Eco Network

The emergent Eco network consists of PSA members interested in generating union activity around sustainability in their workplaces, climate change and wider issues of environmental justice.

The Eco network is currently being relaunched and is for members interested in generating union activity around environmental issues in their workplaces and beyond. 

We currently have 995 members of the network (earlier known as 'Eco reps').

Purposes and goals of the network

Purposes of the Eco network include building union organisation to improve workplace sustainability, and contributing to global campaigning for environmental justice and action on climate change.

Goals envisaged for the network, subject to discussion and agreement, include:

1. Promoting the shift to more environmentally sustainable workplaces
2. Educating members and the public about the connections between environmental quality, economic health and social justice
3. Showing leadership on workplace sustainability 
4. Building union organisation

This is up for discussion with members of the network.

Member-led network

This is a member-led network. We’re keen to hear your ideas, support activity, and tap into the vast expertise of the PSA membership on environmental issues.

PLEASE JOIN US AT NETWORK PLANNING MEETINGS

We are relaunching the network in 2018 with a series of planning meetings in May as follows:

Christchurch
Wednesday 9 May, 9.30am – 3pm
PSA, Unit F, 521 Blenheim Road, Sockburn

Wellington
Friday 11 May, 9.30am-3pm
PSA House, 11 Aurora Terrace, Wellington

Auckland
Wednesday 16 May, 9.30am – 3pm

PSA, 155 New North Road, Eden Terrace

These meetings are a unique opportunity to shape the network by giving input to development of a plan, sharing ideas, mapping what’s already happening, and network. 

These meetings are for members based in one of these centres (sorry, it’s important we walk the talk and minimise travel)!

If you are interested in attending one of these meetings (or sharing ideas another way), please let Susannah Bailey know directly by email to susannah.bailey@psa.org.nz 

If you can attend one of the meetings please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Organisation
  • Occupation
  • Location
  • Dietary requirements (if any) - lunch will be provided
  • Optional: a few lines about your motivation for attending

We hope to include everyone local who wishes to attend but we are limited with space so will advise if we are not able to include you on this occasion.

You will need to organise release from work. This may be relevant to your role or you may be able to organise union leave – check your collective agreement or talk to a delegate. 

Not based in one of these centres? Please do get in touch. We can take input via email, and are planning to get an online forum going for idea sharing. We’ll also organise a teleconference if there’s interest in this – please let me know.

Your Eco network organiser

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The activities of the network will be supported by PSA Organiser Susannah Bailey.

Susannah is a PSA Organiser based in Auckland and currently organises at Inland Revenue, DOC, Stats NZ, and several scientific state sector organisations. She is a member of PSA Staff Eco Action (SEA) and is active on environmental issues in and out of work.

Susannah: "I’m excited to help grow the Eco Network, connect interested members, and progress shared goals".

You can contact Susannah at susannah.bailey@psa.org.nz


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