UPDATE 23-5-2019 Following the presentation of our petition, Council has adopted a carbon neutral goal for 2025!
Read about it here.
Climate change is existential threat and we all need to whatever we can to cut greenhouse emissions as fast as possible. It’s natural to look to local government for leadership. Kāpiti Coast District Council has already cut its own greenhouse gas emissions by 75% in the last seven years – now we are calling on them to commit to going the rest of the way to net-zero emissions (carbon-neutral) by 2025. This will put Kāpiti out in front as a leader on climate change solutions once again.
The Council can do this by committing to using 100% renewable electricity and pushing fossil fuels out of its operations such as swimming pools and its vehicle fleet, using technologies like heat pumps, solar panels and electric vehicles and equipment. Council’s remaining emissions can be offset by growing new native forests within the district, including on its own land.
These approaches will both cut emissions and bring a wide range of other benefits to our communities including reducing costs in the medium to long term.
Flyer designs by Charlie Budd
- Information on KCDC’s carbon emissions programme including their emissions inventory reports.
- Read our formula for KCDC to achieve its 80% reduction target f0r 2021-22 and then full carbon-neutrality carbon neutrality (PDF).
- Otaki Pool fossil fuel use goes through the roof – LCK news release 9-11-18 (PDF)
- Otaki Pool gas use 2013-18 with LCK analysis (MS Excel)
- Read about Christchurch City Council’s commitment to be carbon-neutral as an organisation by 2030.
- Online petition (now closed).
- Kāpiti College students call on council to go carbon-neutral – LCK news release 22-2-2019
- Report on council emissions to 2017-18 (see pages 19-21)
- Council carbon neutral vote a game changer says Low Carbon Kāpiti news release 23-5-19
- Council officer report on methods to achieve the carbon neutral goal (.PDF to be considered by Council on 27-6-2019)