Find out about sustainable living events and activities at libraries.
- Smoothie rider at New Brighton Library Saturday 19 October 2pm to 3pm
- Free string making with Rekindle using tī kōuka leaves at Tūranga Monday 21 October 9.30am to 10.30am
- Free basket weaving with tī kōuka leaves at Turanga - Rekindle Sunday 27 October 10.30am to 1.30pm
- eBikes in Brighton Sunday 27 October 2pm to 3pm
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.
Sunday 20 October 2019, 2pm to 4pm
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- Monday 21 October 2019, 9.30am to 12 noon A special session focusing on the making tools and equipment in the Production Studio at Tūranga.
Sunday 10 November 2019, 2pm to 4pm
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Loads of people haven't explored the creative space at Tūranga Library yet, so we are hosting this drop in to show you...
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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