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Films that Matter: The Age of Stupid

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

The Age of Stupid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance? It was released in […]

$8

Human Evolution

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

We have only been around for 200,000 years, but when the ‘big bang’ of human consciousness happened around 50,000 years ago, this big brained ape really took off. In this 2 part series Dr Simon Pollard will take you back through time to show the incredible evolutionary journey that our ancestors took from early man […]

$14

Films that Matter: Fools and Dreamers

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

“Watch this natural Kiwi miracle: how the earth regenerates native bush if given half a chance.” – Bunny McDiarmid, Executive Director Greenpeace International “Fools and Dreamers tells the most important story of our time.” – Paul Hawken, founder Project Drawdown. Fools & Dreamers is a 30-minute documentary telling the story of Hinewai Nature Reserve, on […]

$7

Foraging For Food in New Zealand

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Join experienced and passionate forager Natalie for this introduction to the world of foraging in NZ! Find out about edible weeds, seaweeds, mushrooms and more and be inspired to forage for your own dinners! Natalie has been a life-long forager and has been consistently using foraging to reduce her family's food bill for the last […]

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Life on Earth: Diversity and Abundance

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Join Paul Broady for this 2 part (2 Fridays, 6 and 13 Sept) exploration of life on earth from a remarkably different angle: Part 1: The diversity of life on Earth. We should celebrate our vastly increased knowledge of life’s amazing diversity whilst remaining humble about our ignorance. All peoples of the Earth have for […]

$14

Films that Matter: Chasing Coral

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force […]

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Lincoln Efford Lecture: Conflict, Activism & the Climate Crisis

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

LINCOLN EFFORD ANNUAL MEMORIAL LECTURE: CONFLICT, ACTIVISM AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS Save the date! You are cordially invited to our annual Lincoln Efford Lecture held in memory of the late Lincoln Efford, who contributed significantly to both the WEA and the peace movement. This year we have chosen to look at climate change and specifically […]

Capitalism and the Environment

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Join local activist and economic theorist Charles Drace for this interesting look into the history of capitalism and how it has led to global warming and the imminent threat of environmental collapse. The world faces the biggest threat to its existence since the age of the dinosaurs. Tracing the history of capitalism shows us how […]

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Nothing New November: Swap Shop

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Monday 11 November, 6 – 8 pm, $5 *includes choice of Karma Cola or Kombucha and a light supper Nothing New November is a movement that is challenging everyone to not buy anything new for 30 days this November. Instead participants are encouraged to abstain, swap, or shop from second hand op shops and the […]

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Soaking up CO2 – Our Global Warming Escape Mechanism? Or not?

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Join Paul Broady for this important discussion. It is now inevitable that we will have to remove massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to achieve less than +1.5oC increase in global temperature by 2100. How can we do this at the necessary huge scale? Can we remove enough and in good […]

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De-Plastic Your Home

Lyttelton Recreation Centre 25 Winchester St, Lyttelton

Are you tired of all that plastic clogging up your cupboards and the oceans? Then come and learn about the problem with plastic, discover simple alternatives to plastic in your home, and get hands-on making your own reusable bags and beeswax food wraps. Vanessa has cycled, recycled and upcycled for years. She loves the empowering […]

UNDERSTANDING THE TREATY IN A POST LOCKDOWN AOTEAROA

Zoom

Fridays 8 and 22 May from 10 to 11.20am  The Treaty is a framework for all of us if it is honoured. It was and is an invitation from Tangata Whenua to Tangata Tiriti to belong in this land. Join Network Waitangi Otautahi for this two part opportunity and discover how the Treaty provides a […]

CREATIVE TRANSITIONS TO SUSTAINABLE FUTURES – Colin Meurk

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Wednesday and Monday Evenings 6-8.30pm, 5th, 10th and 19th of August $24 The realisation that Planet Earth faces multiple emergencies has underpinned this CWEA course since 2018. We have endeavoured to harness accumulating wisdom, contribute our own perspective and prepare to write a sequel to the pivotal report ‘Strong Sustainability for Aotearoa NZ’ (2009). Somehow, […]

$24

Land and water we could soon lose

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

In the EcuAction 2020 Forum Series: Challenging the Stuff Ups & offering some solutions Paul Broady and Kathleen Gallagher The presenter and respondent from a faith tradition, will make their presentations before the topic is opened up for 'Questions, Answers & Comments'. Koha to defray expenses please. All welcome. Refreshments available from 5.30 pm.

GOING GREEN

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Find out what it means to live a low waste lifestyle and what changes you can make to reduce your waste every day. We believe that reducing waste is an ongoing journey, not a destination and that everyone is at a different stage of that journey. We will cover a broad range of topics during […]

$12

The Just and Creative Society our Education System Fails

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

In the EcuAction 2020 Forum Series: Challenging the Stuff Ups & offering some solutions Sue Bagshaw / Jane Higgins The presenter and respondent from a faith tradition, will make their presentations before the topic is opened up for 'Questions, Answers & Comments'. Koha to defray expenses please. All welcome. Refreshments available from 5.30 pm.

PIZZA AND CLIMATE SCIENCE

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

We know climate science is often hard to swallow – it’s detailed, it’s full of science lingo – what better way to digest it than to combine it with pizza and salad for tea! There is a huge amount of climate change research being published but most of the original publications are not easily accessible. […]

$15

Lincoln Efford Lecture: Slave Patrols, Jim Crow & Present-day Policing of Black Bodies

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Please join us for this annual memorial lecture honouring Lincoln Efford. A past patron and Secretary of the WEA he was passionate about social justice and prison reform. This year we are delighted to invite Adele N. Norris, a Senior Lecturer from University of Waikato, to be our speaker. Hyper-visualized examples of anti-blackness and the […]

What do we do now? Taking real climate action for our future with Professor Bronwyn Hayward

Phillipstown Community Hub 39 Nursery Rd, Christchurch

Please note date and venue change from earlier. The event will also be livestreamed. The New Zealand Climate Change Commission drafted a report to guide New Zealand government action climate change now and over the long term. Now the Commission need to hear from us, the public about how fast and how hard we think […]

Ferns of Aroha: What has happened following the 2019 Christchurch Terrorist Attack

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Being a Christchurch mosque attack survivor himself, Mazharuddin says he has felt it is a responsibility to document the many events (tributes, vigils, support activities etc) that followed the Christchurch mosque terror attack and the effects they had on both the Muslim community and indeed all New Zealanders. Thousands of flowers, messages, soft toys, cards, […]

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