Auckland's Climate Action Plan

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What does a climate-ready Auckland look and feel like?

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  1. Charles Widdicombe
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  2. Leigh Nicholson
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  3. Nitin Prasad
    63 pts
  4. Debbie Berry
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In the borough of Barking and Dagenham in England, a participatory revolution is taking place, called "Every one Every Day". In the past year more than 2,000 people have participated in 70 community led projects to improve the local area through collaboration by ordinary people. The outputs are diverse: urban farming, community cooking, and more, and the outcomes will be increased social capital and trust, greater well being, and greatly reduced community carbon footprint.  How was this...

Hamish Lindop
by Hamish Lindop
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Hamish Lindop

A climate ready Auckland is a much smaller city, of about 300,000. Transport is by water, tramway and bicycle. The economy is local, not global, and all activity including activity with negative environmental impacts occurs near to the city. 

kelp strewn
by kelp strewn
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kelp strewn

Mowing lawns causes environmental pollution, but the council currently encourages everyone to mow their berms. Grass is the current standard for berms as it is shallow rooting and is less likely to damage pipes. The council should produce a list of attractive, shallow-rooting plants and ground coverings as an alternative to grass, that don't need mowing and don't affect services. By planting alternative plants, we could reduce our impact by not starting up our (polluting) mowers for...

Lorraine Hamilton
by Lorraine Hamilton
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Lorraine Hamilton

Ban all vegies wrapped in plastic bags and gladwrap. Have all vegies in supermarkets and vegies shop to be displayed in wooden crates, boxes etc and no plastic in sight. Half the vegies are already displayed like this lets make the other half be displayed the same. Use cotton bags when purchasing the vegies and when the bag get to old and beyond using it will break down easily.

Debbie Berry
by Debbie Berry
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Debbie Berry

Concrete & cement is the cornerstone material for the construction industry; unfortunately it is a large contributor to CO2 emissions. This is due to the creation of cement, which requires the heating of limestone and clay to extremely high temperatures before they can mix. In order to reach the desired heat, a lot of fossil fuels are combusted, releasing CO2. Also, when limestone is heated it produces additional CO2 in the chemical reaction that takes place. We can reduce these...

Brian Kasmara
by Brian Kasmara
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Brian Kasmara

Require the use of concepts such as Passive Houses and / or Homestar, influenced through local and Central Government procurement (e.g. Kiwibuild) and planning processes for all new builds, and consider retro-fitting.

Charles Widdicombe
by Charles Widdicombe
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Charles Widdicombe

Expand on the Vector and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei community energy solution (https://www.vector.co.nz/articles/powering-a-real-sense-of-community) and roll this out (require through planning processes) to all new developments, and consider retro-fitting other communities.  This could be combined with the EV idea and solar schools to share and store electricity.

Charles Widdicombe
by Charles Widdicombe
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Imagine if there were sensors all over NZ monitoring air composition, pollution levels and other vital information displayed for everyone to see. This will really increase awareness of climate change, pollution in our cities and even our waterways. Why? Think about the classic NZ Fire Danger level 'Cmon - Keep it Green' and UV levels we often check in summer. Well, this is similar but a board that will show pollution levels (Good to Poor) displayed everywhere. If you're walking down a...

Nitin Prasad
by Nitin Prasad
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Nitin Prasad

Commuter Mini-buses across Auckland to reduce the need to go to the city to come out again to a suburb across town.  Rail to the airport and North Shore and Rail further North.

Jennifer Goldsack
by Jennifer Goldsack
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The government must act quickly to change laws that do not foster a zero carbon goal. Companies and businesses need to be held accountable for their waste, particularly for carbon dioxide,methane, plastics and other harmful chemicals. Clean up costs must be factored into taxes. We have to aim for a "cradle to cradle' life-cycle and make this obligatory. Every bill or legal change that contributes to carbon reduction should be fast-tracked. Unless we address climate change urgently and...

Leigh Nicholson
by Leigh Nicholson
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