earthquakes) The high cost of urban land development (Auckland is a marine environment – there is ample water near the CBD for a floating development) Increasing traffic congestion (ferries are a cheaper transportation option than construction of motorways and light rail)...

Rex Smith
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As one stream of contribution by citizens at large to the difficult decisions regarding climate change lets convene a series of citizens' assemblies with participants invited from a list of citizens and secondary school children assembled by sortition (i.e. chosen by lot to receive an invitation). The assembly could meet at regular intervals, with participants paid for their time and expenses, and membership could roll over in a systematic way so that gradually more and more folk become...

John Stowell
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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
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