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Educate. Inspire. Enable.

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Our Mission

Our mission at ONE New Zealand is to educate, inspire and enable New Zealand communities to accelerate towards a Carbon Zero future and beyond.

We aim to:

  • Increase the speed at which communities can become Carbon Zero 21st Century communities.
  • Mainstream sustainability to foster thriving, diverse & interconnected environments, communities and businesses.
  • Increase awareness of bio-sphere & environmental rights.
  • Increase community cohesion through establishment of partnership and collaboration networks.
 
 
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Sustainable Development Goals

We will need to change the way that we govern, work and behave, both to adapt to the new economic and environmental reality. If we can do this quickly as a planet, we may be able to lessen the impact of climate change for future generations.

— Monique Kelly, ONE New Zealand Co-Founder

 

Transitioning A Community 

Climate change and a rapidly changing economy are going to bring many challenges to both the community and business sector within Wanaka and its surrounds. We are going have to deal with an economy slowly weaning itself off fossil fuels, in all of its forms, an increasingly digitalized world, and the realities of climate change (unpredictable weather patterns, climate migration pressure, reduction in winter revenue due to increased temperatures etc.).

We will need to change the way that we govern, work and behave, both to adapt to the new economic and environmental reality. If we can do this quickly as a planet, we may not only be able to lessen the impact of climate change for future generations, but potentially reverse it. A slow response will just make it much harder for our children when they have to deal with it in a few years. The UN Sustainable Development Goals give us a clear framework to work towards creating a thriving, diverse, inter-connected environment, community and economy for 2050. Now is the time for action.

So let's get to it. Let's start connecting within our community and between communigties. Let's come up with good solutions and make sure we get the ground work done for future generations to build on.