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.
The 3rd New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit was planned to take place in Christchurch in 2021. The world has changed substantially since that plan was made so now rather than one single event there will be a series of online and face to face events. See this link for more information on the […]
Submissions due May 28th For the last few years, government has been working with NZ’s organic sector (Soil & Health, BioGro, OFNZ, OANZ, and others) to create a national standard that will ensure a clear definition for certification and benefit our domestic and international markets. As of 2018, organics is a $600M industry in NZ […]
It’s the season to be jolly! And we are especially jolly about the momentum that is building for a Christmas season that doesn’t cost the earth. From the 17th to the 18th SŌC will be supporting The Gift Swap at The Conscious Club Christmas Market (located at Hack Corner on the corner of Cashel Street […]
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 […]
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 […]
Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) embarks on journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Structured as a visual letter to his 4-year-old daughter, Damon blends […]
Some fantastic sustainability education materials are now available on-line free, thanks to a grant from the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Management Fund. Find it at sustainableliving.org.nz Future Living Skills is the new national edition of the Sustainable Living Programme, earlier versions of which have run locally by 14 participating councils. Future Living Skills supports lifestyles and consumer choices […]