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Environmentalists... Tony Moore with Energy Minister Megan Woods and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage when a Future Living Skills programme was announced in Christchurch last month. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Climate change will be the subject of a talk in Ara Institute’s gymnasium in Timaru this evening (Friday, October 18).

Tony Moore, principal adviser on sustainability at Christchurch City Council will talk on fossil fuels, the impacts of the changing climate, and how people can do something about it.

The event is part of “Grow the Future,” a volunteer-run Sustainability Festival week in South Canterbury which has included film screenings, tree planting, and ends with a Saturday family fun day with dozens of stalls and activities at Redruth Park, Timaru from 10am on Saturday.

“We stand at the door-step of a green revolution as significant as the discovery of oil. How it will unfold is up to each of us,” Mr Moore said.

“Every day we make choices that can benefit our health, wellbeing and our environment.

“Saving energy, buying local, flying less and recycling, all make a difference – but is this enough and what more can we usefully do?”

In a voluntary role, Mr Moore is also chairman of the Sustainable Living Education Trust, which publishes “Future Living Skills” community education guides.

Mr Moore has authored the Christchurch City Council’s sustainability policy, climate smart strategy, towards zero waste plan, food resilience policy and co-authored the Central Christchurch and Kaikoura recovery plans.

He has helped to establish the Sustainable Living Education Trust, Build Back Smarter home advice service, the Superhome Movement architecture tours, Innovation and Sustainability Fund, Life In Vacant Spaces, Food Resilience Network and more.

His talk “Climate change: The challenge and how councils can respond,” is open to the public and starts at 7.15pm.