Shaping Our Future
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How should we respond to this increased understanding, and where do you think our priorities and options are in preparing for and safeguarding against these changes?
In May 2019 we invited the community to share their views at forum on our Climate Challenge. Shaping our Future is in the process of forming two volunteer taskforces to look establish the priorities, goals and community outcomes on Climate Change.
Wakatipu High School, 6th May 2019, 6pm - 9pm
Lake Wanaka Centre, 7th May 2019, 6pm - 9pm
Email: [email protected] or phone 021 222 1231
Our understanding of the impacts of climate change within the Queenstown Lakes continues to grow - whether thinking of changes to winter snow; of more extreme and frequent flooding events on the one hand, or of longer dry spells or even droughts on the other; threats to water quality and catchments; vulnerability to slips and soil erosion; changes to food production; transport; construction; energy systems; and a myriad of potential ecosystem impacts.
MEDIA RELEASE FROM SHAPING OUR FUTURE INC, QUEENSTOWN LAKES DISTRICT:
1 May 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shaping our Future Climate Change Challenge Forum
Shaping Our Future is inviting the Queenstown Lakes District community to come together to confront the challenges presented by Climate Change. Two evening forums, one in Queenstown on Monday, 6th May and the other in Wanaka on Tuesday, 7th May, will challenge the community to share their concerns, priorities, and ideas.
“We know climate change will impact us,” said AJ Mason from Shaping Our Future, “and we know we have opportunities to impact it. What we need to know from our community is how important they think climate change is, what options and opportunities we have, and how we should prioritise.”
Both forums will also host the Otago Museum’s Far from Frozen exhibit, a travelling showcase for locals to discover the impact of climate change on us and our planet, including the role of the deep south and Antarctica. It includes interactive displays, demonstrations and virtual reality experiences that are all designed to communicate the science behind climate change.
The forum is independently facilitated in ‘world café’ small group discussion. Shaping our Future uses a process of community forums and online input, volunteer taskforces and strategy reports. The process is inclusive and designed to give the people of the Queenstown Lakes a collective voice in shaping the future.
Queenstown, Monday 6th May, 6pm at Wakatipu High School
Wanaka, Tuesday 7th May, 6pm at Lake Wanaka Centre
RSVP: [email protected]
For more information, please contact:
Shaping our Future Executive Anita Golden [email protected] +64 21 2221231
Shaping our Future Board Member AJ Mason +64 27 4325560
About Shaping Our Future Incorporated
A process designed to use collective community expertise to build consensus and create a great future for our district. Shaping Our Future was instigated in December 2010 and was incorporated as a charitable society in January 2013. In 2012 following a district wide visioning process, it established a draft vision incorporating a series of priorities. Its forums and taskforces are directed to work towards thevision and connect with the priorities.
The process of any given forum on any given subject begins with public forums and online discussions which progress to establishing volunteer taskforces to work through issues and provide recommendations. Recommendations are finally presented to local and national agencies as required. Since 2011 Shaping our Future has completed 11 forum topics. To view the 2018 Shaping our Future Annual Report and previous forum reportswww.shapingourfuture.org.nz or join us on Facebook
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