Students had the opportunity to learn about the Zero Carbon Act and its impact on New Zealand Businesses from Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick yesterday.
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Management students have been exploring issues relating to the Act as part of their Contemporary Issues in Organisations course.
The Zero Carbon Act provides a framework for developing and implementing climate change policies.
Chloe took the group through how the Zero Carbon Bill, spearheaded by Green Party co-leader James Shaw, became law.
She discussed the vast response to the bill, include the reaction of the agricultural sector and green business leaders.
The talk ended with a question and answer session where she encouraged students to get involved with something bigger, because participation amplifies your actions and gives you a sense of purpose. She urged students to find organisations that resonated with them.