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Jeanette Fitzsimons Climate Action Grants

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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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