Auckland Climate Festival

Vector lights: Auckland Harbour Bridge

Auckland Harbour Bridge

Vector Lights | Auckland Council | Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Vector lights: Auckland Harbour Bridge Vector Lights is lighting up in Auckland Climate Festival colours in support of climate change and sustainability. Vector Lights is part of a ten-year smart energy partnership between Vector, Auckland Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, and is […]

Kids upcycled crafting and DIY workshops

The ReCreators Kids upcycled crafting and DIY workshops The ReCreators will be running a range of kids upcycled crafting and DIY workshops throughout October as part of Auckland Climate Festival. The workshops will provide participants the opportunity to learn new skills including sewing, drawing, designing, making, building, restoring, and painting. More information on the workshops and […]

Eye on Nature Creative Arts Exhibition

Beautification Trust | Auckland Botanic Gardens Eye on Nature Creative Arts Exhibition Experience the crafty creativity of our tamariki at the free Eye on Nature Creative Arts Exhibition these school holidays! South & East Auckland kindergartens and primary schools have been challenged to create art around the Eye on Nature 2022 theme, Incredible Kai, making […]

Speaker event: Sustainability career professional development in New Zealand

TBC

IEMA New Zealand Speaker event: Sustainability career professional development in New Zealand Are you interested in a career in sustainability? The Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) helps identify the skills and knowledge you will need through a detailed skills map so you can have successful sustainability or environmental career with seven grades of […]

Popup Bike Fix session

Active Transport Trust | Bike Kitchen Mt Roskill Popup bike fix sessions There are many ways to reduce our carbon footprint, some have a small impact, some are expensive, and some are as easy as riding a bicycle. If you normally drive locally to school or work, cycling once a week will reduce your emissions […]

Fair food – food sorting volunteer opportunity

2/624 Rosebank Road, Avondale

Fair Food Fair food - food sorting volunteer opportunity Our wonderful volunteers work out of our Hub in Avondale hand sorting healthy and nutritious surplus food supplied by our donor […]

Climate action forum

St Matthew-in-the-city 187 Federal Street, Auckland Central

St Matthew-in-the-City Climate Justice Group Climate action forum Join St Matthew-in-the-City for a challenging discussion on the issues we face with the climate crisis.  Is it too late, or not?  The discussion will bring together a range of experts and moderated by Simon Wilson, journalist, and Rod Oram, economics journalist and climate activist.  Why a […]

Climate resources Padlet: for teachers wanting students to take climate action

Sustainable Schools Climate change team | Enviroschools | Auckland Council Climate resources Padlet: for teachers wanting students to take climate action This padlet is a live document with teacher resources focused on how to support them and empower students to take actions around the six aspects of Climate Change on Live Lightly website; Eating, Energy, […]

BLAKE Inspire for teachers

Auckland

BLAKE BLAKE Inspire for teachers BLAKE Inspire for Teachers is a five-day, action-packed environmental education and leadership development programme in Auckland. Funded by the Ministry of Education (excluding travel to and from Auckland) the programme brings together teachers from all over Aotearoa who are keen to develop a deeper understanding of environmental issues and how […]

Workshop: Product stewardship in your business

Sustainable Business Network Workshop: Product stewardship in your business Take responsibility for the environmental impacts of your products. Every year New Zealanders send around 2.5 million tonnes of waste to landfill – that's over a tonne of rubbish per household. Our throw-away culture is bad for the environment, it costs our country millions of dollars […]

Climate drinks

Wynyard Pavilion, Auckland

Time for the Planet Climate drinks Climate Drinks is a quarterly after work organised by the New Zealand Planet, the community of Time for the Planet in New Zealand. Time for the Planet is a non-profit organisation raising $1B to create 100 companies reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions on a global scale. Brought to […]

Degrowth

Grant Thornton House, 152 Fanshaw Street

Impact Hub Auckland | Grant Thornton Degrowth As part of the Auckland Climate Festival, Impact Hub Auckland is proud to present an explanatory and explorative look at the economic concept of Degrowth. Degrowth may seem like a ludicrous idea to many businesspeople. Yet science and non-governmental business influencers with strong mainstream credibility are now talking […]

Building out waste masterclass

Unitec Mount Albert Campus, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025, New Zealand

Sustainable Business Network | Unitec Environmental Solutions Research Centre | Thinkstep | Auckland Council Building out waste masterclass Join us for the Building out Waste Masterclass. Find out how to reduce waste and emissions through innovation and best practice in the construction sector. Industry speakers will share their successful approaches from designing out waste and […]

The beauty of bamboo

EcoMatters, 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn

EcoMatters Environment Trust The beauty of bamboo Join us for a day of learning from a skilled designer and craftsperson. Mark Mortimer (Bambusero) transforms humble bamboo into beautiful, functional creations for both indoor and outdoor applications. His work is in demand and has featured in a number of high-profile spaces. Bamboo is not only versatile, it is great […]

Driving organisational decarbonisation

Vector Limited Driving organisational decarbonisation Organisational decarbonisation is a critical leaver to reach net-zero carbon, and it cannot be done by a small sustainability team running a sustainability strategy. It must become a core driver of the organisation, as it positions itself to harness the opportunities of a zero-carbon society. In this talk, Dr. Prageeth […]

2035 Oceania Summit

Aotea Centre, Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Wharf42 | The Conference Company 2035 Oceania Summit Agriculture and the agrifood supply chain provide a significant contribution to the Oceania region’s greenhouse gas emissions. Farmers and growers can play a critical role to address this challenge. In New Zealand, our major food producers face more regulation and increasing amounts of compliance legislation. Yet whilst […]

Te ara awataha: Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve regeneration

Kaipātiki Project Te ara awataha: Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve regeneration Join us, contribute and learn. Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve is the jewel of Northcote. Be part of this exciting project, help regenerate a reserve, and check up on lizards, skinks and fish in the reserve. Working closely with mana whenua representatives and embedding matauranga Māori […]

NZAEE Conference – Tāmaki Makaurau local day

Western Springs Hall, Great North Rd

NZAEE NZAEE Conference - Tāmaki Makaurau local day Connecting to place has to start locally, so in planning this conference NZAEE have made an intentional decision to start with local connection. The Local Connection Day is a chance for teachers, providers, mana whenua, community groups and young people to gather, connect and share. To build […]

An evening of climate wins: Stories of collective action & citizen engagement

GridAKL 12 Madden Street, Auckland

Climate Club | MUV Talks | Foodprint An evening of climate wins: Stories of collective action & citizen engagement Come together for a warm, cosy evening of local climate wins. There will be talks, kai, interactive stations, and inspiring ways for all of us to take the next step on climate action. Hear from three […]

Climate change researchers’ perspectives on climate change

AUT Climate Change Researchers' Group | Auckland University of Technology Climate change researchers' perspectives on climate change A panel discussion of AUT postgraduate students who are currently researching a diverse range of climate change-related topics. Our research areas include remote sensing of sand dune habitats to assist with monitoring sea level rise around Aotearoa's coasts, […]

Seasonal pulse spring: organics and kaitiakitanga

Longbreath Farm, 37 Te Henga Rd, Waitākere, Auckland

EcoMatters Environment Trust Seasonal pulse spring: organics and kaitiakitanga Seasonal Pulse ‘Spring’ will focus on this prime planting time where we learn to harness the rising energy of the spring and early summer garden, and plan for the warm season ahead. Walk with Brendan as we listen and learn from this special, organically certified Te Henga farm. Longbreath Farm is a beautiful […]

Repair Aotearoa Kaleidoscope

Online

Repair Cafe Aotearoa New Zealand Repair Aotearoa Kaleidoscope On International Repair Day, we celebrate exciting repair initiatives across Aotearoa online and at in-person repair cafés. This online event offers a compilation of collective repair actions and impact, unique case studies, right-to-repair legislation in Aotearoa discussion and some fun surprises. More information on how to register […]

Auckland run4reef

King Edward Parade, Devonport

run4reef | Run for the Planet Pty Ltd | Breast Cancer Cure New Zealand Auckland run4reef One event. One start time. Multiple locations. Welcome to run4reef, a synchronised race event taking part across 21 cities in Australia & New Zealand. Races will start simultaneously with a global leaderboard where you will not only compete against […]

Te Mana o te Moana | Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Conference

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Hauraki Gulf Forum | Auckland War Memorial Museum Te Mana o te Moana | Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Conference It’s time again to gather in support of Tīkapa Moana / Te Moananui ā Toi, the Hauraki Gulf. On the back of “Seasick: Saving the Hauraki Gulf”, MC, Mandy Kupenga, is passionate about protecting our oceans and […]

Why civil disobedience

Friends Centre, 113 Mt Eden Rd

Extinction Rebellion Tamaki Makaurau Why civil disobedience The system is failing us. Emissions are rising not falling. We are heading to a post-industrial temperature increase of an untenable 3 or 4 degrees. Extinction Rebellion has four demands with the aim of the Paris Agreement of 1.5 or less than 2 degrees being honoured. This requires […]

Climate action in the rural sector

Online

Wao Aotearoa Climate action in the rural sector From the team at Environmental Accounting Services comes an informative, open lecture on how greenhouse gas emissions are accounted for in the agriculture sector, the relevance of New Zealand’s emissions trading scheme and the current understanding of the land sector emissions levy and removals payment proposed in […]

999 days of circular practices – what will you do in the next 799?

Auckland CBD

Circularity 999 days of circular practices – what will you do in the next 799? As of the 8th April 2022, the world had 999 days to reach peak emissions. On Tuesday 25th October 2022, we will have 799 days. 799 days to forge a new path toward a safe, healthy future where people, businesses […]

Drawdown: solving the climate crisis with Paul Hawken

Online

Wao Aotearoa Drawdown: solving the climate crisis with Paul Hawken Internationally renowned for his work in finding solutions to the climate crisis, Paul Hawken is the founder of non-for-profit Project Drawdown. Based on extensive research, the book Drawdown is a collaborative effort involving 200 researchers and advisors who came together to model the most substantive […]

Food for thought: creating resilient food systems

Online

Wao Aotearoa Food for thought: creating resilient food systems Gain insight into the real issues facing our global food system with this conversation facilitated by Julia Blackford, and featuring speakers Jason Bradford, Jade Gray and Ailsa Cain. You’ll hear about food resilience through multiple lenses, from the rise of localism, to Aotearoa's place in the […]

Regenerate 2030 with Damon Gameau

Online

Wao Aotearoa Regenerate 2030 with Damon Gameau Imagine 2030. Is it a future that we can be proud of? Have we made the world a better place to live? What did we do as a community to make a difference? What changes would we see and how would we feel? This discussion with internationally renowned […]

Design for conservation: envisioning a NZ-wide seed library

Design Studios, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds St. Auckland 1010

University Of Auckland | Uru Whakaaro | Design for Conservation Design for conservation: envisioning a NZ-wide seed library In this workshop, we will experiment with design tools that will help us tackle environmental conservation challenges through purpose, empathy, and rigour. This is a collaborative, hands-on experience that will inspire us to commit to our values, […]

Getting grants for community climate action

Online or central community centre

Auckland Council Getting grants for community climate action Does your group have a great idea or initiative you would like to get funded? This event will give groups an overview of different types of grants available from Auckland Council, Foundation North and others and tips and advice on how to successfully apply. The aim of […]

Suss or sustainable: fisheries in Aotearoa

Online

Wao Aotearoa Suss or sustainable: fisheries in Aotearoa Kaimoana can be brought, gathered, shared and hunted. It is an integral part of our culture in Aotearoa, inscribed in the DNA of our people, and walls of ancient caves - but things were a bit different back then. Humans fished before the dawn of written history […]

Living within our limits: green growth vs degrowth

Online

Wao Aotearoa Living within our limits: green growth vs degrowth Infinite growth on a planet with finite resources was always geared up to hit the wall at some point. But where to next? The crux of the discussion centres around what are our planetary limits and how do we, as a species, create a system […]

O Tātou Ngāhere Conference: Regenerating our landscape with native forest

Virtual access available for those in Auckland

Pure Advantage | Tāne’s Tree Trust O Tātou Ngāhere Conference: Regenerating our landscape with native forest Join us virtually and hear directly from the experts in an event that will shine more light on the WHY and HOW of native forest regeneration and management in Aotearoa. Join acclaimed international climate science communicator Professor Tim Flannery […]

What role can creativity play in climate action?

Online - Zoom

Creatives For Climate | Circularity What role can creativity play in climate action? Future ancestors of Tāmaki Makaurau… This is your rallying cry to use creativity for the planet, not for profit. It’s time to connect globally, act locally, and use our creativity more powerfully.  Join us to explore the role that creativity can play in […]

INFINZ Conference

Aotea Centre, Auckland

Institute of Finance Professionals Inc. INFINZ Conference 2022: Navigating the Transition This year's annual INFINZ Conference will bring together 450 delegates with fellow colleagues and leaders in New Zealand's financial service eco-system for a day of learning and networking on the theme of Navigating the Transition. The conference explores what the role of the Financial […]

Climate Snort

Basement Theatre

Snort Climate Snort Surprising, silly, and sometimes downright saucy, Snort is Auckland's cult-favourite late-night improv show. Every week Aotearoa’s funniest comedians and improvisers pull together intricate and far-fetched scenes for an hour jam-packed with killer comedy, made up entirely on the spot. Join us for a special Auckland Climate Festival themed Snort with a cast […]

Exhibition: Believing in our future

Future House, 24 Balfour Road, Parnell

Outset Ventures Exhibition: Believing in our future Outset Ventures is The Home of Deep Technology located in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. The Outset Ventures building has been a starting place for science and engineering ventures for the last two decades, giving rise to companies such as Rocket Lab, LanzaTech, Mint Innovation and Pictor. Outset Ventures is excited […]

What does carbon neutral really mean? Clarifying terminology in climate claims

Online

Wao Aotearoa | Environmental Accounting Services What does carbon neutral really mean? Carbon neutral, climate neutral, carbon zero, climate positive, carbon reduce. What do they even mean and do semantics really matter? In this Impact Session, the team from Environmental Accounting Services will explain the terminology and the current requirements in New Zealand for making […]

Circular design and thinking in systems

Beca Ltd Circular design and thinking in systems Join Beca for a panel discussion looking at the many facets of the Circular Economy. The panel will explore how our Circular Design Framework embraces "thinking in systems". More information on the panellists coming soon. Please note that this event has limited spaces and is invite only. […]

M2Woman Journey To Excellence: ESG

Cordis Hotel

M2WOMAN | Craigs Investment Partners M2Woman Journey To Excellence: ESG M2Woman and Craig's Investment Partners invite you to join them this October for the Journey To Excellence forum on the theme of Diversity, Inclusion, Environmental and Social Governance (ESG). The question is – how your company can respond, adapt and grow? JTE will explore how […]

Building a low carbon movement

Online or central community centre

Auckland Council Building a low carbon movement This event will provide an opportunity for community stakeholders to come together, network and skillshare and discuss what it would take to build an effective low carbon movement of community groups, businesses, churches etc working towards a common goal of reducing emissions. Groups will also be asked to […]

Aotearoa New Zealand climate standards

Online

Wao Aotearoa Aotearoa New Zealand climate standards Jacqueline Cheyne, Board Member of the XRB and chair of the Project Steering Group for climate risk reporting will discuss the proposed New Zealand Climate Related Disclosures regime for Climate Reporting Entities (CREs). These standards are due to come into effect in 2023 and are hoped to drive […]

TechCamp: Young Pacific Leaders for Climate Action

Auckland Region

U.S. Department of State | U.S. Consulate Auckland | TechCamp | Cultural Vistas TechCamp: Young Pacific Leaders for climate action TechCamp creates connections among scientists, communicators, and advocates from 24 Pacific nations to support collaboration on climate change response while building a comprehensive understanding of and skills needed to pursue climate resiliency. TechCamp will provide […]

Point Chev Beach clean-up community day

Point Chevailer Beach

Pt Chev Beach Cafe | Little Lato Pt Chev Beach clean-up community day The Pt Chev Beach Cafe, in collaboration with Little Lato, invite the local community to join them for an enjoyable day making the beach healthy/safe and clean for everybody with the added bonus of receiving a free coffee or Gelato when the […]

Do good feel good in Puketāpapa Mt Roskill

Mt Roskill war memorial hall

Roskill Together Do good feel good in Puketāpapa Mt Roskill During Auckland Climate Festival, Roskill Together invites the local community of Mt. Roskill to join them for a series of workshops. Calculating your current carbon footprint and planned savings. Raising community awareness on how to be pro-active in taking actions and providing solutions to minimise […]

TLI plogging day

Auckland

The Lentil Intervention TLI plogging day Join Athletes for Nature on 9 October for Plogging Day. Athletes for Nature, a campaign run by The Lentil Intervention, is a tribal movement of outdoor enthusiasts that not only appreciate the importance of nature but also take action to protect it. The goal is to get more people […]

T-tech future transport conference

Aotea Centre, Auckland

ITS New Zealand T-tech future transport conference T-Tech is New Zealand's forum for ITS and Future Transport. The conference programme will include presentations and discussion on the trends and challenges that are shaping the future of transport and the new technology, innovations and solutions that help make transport safe, sustainable and more efficient. T-Tech 2022 […]