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Lance McCaskill Memorial Address by Eugenie Sage and AGM

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

You are invited to our AGM and the Lance McCaskill Memorial Address given this year by Hon. Eugenie Sage, Minister of Conservation. The talk will be preceded by a short AGM. Supper and a chat afterwards. All welcome.

Doughnut Economics

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Doughnut Economics - repeat of the course in Term 1. This is in the Hard copy programme as 21st Century Economics. That course will happen Term 3. In her book Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth pinpoints how the economic system got broken and more importantly, identifies seven critical ways in which we can correct […]

$24

350.org Film Evening

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Come to the Friday films – the easy way to find out & debate what’s happening in the climate change space over a cuppa in good company! More details nearer the date.

SUSTAINABILITY – Creative transitions to sustainable futures.

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

We need to change things but HOW? Come and help work on new ideas and models for a sustainable future. The title has changed but the content is still the same. We need to change how we think about being sustainable. Instigating a New Paradigm - Creative Transitions to Sustainable Futures across all the Well-Beings. […]

$5

ECONOMICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL TO LOCAL

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

A meeting in 3 parts: Herman Daly, Tim Jackson, Charles Eisenstein, Kate Raworth, and more. Global thinkers challenging the current paradigms. We will briefly look at some of the ideas around the world. How might our government’s new ‘wellbeing’ component in economic reporting connect environmentally? How might tax changes help? What about us? The local […]

350.org Film Evening – Oil & gas – what’s happening?

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Get the low-down on oil and gas in New Zealand, plus coal and water bottling. The wins The Petroleum Summit blockade in Wellington got publicity & gave government a clear message . Jacinda announces no more new offers of blocks of NZ coastline for oil/gas exploration The business as usual Off shore oil exploration will continue […]

Westland Petrels and their Influence on Forest Ecology and Biodiversity – Dr David Hawke

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Petrels and shearwaters were abundant in the forested hill country of pre-human New Zealand, and they very likely contributed greatly to nutrient fluxes and ecology. Westland petrels are the only substantive remnant, and so give us a good window on the past. However, like other forested ecosystems, the Westland petrel system been subject to predatory […]

Living the Change – Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection. Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments? Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises […]

ECO Canterbury Network Forum

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

A meeting for environment and conservation groups to respond to the local government (Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council) long-term plans. What do we like? What do we want? How to respond. The meeting will have a panel of guests giving a short introduction to the main issues, particularly around biodiversity and climate, and then […]

350.org – “Fossil Duels” Friday Film Night

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

A bunch of short topical films to update us on what's happening in Aotearoa & elsewhere on resistance to coal, oil and gas exploration, production and use. Discussion and info-sharing, followed by a cuppa. Connect with fellow activists and concerned citizens and let's look at what the New Year might bring.

WEA – Historically and Ecologically Joined up, 21st century City – as Good as We Can Be

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Historically and Ecologically Joined up, 21st century City - as Good as We Can Be". CWEA talk and Bus trip. Dr Colin Meurk is a senior Ecologist/research associate at Landcare Research. Tour on the 22nd will depart the CWEA at 9.30 am and will include parts of Central Christchurch, Red zone, Central Avon river, and […]

$33.00

350.org climate change film and discussion evening

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Films (generally from YouTube) relevant to climate change usually tailored to wider events. This month a week later than usual because of Show Day. The schedule for this month is some films and then social time (probably potluck finger food and few drinks).

WEA – Historically and Ecologically Joined up, 21st century City – as Good as We Can Be

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Historically and Ecologically Joined up, 21st century City - as Good as We Can Be". CWEA talk and Bus trip. Dr Colin Meurk is a senior Ecologist/research associate at Landcare Research. Tour on the 22nd will depart the CWEA at 9.30 am and will include parts of Central Christchurch, Red zone, Central Avon river, and […]

$33.00

Developing Cohousing – New Brighton Sustainable Coastal Village Project.

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Following the Christchurch earthquakes, Bev Shepherd and Pauline Wayman set themselves a challenge. They asked, “How can we contribute to the repopulation and regeneration of New Brighton?” Their desire to envision, plan and co-create a vibrant community of between fifteen and twenty-five homes that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable was supported at a public […]

350.org Film and discussion evening

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Films (generally from YouTube) relevant to climate change usually tailored to wider events

Morgan Godfery on “The Treaty of Waitangi in our National Life”

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

NWO invites you to hear Morgan Godfery speak about: The Treaty of Waitangi in our National Life Where does the Treaty stand in Aotearoa New Zealand's national life? Is it a rat-eaten relic, no more relevant to our everyday lives than the Suffrage Petition or He Whakaputanga, the 1835 Declaration of Independence? In this talk Morgan […]

Public Talk: Microbes and Climate Change or Don’t Forget the Bugs

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Thankfully, many people are persuaded that we have a dire future if we do not quickly and greatly reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases. Whatever our success in doing so, microbes will have a considerable role in determining what that future might be. Might their activities amplify the warming caused by us or might they […]

Public Talk:The Story of the Ashburton/Hakatere River

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

The Ashburton Branch of Forest & Bird have had a close and constant association with this important and beautiful regional river. Edith Smith (branch chairperson), John Waugh (Ashburton Water Zone Committee) and Donna Field (DOC) will share their journey to bring an awareness of the needs of the river to the wider community, the challenges […]

Public Talk: Greening the Red Zone – Ashley Campbell and Denise Ford

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

"Why green the red zone?" - Ashley from Greening the Red Zone will explore the many benefits of returning the red zone to nature, and outline Greening the Red Zone's proposal. "An Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park in the making" - Denise from the Avon-Otakaro Forest Park group will share her group's vision of a forest/wetland park […]

Public Talk: Spiders and the Birds and the Bees – Cor Vink

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

In his talk, Cor will explore some of the diversity of New Zealand’s wonderful spider fauna and talk about research on nurseryweb spiders and the invasive redback. Cor recently appeared on Coast New Zealand talking about the katipo spider. The episode can be viewed here. Supper and a chat afterwards. All welcome.