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Christchurch: Rise for Climate – Spring Climate Rally
8 September at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
350 Christchurch and Fossil Free Aoraki invite you to a gathering of plants and plant lovers in Victoria Square. We’re taking action!
Liaise with our local councils about food forests, urban farms, native restorations, plant-based diets, community gardens, land-use change, water protection and more.
Meet local planting groups and climate activists and share seedlings, ideas, and inspiration. Let’s hear it for the plants!
We’ll have tree and other seedlings to take away for a small koha, and you can adopt a tree seedling and be part of the City Council tree planting day the next weekend. The council tree people will be speaking about their planting programme, as well as other well-informed speakers. Stalls include Kaiapoi Food Forest, and Otakaro Orchard will be running a tour from the Square at 2.30pm
Fossil Free Aoraki will be sharing their latest campaign – encouraging Fonterra to kick their coal habit. Click the link to the sign the petition https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/fonterra-no-new-coal-boilers
Plus live music, food stalls and activities for the kids.
Bring along the whole family, learn something new and let’s celebrate the mighty power of plants!