Completely forgot about posting this yesterday, way too busy at the moment, but in line with climate action, better late than never.
Here’s the original post from last week, some lovely suggestions about what we can do locally especially regarding supporting local food growers and all the benefits of that: lower food miles, lower GHG emissions, healthier food, better for the land and biodiversity, keeping money in the local economy and providing local jobs.
Here’s the gist of Climate Action Mondays,
This week, quick pop culture reference hack,
— Anand Giridharadas @ The.Ink (@AnandWrites) March 28, 2022
Then, an example of what is happening in the counter cultures, where Kiwis are just getting on and doing the right things. This is the Future Whenua Summit 2022, held recently in Hawkes Bay at regenag farm Mangarara Station (despite all the rain!). A gathering of farmers and rural folk, who are doing a deep dive showcasing and networking the leading edge of regenerative land use.
Speakers included live NZ experts as well as international via the internet,
Future Whenua Summit aspires to the deepest possible exploration of how we can redefine our relationship between the land and its stewards. Our scope is distanced from the “business as usual” mindset with its focus on incremental change (if any) that dominates the rural sector, We are passionate advocates for radical solutions to existential problems and the summit is our annual opportunity to champion that mindset.
We are going to shine light on some progressive concepts and key solutions in our sector. We bring the discussion about the future of land use out of the conference room and onto the whenua.
This is the video of the 2021 Summit held in Southland,
This 43 min doco on Mangarara Station looking at the transition from traditional beef and sheep to regenerative agriculture, carbon sequestration, carbon trading scheme, and agroforestry.
I don’t allow climate denialism of any kind under my posts. That includes arguing the Bart defense (‘humans didn’t do it’), or the Gosman defense (BAU capitalism must reign supreme/change is too hard) or the McPherson defense (‘it’s too late’).