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Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch Newsletter: 26 August 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, sustainability, Community Groups, Climate Change, fundraising, workshop, meeting, event

Welcome to the latest news from Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch (SOC).

Garage Sale

Come along to this garage sale - a fundraiser for Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Date: Saturday 14th September 2019.
Time: 8am to 2pm.
Location: 25 Rowses Road (Aranui).


Students around the world are striking4climate - inspired by Greta Thunberg. The strike day in New Zealand is Friday 27th September.

They are inviting everyone to join them in centres around New Zealand, to let our community and our government know how critical the issues are.

Find out more about Strike4Climate in NZ.

Restoring Kind Climate

These notes are from “Restoring a Kind Climate” workshops held on the evening of 27 June 2019 at the Christchurch City Council building.

Speaking 4 the Planet speeches online

All the speeches given at the inaugural Ōtautahi-Christchurch Speaking 4 the Planet contest in June 2019 are now available on the Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch YouTube channel. They are arranged in four playlists - one for each of the 4 speaking competition categories.

Waste and Circular Economy

SŌC Executive member Anthea Madill recently had the opportunity to facilitate working group on behalf of Sustainable Ōtautahi Christchurch around the topics of waste and circular economy. There were contributions from a wide range of areas including Council, community funding, public engagement, arts and conservation among other things.

Find out more about the Waste and Circular Economy working group.

Te Ara Kakariki Planting Days

You are invited to spend a day helping restore native biodiversity.

Register on the Te Ara Kakariki website to participate - registration is essential.

Two Lakes Healing Bike Ride

A cycle journey to explore environmental restoration activities in the waterways along the Little River Rail Trail.  There will be speakers about the cultural significance of the lakes, the birds found there and conservation efforts by DOC.

Two options - a one day or a two day ride with Marae Stay

SŌC Executive Meeting

Date: Thursday 26th September 2019.
Time: 7.30 to 9pm.
Location: Christchurch WEA (56 Gloucester Street).

The topics at the next SOC executive meeting will include:

  • time-banking - as a way to support the organisation and our active volunteers; and
  • transport emissions reduction - the role of SOC in this work outside of CCC consultations. All welcome.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch