After working on ourselves and improving our households as much as we can, getting involved in our community is a powerful and accessible way to make a positive change. Over the years, I have volunteered in many groups depending on what’s on and the children’s activities. Unsurprisingly, I tend to focus on sustainability-related initiatives. Today,Continue reading “Community Involvement”
Category Archives: Community group
Bumper Apple Drive
With my Local Food Wanaka friends, I’ve been co-organising the Autumn Apple drive for several years. This year, there was a bumper apple crop and a huge turnout, showing the growing interest people have in local food, skills sharing, community building and resilience. Great photo in the Otago Daily Times Online News today!
Wanaka Climate Celebration
Involved for a long time with Avaaz and 350, I was well aware of the preparation of Climate Marches all over the world ahead of the Paris Climate Conference in December 2015 (read the IPCC recommendations here). When I checked in October, I found out that the closest march was 280 km away so I divedContinue reading “Wanaka Climate Celebration”
Yellow Blue Park
Yellow Blue Park is a project that combines a campground, a campus and community participation to optimize the use of space and facilities. Developed between 2011 and 2013 in Wanaka, it is on hold due to the campus part discontinuation. Click here for the Slideshow that present the project, the Website, the Facebook Page, and a PresentationContinue reading “Yellow Blue Park”
Wanaka Time Bank
Wanaka Time Bank was created in 2013 as an online tool that enables trading skills in our community, using time, rather than money, as a “currency”. Active member since the beginning, I am part of the steering group.