through Participatory Open Democracy
a city’s commitment to sustainability is strongly linked to the advocacy of environmental and sustainability groups in the policy making process”Portney K.E. & Berry J.M. (2016)
This is why Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch have begun the POD project. There are 2 main threads to this work.
- Making certain that all opportunities for engagement by SOC and our allies in the policy making processes related to Christchurch and its environs are taken by our community to promote policies and practices to address the ecological and climate crises facing our region and the world.
- Promoting civics in education both inside and outside of the formal education system. Helping with the education and training of all those wanting to participate and keep our democracy open.
We have engaged a contractor to work on several aspects of this. If you want more information or if you would like to contribute ideas and thoughts please contact Jules at email@example.com
This is just the beginning. The POD project will grow and evolve.
If you are able to help SŌC fund this project we would be very grateful. You can go to our website sustainablechristchurch.org.nz and use the donate function, or transfer your donation to the SŌC Kiwibank account no: 38-9003-0782571-00. Put POD as reference and email the Treasurer with the details of your donation and where to send a receipt: firstname.lastname@example.org.