The collaborators to the preparation of a Diocesan Zero Carbon Plan are holding three workshops for those nominated as Sustainability Champions. This first workshop is to prepare Champions for their roles. Please register your attendance below.
The workshop will now be held towards the end of February 2020. Register your interest and we’ll keep in touch as the dates are confirmed.
St Andrews Anglican Church Hall,
43 Queen Street, Pukekohe
Parking is available via drive at 18 Wesley St
Those nominated by their Ministry Units to be Sustainability Champions. We recommend more than one person fill this role but must limit workshop attendees to no more than three.
- Context and story of why we are here
- Guest speaker: “The Theological Imperative for Climate Actions”
- Sustainability Champions – their stories and their roles
- Diocesan Zero Carbon Plan: purpose, limitations, and how /Ministry Units fit into it
- Sustainability projects of the Pukekohe Parish (including Biochar making)
- Workshop: Elements of the Diocesan Zero Carbon Plan
- Introducing the Advent Challenge – Green Up and Give
- Challenges to take back to your Ministry Unit
- Optional visit to the Franklin Food Forest from 4.00pm to 4.30pm (less than 5 mins drive from church)
$0.00 (free!). Travel and accommodation costs at your expense. See the registration form for ride-sharing and billeting options.
The draft timeline is for three meetings of the sustainability champions:-
- February 2020 at St Andrews Pukekohe.
Purpose: to develop the Sustainability Champions as an aligned group; education (guest speakers); exposure to the food, waste and water sustainability actions implemented at St Andrews Pukekohe; develop and confirm the elements of a Diocesan Zero Carbon Plan
Progress on implementing Synod 2019 Motions 5 and 6
Sought Diocesan Council support and help for Ministry Units to develop plans around low carbon, sustainable living, and recommended that be achieved through Sustainability Champions in each Ministry Unit.
Sought Diocesan Council support and funding for the development of a Diocesan Zero Carbon Plan (DioZCP).
When these Motions were formulated, it was envisaged that the Sustainability Champions would be both a resource in to the DioZCP preparation process, and a beneficiary of the Plan in terms of them formulating climate action plans for their own Parish/Ministry Unit. Hence, these two motions have been progressed at the same time by the collaborating groups named in Motion 6.
The Collaborating Groups are:
- Auckland Climate Action Network
- Auckland Social Justice Group
- ADJust: Diocese of Auckland Young Anglicans for Social Justice
- Sustainability Fieldworker