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Auckland Council Declares Climate Emergency


Excellent move! Well done Auckland Councillor Penny Hulse and Auckland Council for declaring a climate emergency!  We as communities need to take action on climate change.  It is fantastic to know that our local governing body is willing to support us in addressing the climate crisis! Grey Lynn 2030 is looking forward to continuing collaborations to build resilience in our diverse communities.  Well done also to Waitematā Local Board and thank you to Denise Roche for giving Notice of a Motion on June 4th, 2019 for urging the Governing Body to move in this direction.

Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill Gains Traction-- Submissions Now Open
 
The New Zealand Government recently tabled the much anticipated Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill in Parliament as an amendment to the existing Climate Change Response Act of 2002.  To learn more about the developments, please click here for a succinct synopsis.  The bill is now open for public submissions with the aim of being finalised by the end of the year, so please contribute your views. 

GREY LYNN 2030 TRUST NEWS


Grey Lynn 2030 Co-Chair Brigitte Sistig
Wins Good Citizen Award

In the middle of last month, Grey Lynn 2030's Co-Chair, Brigitte Sistig took home the 2019 Waitematā Local Board Good Citizens Awards, in the Individual Award category.  The Awards recognise those who go above and beyond for the benefit of individuals, communities and our environment within the Waitematā Local Board area. Well done to Brigitte for all of her hard work in the community!

Our Recent Upcycling Events Were a Great Success! Thanks to Everyone!

In May 2019, the second installment of the upcycing initiative Trash to Trade was held at multiple locations around the Grey Lynn neighbourhood.  The event series drew a crowd of about 150 attendees from a wide cross-section of the local community who got hands-on experience with upcycling.  Special thanks to the upcycling artists and supporting partners, including Pocket Bar and Kitchen, Auckland Libraries, Grey Lynn RSC, Tart Bakery, Karma Cola, Grey Lynn Farmers Market, Grey Lynn 2030 Car Boot Market, The Re-CreatorsConscious Kids, as well as our amazing volunteers for their help in making everything run smoothly.  

Grey Lynn 2030 is committed to its core principle of taking action on climate change and will continue providing opportunities for community involvement in the area of waste minimisation. Watch this space for future activities and events!

Collaboration on Sustainable Future Collective Event


Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away joined the Auckland University’s Sustainable Future Collective at an event on 15 May called Millennial 101. There were multiple speakers, including Grey Lynn local businesswoman Philippa Stephenson from Tart Bakery and Chris Morrison from Karma Cola, advocating for sustainable lifestyle choices that shouldn't be considered 'fads'. Students were keen to purchase affordable, sustainable household items and to learn more about Grey Lynn 2030. 


Auckland Library of Tools Gets New Donations
and Seeks Volunteers

Auckland Library of Tools (ALoT) has gotten some great donations in recent days, including $2000 in funding from Albert Eden and three paslode nailguns.  They're always looking for new volunteers and donations to keep ALoT going.  Come down and have a chat with them during opening hours at Hackland in Kingsland on Thursday 5:30 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., or contact via aucklandlibraryoftools@gmail.com.

COMING UP


Saturday, June 22nd from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. - Urban Forests Garden Workshop with Judy Keats @ Griffiths Garden, Hosted by For the Love of Bees

The Grey Lynn 2030 Food Forest Project sparked a lot of interest among the gardening and composting community. We are currently exploring several local sites to potentially develop over time. Each site will have a different design according to its unique conditions. Here are a few options to get involved and learn more about urban food forests: 

Judy Keats is offering a free Urban Forest Gardens workshop on Saturday, 22 June 2019 from 10:00-12:00 at  Griffiths Garden hosted by For the love of bees  Register via:  https://www.facebook.com/events/410054093169308/

Early Announcement: Klaus Lotz from Permadynamics will be offering a one-day workshop about developing Food Forests on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Kelmarna Gardens, Organised by Grey Lynn 2030. Expression of Interest via: greylynn2030@gmail.com

GREY LYNN 2030 COMMUNITY

Update on New Zealand Bottle Deposit and Refund Scheme

Our friends from The Kiwi Bottle Drive have some good news: On 13th June, the Ministry for Environment announced that they are doing their own research into getting a bottle refunds scheme for Aotearoa. This is a huge breakthrough for us and the closest we’ve got so far to getting a scheme! Check out our Facebook event for more details and spread the word far and wide - let’s show the government that kiwis want bottle refunds NOW! 

Update on New Zealand Bottle Deposit and Refund Scheme

Our friends from The Kiwi Bottle Drive have some good news: On 13th June, the Ministry for Environment announced that they are doing their own research into getting a bottle refunds scheme for Aotearoa. This is a huge breakthrough for us and the closest we’ve got so far to getting a scheme! Check out our Facebook event for more details and spread the word far and wide - let’s show the government that kiwis want bottle refunds NOW! 

Sunday Mornings in June - Grey Lynn Farmers Market @ Grey Lynn Community Centre


Grey Lynn Farmers Market is all about great local food, community, and sustainability. Produce is grown locally by hard-working farmers and picked just before the market. We support small artisan food producers and emphasise local, free-range, and fair-trade products where possible. We also have a community trading table, where home gardeners can swap or sell homegrown veggies and seedlings. While you're there, check out the Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away stall and find out how you can reduce waste in your home or business.

This market is a place for anyone who wants to sell, swap or just give things away that they no longer need. The market is for second-hand items only.  Stop by to shop, or if you're an exhibitor, book your space in advance for only $20 by emailing florenceboydnz@gmail.com.
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