Dark Green Auckland
Living in the age of limits
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Dark Greens base their understanding of environmental and social challenges on the limits to growth.

Their responses seek to build community resilience through deep adaptation and to upskill themselves in preparation for the discontinuities we can expect from changes to our energy supply, the economy, our society and the environment.

A view from the peak

We are living through a transition into an age of limits and a post-growth economy.

Human society is in overshoot. The five interrelated themes of Peak Planet, Peak Oil, Peak Debt, Peak Inequity and Peak Complexity underpin our emerging reality - an inevitable transition into an age of limits and a post-growth economy.

This reality is the context for our work.

Facing a realistic future

Eyes wide open, we will confront our future in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland and explore how to live within it.

Dramatic and chaotic changes are already happening. In the near future all of us are likely to experience unavoidable discontinuities to the social structures and ecosystems we are familiar with and rely on. However, our current situation also presents a range of opportunities for shifting to new ways of living, new cultures. It is the potential and dynamics of this shift that we are most interested in. There are a number of vital questions that are currently only being peripherally considered. We have come together to address them, urgently and directly.

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An ecological reframing of 21st century education

The average New Zealand lifestyle currently requires 2.1 Earths to maintain, meaning that the way we live our lives today is well beyond what our home planet can sustain. Education has an important role to play in these outcomes - it is how we learn to become ‘functional’ members of our society. With this in mind our current education system doesn’t seem fit for purpose. So how can a shift in education contribute to the health and wellbeing of Aotearoa?
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