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Is the Paris Agreement enough? An Evening with Paul Broady

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Is the Paris Agreement enough to keep us under the +1.5 degrees target? Join Paul Broady from UC to find out! Blurb: Much thought and action is being given to reduce the effects of climate change. But what must the global community achieve by the end of the century in order to avoid dangerous shifts […]

Water: Sovereignty, Safety and Solutions

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Hear Peter Richardson, lawyer for the Aotearoa Water Action action against Christchurch Water Bottling Consents speak on Water: Sovereignty, Safety and Solutions. Here are a quick video taster and a Stuff article on AWA and their action.

ECO Canterbury – Building the Bigger Picture – Biodiversity Health in Canterbury

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Te Ara Kakariki Working Waters Trust Waihora Ellesmere Trust North Canterbury Forest & Bird (Lower Heathcote project team) Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust These groups will share their achievements, challenges and the way their work links with, or adds to, the wider biodiversity ‘picture’ in 6 minutes pecha-kucha style presentations. Environment Canterbury: Dr Cynthia Roberts, Councillor […]

Have we been too hands-off when it comes to our environment?

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Catherine Knight* will look at the failure of our current environmental policy settings to actively protect and enhance native species and natural processes in New Zealand, and discuss options for better policies and practices. For a preview of the ideas and issues she will be covering see her blog post - Have we been too hands […]

350.org Film Evening

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

This August our monthly film night will focus on the benefits of trees in the face of climate change, and link in with our Rise for climate events in September (link below). We will show some short videos on the role trees and planting have on our climate with time for discussion during the evening. […]

Microbes and Climate Change by Dr Paul Broady Part 2 – Methane and Nitrous Oxide

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

This is a sequel to his earlier entertaining and extremely popular talk. In Part 1, we looked at how microbes on a global scale influence concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, both by absorbing and producing the gas. Microbes are similarly involved with these other two important greenhouse gases. How this will play out […]

Water Water Water! And soil?

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Sustainable Ōtautahi-Christchurch (SOC) want to see rivers, streams and lakes around our region with excellent ecological health – swimmable and alive. As well as safe and accessible water supplies for people. Colleen (Chairperson of SOC) is to be part of the ecosystems health and biodiversity task group, which is part of the Canterbury Water Management […]

Social Soap Box: Climate Change: Is the Paris agreement enough?

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Dr Paul Broady from the University of Canterbury will be taking to our Social Issues Soap box to look at "Reducing climate change - Is the Paris Agreement enough?" Much thought and action is now being given to reducing the effects of climate change. But what must the global community achieve by the end of […]

Organic Gardening and Design with Lily White

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Course details: 6 Wednesdays, Cost $52 Lily White describes herself as an edible garden designer. She has been gardening organically for 40+ years and has done formal training at Christchurch Polytechnic/Ara. For at least 18 years she ran the Kids Edible Gardening programme and is now working on a Germinate Workbook. This practical course will […]

$52

21st Century Economics with Charles Drace and Gen De Spa

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

4 Thursdays· 2 Aug – 23 Aug 7.00pm The current economic system is failing us. Its extractive nature is damaging not just our natural spaces but also our communities. There's another way. All over the world governments are starting to pay attention to people who are promoting the Wellbeing Economy - economic systems that regenerate […]

The Shift to Wellbeing in Economic Policy

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Hear Dr Caroline Saunders, Director of the Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit at Lincoln University*, present on the work she has been doing with Professor Paul Dalziel on wellbeing economics. She will talk about how wellbeing has developed as a major goal which is central to economic policy-making, rather than an as add-on from financial […]

Public Lecture: The End of Animal Farming – Jacy Reese

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Today there's widespread agreement that animal agriculture is harmful to our climate, our rivers, and to animal welfare. Reese will drawn upon evidence from history, psychology, and elsewhere to trace out the strategic roadmap that seems most likely to help our world transition away from animal agriculture, and towards a healthier world. Jacy is the […]

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.

Growing a Local Food Forest Revolution: Panel Discussion

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

The Fabian Society are following up on the well-attended and inspiring June 21st screening of Edible Paradise: Growing a Local Food Forest Revolution with a panel discussion between four of the local people at the 'vege roots' of that revolution. They'll be talking about what a food system that delivers good food for all in […]

Cake, Conversation and SOC AGM

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Annual General Meeting plus Cake & ConversationIt was John Peet’s birthday recently. Let’s celebrate that and him. We will also talk about the history of SOC, what a truly sustainable Canterbury will look like and how SOC can help make it happen. We have a new chairperson; renewed energy; and after a hiatus a new […]

Edible Paradise Growing the Food Forest Revolution

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

A film by Rich Humphries for The Localising Food Project (www.localisingfood.com) OFFICIAL TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9wZuKLWb1s This brand new film covers  the expanding range of local food producing initiatives throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, with a particular emphasis on protecting heritage fruit trees and engaging communities in using public land for improving public nutrition and building community. It […]

SCIENCE SERIES – Dr Trevor Jackson. – Using Bio Resources for Sustainable agriculture

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Can agroecology provide a sustainable system of agriculture Dr. Jackson is currently a science programme leader at AgResearch, New Zealand where he leads programmes on microbial product development and pasture pest management. He is a member of the Programme Advisory Committee of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board and leads a programme for biological control of […]

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.

SCIENCE SERIES – Dr Simon Pollard. Bringing Bugs to Life

WEA 59 Gloucester St, Christchurch

Simon is Adjunct Professor of Science Communication at the University of Canterbury. He is also a spider Biologist and award winning writer and photographer. Simon has travelled widely unravelling the lives of spiders, as a scientist, writer, photographer and documentary advisor. In 2016 he was the external science advisor to Te Papa and Weta Workshop […]