Wellington 5 November
South Taranaki 6 November
Join the actions online on 5-6 November
Climate organisers are calling on people across Aotearoa NZ to take action in support of real climate justice for days of action on Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th of November. By taking action collectively to shut down our country’s biggest climate polluters, we can affect meaningful change.
Climate polluters rely on their social license to continue to operate business-as-usual. Companies like Fonterra use buzzwords and social media slogans like #DoingGoodTogether to hide what they are actually doing to our climate, water and land. Fonterra spends a lot of money to try and convince us that the devastating impacts of industrial dairy are beneficial and economically necessary to New Zealand. They also spend a lot of money to avoid being properly regulated by central and local government despite agriculture being NZ’s single largest contribution to climate change. In the past, they have succeeded – with dairy being exempted from having to make any real change in their business, and with goals for cuts to emissions always off in the future, when they say there will be a ‘technological fix’ for cow methane and nitrous oxide.
We say NO MORE. The era of big dairy is OVER. The time for regenerative systems is here. Really being #GoodTogether means that those who have profited from destroying the climate must now take responsibility for that, and must change.
- Colour your hand red and take a photo holding a leaf as your wero (challenge) or if you are culturally trained, film yourself, whanau or friends doing a traditional wero to big climate polluters, then share it on social media with the 4 demands:
- End extraction of fossil fuels
- Ban industrial fertiliser & PKE
- End dairy exports
- No false solutions
and add link to https://riseupforclimate.nz/our-demands/ so people can learn more about why.
Take action against industrial dairy giant Fonterra
Using your social media & hashtags disrupt the dairy Industry’s corporate messaging “Doing Good Together” (#GoodTogether) by exposing how fraudulent that messaging is alongside images of mudfarming, synthetic fertiliser, river pollution, deforestation, animal welfare, etc. You can use social media to send a message to Fonterra about how you feel about them destroying our climate, water and land. Make sure you tag in #GoodTogether and #RiseUpForClimateJustice
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Fonterra/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/fonterra
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fonterra.nz/
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRH-kABPCXURf1BR28UQo3Q
See here are some examples of images you could share:
- EMAIL the board of directors and tell them how dismantling industrial dairy would feel #GoodTogether https://www.fonterra.com/nz/en/contact-us.html
- Peter McBride, chairman
- Clinton Dines, Board member
- Brent Goldsack, Board member
- Leonie Guiney
- Bruce Hassall
- Holly Kramer
- Andy Macfarlane
- John Nicholls
- Donna Smit
- Scott St John
- Cathy Quinn
- RING the company and tell them you could feel #GoodTogether with an end to industrial dairy’s climate devastation: 09-374 9000
- COMMENT on their website contact page to let them know what you think of their climate destruction: https://www.fonterra.com/nz/en/contact-us.html
- SIGN the Petitions on our website which have been collated from several campaigns working to stop fossil fuel extraction, synthetic and imported fertiliser, and terrible farming practices like winter intensive grazing. View them by clicking HERE.
The Dairy industry likes to say they are the most carbon friendly in the world – see here – but this ignores transport and processing emissions, and costs to the wider environment.
See here for the impact on rainforests through the use of PKE as a supplement feed.
See here and here for the environmental cost of dairying on our waterways
See here for and here for Fonterra’s too little too late goal of 2037 to get out of coal.
See here and here for how Fonterra is kicking the ball down the road in terms of addressing methane and other emission cuts.
Coal Action Network Aotearoa and Greenpeace Aotearoa have been working for many years to address coal use by Fonterra and the impacts of synthetic fertilizer and industrial dairying on our environment.