The People’s Inquiry
The People’s Inquiry will be an online event in September 2021. Check out all the details here : www.peoplesinquiry2020.nz
MALS: a POISON-Free Town
A Precautionary Tale is an inspiring story about Mals. Mals (German pronunciation: [mals]; Italian: Malles Venosta[ˈmallez veˈnɔsta]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Bolzano, on the border with Switzerland and Austria.
Read all about their ten year campaign to become poison-free. https://www.thelexicon.org/toppling-goliath/
FLora and Fauna of Aotearoa
Flora and Fauna of Aotearoa is a new group based in Northland. They organised a conference in Titirangi in April 2019 that brought a lot of people together from all over NZ who share a passion for a poison-free Aotearoa and kaitiakitanga that is affirming of community and environmental well-being. Check them out, and join the network.http://floraandfaunaaotearoa.co.nz/kaitiaki-network/
I NaturalistNZ is a fantastic resource for learning about NZ species. There is also an app that can connect you to the NZ citizen scientist community. You can upload your observations of species and connect with a nationwide and global database. https://inaturalist.nz/pages/links_nz
Environmental Health News
Environmental Health News www.ehn.org
Weed management advisory
Weed management Advisory is campaigning against the use of glyphosate on Auckland roads and parks : www.weedmanagementadvisory.wordpress.com
A precautionary Tale
A Precautionary Tale: How one small town banned pesticides, preserved its food heritage and inspired a movement. This is an inspiring tale of citizen science and community action in a South Tyrolean town called Mals. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” ( Margaret Mead) www.topplinggoliath.org
Physician and Scientists for Global Responsibility
Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility New Zealand Charitable Trust (PSGR) is a registered charitable trust with qualified researchers and volunteers who work to produce transparent, high quality science information to educate and inform the public.
“With the increasing incidence of cancer and chronic complex health conditions that are increasingly demonstrated to be connected to toxicity, reliance on toxic chemical-based agriculture should be phased out. Regulators appear to struggle to keep pace with new knowledge on the ways pesticides may exert harm, do not consider formulation toxicity and appear to excessively rely on industry supplied data in risk assessment.
As a precautionary measure, PSGR support organic, sustainable, regenerative agriculture as the preferred path for New Zealand, acknowledging the trade advantages and the protection of New Zealand’s biodiversity.”