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Te Ao Earth Week Sept

Be part of this landmark event for our planet!

We are very pleased to bring you news of our event – Te Ao Earth Week.  Celebrating the southern hemisphere spring equinox – the beginning of kōanga, and driving action for environmental change.

It is not to be missed!  If you’re in Ōtautahi Christchurch in September, it is the event to be at!  If you’re further afield, join us online! Register using the links below to book tickets and keep connected to all that will be going on during the week – it will be non-stop action!

12 Top Award-winning Wildlife Photographers exhibiting incredible images of Aotearoa and our connection with our most precious lifeline here on earth

25 Expert Speakers, leaders in Aotearoa and internationally on the critical issues for environmental change

Event Task Forces for Environment Action – speakers and participants are invited to be part of key action for Ōtautahi Christchurch and beyond following the event

We’d love to see you there in person or online!

Buy your tickets for the Speaker Series $20 (see below)

Pay it forward! We have a list of amazing young people, our change-makers of tomorrow, who you could support.  Just click the ‘PAY IT FORWARD’ button when you book.


Te Ao Earth Week Exhibition

Free entry  > Pūmanawa Gallery, The Arts Centre, Ōtautahi Christchurch.
Open daily 19th-23rd Sept from 10am-4pm, Sat 24th Sept 10am-2pm.
Toby Dickson, Jase Blair, Crystal Brindle, Kurien Yohannan, Duane Schroeder, Scott Mouat, Richie Toa Mills, Alden Williams, Andy Jackson, Ben Yock, Larryn Rae, Anneke Stewart
Click Here for full details.

Te Ao Earth Week Speaker Series

$20 in person (strictly limited numbers)  > Pūmanawa Gallery, The Arts Centre, Ōtautahi Christchurch.
$5 concessionary rate for students, seniors, limited income. Free online.
See dates and timings below
Please contact us if you are attending multiple events for discounted tickets.

1. Te Ao Earth and Us

Anake Goodall, Mananui Ramsden, Vicki Buck, Siobhan O’Connor
Monday 19th Sept, 4-6pm Book Now
How can we live in alignment with this planet? What’s the role of rangatahi/young people? What is the role of kaumātua/elders? What does it mean to reconnect? We look at what it really means to live in alignment with earth, and the need for urgent action.

2. Large-Scale Environmental Change – Greater Ōtautahi Christchurch

Pete Russell, Rose Challies, Amy Carter, Hayley Guglietta
Tuesday 20th Sept, 4-6pm Book Now
How do you achieve large-scale change? What are the implications for public, private and non-profit sectors and iwi? We investigate the changes afoot in Greater Ōtautahi Christchurch and how to get rapid large-scale change – for a future to look forward to.

3. Digital Earth

Ben Reid, Jannat Maqbool, Kurt Janssen, Dorenda Britten, Michael Healy
Wednesday 21st Sept, 4-6pm Book Now
What role can data and digital tools play in environmental change?  Can the value of tech outweigh its cost to our planet?  We interrogate the benefits and challenges of an increasingly digital world and how, if at all, it can help environmental action.

4. The Impact of Money + Investment

Barry Coates, Shamubeel Eaqub, Anake Goodall, Claire Newman
Thursday 22nd Sept, 4-6pm Book Now
How clean is your money? What does ‘impact’ mean and what can we really expect when we invest?  Diving into the world of finance and the popularity of impact investment, we ask where can we place our money to ensure our planet’s future.

5. Earth-Aligned Businesses

Tim Loftus, Grant Ryan, Ed Lyons, Amy Carter, Terry Murdoch, Andrew Simcock
Friday 23rd Sept, 4-6pm Book Now
What action must a business take to ensure it is truly aligned with the planet? How does a business cut through the murky claims of greenwashing? We examine what an earth business really is and what the most meaningful first steps are.

6. Art, Design + Planet

Crystal Brindle, Anneke Stewart, Ben Yock
 Saturday 24th Sept, 2-4pm Book Now
What can artists and creatives do to make a real difference for the planet? Can art play a role, as it has in other major turning points on this earth? We look at how art and artists can be activists through their media and best contribute to the change we need for our planet.


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