Sunday, 26 September 2010

BLUESKIN 101010 events


by Carl Scott and Peter Dowden

There will be several events in and around Blueskin Bay for 10:10:10,
the biggest-ever day of positive action on climate change, on Sunday
10 October, 2010.

Climate Change Hikoi big and small

Before you decide to come, you must read the full details including
essential safety information for these hikoi at:

Big hikoi

Walking (8am) and Cycling (10.30am) from Waitati Hall to Dunedin and back.

This will event will incorporate the launch of the Blueskin Low Oil
Commuting groupand will converge at the Local Food Picnic at Woodhaugh
Gardens in Dunedin for lunch, local musicians and other family
entertainment. 2.30 walking and cycl;ing home; a bus may be provided
as well.

Small hikoi

Three smaller hikoi on a smaller scale for younger children and those
who prefer a more relaxed day out

11:00am from Waitati: Walking, Cycling, and Riding Horses from Waitati
Hall to Doctors Point Beach.

11:30am: Purakaunui: Walking from the end of Osborne Road to Doctors
Point Beach.

11:30am: Warrington: Walking from the Warrington Surf Club to the end
of Warrington Spit. We'll do a beach cleanup on the way. We are hoping
there will be a "Ferry" to cross the channel to Doctors Point beach
(TBC). Please bring a bag for rubbish, and a life jacket if you have

These three 'gentle' hikoi converge at 12:30pm for a local food picnic
at Doctors Point beach with 2:00pm return journeys.

Computer rebuild and giveaway

10AM - 12PM: Join the team at the Warrington School in a morning of
Information Technology awesomeness! We will be revamping used
computers donated from tertiary institutions, setting them up with
Open Source software, and giving them away in the Community.

By harnessing the power of Open Source, we can reduce eWaste, send a
message to world leaders that collaborative approaches "do work", and
help our Community take control of their digital needs. Test drive a
GNU/Linux computer, learn how to install Open Source software and find
out why the world needs to use Open Source.

Afternoon of gardening action

2pm-4pm: Join us at "The Osborne Garden Project". Rapid no. 22, Bay
Road, Osborne a major garden project underway. No gardening experience
needed. All welcome. Just come and learn a few new things if you
haven't gardened before. A spade could be handy if you've got one.

The grand finale

Community Get-together at the Waitati Hall from4:30pm onwards: We will
all gather to celebrate the day's various achievements
Local Musicians will be providing entertainment: Brad Martin, The
Blueskin Ukulele Band, and others (TBC) Maybe an open mic
Your digital photos from the day will be displayed on a Big Screen
Please bring a plate or dish of Pot Luck Food to Share, made as much
as possible from Locally Sourced Food
There will be prizes and awards, and tons of FUN!!!

Local art competition

In association with 'The Gallery on Blueskin' - "Cutting Carbon:
Creating Our Future": Create an artwork which tells everyone what we
can do to help reduce Climate Change.

Full details about the finale, music, displaying your digital photos
and art competition:

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