Living the Change - Local Action
After the screening of the film Living the Change we invited people who were inspired by the film to look at what we could do locally. We also wanted to find out what is already happening so that we don't have to reinvent the wheel and also so that people can easily find and get in touch with people doing things they're interested in.
What follows is what people have shared with us. These initiatives haven't been started by Resilient Carterton (except where stated) and we're delighted that so much is already happening.
Buckthorn (rhamnus alaternus) is an identified weed. It proliferates in Carterton and can turn into a tree.
Sean Mulcahy is on the case for ensuring it is completely removed from our dstrict.
He has worked to remove Buckthorn from his property through weeding and with the assistance of a Pullerbear (see www.pullerbear.com) and herbicides as well as tree removal and is happy to share his knowledge.
Promoting local participatory democracy.
Wairarapa Voice was very active during the debate about the proposed amalgamation of the three councils. It is now focusing on promoting cooperation across the three councils and submissions to the councils' Long Term Plans (including the Greater Wellington Regional Council).
This group rescues food that would go to animal fodder or the tip and distributes it to those in need.
Wairarapa Heart is a gathering of a diverse group of people with a powerful intent to reconnect as ‘community’ to transform our systems with compassion and sustainability.
We are concerned about the future of humanity and the need to be part of the change that is required. Connecting with like-minded people is seen as the way to build capacity for that to happen.
Meets first Thursday of each month at Heart of Arts, Carterton.