Community climate change response

Find out what the Hutt City Council is doing about climate change and how you can help.


What we're doing

Engagement and collaboration is at the centre of developing our city’s response to climate change.

An engagement programme is underway to engage our diverse community so we:

  • share information
  • hear community perspectives
  • develop a plan to achieve our goals.

At the end of 2020 we established a lead group to oversee community engagement and support the co-design of a climate change roadmap. The lead group includes:

  • Hutt City Council
  • Mana Whenua
  • business representatives
  • community representatives.

The Lead Group

The Lead Group has held a number of meetings with representative groups over the last few months. These meetings have been an opportunity to learn more about climate change and its impact on Hutt City, share ideas, and help shape future climate change actions.

Lead group member

Representative group

Jude Opira Bidong

African Luo Community

Helen Down (Nov 2020 – June 2021)

Hutt Valley
Chamber of Commerce

James Renwick

Climate Change Commission
/Victoria University

Virginia Horrocks

Eastbourne Community

Josh Briggs

Elected Member

Helen Oram

Hutt City Council

Ken Laban

Pasifika Communities

Sorcha Carr

School Strike for Climate NZ (SS4C)

Te Karanga O
Te Tui Marino

Te Atiawa

Bruce Anderson

Transition Towns

Kaz Yung

Zero Carbon