Speaking 4 the Planet is an art-based competition offering students in years 7-13 + early tertiary, an opportunity to address sustainability issues creatively. This is the third year this event has run in Christchurch. Students have the opportunity to submit entries to one of the following categories: Public speaking (prepared speech) Spoken word poetry Visual […]
At the recent SŌC AGM we heard the fascinating story of the Ōtautahi Christchurch Indigenous Ecosystem Mapping which in the 1990s gave us the native plant guides for greater Christchurch, put together by Di Lucas, Colin Meurk and other local scientists – and commissioned by SŌC. This SŌC “biodiversity project”was launched in 1995 and the […]
The Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch AGM will be on Thursday May 27th at 7.30pm, venue WEA, 59 Gloucester St. The speakers at the SOC AGM will give the fascinating story of the Ōtautahi Christchurch Indigenous Ecosystem Mapping which gave us the native plant guides for greater Christchurch put together by Di Lucas with local scientists – commissioned […]
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 […]
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 […]