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Last modified: 15 Sep 2021 9:35am

Two children and an adult look at an open photo booth at the exhibition

Darfield Library and Service Centre is host to a new exhibition highlighting climate challenges and empowering communities to make positive change.

The ‘Our Climate Future’ exhibition is part of ‘It’s time, Canterbury’ – a joint climate change awareness initiative launched in May by the regional council Environment Canterbury and Canterbury’s district and city councils.

The exhibition has been developed by the Ministry for the Environment. It's an interactive display with panels and monitors showing climate change information. It also features iPads for people to sign up to the Future Fit tool, a practical carbon calculator which makes it easier for households to reduce their carbon footprint.

The display helps people understand why climate change is happening and how it could shape our communities, our families and our economic wellbeing.

It also looks at how we can mitigate the effects of a changing climate to choose a better future for ourselves and for the generation to come.

The exhibition concept is based on the whakataukī: ‘Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini. My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many.’

'Our Climate Future' will be at Darfield Library and Service Centre until Saturday 21 August before heading to Tūranga in Christchurch.