How Green is ActionStation?

Here’s some interesting links to a new “non-party political” action group.

Green Party leader Metiria Turei commented on her Facebook page “Jobs like this are rare, closes Friday” and shared this photo:

Action Station advertThis had been posted by Megan Salole who is the Executive Director of ActionStation. Salole also has obvious links to Generation Zero as per her cover pic.

“Generation Zero is made of up of young New Zealanders working together to secure a thriving zero carbon Aotearoa.”

About Generation Zero:

Climate change is the challenge of our generation, and young people are the inheritors of humanity’s response to climate change.

For that reason – Generation Zero, a youth-led organisation, was founded with the central purpose of providing solutions for New Zealand to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels.

Salole was National Campaign Manager for the Green Party in the 2011 election – see her Linked in Overview, Past:

  • Design Strategy at Conscious Consumers
  • National Campaign Manager at Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Social Innovator at Intersect Trust and Network for purposeful young professionals at Intersect
  • Chair at Sustainability Trust

The ActionStation advertisement leads to job details:

National Campaign Director

Our ambitious, not-for-profit enterprise seeks dynamic, multi-talented National Director to lead the organisation and revitalise progressive campaigning in Aotearoa New Zealand.

As National Director you will lead this exciting not-for-profit from its launch, shaping its day-to-day operations and overall direction as a major new presence in New Zealand progressive politics through the next election and beyond its launch to financial sustainability.

We will be going on to recruit the roles of Campaign Director, Technical Director and Membership manager.

It’s interesting to see what appears to be a well funded political activist campaign.

Action Station’s current campaigns are:

  • Fuel Poverty
  • Keep Our Assets
  • Paid Parental Leave

The job description:

Action Station Job description

And it includes a summary of ActionStation:

Action Station AboutAS is about people power, not party politics – “preserving complete independence from any political party”.

ActionStation party membershipSo ActionStation are trying to portray themselves as non-party political.

They just happen to have people and policies that are closely aligned to the Green Party and are promoted by a Green Party leader.