We are very excited to see our friends Dave and Ryan in Christchurch preparing to take on the challenge of 1.5 Degrees Live! in January 2020.

“Event organiser Davy Simpson said taking an “enormous, overwhelming” document and making it accessible was the first step in encouraging change.

GapFiller's Ryan Reynolds is working with Davy Simpson to organise the reading.
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GapFiller’s Ryan Reynolds is working with Davy Simpson to organise the reading.

Having the broadest rage of personalities possible would show the “depth of public feeling” and show there “is no way of not engaging with this”, he said. Organisers were in the process of trying to fill speaking spots with well-known personalities, with two authors from the report already confirmed, he said.

Anyone wanting to sign up should do so through the 1.5 Degrees Live Christchurch Facebook page, or donate to the PledgeMe.

Simpson, who is working with Gap Filler’s Ryan Reynolds, hoped to generate a sense of ownership of the document and encourage people to learn what it said and normalise discussions around the need for social transformation.”

Here is the link to the great piece in Stuff.NZ all about them!

Legends

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/117870939/mass-reading-of-landmark-climate-change-report-in-christchurch