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 […]
Protecting Our Rivers
Working Together to Save Our Precious River Ecosystems To restore our precious braided rivers we need to rid them of a range of weed species including Russell lupins, broom, gorse and briar. Please come to Arthur’s Pass to help a community weedbusting effort. Facebook event Saturday 9th — Tuesday 12th November 2019Working bees will run each […]
Future Living Skills Programme – now available for free!
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 […]
Beyond Clicktivism – Communicating for Social Change
This event was held at the University of Canterbury last week – and it was fantastic, sadly it was not taped but here are some takeaways from it… Make them care! Show them what to do… 6 Tools to achieve this: 1. Values intersection Bring them a ‘gift’. People seek affirmation not information. [Why do […]
Help to Make a Submission on national proposals for Healthy Waterways
NOTE: Submissions are due in by 17 October Main Website about the Proposals on Ministry for the Environment https://www.mfe.govt.nz/consultation/action-for-healthy-waterways Forest and Bird Guidelines – you can just sign up to add your name to their submission https://www.forestandbird.org.nz/petitions/clean-our-fresh-water
Seeing the Unseen in our Sector
One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) open Forum Building Respect and Recognition for Third Sector Organisations An evening with Hon. Poto Williams Minister for our Sector Monday 4 November 7.30 – 9pmEnvironment Canterbury Council Chambers (easy access from Bus exchange, car park access off St Asaph St) For us and our children after us Mō […]
Meet in the Middle 2019
‘Meet in the Middle’ on Saturday the 12th of October celebrates Te Ara Ōtākaro, the transitional city-to-sea Avon River Trail and its role in the regeneration of the east. Find it on Facebook This is an invitation to the people of Christchurch to come along the trail on foot or bike from either direction (city […]
SŌC Exec meeting
The next SŌC Exec meeting will be held at 6.30pm on 18 October 2019 at the WEA, before Di Lucas’ talk. All SŌC members are welcome to attend SŌC Exec meetings.
Forests in and of Landscapes – Mitigating climate change – what is appropriate and what is not, and yes, dairy can be okay!
7.30 18 October 2019WEA 59 Gloucester St Christchurch Di Lucas repeats a talk she gave to the Environmental Defense Society Conference in August Facebook event Integrate forests into our landscapes and make them resilient to climate change Regenerating indigenous forests Integrating carbon storage into farmscape planning Di Lucas, landscape architect, established Lucas Associates 40 years […]
Climate Week 20-27 September
The week of the 20th-27th is a whole week of climate action, and we are wanting to drum up as much awareness as possible! The week starts with an event at Turanga on 20 September and finishes with the Strike4Climate rally on 27 September at Cathedral Square. Above all please vote in the Local Body […]
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