People living in Whakatu/Nelson will be able to see the resolutions submitted so far projected in the CBD from the 18-28 of September. Each night different selections of resolutions will be on display from 7-9pm on the sidewall of the Women's Club in Upper Trafalgar Street! We would like to thank the Nelson City Council, the Ngā Toi Huatau programme and Te Ramaroa for making this possible. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou! For those of you wanting to add to the resolutions on display, you can do so here. We'll do our best to include your pledge in the following rotation.
New era resolutions invites everyone who wishes to use the threat of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown period(s) as a time to reflect on how we live and think about some of our less sustainable habits.
As we ease out of lockdown over the next few months, we need to figure out how to move forward. There is a lot that needs to be rebuilt, and many of us are still shell-shocked by everything that has happened. We’re facing harder times, with a lot of new rules, greater insecurity and less money to go around.
How can we still find ways to address the issues we are facing on an environmental level?
We can’t afford to solely rely on the vision and ethical compasses of politicians and world leaders as they battle simultaneous crises of health, economy and climate.
We can’t count on businesses and organisations to make a massive shift towards sustainability when many of them don’t know if they can survive the next few months.
Perhaps the time has come to look at ourselves; see if we can each try harder to become less wasteful & materialistic. Maybe we can become more honest about our own footprint and consumptive patterns. Accept that what we do is directly linked to the state of our planet.
We’ve lived quieter lives in lockdown and reduced our consumption. It has led to a bigger appreciation of the simple joys of life.
So, what have we learnt? How have we adapted? If we feel a renewed sense of connection with and gratitude for the natural world that sustains us, this might motivate us to let go of some luxuries and habits we know to be incompatible with a healthy planet.
This website invites you to share your pledges and resolutions, big and small, in the hope that we can support and inspire each other with the things we choose to do differently.
Together we can be kinder, better people who accept a greater level of responsibility for the bigger picture.