28, Nov, 2008

Celebrate Climate Action at Waitangi Park on Saturday 6th December

Category: News

350 parts per million (ppm) is the safe concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for the planet. The current global concentration is 387ppm and increasing at 2ppm each year. Let's turn it around!

Waitangi Park in Wellington will be a-buzz on Saturday (6 December), from 11am-4pm with activities for the 350 Climate Action Festival including "a 'super shopper sprint' and '350 frocks on bikes', games, live music, and more than 30 interactive and food stalls. Bring a picnic or get a feed from the 'sustainable' hangi!

  • Live music from Olmecha Supreme, My Golden Soul, Tommy & Over the Atlantic
  • Local community and school based activities and information areas

Visit: www.350.org.nz for more details. Come on down, see ya there!

350 Frocks on bikes At 3.50pm, on Dec 6th, 350 frock wearing ladies will ride their bicycles from the festival, Waitangi Park. Put on your frock and ride! Visit www.frocksonbikes.org

Take sustainable transport* to the festival and be in the draw to win an overnight trip for two to Kapiti Island.
*Sustainable transport includes: bus, train, walking, ferry, cycling, carpooling, skating, rollerblading. Verification may be required.

Events leading up to the 350 Festival

350 at Parliament
On Thursday 4th Dec, at 3.50pm young people are converging on Parliament to show that we want urgent and genuine action on climate change. We will form an outline of the figure 350 with human bodies. Come down to Parliament and join the movement!

Compliments for a Change
Join us in warming up for the 350 climate festival with a fast social game of stealth and kindness. Register your team and the challenge is to compliment other teams before they compliment yours! If you flatter them first, they have to join your team and relinquish their treasure. This game is coming to inner city Wellington on Thursday December 4th at 6.30pm - register at www.350.org.nz

Kindly sponsored by: Wellington City Council; Greater Wellington Regional Council; British Council; VUWSA; Ministry for the Environment; WWF; Victoria University of Wellington, School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences; NIWA, The Royal Society of NZ