Auckland Climate Festival

Street art bike challenge

Your local neighbourhood

During the month of October, discover your local street art scene by bike. With the support of Auckland Transport, EcoMatters Bike Hubs are encouraging Aucklanders to explore the city’s thriving […]

SHELF-LIFE: An exhibition of photographs by Mandy Barker

Virtual exhibition online

SHELF-LIFE, a series of 10 photographs by British photographer Mandy Barker, will be on display in the Grand Foyer of Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum from 11 October 2021 to 20 February 2022. In partnership with the British Council and the British High Commission, SHELF-LIFE highlights the marine plastic pollution washed up on […]

Upcycling workshops with The ReCreators

For the Auckland Climate Festival 2021, The ReCreators are running climate focused upcycling workshops for children and adults across Auckland. The ReCreators upcycling workshops combine creativity with discussion about climate change and the environment, and skill building with education about living sustainably. Look out for the fun (and enlightening) workshop about gases that cause global […]

Live lightly: 7-day sustainable lifestyle challenge

Auckland Region

Are you up for it? We're challenging Tāmaki Makaurau to join us in completing one sustainable lifestyle change per day for 7-days. For each day of the week we introduce a selection of actions you and your whānau can incorporate into your daily lifestyle. We created this challenge to help Tāmaki Makaurau practice sustainability through […]

Compost Collective workshops

From 12 to 31 October, the Compost Collective invites you to start or further your composting journey by signing up to one of their free composting workshops held online, in partnership with EcoMatters and Auckland Council. Whether it’s a worm farm, Bokashi system or a simple compost bin, you can easily turn all your household […]

Hauraki Gulf Kōrero podcast


Could the Hauraki Gulf one day have legal personhood? How is climate change impacting on our resident Bryde’s Whales? How can lessons from our past deliver a healthier big blue backyard? Tune in to stories from the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park, Tīkapa Moana, Te Moananui-ā-Toi. Hosted by Qiane Matata-Sipu. Take a listen to all 10 […]

Climate gases: make a fart molecule


The purpose of this class is both scientific and crafty. Families, both kids and adults will work with cardboard and coloured pens or pencils to make their own gas molecule using easy to find craft tools and upcycled materials found at home. We will be using the slot technique to make a 3D stand alone […]

Achieving climate action with Circularity: An introduction to XLabs


Transitioning to the Circular Economy is critical for a lower emissions, more valuable and resilient future. Join us for this session with our partners Auckland Unlimited and the Ministry for the Environment, where you will gain an understanding of how our XLabs program can support your journey to below carbon through circularity. More details about the XLabs […]

Natural fibre standards and certifications


Join us to find out how certifications and standards work for natural fibres and materials in the textile industry. About this event ‍There is increasing demand for certified products and materials. Consumers want higher standards from the products they buy, and manufacturers want to make sure they can verify sustainability practices in their supply chain. […]

Auckland Climate Festival official launch event


We'd love you to join us for the official Auckland Climate Festival 2021 launch to be held online on Tuesday 12 October 2021, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Celebrate as we open Auckland Climate Festival by switching on the Vector Lights on Auckland's Harbour Bridge in the festival colours. The bridge will be lit up in the four colours […]

International speaker series – Clean energy in the transition to net zero


Climate Change Commission is back in the UK for our next session, joining internationally renowned energy economist Michael Liebreich to explore the past, present and future of the global transition to clean energy. This session will look at what a net zero emissions energy system looks like, the role of governments in harnessing and driving […]

Vector Lights for Auckland Climate Festival

Auckland Harbour Bridge

To celebrate the launch of Auckland Climate Festival 2021, Vector Lights, in partnership with Auckland Council, will light up the Harbour Bridge in the Auckland Climate Festival colours representing atmosphere (Te Kôhauhau), water (Te Wai), flesh (Te Kiko) and earth (Te Whenua). Powered by a mix of leading technology, including solar, battery and peer-to-peer systems, […]

How to use your KiwiSaver for good


Do you care deeply about climate change, the environment, and other social issues? Did you know that your KiwiSaver and investments could be directly supporting industries that are not aligned with your values? Mindful Money invites you to an online workshop on 13 October at 12pm to discuss how you can use your Kiwisaver for […]

Demystifying just transitions


With the draft Emissions Reduction Plan due to launch shortly, join SBC’s Robert Perry, Claire Waghorn, Christchurch Airport’s Sustainable Transition Leader and Catherine Leining, Policy Fellow, Motu, as they discuss what a ‘Just Transition’ means at a policy and enterprise level; how leading businesses are using Just Transition pathways to put people at the heart […]

Embracing the Short Carbon Cycle


Sustainability, climate change and waste are intimately linked and cannot be effectively considered in isolation.  Sustainability is having no lasting impacts, climate change is just a mass balance and waste is just excess molecules that negate the first two.  The Short Carbon Cycle provides the only way out of our current trap. Join Timothy Brake […]

Carbon calculations, sequestration and sustainable procurement approaches


Mott MacDonald in collaboration with Auckland Council invites you to join them for an online seminar on calculating carbon in infrastructure projects, carbon sequestration approaches and leveraging sustainable procurement practices. Three speakers will present short 15-20 min presentations on the work in the following fields: An innovative carbon dashboard tool for infrastructure projects which has […]

Spark Change Solveathon 2021


Spark Change 2021 is a solveathon event for high school students to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ignite innovation among rangatahi as a key driver towards achieving these goals. As a participant, YOU will get to put your problem-solving skills to the test by developing out-of-the-box solutions to real challenges. Teams are […]

Repair Café Aotearoa New Zealand | International Repair Day


This worldwide Repair Day celebrates the strength of community coming together and helping each other fixing small household items, preventing stuff going to landfill. It campaigns for the Right to Repair and the shift to a circular economy. While recent months have made it difficult to come together and repair in person as a community, […]

The Climate Collage – Public Workshop on Climate Change


The Climate Collage will be running collaborative and empowering workshops to build climate capability across Aotearoa. The workshops are grounded in the science from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the internationally accepted authority on climate change) and has been attended by over 180,000 participants across 45 countries to date. The workshop is designed […]

Just and tika transitions for Tāmaki Makaurau


Climate change is an injustice. But not every response to climate change is just. Are the risks and opportunities of the low-emissions transition unevenly distributed? How can we avoid unfair burdenson already disadvantaged people? How can climate action give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi? Can we multi-solve by improving present wellbeing as we mitigate […]

Climate Crisis and what to do about it


You know the climate is in crisis, threatening our very existence. This workshop will inform you what we, the ordinary people, are doing to get the political will to follow the science and keep the planet liveable, and how you can help. This event will be held online. Registered participants will be provided with a […]

Eco anxiety


Yes, eco-anxiety is a thing for many. The wellbeing of our mother earth and ours is one and the same. The more we understand how to stay well and use the energy from the current climate crisis, the more momentum we can build to create change. Join us for a conversation on how we can […]

Songwriters 4 climate action workshop #10 with Aaiotanga


Songwriters 4 Climate Action is a project intended to bring together community-based performers through a series of workshops and activities; to help support and inspire them to develop songs / art that highlight the challenges and hopes for climate action. Our aim is to work towards live performances and record songs / creative content (to […]

Vector Lights for World Energy Day

Auckland Harbour Bridge

This World Energy Day we’re highlighting the role energy plays in New Zealand’s journey to net zero carbon. Watch the history of energy and take a glimpse at Aotearoa’s new energy future. The show will repeat every 30 minutes from 8pm to midnight.