A late Earth Day event at Midland Park

Was a lovely day on Friday 28 April – compared to the wet and dreary previous Friday – and it was great to see those who turned up to support our event.

Read Julian’s news report about this event. (PDF, 1.4MB)

Nobel-prize winning scientist Martin Manning spoke about how he and his colleagues published research on climate change decades ago – only to be met with very little action from governments.

Patrick Geddes told us how the big gentailers (generators and retailers of electricity) put profit before people and planet, ensuring fossil fuels are always in the mix.

Caz spoke about the need to transition to cleaner transport options (like buses, trains, walking and cycling).

Francesca implored Fonterra to change their mindset on what they produce, that is both profitable and less damaging to our environment (clue: plant-based milk). Simon Power from Fonterra was invited to attend but did not turn up.

Brielle lead us in a singalong of climate protest songs, showcasing her beautiful voice and guitar-playing.

Watch a short YouTube video featuring one of the songs.

Watch all the FFF Earth Day event videos. (All videos courtesy of EcoKiwi.)

And the plant-based installation moved from the park to the foyer of the building housing Fonterra’s Wellington office.

Here are some photos from the day.