Offered:

  • 3 consecutive weekly sessions in late November and early December 2022.

Date & Time:

  • This group meets on Friday afternoons from 12:00-1:00pm on 25 November, 2 December and 9 December 2022.

Description:

  • The Climate Café is a weekly get together for people who are thinking about the climate crisis. This kaupapa was inspired by the need to build community through connection, mutual vulnerability, and shared experience. The information about and experiences around the climate crisis can feel despairing, lonely, and isolating. By bringing people together where climate issues can be discussed in a safe environment, we can build a community that focuses on the way forward with a positive and transformative mindset.

Meet our Instructors:

Director, Climate Action Hub

Hannah Huggan

Hannah Huggan is the Director of the Climate Action Hub, a project she founded and developed under the auspices of Go Eco. Hannah’s core beliefs rest in the value of community and mātauranga Māori, and her activism focuses on climate justice—promoting and advocating for a system built by thriving communities. Hannah is studying a Bachelor of Social Sciences with a double major in Political Science and Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato. Hannah identifies as takatāpui and was born to a Scottish father and a Māori mother. An example of her previous work includes the platform, Rangatahi Voices which aims to amplify the voices of youth, supporting them to get involved in social, environmental, and political matters engaged in the kaupapa of decolonisation, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the need for constitutional transformation. “Learning about my tīpuna, my whenua, and Aotearoa’s history has made the need for climate action and justice much more clear in my mind.”

Director of Educational Programmes

Nona Morris, MA

Nona Morris, MA, is a researcher and diversity educator for EarthDiverse. She has undergraduate degrees in Human Biology and Anthropology, and post-graduate degrees (MA) in Anthropology and Education. She has worked in the field of education for the last 30 years, working across all sectors from early childhood through university and adult mentoring, and has taught in a variety of fields including biology, ecology, social science, research methodology, and learning and assessment practice. She also teaches in the early childhood and primary school sectors. Prior to moving to New Zealand, Nona has lived, studied and worked in Kenya, Tanzania, Liberia, Pakistan, Nepal and the USA. She has experience in cross-cultural communication, facilitation, experiential education, service-based learning, and curriculum design and implementation. Her passion for social and environmental justice and for working with youth has led to her involvement with various local community groups, including NZ Scouts, school parent groups, Playcentre, ethnic and arts groups, and ecological restoration projects. Nona comes from and lives in a multicultural family, is married, and is a mum to two talented Wellington-based university-aged sons. Nona currently runs our Teacher Training Professional Development programme in tandem with Amondi Ouko-Mowbray, and is a key member of our management team.

Location:

EarthDiverse, 401 Anglesea St, Hamilton

We're located just a few shops north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station on the same side of the street. We're located on the first floor, above Copier Word. Our entrance is on the left side of the building. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front of Anglesea Street.
Location

Distance Learning:

  • This course has no distance-learning option and meets in person at the EarthDiverse Centre only.

Pricing options:

Prior registration is required for attending these three sessions. You can register for free or select an amount of your choosing from the options on the right. A suggested amount of NZ$40 will go a long way to offset administrative costs and will help support the work of the EarthDiverse Trust, and allow those unable to pay a full fee to attend at no or low cost.

Notes:

  • This discussion group has no assignments, quizzes, tests or exams.

  • All sessions encourage questions and group discussion.

  • You are most welcome to come, sit back, relax, take part in and enjoy the discussions!

  • There are no refunds for missed class

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

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