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Investing in Our Future - Wanaka
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Investing in Our Future - Wanaka

SPEAKERS

Our economy and how we finance it is rapidly changing and we are entering into a new era. Increased divesting from fossil fuels means greater capital in green funds and the rise of impact investment which looks not just at economic, but also social and environmental returns. Coupled with this is the rise of the social enterprise and the sharing economy. New Zealand is just at the beginning of our Journey. Our three speakers for this discussion have a vast experience in social and impact investing and will give us their views on the exciting developments in New Zealand in this area and answer questions on these topics. Facilitated by Simon Telfer, this conversation will show how using capital differently can help with those big systemic changes we need within our society.

Barry Coates has been involved in responsible investment since the early 1990s and played a leading role in building demand for fair trade in NZ. He has been a leader in sustainability and climate change since the Earth Summit in 1992 and was awarded Sustainability Champion in 2016 from the Sustainable Business Network. He has a Masters from Yale University in management, experience as a business strategy consultant and has been the CEO of charities, most recently Oxfam New Zealand 2003-2014. He was a Green MP 2016-17.

David Woods has held an executive role as Managing Director of a large social finance/impact investing organisation, supporting financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy in the developing world with a capital base of EUR 1.2bn. He is currently a Director of Whai Rawa Fund Ltd, a trustee of The Gift Trust, and Chairman of the Impact Enterprise Fund, in addition to sitting on three overseas micro-finance company boards for the Aga Khan Foundation as an independent director. In early October, he will represent New Zealand at the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment Summit to advocate for New Zealand to become part of the Steering Group.

Esther Whitehead is Managing Trustee of the Dyslexia Foundation of NZ and founder of Sustainable Queenstown Charitable Trust, a social enterprise providing sustainability services and fostering community wellbeing through events, workshops and outreach. Esther is currently working with the Ākina Foundation as part of the Impact Initiative, a partnership with the New Zealand Government, to carry out research to help enable a flourishing social enterprise sector in New Zealand. The research is aimed at understanding the capital needs of New Zealand’s social enterprise sector and, based on that understanding, propose solutions to any barriers to capital flow within the sector. Building a social enterprise from grassroots in Queenstown, gives Esther the opportunity to share her first-hand experiences of the challenges and opportunities faced in this sector.

COST: $16.00

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The Rubbish Trip - Bare Essentials Workshop
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

The Rubbish Trip - Bare Essentials Workshop

After a sell out audience earlier this year, Hannah and Liam, are back to share with us how they have managed to become no waste nomads, giving practical advice on how we can reduce our waste in their 2 hour Reducing our Household Rubbish on Saturday 26th. For those that want to dig deeper, on Sunday they will be running a 90 minute Bare Essentials workshop, an interactive hands on experience for those wanting to learn more about how to make your own toiletries and cleaning essentials. This couple hold no punches and are guaranteed to get you fire up to reduce waste and think differently in your home and business.

FREE Presentation but places are limited.

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Eco Fair
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Eco Fair

Come along to the Lake Wanaka Centre on Sunday morning to find out more about what solutions organisations in our community are already working on to get us on the path to the future.

Get the kids to design Wanaka 2050, come ask advice from Dr. Compost, take part in the Rubbish Nomads Bare Essentials workshop, see how the community house is coming along, check out Protect Our Winters, test an E-Bike, find out more about energy efficient homes, water conservation, planting in our region and lots more. Fun, inspiring and informative. Find out more and see how you can start to act.

COST: Free

Sponsored by : Wanaka Solar

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The Rubbish Trip - Reducing Our Household Rubbish
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

The Rubbish Trip - Reducing Our Household Rubbish

After a sell out audience earlier this year, Hannah and Liam, are back to share with us how they have managed to become no waste nomads, giving practical advice on how we can reduce our waste in their 2 hour Reducing our Household Rubbish on Saturday 26th. For those that want to dig deeper, on Sunday they will be running a 90 minute Bare Essentials workshop, an interactive hands on experience for those wanting to learn more about how to make your own toiletries and cleaning essentials. This couple hold no punches and are guaranteed to get you fire up to reduce waste and think differently in your home and business.

FREE Presentation but places are limited.

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This Is Why - Our Path to Carbon Zero
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

This Is Why - Our Path to Carbon Zero

SPEAKERS

We have three incredible speakers who will talk about not only ‘Why’ we need to get to Carbon Zero by 2050, but also, and perhaps more important, the ‘How To’.

Catherine Leining, one of New Zealand’s expert of climate mitigation policy and who co-leads Motu’s research and engagement programme on “Shaping New Zealand’s Low-Emission Future” will talk about the reality of climate change, our international obligations to reach carbon zero by 2050 and the various paths that can lead us there.

Ben Liley, one of our leading atmospheric scientists, leads NIWA’s research into our solar energy resource, mapping solar energy throughout New Zealand and will talk about our solar potential and our existing capacity to become Carbon Zero in New Zealand.

Finally to bring the discussion back to the How To, Stephen Canny, Group Manager Business and Strategic Projects for Venture Southland, will round out the discussion by talking about how Southland is laying out its pathway to get there through their Zero Carbon Southland initiative.

A discussion to inspire, start conversations, and get us thinking about what we can do as an individual, a business and a community to begin our journey along this path so that our kids don’t get left with the task of doing it.

COST: $16.38

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Fashion Revolution - Wanaka
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Fashion Revolution - Wanaka

Join us for bubbles from REVIVE WATER KEFIR, nibbles from the GOODROOTS, a fashion show with a difference and an inspiring CONVERSATION on sustainable design with three incredible women:

  • Peri Drysdale - Founder of Untouched World

  • Trudie Millar - Trudie Millar Personal Stylist

  • Fred Gulchers - My Good Emporium

You could be in with a chance to go home with some of the DESIGNER GIVEAWAYS we have been donated by RECREATE, Thunderpants and DUFFLE & CO. Don’t Miss out!

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Two of our local fashionistas, Wanaka based personal stylist Trudie Millar and Queenstown’s blogger journalist Frederique Gulcher, are holding a unique, fun, thought-provoking discussion on how we produce and consume fashion in Aotearoa, with events in Wanaka and Queenstown, as part of the ONE Summit festival.

Peri Drysdale, founder of Untouched World, will be talking about her personal journey towards creating one of our most emblematic, global, and sustainable New Zealand brands. In 2007 Untouched World was the first clothing company in the world to be accredited by the United Nations to use the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainability emblem on their products. In May 2015, Untouched World was invited to Paris to assist in the setup of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development and consulted with the United Nations on the outcomes of the Decade for Sustainable Development (UNDESD). Come along to find out more about Peri’s incredible journey. Some of Untouched World’s beautiful clothes will also be modelled.

As well as showcasing Untouched World’s designs, Trudie and Frederique will take a look at how these values are being integrated into the fashion industry showcasing other New Zealand designers, such as ReCreate. They will finish off the evening with a fashion show, giveaways from featured brands, and a fun demonstration on how an old wardrobe can be upcycled with style.

COST: $25.56

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Building Better - Wanaka
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Building Better - Wanaka

This fun, inspiring networking series brings to you a series of tiny talks from a number of our local building experts. Sponsored by NUDURA Insulated Concrete Forms, BEO Ltd & QUBE Construction Cost Managers.

How we build hits a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including climate action, energy efficiency, sustainable forestry, waste, water, land and responsible consumption and production practices. During this session, you will get to listen to inspiring speakers talk about how we can build better homes in New Zealand. They will touch on subjects such as tiny home builds, passive housing, budgeting and smarter building. A not to be missed session.

SPEAKERS

  • Annabelle Numaguchi: Why Get a Homestar Rating?

  • Dennis Dowling (DCD): Budgeting for Building Better

  • Simon Gibbon (Pro Clima): Basics of Moisture Management

  • Jonathan Holmes: Design Journey of an Energy Efficient Home

  • Will Croxford: Building a Tiny Home

COST: $16.38

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Sustainable Tourism Workshop - Wanaka
Oct
24
2:00 PM14:00

Sustainable Tourism Workshop - Wanaka

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The One initiative will be hosting a discussion led by Megan Williams, Sustainability Advisor for the Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) for those in the tourism sector to learn more about the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment. Launched on 14 November 2017 by TIA, the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment aims to see every New Zealand tourism business committed to sustainability by 2025 - the Vision is Leading the World in Sustainable Tourism. If you are involved in tourism as a business owner, operator or employee, this workshop is for you.

FREE

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Beach Clean Up
Oct
24
10:00 AM10:00

Beach Clean Up

Summer is just around the corner and One Summit is taking over Wanaka this week to educate, inspire and enable our community to accelerate towards a Carbon Zero future and beyond. 

We are taking initiative by hosting a beach clean up. Join us to help clean up and keep our beautiful lake clean and pristine! Bring your own gloves if you have them otherwise we will have a few extras on hand. 

Partners include Upper Clutha Lakes Trust, Paddle Wanaka and Don't Chuck Your Muck. Coffee vouchers provided thanks to Relishes Cafe!

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Working as One - Hospitality Workshop
Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Working as One - Hospitality Workshop

Tuesday the 23rd is a day where we come together and look at how we can incorporate sustainable practices into our business.

This hospitality session will focus on the sector’s big three: reducing food waste: eliminating single-use plastics: using eco cleaning products. We’ll have a healthy discussion about the challenges we experience and hear from some of our local experts in the field:

Sophie Ward – long term campaigner for a plastic bag free Wanaka, Project Manager at Wastebusters

Esther Whitehead - Sustainable Queenstown, Sustainable Business Network Connector

Megan Williams – Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The session runs from 12pm – 3.00pm and is free.

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Working as One - Sustainable Business Summit
Oct
23
9:00 AM09:00

Working as One - Sustainable Business Summit

The Working as One mini business summit is an opportunity for anyone interested to learn more about the circular economy and at seeing how to take the first steps to apply these principles in the real world. Before 2050, we need to ensure that we have a diverse, thriving and sustainable economy. This morning is for any business that wants to take a few hours to learn more, take stock of where they are at on their path to sustainability, and look at how to accelerate faster towards this goal.

Rachel Brown, CEO of the Sustainable Business Network and based in Auckland, will be making a presentation on the Circular Economy and why being sustainable makes economic sense.

This is going to be followed up by a look at how these principles are being applied in both small and large business structures.

They will discuss how they are integrating the sustainable, circular practices into their businesses, and the challenges and benefits of doing so. This will be followed by an interactive session on how to integrate these practices to your business.

COST: $23.00

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Envisioning 2050
Oct
23
to Oct 28

Envisioning 2050

Focused on better understanding what the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are all about, this exhibition aims to make it simple and includes a display of drawings and ideas from Wanaka’s primary school children on how they see our community in 2050.

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