reduce carbon

New Zealand has set a target of reducing domestic GHG emissions to zero by 2050 (except for biogenic methane), and Christchurch has set a target to get to zero by 2045.  But how will we do this?  Achieving these targets will require action by the entire community - government, businesses, iwi, and individuals (that means you!)  

This workshop will look at where our emissions come from, what we individuals can do to reduce our own emissions, and what we could do as a city and country.  We'll also explore some tools that help you estimate your own carbon footprint (personal, household, business etc) and what impact your changes will make.


Impact Summit

Sheralee MacDonald

Sheralee first learned about climate change and greenhouse gas emissions in the late 90s when she ran events at the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.  Having initially studied business and marketing, she then went on to learn about environmental management and worked in environmental technology commercialisation including taking a local wind turbine company into international markets.  

Post-earthquakes, she was a growth advisor to entrepreneurs and local business owners  through CDC/ChristchurchNZ, and Business Mentors. Post-Covid she is returning to her environmental roots to help ensure collaborative action towards a low carbon future, including getting Electric Air off the ground - literally! She is on a journey to reduce her carbon footprint and looks forward to facilitating this workshop to see how we can collectively get to zero.