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  • published Donate in Christchurch 2021-01-15 14:59:18 +1300

    Donate to Christchurch Local Campaigns

    Thanks for making a donation to support Generation Zero’s local campaigns team in Christchurch.

    Generation Zero relies entirely on small donations from the public to run our campaigns. We receive no government funding.

    Your help today means our local team can focus our energy on important mahi to make sure Christchurch is on-track for a zero carbon future. You’re supporting us to campaign for local issues through engaging the public, lobbying council, and encouraging submissions.

    Ngā mihi nui kia koe!

    Donate to us one-off using the options provided.

    Or, donate via internet banking if you prefer through our Kiwibank account - 38-9014-0113680-04

    If you choose this method, please follow these steps:

    1) Make your donation via internet banking using your full name as the reference and

    2) Send a quick email to info@generationzero.org.nz to let us know your donation is on its way. Thank you!

    Donate via cheque. If you would like to do this please email info@generationzero.org.nz for details.

    Donate

  • published Donate in Auckland 2021-01-15 14:52:09 +1300

    Donate to Auckland Local Campaigns

    Thank you for considering donating to our work. As a small team of volunteers we always stretch our resources to the maximum. To ensure Auckland becomes a more liveable low carbon city we need your financial support to maximise the quality and impact of our next campaigns. Our campaigns work but we need your support.

    Over the past few years, our Auckland community has grown to over 15,000 people. This includes everyone who has taken an action on one of our many campaigns to improve Auckland -- such as signing our Freeze the Fares petition, using our local election scorecards, supporting Skypath (now Northern Pathway) and submitting on the Auckland Climate Action Plan. 

    But our work is far from over  -- we need to hold the Council accountable to deliver what they’ve promised and push for more ambitious steps to create a more sustainable Tāmaki Makaurau.

    Donate now using the secure form on the left.

    Donate via internet banking if you prefer through our Kiwibank account - 38-9014-0113680-03

    If you choose this method, please follow these steps:

    1) Make your donation via internet banking using your full name as the reference and

    2) Send a quick email to info@generationzero.org.nz to let us know your kind donation is on it’s way. Thank you!

    Donate via cheque. If you would like to do this please email info@generationzero.org.nz for details.

    Make a regular donation. Regular donations allow us to plan for the future. To set up a recurring payment via internet banking, email us now: info@generationzero.org.nz

    Need more information? If you would like to know more about Generation Zero’s funding or activities, feel free to send us an email at info@generationzero.org.nz

    Once you have made a donation our policy is that no refunds will be given if you change your mind later.

    Donate

  • published Campaign Guide 2020-11-28 12:43:59 +1300

    Campaign Guide

    Welcome to the Generation Zero Campaign Guide homepage!

    Upskill yourself and your team in skills and areas important to organising and being an activist in Generation Zero!

    You can access each individual section of the guide or click below to download the full guide!

       


    CAMPAIGN STRATEGY

    Read more about devising a strategy, an overview of strategy, structuring a campaign and more!

        

    CAMPAIGN TACTICS

    Learn about different tactics to use in a campaign, how to effectively use them, theories of change, and social movements in general!

        

    COMMUNICATIONS

    Read about what how to do effective communication, values based comms, and storytelling when communicating!

        

    STRUCTURE AND ORGANISATION

    Learn about organisational structure, decentralised organising as part of GZ's kaupapa, and considerations when using a decentralised structure!

        

    SUPPORTER COMMUNICATION AND FUNDRAISING

    Find out how to write effective and succinct emails to supporters, using Peer 2 Peer fundraising, and actions to maintain relationships with our donors!

        

    SUCCESSION PLANNING

    Read about how to transfer experience and knowledge between incoming, current and exiting GZ members!

        

    MEDIA

    Learn about the current media environment, the structure in a newsroom and their values, how to work with the media and writing press releases!

        

    SOCIAL MEDIA

    Learn about our social media accounts that we manage, how to use hootsuite (which we use to manage our social media), and our policies and processes for social media!

        

    NATIONBUILDER

    Generation Zero uses Nationbuilder to manage our supporters, website and general operations. Read more about the general set up, doing email blasts, using tags, and linking 123forms to webpages!

        

    WELLBEING

    Read more about how to manage your wellbeing at Generation Zero, the potential positive and negative impacts of activism and campaigning, and self-care tips!

        

    SUBMISSION WRITING

    Submissions are form/document to fill out and send to government officials to inform them of your stance on a particular issue. Read more about why we do then, and how to write one!

        

    FURTHER RESOURCES AND APPENDIX

    Read here for more resources that further builds on the various sections of the campaign guide!

        

     


  • published St Heliers Quick Submit in Campaigns 2020-11-03 09:12:42 +1300

    St Heliers Quick Submit

    This feedback period has now closed. 

    An equitable and accessible Auckland is ultimately a network of well-designed transport projects. St Heliers is a beautiful destination to be enjoyed by all, and pedestrian and cyclist safety measures proposed for its town centre were up for public consultation. 

    Back in 2019, AT put forward a solid plan of raised-table zebra crossings that would’ve made the town centre safer and easier to navigate. Unfortunately, after backlash from a small but vocal minority of residents, they retracted the plan, and created a working group that excluded young people, Māori, disability groups, climate advocates, and more. Flash forward to 2020, and AT are proposing a new, watered-down design that needlessly puts people at risk when moving about the area. That's why it was important we gave them our feedback.

    Our feedback was focused on making the centre more safe through adoping AT's original 2019 proposal, including all its proposed speed table crossing - with some further refinements. These included adding missing raised-table zebra crossings, converting Turua St to one-way to improve pedestrian safety, reallocating some on-street parking to make a dedicated, bidirectional, protected cycle land and new bike stands. We called for AT to discard their plans for a narrow shared pathway along Tamaki Dr that goes against AT's own guidelines, puts pedestrians and cyclists in each other's paths, and puts people on bikes in danger of being hit by opening car doors. We finally reminded AT of their obligations to Vision Zero and reducing vehicle emissions under the Auckland Climate Plan. Under this framework we advised that they should discard their plans for an additional car parking area on Goldie St with further benefits to limiting car dependency and induced traffic demand, encouraging alternative modes of transport and retaining local green spaces. 

    Thank you to all 200 of you who had your say through our quick-submit form. We will keep you updated on the project's progress. 

     

    On top of this, in order to prove how St Heliers can be transformed into a place for people, Gen Zero and friends held a park(ing) day in the town centre on Saturday 31st October. It was a chance to see how space usually taken up by empty cars can become a place where people chat, eat, play, and relax. Thank you for coming along and showing your support on the day! 

    A carpark covered in a rug and turf with people lounging in beanbags and chairs under the shade of a marquee. There are also plants and roadcones  A few carparks on the side of a road are covered in turf, plants, tables, seating area and a marquee with people interacting in the space.  


  • published Campaigns in Auckland 2020-08-11 21:10:19 +1200

    Campaigns

    Have a look at our campaigns that we have going on in Auckland!


    St Heliers Parking Day & Quick Submit!

    This feedback period has now closed. An equitable and accessible Auckland is ultimately a network of well-designed transport projects. St Heliers is a beautiful destination to be enjoyed by all, and pedestrian and cyclist safety measures proposed for its town centre were up for public consultation. AT's proposed safety improvements needlessly put people at risk when moving about the area. That's why it was important we gave them our feedback. On top of this, in order to prove how St Heliers can be transformed into a place for people, Gen Zero and friends held a park(ing) day in the town centre.

    Decarbonise Transport

    Auckland needs to decarbonise its transport by 2030 to keep temperatures within 1.5°C. We need your voice to help us show our leaders that we will hold them accountable to keeping their commitments and duties under the Zero Carbon Act and Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri (Auckland's Climate Plan). Click here to sign our open letter.

    Auckland Emergency Budget

    Future project funding is being decided NOW in Tāmaki Makaurau! 💰 Share your feedback with Auckland Council today on their Emergency Budget with our quick submit form ❤️ Submissions close Friday 19th June👍 Click here to use our form!

       

     

     

       

     


  • published Auckland Emergency Budget Quick Submit in Campaigns 2020-06-16 12:49:55 +1200

    Share your feedback with Auckland Council on their Emergency Budget today!

    Future project funding is being decided NOW in Tāmaki Makaurau! 💰 Our quick submit form is below 👇

    Submissions close Friday 19th June👍

    See our blog post here for more background info! 


  • published Calendar in Auckland 2020-04-22 20:07:53 +1200

  • Stay home and submit on the Northern Pathway and Lake Rd cycleways 🤙🏼

    We hope you are doing well, in these strange times and that you and your whānau are staying safe.

    For those with more time on their hands, we wanted to give an update and mention a few productive things we can do from the safety of our bubbles to keep pushing for a climate-resilient Tāmaki Makaurau. Being stuck at home need not stop us from having our say! Read more about how you can submit on the Northern Pathway and Lake Rd cycleways.

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