Sustainable Living

Find out about sustainable living events and activities at libraries.

Remix Plastic: Creative in Residence

Come and meet one of our Creatives in Residence Anthea Madill from Remix Plastic. Through her experience in conservation, sustainability and living a zero waste lifestyle, Anthea provides environmentally focused education. Come and learn what you can do to reduce your plastic consumption and create a better world.

These drop-in sessions are FREE and located on He Hononga | Connection, Ground Floor, Tūranga.

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Posted by Remix Plastic on Sunday, October 13, 2019

About the Sustainable Living Series

Christchurch City Council has been a leader on climate change for many years and is now actively planning to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build the resilience that Christchurch needs to support climate adaptation. In support of this, a series of public talks, workshops and Storytimes are being created.

The Sustainable Living Series was launched on Sunday 10 February 2019 at Tūranga. It starts off a two-year programme developed by Christchurch City Libraries to support the Council's climate change strategy.

Sustainable Christchurch

Christchurch City Council defines sustainability as:

A dynamic process of continual improvement that enables all people, now and in the future, to have quality of life, in ways that protect and enhance the Earth’s life supporting systems.

Sustainable Christchurch on the Christchurch City Council website has lots of information about living and working smarter, making better choices. Find out about:

  • Sustainability at home
  • Schools and sustainability
  • Sustainable transport
  • Sustainable communities
  • Resource efficient Council

Read more about Sustainablility policies at Christchurch City Council.

The Sustainable Living Programme

The Sustainable Living Programme is a New Zealand community education programme is a practical, fun way to learn and try out actions that reduce your environmental impact at home.  It’s an opportunity to 'make a difference for the planet', probably save on living costs and be healthier too. Think of it as learning future living skills, relevant at any stage in life. The charitable trust is managed from Canterbury for 15+ partner unitary, city and district councils across New Zealand.

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eResources

  • Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
    Explore more than 3 million articles on global warming, climate change, alternative energy, environmental policy, going green, recycling, soil, plants, agronomy and more.
  • GreenFile
    GreenFILE contains a collection of scholarly, governmental and general interest titles which examine the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done to minimise these effects.
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