MEDIA RELEASE FROM SHAPING OUR FUTURE INC, QUEENSTOWN LAKES DISTRICT:
1 May 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shaping our Future Climate Change Challenge Forum
Shaping Our Future is inviting the Queenstown Lakes District community to come together to confront the challenges presented by Climate Change. Two evening forums, one in Queenstown on Monday, 6th May and the other in Wanaka on Tuesday, 7th May, will challenge the community to share their concerns, priorities, and ideas.
“We know climate change will impact us,” said AJ Mason from Shaping Our Future, “and we know we have opportunities to impact it. What we need to know from our community is how important they think climate change is, what options and opportunities we have, and how we should prioritise.”
Both forums will also host the Otago Museum’s Far from Frozen exhibit, a travelling showcase for locals to discover the impact of climate change on us and our planet, including the role of the deep south and Antarctica. It includes interactive displays, demonstrations and virtual reality experiences that are all designed to communicate the science behind climate change.
The forum is independently facilitated in ‘world café’ small group discussion. Shaping our Future uses a process of community forums and online input, volunteer taskforces and strategy reports. The process is inclusive and designed to give the people of the Queenstown Lakes a collective voice in shaping the future.
For more information, please contact:
Shaping our Future Executive Anita Golden [email protected] +64 21 2221231
Shaping our Future Board Member AJ Mason +64 27 4325560
About Shaping Our Future Incorporated
A process designed to use collective community expertise to build consensus and create a great future for our district. Shaping Our Future was instigated in December 2010 and was incorporated as a charitable society in January 2013. In 2012 following a district-wide visioning process, it established a draft vision incorporating a series of priorities. Its forums and taskforces are directed to work towards the vision and connect with the priorities.
The process of any given forum on any given subject begins with public forums and online discussions which progress to establishing volunteer taskforces to work through issues and provide recommendations. Recommendations are finally presented to local and national agencies as required. Since 2011 Shaping our Future has completed 11 forum topics. To view 2018 Shaping our Future Annual Report and previous forum reports www.shapingourfuture.org.nz or join us on Facebook.