The Sustainable Development Goals Summit Series held the first of three online hui in November. The event, See the Change, was a success in attracting over 120 attendees, 87 of which signed up to be post-event Virtual Coffee Buddies. These catch-ups allow participants to reconnect and continue learning from one another. One of the key speakers […]
Are you keen to come with us to visit the park and see the wonderful animals there but also to learn about the work OWP are doing in partnership with DOC to help with endangered NZ species? We are arranging a trip to Orana Wildlife Park on Saturday March 27. SŌC executive members Colleen and […]
Thursday, September 24th, 7pm at the WEA, 59 Gloucester St. While it was necessary to run the Speaking for the Planet competition online this year, and that went well, we want to offer our prize winning speakers the opportunity to present to a live audience. We want to celebrate the efforts of all the competitors […]
If you missed the prizegiving last Friday (5 June) you can still watch a recording of it on the S4P Facebook page! Congratulations again to all our winners and big thanks to everyone who entered. You can see all the placed speeches, artworks and memes on the S4P YouTube channel.
Read about the six fantastically generous sponsors (Environment Canterbury, Ara Institute, Earth Sea Sky, Orana Wildlife Park, NZ Association for Environmental Education and Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch ) on this page.
We are counting down to our online Speaking 4 the Planet event! Check out our this page for details of our amazing judges!
Amelie Miller, age 8 years old of Waimairi School, has campaigned to raise awareness about the use of Palm Oil. Amelie was horrified to learn we may no longer have Orangutans and other species in the future due to deforestation for palm oil plantations. She learned 50% of the products in our supermarkets contain palm […]
At this public meeting run by SŌC in association with 350.org Di Lucas introduced us to on-farm shifts that are realistic and potential game- changers for farmers. Di and her team are designing solutions to fit within farm plans that make climate mitigation goals achievable within the farm gate. Her talk was filmed and the […]
In mid-November Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch had the opportunity to host a free screening of the film ‘2040: The Regeneration’. With support from the Christchurch City Council and Tūranga Library the film screening hosted over 100 attendees. Describing itself as ‘fact-based dreaming’, the film provided a positive vision of the future through exploration of solutions that […]
In early October a SOC group gathered with others at John Faulkner’s dairy support block on the banks of the Waiau Uwha river to hear about and to see progress first hand toward his dream of establishing a nohoanga site on his property, and his ‘big idea’ of restoring the riparian margins of a significant […]