The Greater Christchurch Partnership is creating a new plan for our sub-region with everyone that has an interest in the area.
Greater Christchurch 2050 will describe the kind of place we want for our future generations, and the actions we need to take over the next 30 years to make it happen. This work will culminate in a plan that is real and achievable from the partner organisations.
More info on the website. Submissions close 30 Nov.
This November, COP26 should have taken place. To mark this occasion, the COP26 Coalition is hosting From the Ground Up – a global gathering that will be a space to educate, activate and strategise. We will discuss the need for a global green new deal and work towards a global plan of action to create the change we need from the ground up.From the Ground Up: Global Gathering for Climate Justice will host discussions on False Solutions to the Climate Crisis Just Transition and the Role of Trade Unions How Fossil Fuels get Financed Feminism and the Climate Emergency Indigenous Knowledge and Strategies for Resistance Struggles for Land, Forests, and Oceansas well as workshops on How not to burn out as an activist How to resist mega-projects in your community How to start a community garden How to frame climate justice in campaigning How to take action during a global pandemicand many more.This Global Gathering is an opportunity for Scottish, UK, European and international climate movements to build momentum and capacity, and to connect to broader civil society to build power for system change.The event is free, everyone is welcome to attend. The gathering will be spread throughout the five days to enable activists from all timezones to take part. We will provide translations in Spanish and French , or closed captions for key panels.For any questions, email email@example.com
Are you interested in film and passionate about the environment? Then Lincoln Envirotown Trust challenge for you to make a short film that will stimulate those who view it into taking action! Get creative and make a short film in any style.
The next round of funding for the Predator Free Communities programme will be open for applications on Monday 10th February 2020. Predator Free New Zealand Trust are looking for enthusiastic communities that want to make their backyards predator free and help native species thrive.
The funding round opens Monday 10th February 2020 and closes Sunday 23rd February 2020. The application form is available here.
Kia ora koutou Ocean Lovers and Seaweek Supporters,
Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana is New Zealand’s annual national week celebrating the sea which takes place from Saturday 29 February to Sunday 8 March 2020.
Hosted by the NZ Association for Environmental Education
(NZAEE), Seaweek focuses on learning about the ocean because it is so
important to all our lives, no matter how far you are from it! Our
mission is about exciting and inspiring all New Zealanders to renew
their connections with the sea! This is not just for children or those
involved with formal education – it’s a time for all of us to get to
know our ocean, its habitats, characteristics and inhabitants better.
We are using the following theme Connecting With Our Seas and whakatauki: Ko au te moana, ko te moana ko au – I am the sea, the sea is me
At long last, here is
the information and image from 25 November hui- Te Kāhui Tūao
(Constellation of Volunteers)- Telling our Story
purpose of this hui was to start to capture the stories of the
individuals and community organisations in the environmental sector.
Participants worked in small groups and talked about key insights
from their work, and explored the question “Why is this work important to you?” Their answers were then the nuggets
of wisdom that are represented on the canvas as the Matariki Stars, in both words and images.
will keep building our story with the goal of having a multi-media
presentation that shows the collective impact of the environmental
movement (past, present and future). This presentation will be
shared with our communities, local and regional councils and visitors
to this beautiful place we call home in 2020.
A working group is needed to guide this project. Please email
Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or would like more information about this project.
Canterbury Museum – 30 October 2019 – 9 February 2020
When the East Polynesian ancestors of Māori landed in New Zealand, they applied their extensive knowledge of plants to the new species they encountered.
Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander arrived here 250 years ago with
James Cook’s first expedition they brought a different way of
thinking about and classifying this same flora.
He Uru Hou: Our
Native Plants combines the Māori and European ways of interpreting
our native plants, symbolised in the exhibition by Jo Torr’s 2006
artwork Pacific Crossings, an eighteenth-century European style coat
and waistcoat made from tapa cloth and embroidered with native plant
Learn how Māori
used plants to make medicine, clothing and tools. See actual samples
gathered by Banks and Solander. Understand the role of plants in
supporting native animals.