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Climate expo pops up in Wellington

Our Climate Future, a touring pop-up exhibition about climate change, is coming to Wellington on Saturday.

The free exhibition, developed by the Ministry for the Environment and hosted by Wellington City Council, gives an overview of why climate change is happening and how we can all create a better climate future together.

Wellington Mayor, Andy Foster said Council was taking the climate crisis seriously, as outlined in the organisation’s climate action plan Te Atakura – First to Zero.

“Climate change is not something that will happen in the future. We’re already feeling its impact here in Wellington,” he said.

“City-wide emission reductions focus on transport, building energy, advocacy, planning and urban form, and the Council itself. This exhibition is timely as it coincides with our community consultation on Let’s Get Wellington Moving, the draft District Plan and Paneke Pōneke.”

He said almost $30 million had been allocated to climate action initiatives over the next decade, in addition to the $226 million investment in cycleways, and the zero- and low-carbon transport options planned by Let’s Get Wellington Moving.

At the exhibition, visitors can calculate their personal carbon footprint and find out the best ways to reduce it. There’s also an opportunity for visitors to enter a pledge booth and record the climate action they want to take.

Where: Johnsonville Library, Waitohi Hub
When: Saturday 20 November to Sunday 5 December 2021
Cost: free 

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