Sewing Machines for Carrying Our Future

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In 2016, PERC provided technical and financial support to Palmerston North environmental group, Carrying Our Future.   Carrying our Future is an environmental group committed to: · helping people understand the problems and issues associated with single-use plastics · exploring and promoting viable alternatives · running programmes and initiatives · supporting individuals, groups, schools, councils and businesses · lobbying government …

National Single-Use Plastic Bag Forum

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In conjunction with environmental lobby group Carrying Our Future, PERC ran a national single-use plastic bag forum in Palmerston North. Attendees at the forum discussed positive ways to meet challenges associated with single-use plastic bags in New Zealand. The forum was opened by Mayor Grant Smith and well-attended by a wide range of interested individuals and groups including designers, a …

Manawatu River Trip

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On November 27th 2015, Sita Venkateswar and PERC organised a trip to several sites along the Manawatu river, where Dr. Mike Joy, Senior Lecturer in Ecology at Massey University explained a range of issues surrounding freshwater ecology and the health of native species of fish that are currently caused by dairy farming in the area. The trip was attended by …

That was Working With Nature

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The Working With Nature: Understanding Entanglements of Humans and Nonhumans in the Anthropocene conference organised by Nicholas Holm and Sy Taffel ran at Massey University’s Palmerston North campus on the 10th and 11th of April 2015. Over the two days we had around 28 presentations and 60 delegates which included Academics, artists and community activists from Aotearoa-New Zealand, Australia and …