Building Community Resilience – learning from the Canterbury Earthquakes. Read the report to H…Read More
SOC has made a submission on the Draft Land Use Recovery Plan. You can read it here: SOC Submission …Read More
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For our children and grandchildren to have a healthy future they will need clean air, reliable fresh water supplies, productive nearby farmland, employment opportunities and a supportive society. We are concerned that present directions or trends will not guarantee these basic needs are satisfied. Are you worried too?
SOC makes submissions on key plans and policies which will shape the future of Christchurch and New Zealand. Our most recent submission is on the draft Land Use Recovery Plan – read more about it here.
These comments are made with reference to SOC’s vision of a Strongly Sustainable New Zealand:
1. New Zealand limits emissions into the atmosphere, discharges into waterways and the ocean, and chemicals into soil, to levels within the assimilative capacities of the relevant ecosystems.
2. New Zealand regenerates and grows natural and social capital to sustain the health and resilience of its people and their institutions, and the whole of nature.
3. New Zealand substitutes renewable resources for non-renewable resources wherever feasible, and uses these as efficiently as possible. Non-renewable material resources are stewarded within closed cycles that maintain their quality, and nonrenewable energy resources are used at a rate that is no greater than the rate of investment in their replacement by renewable energy sources.
4. New Zealanders are broadly and deeply eco-literate and have a strong human-Earth relationship. Through education, they know that people are part of nature and ecosystems and understand that what they do to nature they do to themselves.