An interview with Joanna Santa Barbara







Last month Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members elected Joanna Santa Barbara as the chair of the Forum's leadership group. As NTCF's Communications Manager, I had the pleasure of interviewing her.

Áine: How would you describe the Forum in one sentence? 
Joanna: The Forum is a citizens’ movement to bring us together to make actual our necessary transformation to a climate stable world. 

Áine: What skills will you bring to the Chair position?
Joanna:  I have some experience in bringing people together to act on existence-threatening matters and in holding the big picture in focus while we work together on the details of what we must accomplish. 

Áine: How do…

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The Nelson Tasman Climate Action Book

Get your free copy of The Climate Action Book, an ambitious plan for the Nelson Tasman Region filled with practical ways to lower your carbon footprint.

Grab it HERE.  Learn how your household, organisation, business or community group can make a difference and begin your transformation towards a healthier, happier low carbon lifestyle.

Making changes is urgent. We have a small window of time to make sure the worst case climate change projections never come to pass.


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About the Climate Forum

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

We aim to get get everyone in our climate change response waka paddling quickly in the same direction.

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. 

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


Our Charter describes our goals and commitments, and how we intend to work together. Read it HERE.

Ready to sign? You can sign HERE or at our quarterly  face-to-hui.

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