Auckland Climate Festival


Take the lead in helping
Aucklanders act for climate

What's an event?

It’s an event, initiative or activation that is designed and led by local organisations and community leaders to bring impactful climate action to Aucklanders this October.

Photo by Bike Auckland

100+ events
across Auckland

A varied and diverse programme of activities giving Aucklanders all across the region meaningful opportunities to engage in climate action.

A full month of climate action this October

From 1 - 31 October we’ll see more ambitious commitments, bolder actions and accelerated change from people and organisations of Tāmaki.

Curated by and for Aucklanders

Each event on the programme is designed and led by locals and organisations across the region, helping more people do more for climate.

Create an event,
your way

A plant-based dining experience, bike tour of the city’s greenest buildings or a workshop series for budding entrepreneurs. Create and curate a unique experience that connects people to the wide range of ways they can act for climate.

Activate your community

Bring people together to harness the collective genius, creativity and ambition to turn the knarly challenges into opportunities and push the envelope on what is possible.

Know that you are doing your bit

As a parent, a colleague, a business owner, a friend. This is your chance to be a good ancestor and show that you believe in a good future for Tāmaki Makaurau.

Create opportunities for change

Experiences of every kind, like hospitality, art exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions and more. There’s no limit to what you can do to create impactful change.


Teach people what we can do for meaningful change.


Help people imagine a resilient and equitable Tāmaki Makaurau.


Give opportunities for people to live the change, now.

Photo by Bike Auckland

Join a diverse community

Hosts are artists, business owners, innovators, sustainability experts, government, mana whenua, advocacy groups and more. They have a passion for Tāmaki Makaurau and giving Aucklanders more opportunities to act for climate.

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei partnered with Para Kore Ki Tāmaki to host an online panel kōrero on how mātauranga Māori can guide us in restoring our taiao as well as growing healthier communities.

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown of online giving platform Co-Benefits, collaborated with wellness studio The Space for a free morning of yoga, meditation and talks centred on managing climate stress.

We're here to help,
each step of the way

Resources dedicated to your hosting needs, support for you and your team, exposure for your event and much more.

Guidance to help you

Newsletters, articles and resources are dedicated to help guide you through each stage of the design and delivery of your event.

Explore the theme​

Be part of the generation telling a new hopeful story of the future of Auckland, the resilience of our place and the care we have for our people. Use the theme to inspire your event and the change across Auckland you want to see.​

Connect with the community​

Join the ACF community to share ideas, make new connections and help each other out.​

How to get started

Here’s a quick overview of the process from start to finish.

Learn our festival criteria

Make sure your event meets our festival criteria and is aligned with our 2022 theme and kaupapa.

Create an event page and secure your spot

Your page is how people find out about your event. Create an engaging event by adding a high quality photo and tailoring to those you’re inviting to take part.

Organise and host your event

As long as your event meets the criteria, you’re ready to organise and put on your event.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to be a climate change expert to host an event?

No you do not have to be a climate change expert. We welcome people of all ages, background and experience with a common unity in our vision for Tāmaki Makaurau. Learn more.

What are the key dates?

The festival is being held from 1-31 October. Registrations for event submissions are open from 16 May – 15 July. Learn more.

Is there a cost for being involved?

All event listings are free. As event hosts, you are responsible for all costs associated with organising your event or activation. Learn more.