14 August 2019

“I am really excited to
announce that Climate Change Minister James Shaw will speak
at a major climate change forum in Mt Roskill on 24 August.
In addition to James Shaw, the forum will be MC’ed by
actor Madeleine Sami and feature climate experts, youth,
community, and pasifika leaders says Mt Roskill Electorate
MP Michael Wood.

“The Roskill Climate Restart is a
collaboration between different people and groups who care
passionately about climate change and the need for urgent
action. Groups and people involved include Generation Zero,
Ngā Rangatahi Whakaaio, the Puketāpapa Youth Board,
Puketāpapa Low Carbon Network, Michael Wood MP, and Mt
Roskill Youth MP Saakshi Hegde”, says Olivia Yates from
Generation Zero.

“We will be hearing from a range of
panellists about both the facts of climate change, and the
actions we can take at the community and national level to
make the change we need. We want people to leave the Forum
better informed, and ready to push for action”, says
Johnsen from Ngā Rangatahi Whakaaio.

“Before the Forum,
people are also invited to join us for the Roskill Climate
Ride, along the beautifully restored Te Auaunga Awa (Oakley
Creek) near to the venue. This project demonstrates that
with a commitment to collective action we can tackle major
environmental problems”, says Ina Patisolo from
Puketāpapa Low Carbon Network.

“As young leaders in our
community, we are determined that we must take action on
climate change – it’s our future on the line. The
Roskill Climate Restart is about making sure that we face up
to the challenge, equip ourselves with the knowledge, and
take action. We encourage everyone in the community who
cares about the future of our planet to come along”, say
Michael Howell from the Puketāpapa Youth Board and Mt
Roskill Youth MP Saakshi Hegde.


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