Precarious Nature - Extended Network
Generation Zero is a nationwide movement of young New Zealanders working together to get our country on the path towards a zero carbon future. We campaign for smarter transport and urban planning, and independence from fossil fuels.
As a non-partisan advocacy and campaigning group, we are able to foster positive relationships across government, business and the non-profit sector. Our latest campaign - a Zero Carbon Act for New Zealand - will hold present and future governments responsible for acting towards a safe and thriving zero carbon future.
The Christchurch branch of Generation Zero was formed in late 2013, and since then we have done a large amount of work around local body elections (including publishing online voting guides and hosting a mayoral debate), collaborated with IceFest and FESTA, gathered public opinions during the Christchurch Long Term and District Plan consultations, and helped to generate enough support for priority bus lanes and a passenger waiting lounge in Riccarton.
We host regular public events to facilitate conversations about climate-related topics and continue to advocate for better public and active transport infrastructure in Christchurch. We are currently developing a sustainable transport pledge scheme - SHIFT - for Christchurch workplaces.