Christine Rose, the smiling activist, bringing a positive approach to environmentalism

Interviewed by

Lisa Er

Christine Rose, the smiling activist, bringing a positive approach to environmentalism

Can we make the world a better place? Yes we can! This is an underlying hope and drive behind all Christine does.

While speaking about the unprecedented pressures on the Earths resources and growing inequalities, Christine inspires with solutions.

Living her beliefs by acting sustainably, and through her commitment to solving the problems of the coming times, Christine makes an impact on the world.

What are the emerging threats to our way of life? Is there such a thing as sustainable growth, and if not what is the new growth paradigm? Are we failing women, and what is the role for women in this post growth future?

These questions and more are covered in this delightfully frank discussion with Christine.

Acknowledging the awe inspiring beauty of the world, and the resilience and positivity of the human spirit, Christine speaks clearly about the decimation of Maui and Hectors dolphins - death by set net – in New Zealand.

She describes the tragedy of the commons:The law locks up the man or woman; who steals the goose from off the common;. But leaves the greater villain loose. The one who steals the commons from off the goose.”

Finally she tells of the belief system behind all that she does, which includes that all important word, LOVE.

Christine served the Rodney area as an elected representative for the 15 years between 1995 and 2010. She was Deputy Mayor of the Rodney District Council, and Deputy Chair of the Auckland Regional Council.

She chaired various committees including the ARCs Transport Committee and the Regional Land Transport Committee.

Christine has a first class honours degree in political science, and philosophy from Auckland University, where she also taught politics. She has been a supporter of both Greenpeace and Forest and Bird for over 20 years, serving in various governance roles.

Christine has also led significant environmental campaigns, most notably working with the Labour Government to protect Maui and Hector dolphins. She is a strong advocate of sustainable transport for Auckland. Christine was a candidate for the Labour Party in 2011 for the Rodney District.

You can also follow Christine on her blog:

http://christinerosenz.tumblr.com

This programme is sponsored by The Awareness Party

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Lisa Er

Lisa Er

Born in the UK Lisa emigrated with her parents to New Zealand at the age of 16. Already politically active Lisa has continued to have a passionate interest in peace, politics, and the philosophy behind what we do.

A primary school teacher for 14 years, Lisa then turned her hand to business and created the well known Lisa's Hummus, which she sold a few years ago. Now Lisa is immersed in creating a better political system via www.theawarenessparty.com

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