1.5 Degrees Live! Christchurch

By Ryan Reynolds and Davy Simpson

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1.5 Degrees Live! Christchurch

Project 2019-11-12 14:44:35 +1300

 
1.5 Degrees Live! is a free public week-long mass reading of the most important report on climate change ever released (the IPCC 1.5 Degrees report of 2018). It will be read by over 120 people from all walks of life – performers, politicians, musicians, scientists, activists, journalists, comedians, farmers, sportspeople - who will attract listeners and mainstream the science through their own networks.
 
Timed to coincide with the 2020 Buskers Festival it will capitalise on the festival’s foot traffic and engaged public. The reading will take place on a high profile spot in the central city, using an open-sided container in the forecourt outside the Christchurch Art Gallery, from 11am-7pm for seven consecutive days.
 
Free Public Event, Open To All
26 Jan - 1 Feb 2020, 11am-7pm each day
The forecourt outside the Christchurch Art Gallery
 
A 1.5 Degrees Live! reading was first held in August 2019 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and it has since been read at the Scottish Parliament in Hollyrood, and at Westminster Abbey. It is currently programmed as part of the Adelaide Fringe and it is hoped it will be performed in Venice in 2020. 1.5 Degrees Live! is an attempt to generate engagement and discussion around perhaps the most important document that you’ve never read.
 
 
Our Key Objectives for 1.5 Degrees Live! Christchurch
 
To bear witness. This could be the most important document ever produced.
 
To move beyond click-bait headlines. This action will generate a sense of public ownership over a document that allows us to understand how we are changing our world.
 
To learn. The collective reading means we’re learning together. This is key as we’re going to need to work together to fix this.
 
To stand up. This is a powerful demonstration of the breadth and depth of concern felt by citizens from across our society. We need to make it clear that this is not a fringe viewpoint – this is a mainstream understanding of facts.
 
To open up. By democratising the science, we hope to open the way to a democratised response. This is a way to encourage and normalise discussions around the need for social transformation – if we’re going to have to redesign our society, who do we want those decisions to be made by?
 
To speak truth to power. This allows us to say to decision takers and policy makers ‘we’ve read the science – have you?’
 
To hope. The report is not all doom and gloom – there are solutions to all the problems we face, if we can learn to shape our society around them.
 
 
 
 
Certified Carbon Zero
This will be a Zero Carbon Event, certified by Ekos. Part of the funds raised will help reduce the carbon impact of our event’s supply chain by measuring and offsetting the emissions caused by presenter travel, vehicle use, electricity and waste. (This footprint excludes the travel of any audience members.) The certified carbon credits we are purchasing will be sourced from the South Island ‘Rarakau’ project. These offsets protect this indigenous forest from being logged and help to deliver climate resilience, waterway protection, erosion control, biodiversity conservation and community economic development.
 
 
Who's Organising This? 
It's just a couple of concerned humans, Ryan and Davy, and anyone else we can rope into helping out. It's important to us that this event is inclusive and independent; this event is not affiliated with any organisation, activist group, political party or company.
 
 
What's the Money For?
Here's the breakdown:
  • $2M Public Liability Insurance Policy:                        $480
  • Advertising / promotion:                                          $260
  • Lunches/snacks/coffees for volunteers:                     $420
  • Hire of temporary structures & AV equipment:           $780
  • Decorations / paint:                                                 $320
  • Carbon offsetting:                                                    $520
  • SignUpGenius software subscription:                         $62
  • Printing Costs:                                                         $1560*

* Obviously, the printing costs are a lot. We intend to make durable large-format prints of all the graphs, charts and maps from the IPCC report as visual aids to help communicate the science. We think this is vital. And we're opting to print on canvas rather than normal paper (not durable) or vinyl (made from petrochemicals). It will be around 44m2 of full-colour printing, which is a lot. We're in conversation with multiple programmes at UC and Lincoln about inheriting these resources from us after the event; we hope they'll become a long-term useful resource for climate change education.

 

Comments

Updates 5

We Made It!

20/12/2019 at 8:39 PM

Thank you so much - we made it to our target and beyond! Your pledges will go towards helping us put climate discussions in the centre of the city this summer. We really appreciate all your support!

We'll be working through the list of pledgers over the next few weeks, so we'll be in touch to sort out your rewards as soon as possible. And we're busy working on getting the event itself up and running, so you'll probably hear more from us in January.

In the meantime, if you want to help, feel free to get in touch - drop Davy an email at [email protected] And keep spreading the word - we've recently heard that the event is going to Toronto and western Australia, so we know there's an appetite for this kind of event out there. Let's go big, and make this impossible to ignore.

Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year, and we'll be in touch soon,

Ryan and Davy

Two More Sleeps!

06/12/2019 at 11:32 AM

Just Two Sleeps Till Our Pledgeme Closes!

Just two sleeps till this Pledgeme campaign closes and we're only $500 short of our target. Let's get this done and smash that target. 

We've had so many great conversations with people over the last week or so. From direct financial support to offers of products, time and help, to ideas around what we can do on the site to make the event as valuable as possible to the widest range of people, all are testament to the frustration people feel at the lack of action in actually bringing our emissions down and tackling the climate crisis.

This event is about ensuring that our climate, and our place in it, at in the heart of public discourse this summer. Help us to do that. 

Davy and Ryan

Three Days To Go!

05/12/2019 at 10:39 AM

We're on the final countdown - just three days till this campaign closes! We're getting close too, with just a little over 1,000 left to raise. If you've given already, help us get this over the line by telling your friends. The whole point of this project is to get us talking and learing together, so have a chat with someone and spread the word!

We've also just added a new pledge, thanks to Christchurch's Remix Plastic. We've got some of their great recyled plastic badges in exchange for a tiddly wee $10 pledge. They'd look good on you - just saying. 

And we thought we'd better let you know that the beer is all finished now. Massive massive thank yous to the team and Civil and Naval and Cassels Brewing for the aroha and support. 

Pledges, Videos and Delicious Meals - and more beer!

03/12/2019 at 4:38 PM

Huge thanks to everyone for all the support so far! As you may have seen we’ve added a video to our page – if you want to help us keep the momentum going then it’d be amazing if you could share it around your networks.

We’ve also had some fantastic offers of in kind support and things we can offer as rewards. Big thanks to Gatherings restaurant for coming to the party with dinner for two! Expect to see more opportunities popping up over the next couple of days. 

At the time of writing our beer is still on tap at Civil and Naval in Lyttelton. It’s hot and windy out there today so pop in for a cold Cassels and feel good about doing your bit. J

Five days to go – let’s smash that target!

Readers, Readers, Readers - and beer

30/11/2019 at 2:37 PM

First bit of news: Cassels & Sons Brewing has donated a keg of beer, which will be on tap at Civil & Naval in Lyttelton from Sunday 1 December. All proceeds go to 1.5 Degrees - so come have a pint with us; what better way to save the planet?! Big thanks to Cassels & Civil!

Fundraiser poster

While the crowdfunding campaign has been underway, we've been slowly filling up our reader spots with some amazing people! Those who've confirmed their intention to read include:

  • Composer, guitarist and lecturer Roy Montgomery;
  • One of the lead authors of Chapter 5, Prof Bronwyn Hayward;
  • Lincoln University environmental management lecturers Sylvia Nissen and Suzanne Vallance;
  • Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor Prof Juliet Gerrard;
  • Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Transport Prof Simon Kingham;
  • Artist, digital analyst & community outreach advisor for NZ Parliament Rosalee Jenkin;
  • Activist, tutor and economist Charles Drace;
  • Writer & curator Stephanie Oberg;
  • Broadcaster James Meharry;
  • Ecologist Colin Meurk;
  • Orchardist & Craftsman Greg Quinn;
  • Journalist Sally Blundell;
  • Musician and Time Magazine's 2024 sexiest man alive Marlon Williams;
  • Matapopore General Manager Debbie Tikao;
  • Student Volunteer Army founder & young New Zealander of the year Sam Johnson;
  • Brewer Zak Cassels;
  • Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel;
  • Christchurch Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner;
  • Christchurch City Councillor Sara Templeton;
  • Enviroment Canterbury Councillor Lan Pham;
  • Minister for Climate Change Hon James Shaw;
  • Minister for Energy & Resources; Greater Christchurch Regeneration; Housing; and Research, Science & Innovation Hon Dr Megan Woods;
  • Writer Anke Richter;
  • ChristchurchNZ CEO Joanna Norris;
  • Christchurch City Council CEO Dawn Baxendale;
  • Roimata Food Commons founder Michael Reynolds;
  • Freelance writer Liz Grant;
  • Associate Director of International Education & Development at University of Waikato Chris Henderson;
  • Pacific Youth and Transformation founder Josiah Tualamali'i;
  • Musician Amiria Grenell;

    Pledgers 81

    Beaulah Pragg
    2019-11-26 13:02:37 +1300
    Rob Harkiss
    2019-11-26 00:02:01 +1300

    "Keep up the good work Davy!"

    N R Halliday
    2019-11-25 21:04:51 +1300

    "Nice work buddy! "

    Pat Simpson
    2019-11-25 19:09:44 +1300

    "Good luck! Really hope you bit your target!"

    Graham Townsend
    2019-11-25 15:58:34 +1300

    "The climate situation is increasingly desperate. If we don't act decisively NOW, our kids will have good reason to despise us all."

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-11-25 14:07:38 +1300
    Kerry Mulligan
    2019-11-25 12:25:01 +1300
    Kerry Mulligan
    2019-11-25 12:24:07 +1300
    Chris Henderson
    2019-11-24 14:47:55 +1300
    Fiona Whyte
    2019-11-24 10:45:10 +1300

    "Great work, good luck! "

    Karina
    2019-11-23 21:17:40 +1300
    Claire Cowles
    2019-11-20 22:11:05 +1300

    "Awesomeness!"

    Ann Simpson
    2019-11-20 11:34:38 +1300

    "For the future of our, and everyone’s, grandchildren"

    Amy Harrington
    2019-11-20 11:26:47 +1300
    Gary REynolds
    2019-11-20 04:44:26 +1300
    Coralie Winn
    2019-11-19 23:46:13 +1300
    Tim
    2019-11-19 18:38:06 +1300
    Vicky
    2019-11-19 15:59:25 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-11-19 14:00:03 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-11-19 13:25:07 +1300
    Chris Watson
    2019-11-19 11:09:50 +1300

    Followers

    Followers of 1.5 Degrees Live! Christchurch

    1.5 Degrees Live! Christchurch

    Project 2019-11-12 14:44:35 +1300

     
    1.5 Degrees Live! is a free public week-long mass reading of the most important report on climate change ever released (the IPCC 1.5 Degrees report of 2018). It will be read by over 120 people from all walks of life – performers, politicians, musicians, scientists, activists, journalists, comedians, farmers, sportspeople - who will attract listeners and mainstream the science through their own networks.
     
    Timed to coincide with the 2020 Buskers Festival it will capitalise on the festival’s foot traffic and engaged public. The reading will take place on a high profile spot in the central city, using an open-sided container in the forecourt outside the Christchurch Art Gallery, from 11am-7pm for seven consecutive days.
     
    Free Public Event, Open To All
    26 Jan - 1 Feb 2020, 11am-7pm each day
    The forecourt outside the Christchurch Art Gallery
     
    A 1.5 Degrees Live! reading was first held in August 2019 as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and it has since been read at the Scottish Parliament in Hollyrood, and at Westminster Abbey. It is currently programmed as part of the Adelaide Fringe and it is hoped it will be performed in Venice in 2020. 1.5 Degrees Live! is an attempt to generate engagement and discussion around perhaps the most important document that you’ve never read.
     
     
    Our Key Objectives for 1.5 Degrees Live! Christchurch
     
    To bear witness. This could be the most important document ever produced.
     
    To move beyond click-bait headlines. This action will generate a sense of public ownership over a document that allows us to understand how we are changing our world.
     
    To learn. The collective reading means we’re learning together. This is key as we’re going to need to work together to fix this.
     
    To stand up. This is a powerful demonstration of the breadth and depth of concern felt by citizens from across our society. We need to make it clear that this is not a fringe viewpoint – this is a mainstream understanding of facts.
     
    To open up. By democratising the science, we hope to open the way to a democratised response. This is a way to encourage and normalise discussions around the need for social transformation – if we’re going to have to redesign our society, who do we want those decisions to be made by?
     
    To speak truth to power. This allows us to say to decision takers and policy makers ‘we’ve read the science – have you?’
     
    To hope. The report is not all doom and gloom – there are solutions to all the problems we face, if we can learn to shape our society around them.
     
     
     
     
    Certified Carbon Zero
    This will be a Zero Carbon Event, certified by Ekos. Part of the funds raised will help reduce the carbon impact of our event’s supply chain by measuring and offsetting the emissions caused by presenter travel, vehicle use, electricity and waste. (This footprint excludes the travel of any audience members.) The certified carbon credits we are purchasing will be sourced from the South Island ‘Rarakau’ project. These offsets protect this indigenous forest from being logged and help to deliver climate resilience, waterway protection, erosion control, biodiversity conservation and community economic development.
     
     
    Who's Organising This? 
    It's just a couple of concerned humans, Ryan and Davy, and anyone else we can rope into helping out. It's important to us that this event is inclusive and independent; this event is not affiliated with any organisation, activist group, political party or company.
     
     
    What's the Money For?
    Here's the breakdown:
    • $2M Public Liability Insurance Policy:                        $480
    • Advertising / promotion:                                          $260
    • Lunches/snacks/coffees for volunteers:                     $420
    • Hire of temporary structures & AV equipment:           $780
    • Decorations / paint:                                                 $320
    • Carbon offsetting:                                                    $520
    • SignUpGenius software subscription:                         $62
    • Printing Costs:                                                         $1560*

    * Obviously, the printing costs are a lot. We intend to make durable large-format prints of all the graphs, charts and maps from the IPCC report as visual aids to help communicate the science. We think this is vital. And we're opting to print on canvas rather than normal paper (not durable) or vinyl (made from petrochemicals). It will be around 44m2 of full-colour printing, which is a lot. We're in conversation with multiple programmes at UC and Lincoln about inheriting these resources from us after the event; we hope they'll become a long-term useful resource for climate change education.

     

    Comments

    We Made It!

    20/12/2019 at 8:39 PM

    Thank you so much - we made it to our target and beyond! Your pledges will go towards helping us put climate discussions in the centre of the city this summer. We really appreciate all your support!

    We'll be working through the list of pledgers over the next few weeks, so we'll be in touch to sort out your rewards as soon as possible. And we're busy working on getting the event itself up and running, so you'll probably hear more from us in January.

    In the meantime, if you want to help, feel free to get in touch - drop Davy an email at [email protected] And keep spreading the word - we've recently heard that the event is going to Toronto and western Australia, so we know there's an appetite for this kind of event out there. Let's go big, and make this impossible to ignore.

    Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year, and we'll be in touch soon,

    Ryan and Davy

    Two More Sleeps!

    06/12/2019 at 11:32 AM

    Just Two Sleeps Till Our Pledgeme Closes!

    Just two sleeps till this Pledgeme campaign closes and we're only $500 short of our target. Let's get this done and smash that target. 

    We've had so many great conversations with people over the last week or so. From direct financial support to offers of products, time and help, to ideas around what we can do on the site to make the event as valuable as possible to the widest range of people, all are testament to the frustration people feel at the lack of action in actually bringing our emissions down and tackling the climate crisis.

    This event is about ensuring that our climate, and our place in it, at in the heart of public discourse this summer. Help us to do that. 

    Davy and Ryan

    Three Days To Go!

    05/12/2019 at 10:39 AM

    We're on the final countdown - just three days till this campaign closes! We're getting close too, with just a little over 1,000 left to raise. If you've given already, help us get this over the line by telling your friends. The whole point of this project is to get us talking and learing together, so have a chat with someone and spread the word!

    We've also just added a new pledge, thanks to Christchurch's Remix Plastic. We've got some of their great recyled plastic badges in exchange for a tiddly wee $10 pledge. They'd look good on you - just saying. 

    And we thought we'd better let you know that the beer is all finished now. Massive massive thank yous to the team and Civil and Naval and Cassels Brewing for the aroha and support. 

    Pledges, Videos and Delicious Meals - and more beer!

    03/12/2019 at 4:38 PM

    Huge thanks to everyone for all the support so far! As you may have seen we’ve added a video to our page – if you want to help us keep the momentum going then it’d be amazing if you could share it around your networks.

    We’ve also had some fantastic offers of in kind support and things we can offer as rewards. Big thanks to Gatherings restaurant for coming to the party with dinner for two! Expect to see more opportunities popping up over the next couple of days. 

    At the time of writing our beer is still on tap at Civil and Naval in Lyttelton. It’s hot and windy out there today so pop in for a cold Cassels and feel good about doing your bit. J

    Five days to go – let’s smash that target!

    Readers, Readers, Readers - and beer

    30/11/2019 at 2:37 PM

    First bit of news: Cassels & Sons Brewing has donated a keg of beer, which will be on tap at Civil & Naval in Lyttelton from Sunday 1 December. All proceeds go to 1.5 Degrees - so come have a pint with us; what better way to save the planet?! Big thanks to Cassels & Civil!

    Fundraiser poster

    While the crowdfunding campaign has been underway, we've been slowly filling up our reader spots with some amazing people! Those who've confirmed their intention to read include:

    • Composer, guitarist and lecturer Roy Montgomery;
    • One of the lead authors of Chapter 5, Prof Bronwyn Hayward;
    • Lincoln University environmental management lecturers Sylvia Nissen and Suzanne Vallance;
    • Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor Prof Juliet Gerrard;
    • Chief Science Advisor to the Ministry of Transport Prof Simon Kingham;
    • Artist, digital analyst & community outreach advisor for NZ Parliament Rosalee Jenkin;
    • Activist, tutor and economist Charles Drace;
    • Writer & curator Stephanie Oberg;
    • Broadcaster James Meharry;
    • Ecologist Colin Meurk;
    • Orchardist & Craftsman Greg Quinn;
    • Journalist Sally Blundell;
    • Musician and Time Magazine's 2024 sexiest man alive Marlon Williams;
    • Matapopore General Manager Debbie Tikao;
    • Student Volunteer Army founder & young New Zealander of the year Sam Johnson;
    • Brewer Zak Cassels;
    • Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel;
    • Christchurch Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner;
    • Christchurch City Councillor Sara Templeton;
    • Enviroment Canterbury Councillor Lan Pham;
    • Minister for Climate Change Hon James Shaw;
    • Minister for Energy & Resources; Greater Christchurch Regeneration; Housing; and Research, Science & Innovation Hon Dr Megan Woods;
    • Writer Anke Richter;
    • ChristchurchNZ CEO Joanna Norris;
    • Christchurch City Council CEO Dawn Baxendale;
    • Roimata Food Commons founder Michael Reynolds;
    • Freelance writer Liz Grant;
    • Associate Director of International Education & Development at University of Waikato Chris Henderson;
    • Pacific Youth and Transformation founder Josiah Tualamali'i;
    • Musician Amiria Grenell;
      Beaulah Pragg
      2019-11-26 13:02:37 +1300
      Rob Harkiss
      2019-11-26 00:02:01 +1300

      "Keep up the good work Davy!"

      N R Halliday
      2019-11-25 21:04:51 +1300

      "Nice work buddy! "

      Pat Simpson
      2019-11-25 19:09:44 +1300

      "Good luck! Really hope you bit your target!"

      Graham Townsend
      2019-11-25 15:58:34 +1300

      "The climate situation is increasingly desperate. If we don't act decisively NOW, our kids will have good reason to despise us all."

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-11-25 14:07:38 +1300
      Kerry Mulligan
      2019-11-25 12:25:01 +1300
      Kerry Mulligan
      2019-11-25 12:24:07 +1300
      Chris Henderson
      2019-11-24 14:47:55 +1300
      Fiona Whyte
      2019-11-24 10:45:10 +1300

      "Great work, good luck! "

      Karina
      2019-11-23 21:17:40 +1300
      Claire Cowles
      2019-11-20 22:11:05 +1300

      "Awesomeness!"

      Ann Simpson
      2019-11-20 11:34:38 +1300

      "For the future of our, and everyone’s, grandchildren"

      Amy Harrington
      2019-11-20 11:26:47 +1300
      Gary REynolds
      2019-11-20 04:44:26 +1300
      Coralie Winn
      2019-11-19 23:46:13 +1300
      Tim
      2019-11-19 18:38:06 +1300
      Vicky
      2019-11-19 15:59:25 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-11-19 14:00:03 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-11-19 13:25:07 +1300
      Chris Watson
      2019-11-19 11:09:50 +1300

      Followers of 1.5 Degrees Live! Christchurch

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 08/12/2019 at 9:00 PM.