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About us

About us

Our goal is to help everyone find the answers they need when it comes to climate change.

Following a presentation on climate change at the 2019 Braided Rivers Seminar at Lincoln University, an organic dairy farmer, an ECan biodiversity advisor, and the manager of BRaid went for pizza. This project is the outcome.

In an ideal world everyone—no matter where they live or what they do—would understand the risks posed by climate change. Everyone would be able to participate and contribute to decisions about their future because they would have the knowledge, support, and resources to take positive action. Developers, investors, and businesses—including farmers—would place climate risk and emerging opportunities at the forefront of their business decisions. And healthy ecosystems would be recognised as indispensable to everyone’s efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

In short, everyone would understand and work collaboratively to become climate resilient for themselves, their whanau, and their communities.

But we live in the real world. In this world, some people still haven’t got the memo that climate change is real, it’s our fault, it’s already costing us, and it’s going to get much worse. Soon. Many are already struggling to adapt.

Our aim for this website is to provide information and resources in two parts:

  • The nuts & bolts climate ‘wiki’: This should answer most questions about the causes, effects, and evidence of climate change, and what our government is doing about it.
  • Solving the problems facing our ecosystems, the solutions, and what everyday people are doing mitigate and adapt to climate change. These pages include resources to help become climate resilient. Or at least make you aware that your property may soon (or already) be uninsurable.

If you are involved in conservation and climate projects across Canterbury, Nelson, or Marlborough, we would love to hear from you. If you don’t know how your conservation or restoration work fits with climate change, we can help make that connection. Please contact manager@braid.org.nz.

This project was developed under the umbrella organisation BRaid, an Incorporated Society No: 2453663 and charity registration no. CC50089. The website was built and is maintained from a home office powered by solar panels and Tesla battery.

If you found the content useful, donations are very welcome:

Donations can be made to BRaid Inc., New Zealand BNZ account number 03-1351-0554552-02. Please include your name in the reference line and ideally email us, so that we can thank you and send you a receipt.