Archived posts 2013/15

Two inspiring events coming up

Emma-Heke-565x565‘Our Green Roadie’ film screening
A heartening kiwi documentary that shares snapshots and stories from 50 New Zealanders, from Riverton to Northland, who have eco-conscious and economically viable businesses and lifestyles (including locals, Enviropaints and La Casa Romana).Emma Heke and her son Connor (7) travelled the country in a tiny van on a shoestring budget to showcase the ‘can do’ attitudes of people living their dreams for a better world. It’s an encouraging film for everyone interested in a greener journey, entrepreneurial ideas and in meeting some great characters. (105 mins)

Paekakariki at the Scout Den, Sunday 8 December, 6pm.
Waterfront Brasserie, Raumati Beach, meeting from 7pm for 7.30pm start, Monday 9 December.$5 entry, $12 family. DVDs available for purchase. Profits to go to the film-makers. Hosted by Kapiti Coast District Council.
‘Community Owned Renewable Energy Generation’ talk 
Tuesday 10 December, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room
Fiona McKeague is currently visiting New Zealand from Australia where she works for Energetic Communities, a social enterprise developing Community Owned Renewable Energy (CORE). She will be sharing with us her experience of the processes, challenges and decisions involved in revolutionising our energy infrastructure through ‘people power’. As she explains, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach as CORE developments can vary in scale and potentially include any of the renewable energy technologies, such as solar, wind or biodigesters.Given the growing interest in renewable energy generation in our community, I am sure Fiona will be able to provoke our thinking, irrespective of where we are at in the process. This could also be a good opportunity to touch base with others with similar interests – within our district I am aware of neighbourhoods keen on wind power, a village looking more generally at renewables, a small group exploring larger scale wind generation and Energise Ōtaki’s plans to become a net energy generator. There may well be others. It seems like a prime time to be sharing our plans, ideas and skills for a better future.Entry by koha. Hosted by Kapiti Coast District Council.

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