Businesses for Climate Action is led by volunteers with a passion for climate action in Te Tauihu (Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough). The organisation encourages and supports Te Tauihu businesses to measure and reduce their carbon emissions. It also helps them collaborate and encourage others to follow their lead.
Businesses for Climate Action provides education and tools to help businesses attain and exceed carbon-neutral status. The communications strategy involves workshops, activation groups, high-profile events, case studies, media articles, podcasts and submissions to local and national governments. The volunteers work hard to attract leaders and speakers to the region.
Businesses for Climate Action nurtures links with key businesses and climate players, including Nelson City Council, Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce, Nelson Regional Development Agency, Nelson Tasman Climate Forum, Zero Carbon Nelson Tasman, Te Tauihu Intergenerational Strategy, Wakatū Inc, and Project Kōkiri (Covid-19 regional collaboration). To date the team have reached more than 6,000 businesses through their communications.