Connect the Dots in New Zealand this Saturday
On Saturday May 5, thousands of people will gather in communities around the globe for Climate Impacts Day. We're connecting the dots between climate change and the very real impacts already being felt — from New Zealand to New England.
Auckland: We will create a human installation along the Tamaki Drive seawall to highlight the challenge of sea level rise for coastal communities like Auckland. Umbrellas will be our “connecting the dots” symbol — don't forget to bring one with you! There will be fun activities, good conversation, and a relaxed environment for the whole family to enjoy. Click here for more info.
Wellington: We'll use lots and lots of dots to highlight climate change impacts on Wellington, including sea level rise and extreme weather. Bring an umbrella, rain or shine. Click here for more info.
Wellington: Join us for an evening of awesome local music, and help raise funds for climate change action in the Pacific. The line-up includes Bella Cajon, Jeremy Desmond and Mike Duffy, and The Rodrigo Brothers. Click here for more info.
Nelson: The public is invited to "treasure hunt" at various Nelson businesses, which will feature displays on topics related to climate change (where clues can be found). Plus, check out Kush Cafe for a 350 Photo Exhibition. Click here for more info.
Rotorua: Displays using old painted 33 LPs and marking extreme weather events will join the dots around Rotorua! Information about lake temperatures and alternatives to fossil fuels will be provided. Schools and the public are invited to join in making and connecting the dots at this fun event. Click here for more info.
Our Connect the Dots photos from across New Zealand will join a global chorus calling for action on climate change and its deepening impacts. If you can't make it to one of the events above, find another Climate Impacts Day event here. Or take your own Connect the Dots photo — it's not too late!
Please join all of us as we connect the dots and put a human face on climate change.
The 350 Aotearoa Team
350 Aotearoa is part of an international campaign, 350.org to unite the world around solutions to climate change. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for email alerts. You can help power our work by getting involved locally and donating here.
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