To honour Jeanette and what she stood for, Our Climate Declaration has created an opportunity for young people (under 30) and their organisations to apply for a Jeanette Fitzsimons Climate Action Grant.
In 2020 it is offering two grants of up to $5,000 each to a young person/s or organisation of young people who wish to innovate, promote and implement the sorts of things that Jeanette believed in, and are reflected Our Climate Declaration Goals:
- Stop the bad stuff
- Reduce the extraction and burning of fossil fuels
- Cut back on flying
- Cut back on intensive farming
- End the drive for endless economic growth and consumerism to develop new ways of supporting community growth and economic wellbeing
- Bring on the good
- Develop clean, renewable energy and transport
- Farm sustainably
- Restore our rivers and wetlands
- Protect New Zealand’s unique species of birds and animals, plants and trees
- Work towards a circular economy that creates wellbeing for all and respects Nature’s limits.
Applications close 16 November 2020.
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