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This Sunday, 10/10/10, groups of people in almost every country around the world will gather for activities and events to show what communities can do to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The objective is to send a clear message to the world's leaders that we're ready and waiting for them to take real action on tackling climate change.
One group of Aucklanders is marking the day with a demonstration of how easy and enjoyable urban gardening can be. One of the organizers, Emily Harris, says, “Growing your own organic food is great for you and a great way to reduce your impact on the environment. Lack of space, lack of time and lack of knowledge can all be overcome. We invite you to come to our Get Growing Auckland event to get inspired and informed to give it a try.”
Get Growing Auckland, which runs from 10am until 4pm in the sheds at 101 Halsey Street in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour, has plenty to offer both kids and adults. Kids can plant a seed to take home and decorate their own plant tag. There will be creative, sustainable container gardening displays, and experienced urban gardeners to talk to people about how they can get a garden started at home. Both adults and kids can enter prize draws.
The sheds at the Viaduct Harbour will also play host to the Big Bike Fix-up on 10/10/10. The Big Bike Fix-up’s organizers have an ambitious aim of getting every bike in Auckland fixed up and on the road, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport. Free bike workshops will be held throughout the day, and knowledgeable volunteers will be available to answer questions.
Both events run from 10am until 4pm on Sunday 10 October, in the sheds at 101 Halsey Street in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. Entry is free.
More information about Get Growing Auckland
More information about The Big Bike Fix-up