SDGs - Sustainable Development Goals

The Agenda 2030—ratified in 2015 at the United Nations (UN)—is an agenda designed to transform our world. It is based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals which, as former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon explained, are a “roadmap to ending global poverty, building a life of dignity for all and leaving no one behind. It is also a clarion call to work in partnership and intensify efforts to share prosperity, empower people’s livelihoods, ensure peace and heal our planet for the benefit of this and future generations.”

​We are a signatory to the
Aotearoa SDG Declaration 2021. 

​Our social enterprise and projects currently contribute to the following SDGs:

3: Good Health and Wellbeing
4: Quality Education

10: Reduced Inequalities

11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

12: Responsible Consumption and Production
13: Climate Action

15: Life on Land

16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

17: Partnerships For The Goals

The Journey

​​Our early start up focus was on delivering the meaningful River of Flowers earthquake commemorations and Bloom in 2016.​ We had over 14 500 people participate in both events in 2016. We also had the most River of Flowers sites ever, with 20 sites being hosting by a combination of community organisations, schools, university, churches and Canterbury District Health Board. We continue to support communities and the National Memorial Site on Feb 22nd.

Make sure you have a look at our
Bloom; an interactive floral and poetic tribute to commemorating the Canterbury Earthquakes and our recovery story. Our Flourish interns also interviewed key people involved in River of Flowers over the last 5 years. Read some of these on the River of Flowers and Bloom pages.

Our Alpine Pacific in a Box was set up quickly in response to the Kaikoura/Hurunui Earthquake to support small businesses. It then morphed into The Good Shop Pilot.

In 2017 we undertook a four month pop up pilot in New Brighton for living greener and healthier. The Good Shop 4 months pilot was really interesting and we learnt a lot. See below for our Impact results. This has now morphed into The Good Home, a place to learn about being eco-friendly, starting where we live. 

A year of A Climate 4 Changewe reached nearly a million people and created a great local resource in our Top Ten Tips. We continue to post on Facebookand are seeing where this great platform will evolve.

Our response to the pandemic are two projects focussed on wellbeing. Call Naturewas a sweet two week installation of telephones along our Ōtautahi riverways in 2022. We got a lot of great community and media response. The other initiative that has been quietly developing is Kete OraWellbeing Game... keep an eye out for this innovative wellbeing project.

We have a few ongoing projects including Rubbish Talk and Regenerative Communities, we know they are already successful and Regenerative Communities won an Award in 2022! 

With a dynamic, opportunistic and collaborative approach things are always moving .... check the homepage and facebook pages for new info!

How we work

We use Results - Based Accountability in planning and evaluation informed by good practice to ensure the best possible project and outcomes.

We also check our planning with the following relevant Models/Strategies:

  • Te Pae Mahutonga - Maori Health Model
  • Earth Charter
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • New Economics Foundation’s​ - Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • Health in all Policies Integrated Recovery Planning Guide
  • IFF Three Horizons Framework
  • Social Enterprise Impact Canvas
  • Community Outcomes ECan
  • Community Outcomes Christchurch City Council
  • Community Outcomes Waimakariri District Council
  • Community Outcomes Selwyn District Council

​Feel free to use our planning tool

​Flourishing Programmes, Initiatives & Events