Find out about sustainable living events and activities at libraries.
- Christchurch Pride Clothes Swap Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre, 12-22 March (clothes accepted for donation at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre and South Library from 27 February), all day
- Craft snippets (sustainable crafter, Amy Hewgill) Upper Riccarton Library, Wednesday 25 March, 6.30-7.30pm
- Remix Plastic Fast Fashion recycling / upcycling workshop at Tūranga, Sunday 26 April 2pm to 3.30pm (gold coin entry, bookings via Remix Plastic)
- The Great Stash Swap Papanui Library, Saturday 9 May 11am to 2pm
- Kids recycling workshop Tūranga Sunday 10 May 11am to 12noon $10, bookings via Remix Plastic
- Talking rubbish workshop Tūranga Sunday 10 May 1pm to 2.30pm $10, bookings via Remix Plastic
- World Fish Migration Day Tūranga, Saturday 16 May 10am to 3pm
- Remix Plastic Beeswax wrap workshop at Tūranga Sunday 17 May 2pm to 4pm.
- The Great Stash Swap Tūranga, Sunday 31 May 2pm to 3.30pm
- Make your own household cleaners Tūranga, Sunday 19 July 10.30am to 11.30am $15, bookings via Remix Plastic
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.
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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