Bush to Bush
An easy early evening 1-hour bike ride of just over 5k to celebrate World Habitat Day. The route is entirely on two cycleways connecting two iconic Ōtautahi Christchurch indigenous forests. We will start at the replanting of Papanui Bush in Langdons Road and end at Putaringamotu/Deans Bush, in Riccarton. There will be a short commentary at both places. This is suitable for cyclists of all abilities. The ride is part of the 2022 Biketober Cycling Festival.
Our Papatūānuku - The Inaugural Aotearoa National “Our Papatūānuku” Competition (launched on Mother’s Day 2022) gives youth an opportunity to express their love and concerns for Mother Earth and the environment through mixed media, illustration, graphic art, poetry, and letter.
Rubbish Talk to get better at recycling. Once we know the recycling rules, it’s a pretty low-fuss habit to put into our routine.
Over this year we really want to work with you to help get the region better at using the waste services we have and reduce waste overall. We are working closely with waste experts - as we (Christchurch, Selwyn and Waimakariri) are making more and more waste that goes to landfill and getting worse at recycling. Like and learn on Facebook.
Top 10 Tips 4 Climate
It's hard to know where to start or what we each can do to address climate change. So we have come up with our 10 top tips to help each of us do this together. We have collated a lot on info, ideas and action - so there is something that each of us can do to take that next step.
Make a start Climate Resources
Sharing education and local information to help our communities adopt more sustainable behaviours and reduce waste at a household level.
Deep Water - Centre for Peace, Justice and Ecology
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"A Climate for Change" is about raising awareness of climate breakdown impact and more, We will tell the local stories of those who are creating solutions we can all get behind, and inspire people to take simple actions in our own backyards across all of East Canterbury.. If you are a part of the story get in contact with us.. Check out the Project, hundreds of Tips to get into action, see our resources and follow us on Facebook.
Me te mihi nui mo a koutou manaakitanga. With utmost respect and thanks to our key collaborators, funders and supporters.
We collaborate a lot - it's core to our mahi!
2022 Kumara Award Winner for Regenerative Communities Pilot.
Te Hapū O Ngāti Wheke (Rāpaki) Rūnanga
River of Flowers was created as a community commemoration for the first February 22nd anniversary of the devastating Christchurch earthquake. It has since been held across Canterbury waterways every anniversary since.
River of Flowers has become an important and essential community wellbeing event in our city's recovery story.
Check out the history, including the 5th Anniversary Bloom Exhibition, on our River of FlowersPage.
Life Pack - Kete Ora is an innovative initiative started during Lockdown by Flourish Kia Pūawai and some key supporters.
Created to protect and improve whanau wellbeing, this special tool is about to go through testing and development.
Check out all about it on our Life Pack Page
Walk For The Planet
The Good Home started as a pilot eco-shop 'The Good Shop' in New Brighton, Christchurch. An opportunity to learn what consumers wanted to purchase, wanted to learn and support a network of mostly mum makers. Check out our success in only a four month period in Programmes page!
For now The Good Shop community is The Good Home on Facebook where we continue to share everything eco and changing our lifestyles to be good for the planet and good for our health. Like on Facebook.
Raise awareness of the urgency to respond to Climate Breakdown and aid the transition to a regenerative society, through;
Te Tiriti ō Waitangi, social equity and social inclusion.
Regenerative Communities is an exploration of how we co-create better, more resilient communities with caring for the environment. So we have an amazing two-year Action Research Pilot based in a Tiny Forest on the Heathcote/Opawaho River.
Join us on Facebook and find out more on the Pilot here.
Kumara Awards 2022
Our Regenerative Communities Pilot
in the Tiny Forest, King George V Reserve - has just won a Placemaking Aotearoa Kumara Award!
We were honoured with the Award:
Tiakina te whenua, ka manaakitia te tangata. Caring For the Land, Caring For the People.
We're absolutely chuffed!
Waikuku Community Exchange is a brand new initiative started in early 2021 by Flourish Kia Pūawai with some key supporters. Created to strengthen resilience & wellbeing in coastal Waikuku, this special project is community-led. A community event kick-started the project and the report can be read here: Waikuku CE Report April 2021 F.pdf
If you are local to Waikuku join the Facebook Group!