World Environment Week 5-12 June 2017
Sustainability Action Group MAD4CO (Making a Difference for Central Otago) has organised a week long programme of event to celebrate World Environment Week, including native planting projects, book displays, film screenings, workshops and lunchtime discussions.
Conversations with our community tell us that shared learning about environmental issues is the key factor in taking steps to reduce your footprint, build community resilience and make people and planet friendly choices at home and in the work place. Council supports a wide variety of opportunities to move towards this and the vision of our Waste Minimisation and Management Plan –Towards Zero Waste and a Sustainable Central Otago.
Sustainable Living Programme
The Sustainable Living Programme is a locally focused programme supported by Council and CO REAP. The group provides information, activities and resources to encourage groups and individuals to change the way they use resources, to become more efficient and to reduce waste. The global goal is to help ensure a healthy future for our people and our planet.
MAD4CO (Making A Difference for Central Otago) is the action arm of the Sustainable Living Programme. Local groups, businesses, schools, Council and individuals work together on community projects centred on sustainability, resilience and wise use of resources. The group work to provide learning and action that will generate community commitment to an environmentally sustainable future for future generations. Most years, MAD4CO are involved with a variety of events including: The Thyme Festival, World Environment Day, Earth Hour, DOC Conservation Week, KNZB Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week and Cloth Nappy Workshops. They also hold regular forums where local experts share their knowledge on issues such as biodiversity, water quality, ecological footprinting, permaculture and organic gardening, food resilience and lots more. Have a look at MAD4CO’s Facebook page or phone CO REAP on 0800 267 327 or (03) 448 6115 for the information on upcoming events and to start your connection with interested locals.