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Carterton Community Emergency Hub Exercise

Carterton Community Emergency Hub Exercise

Join the team for our Community Emergency Hub exercise, Sunday 3rd November from 2pm. - Learn about how your community can respond to the challenges of a disaster - Practice what to do at your Community Emergency Hub - Come along and find out how the Carterton...

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Temporary Closure of Norman Avenue

Temporary Closure of Norman Avenue

Carterton District Council is temporarily closing the intersection of Norman Avenue and State Highway 2 due to on-going safety concerns. The temporary closure comes into effect on 7 October following a decision by councillors in September. The Carterton elected...

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Creative Communities Grants Open

Creative Communities Grants Open

Calling all artists, performers, entertainers, crafters and budding arty folk – applications to the Carterton Creative Communities Scheme are now open! If you have an idea for a creative community project, check out how we may be able to support you in bringing it to...

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It's Day 4 of Global Climate Change Week and we've got some great tips for you on how you can reduce your emissions with how you manage your waste.

Comment below on what your best reuse or recycle tip is! Our Communications Coordinator Elisa is a big fan of her Carterton branded IdealCup for her daily caffeine hit, which helps reduce the amount of disposable coffee cups which end up in our landfills. You could win one too by entering our climate change competition which is pinned to the top of our Facebook page.
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Every time I go for a walk I pick up a coffee cup and lid, if possible, discarded on Anderson’s Line. The cup is bad enough but the lids really annoys me as they are plastic. I have been doing this “pick up” for well over a year and I am yet to see the culprit tossing out as I presume he is a farm worker and up well before me, but I’m pretty sure where he’s going and where he’s come from. He probably thinks everything is disposable as it’s not there the next day, assuming he even notices!!

Just a note about the '10 years': We have to start reducing our emissions now - all countries need to be reducing by 6 to 10% per year. In 10 years we need to have halved emissions globally. Then get to carbon zero by the middle of the century. This is the advice of leading climate scientist Prof James Renwick. (Short video here if you want to find out more - sorry it's a bit rough).

Did you #shakeout? Our staff did, even those who were in meetings 👍
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Our staff will be be doing their best drop, cover, hold at 1.30pm today. We'll share a pic while we're doing it but we want you to send us your photos too!Get ready to ShakeOut and Tsunami hīkoi with over 700,000 people across Aotearoa-New Zealand at 1:30pm today.

Drop, Cover, Hold first, photo second. Share with us your best pose when you practice your earthquake drill this afternoon. Feel free to comment below or direct message us your entry, to go into the draw for a free Grab & Go bag. Let's get ready to ShakeOut whānau - Ana

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It's Day 3 of Global Climate Change Week and today our Climate Change Advisor Mélanie has given us an explanation of what climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Over the next few days she will be giving us some helpful tips on simple steps we can all take to help make a difference.

Don't forget to check out our climate change competition which we posted earlier today 🌿
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Dose anyone else think this is Bullshit ?

Calling all climate change champions - share your tips on how to reduce emissions and be in to win!

Simply comment below with what you already do to reduce emissions, and why you do it, by 5pm Monday 21 October, and you could win some veggie plants, kindly donated by P&K Mitre 10 in Martinborough, and a reusable coffee cup @IdealCup

Your tips can be related to reducing waste, saving fuel or consumption choices. If you need more ideas, watch out for our FB posts later in the week.

*One prize to be awarded for a tip given on this page and one on SWDC.
* By entering you give permission to the Councils to share your tips in their own channels and publications.
* Sorry, this competition is not open to Council staff or their immediate family.
* Our Climate Change Advisor will be judge, and her decision is final
* Winners will be announced on FB on Weds 23 October.
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We have our own compost, and worm farm. Grow as many plants and vegetables from seed where possible and plant lots of edibles to reduce travelling to buy them. Keen on natives. I like to sew things like quilts, clothing-can help reduce carbon foot print, and buying clothing that lasts. Frequent local Farmers markets and buying locally. Able to teach our toddler the basics for the future as well.

I have started a vege garden, made a home made worm farm, and started a compost bin. Talking with my grandchildren about caring for their environment.

We compost at home and use reusable containers for the kids lunches instead of glad wrap. Planting our own Veges to cut down on shopping and go to the second hand shops 😊

> We try to source meat locally or homekill > Grow our own produce, share or sell at Carterton Farmers' Market > Scraps compost or go to the chickens and ducks > Refill our beer from Regent 58 Brewery rather than buy bottles or buy in aluminium cans rather than glass > Work locally and buy locally for minimal commute > Teach our kids about pollution, waste and climate care > Plant 100s of trees per year on our property

Live in a house that is fully off grid! And go to Bin Inn to get our flour, rice etc instead of buying packs in the supermarket you can top up straight into your containers!

Cycle everywhere I can; drive a low emissions car not some huge over-sized vehicle I don't need. Recycle everything we can, compost, grow our own vegetables and have water tanks and solar power.

1. We do not fly (one trip overseas doubles your household emissions). 2. We very rarely eat dairy or meat. 3. We grow most of our vegetables. 4. We limit consumption of "stuff". 5. When we use our car, we try to do it for more than one thing.

Turned our swimming pool into a wildlife pond, scap food is fed to worms or composted by chooks, mostly 2nd hand clothes, swapped to solid shampoo 😊

Purchase NZ products over global productsKeep planting trees in our backyard

Best thing for the environment (and field puppies) is living a #veganlife amirite Bethany Joy? 🌱

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