The carboNZero programme is proud to assist the political and business leaders, ambassadors and celebrities featured here who have made the commitment to join our Leaders' Climate Change Challenge. As the challenge progresses, we will also list the leaders who have submitted a personal greenhouse gas inventory and emissions reduction plan that meets our requirements.
|Name||Position||Commitment date||Footprint (tCO2e)|
|2008 (base year)||2010||vs 2008|
|Brendon McCullum||Black Caps Cricketer||31/7/2008||14.98||16.40||9.46%|
|Daniel Kereopa||Professional Surfer||7/8/2008||7.59||6.03||-20.63%|
|Conrad Smith||NZ Rugby Player||20/8/2008||8.16||4.24||-48.07%|
|Michael Campbell||Professional Golfer||28/8/2008||47.33||46.07||-2.67%|
|Barbara Kendall||Olympian Windsurfer||15/9/2008||19.98||15.62||-21.82%|
|Caroline Evers-Swindell||Olympian Rower||29/9/2008||12.08||6.29||-47.94%|
|Georgina Evers-Swindell||Olympian Rower||29/9/2008||14.75||8.37||-43.22%|
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I’ve become conscious of the waste I create and am working towards reducing that environmental impact. I want to raise awareness and inspire more people to do the same. The carboNZero programme is helping me raise awareness of the direct impacts I have on our planet. To follow Brendon’s progress, go to Project Litefoot > Rapid Revolution.
The love I have for the ocean has made me the person I am today. Water is essential to Aotearoa's social, cultural and economic well-being. I want to do my bit to conserve and protect our most precious resources by helping to raise Kiwi's consciousness of water issues. The carboNZero programme is helping me measure and manage the impacts I have on our planet. To follow Daniel’s progress, go to Project Litefoot > Rapid Revolution.
My job as a professional rugby player means that I fly frequently to different parts of the world. With that comes an environmental impact that, unfortunately, I cannot do a lot about. However, I am able to control other aspects of my personal environmental impact. As Kiwis we’ve become increasingly reliant upon road transport in recent years. This is putting serious pressure on our environment and human health. I'm taking up the Leaders' climate change challenge through the carboNZero programme that will help me address this and other environmental impacts. I hope to encourage more New Zealanders to do the same. To follow Conrad’s progress, go to Project Litefoot > Rapid Revolution.
As a Maori, I am a representative of the indigenous people of New Zealand. Maori people have a special and ancient bond with nature and the land. This is why 'mother earth' has a very literal meaning for my people. We see ourselves as custodians of the land, we're here to take care of the land before passing it onto the next generation. The impact I have upon the planet contradicts the philosophy of my people. I must address that and inspire others to do the same. To follow Michael’s progress, go to Project Litefoot > Rapid Revolution.
My life has been spent on the ocean. I worry about the impact climate change may have on the sea and the life within it. I'm making changes to help ensure my children and grandchildren can experience the same things I have. I am taking on Landcare Research's Leaders' climate change challenge to measure and reduce the impacts on the planet. To follow Barbara’s progress, go to Project Litefoot > Rapid Revolution.
Energy use in New Zealand is increasing rapidly to keep pace with our economic growth and changes in lifestyles. With rowing, Georgina and I focus on maximising output from stored energy, and we've spent our career striving to perfect this. We want to help ensure kiwis maximise their energy efficiency so that we can grow as a nation without negatively impacting our environment. Through the carboNZero programme I am measuring and monitoring my consumptions and emissions to identify area where I can be more efficient. To follow Caroline’s progress, go to Project Litefoot > Rapid Revolution.
Caroline and I spent the majority of our lives on rivers and lakes. We have been on the purest, the most majestic lakes and also been on dirty smelly ones, with rubbish floating everywhere. We are very lucky in New Zealand that most of our lakes are beautiful and clean, however we are noticing that more are turning towards the latter. Many international rowers we compete against have an idea in their mind that New Zealand is the cleanest and greenest place. We want to make sure that it is when they come to visit! To follow Georgina ’s progress, go to Project Litefoot > Rapid Revolution.