If you've found your way to this website, chances are you're pretty familiar with the concept of carbon emissions. But have you ever measured the carbon emissions of your household? You might be surprised at what you find. 

Claire Keeling from Ekos ran a very informative webinar for us this week on how to measure, offset and reduce carbon emissions. Claire walked us through the Ekos online lifestyle calculator, and also touched on the calculators for businesses and schools

Claire explained the different ways that carbon emissions can be offset and the important role that offsetting has to play while we all continue to work towards a zero-carbon future. Ekos focuses on offsetting through certified forest carbon credits. After completing your carbon emissions…

Read more…

Our Resources & Waste group recently hosted their second repair cafe event at Community Art Works. It was another fun and productive afternoon looking at many different things needing repair. Collaboration and sharing ideas were key themes of the day, as shown in the photo below. 

It was wonderful to be able to draw on the many treasures at Community Art Works, just waiting for the opportunity to be given a new purpose. Things we found a use for included red tape, glue, an old CD, a leather sample and various scraps of fabric. Thanks so much to Faye and Community Art Works for hosting the repair café and sharing your resources with us.

For next year, we are keen to continue and expand this repair cafe, complementing other initiatives in Nelson, including the Repair Cafe Tahunanui, now meeting at Restore every…

Read more…

Have you had your say on the Nelson Plan and Tasman Environment Plan that are currently open for public consultation?

These plans guide our region’s management of the environment, including air, water, and land. The plans tackle issues such as housing growth, climate change, transport, biodiversity, natural hazards, freshwater, and the future of the Nelson CBD.
They are only reviewed every 10 years and climate change must be addressed in that time, so it’s important that we get it right now.
The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is offering the public an easy way to give climate change feedback on the Whakamahere Whakatu - Nelson Plan that…
Read more…

Help us build a brighter future faster, together

Everyone can contribute to our collective response to climate change. 

The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is a volunteer collective. We are a relatively new and growing collaborative organisation that is weaving our communities together around urgent, strategic action on climate change. There are many ways to find out how you can contribute:

  • Explore the Forum to find your place: All our groups are open and welcome new participants who want to use their skills and energy in their own way. You are invited to join any of our events and explore how it all works. Our monthly whole-Forum hui that might be a good place to start - or just join an action. No membership or other formalities required.
  • Fill a specific role: We have specific volunteer roles to be filled to help everything run smoothly and efficiently. We publish them on the Volunteer Nelson website, in…
Read more…

About NTCF

The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is a community-led initiative open to everyone. 

Our mission is to weave individuals, households, civil society organisations, businesses, councils and iwi together around urgent, strategic action on climate change in the Nelson-Tasman region. We aim to get get everyone in our climate change response waka paddling quickly in the same direction.

We have working groups in four thematic clusters.

  • Te Mana o te Taiao
  • The Well-Being of Our People
  • The Resilience of Our Systems
  • The Functioning of our Forum

If you're new to the Forum and interested in getting involved, check out our volunteer welcome pack here,or launch straight in and: JOIN US

Charter and Strategy

Our Charter sets out a shared understanding of our commitments and goals, and how we intend to work together. It's a work in progress!

Download the Draft

Our  Nelson Tasman Climate Strategy will tell the story of where our region wants to be, how we’ll get there and reflect learning from successful action, updated research and changing circumstances. We're developing it over successive monthly hui.  Check the events for hui announcements 

More Information

Image Credits:

Chris Booth  [Kaitiaki, 2011, Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf]