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Who Are We?

Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc. is an independent group of engineers who consider that being knowledgeable in the field of technology means that they also have a special obligation to the public at large. This includes raising the awareness of the engineering profession to the consequences of its activities and explaining and discussing the ramifications of developments in engineering and engineering works to the public. In these days of greater accountability, the professional can no longer hide behind a mask of “professionalism”.

Coming Events

The Kiwi Bottle Drive

New Zealand’s grass roots campaign
for the re-introduction of bottle deposits

Wednesday 20 June 2018,  6.00pm

Room WZ137, ground floor of Auckland University of Technology School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, 34 St Paul Street, Auckland.

A Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) would recycle an extra 750 million beverage containers each year, create over 2,000 new jobs and reduce the impact of plastic on our oceans.

For further details see notice on the Coming Events page.


Hot News

February 2018 Newsletter
The February 2018 ESR Newsletter is now online on the Newsletters page of this website.

Submission on the Draft 2018 GPS on Land Transport

ESR is pleased to see a move away from excessive reliance on road construction towards an
approach which places more emphasis on investment in public transport, walking and cycling and supports more efficient land use development less reliant on travel by car.  ESR also supports a greater emphasis on travel demand management, and on measures to reduce environmental effects including greenhouse gas emissions.  The submission can be accessed from the Submissions page of this website.

High Expectations for the Climate Commission;

Will Government's action push us fast enough?

Immediately after the March 2018 annual general meeting of Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc, a seminar was presented, covering the issues behind the push for the establishment of a Climate Change Commission.  The slides displayed as part of that presentation are on the Members' Papers page of this website, as a PDF file.


Revised Paper in Climate Change Section
A Paper in the Climate Change Papers section of this website has been updated to version 5.8.  It is 13 Climate change – New Zealand and International Response    by Peter Whitmore


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