ONE Summit 2018



The ONE initiative is a district wide festival of sustainability being held for the first time in the Queenstown Lakes District in 2018. It originated from the desire to look at and highlight the connections between many of our community organizations working on various aspects of sustainability and see how they relate to each other. What we found during this mapping was an amazingly active, engaged community that was ready for change.

ONE brings all of these together to show how each of us plays an important role in achieving a better future for our children. But also, and crucially, to highlight that everything is interlinked and interdependent. It’s goal is to is to feed an already active community’s desire to find out how to make small changes that can make a big difference for the future.

The framework for the One Initiative is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a holistic approach to sustainability, which addresses environmental, social and economic concerns as one.  Adopted by the UN in 2015, every nation has agreed to implement the goals to achieve a better future by 2030.

We need to make these goals our own. As an individual, we are way more motivated to change our behaviour if it’s will improve our home and our community.  ONE brings all of the goals together under one roof in a week long festival celebrating what we already do well and pointing out where we need to continue to work.

We need to start acting and changing now to reach our national and global goals for 2030 and 2050 and ensure our children and grandchildren can thrive.

It only takes one word, one step or one act to start making a better world. Let’s get to it.



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