Precarious Nature - Extended Network
350 Christchurch is part of a worldwide grassroots movement of ordinary people wanting real, urgent action to tackle climate disruption.
Personal lifestyle changes are useful – but no longer enough. 350.org focuses on the wider social and economic changes we now urgently need to tackle climate disruption.
We invite people to change not just their light bulbs but their banks, if those banks won’t stop funding coal and oil operations. We work with students, staff and alumni to shift a university’s investments out of fossil fuels and into renewable energy. We lobby politicians for an effective carbon tax and a realistic climate plan for NZ. We ask Fonterra and Canterbury DHB to use wood waste, not coal, for their heating needs. We alert the public to the risk of deep sea oil drilling off Canterbury’s coastline and support our council to oppose it. We explore the links between climate disruption, deforestation, intensive animal farming and a hyper-consumerist lifestyle.
We work closely with like-minded organisations like Oil Free Otautahi, Greenpeace, Coal Action Network Aotearoa, Gen Zero and Forest and Bird. We support the anti-TPPA campaign - if this ‘trade’ deal is passed, all our other campaigns will be far more difficult to win.
We aim to work with as many groups in the community as possible – churches, unions, grandparents, young people, creatives, business leaders, politicians..... The climate crisis will only be solved if EVERY citizen, every one of us, stands up to make change in our own part of the community.