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Planting for the future: Take action now by planting trees on marginal Crown land.

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You have the power to stand up for our environment by signing this petition. Join us in challenging our Government’s environmental leaders to take climate change action now by planting trees on all of New Zealand’s marginal Crown land. Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) manages almost three million hectares of Crown land, which is around 8% of New Zealand's land area. Within this land mass, marginal sites exist where the land is unproductive and remains largely unused. Our challenge to New Zealand’s Minister of Environment, Minister of Climate Change Issues, Minister of Primary Industies, and Conservation Minister, is to start transitioning this marginal Crown land into carbon sinks by planting trees now.

What will the world look like through your children’s eyes? Will the hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and other natural disasters occurring in our current world follow our children into the future, or are you willing to promote positive climate change action that will help keep Earth a safe, habitable place for future generations?

Our Earth’s core temperature has risen approximately 1°C in the last century, putting pressure on us and our wildlife to adapt to the unpredictable and extreme conditions global warming causes. More and more we are hearing about and watching the impacts of flash floods, droughts, wildfires, and severe storms as they occur across the globe.  Sometimes it’s hard to relate to disasters that we are not directly affected by, however, while the effects of climate change may not appear to be impacting your life right now, consider how damaging they will be for your children, grandchildren and future generations.

Aotearoa New Zealand has ratified the Paris Climate agreement. Planting trees on marginalised land will aid us in meeting our commitments and ensure we are giving back to the land that feeds us. Please take this opportunity to support a positive change for our climate that will show the world how serious New Zealand is taking their commitment to reduce global warming.

“Poipoia te kakano, kia puawai

Nurture the seed, and it will blossom”

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