We’ve curated an exciting and varied content lineup for this year’s conference. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re wanting to learn about simple changes you can make in your own life to leave a lighter footprint on the planet, or understand the latest science that’s underpinning government decision making.
Programme announcement are currently ongoing – keep an eye out here and on our social pages for updates as they become available.
Ko Lani Rotzler Purewa tōku ingoa.
He uri tēnei no Ngāi Tūhoe, no te Schwarzwald hoki. I’m a young urban māori with a passion for learning about what it means to be in good relation to Rangi and Papa through the matauranga of our tupuna.
I work for Para Kore, and Papawhakaritorito Trust to support community gardens across the Hutt Valley. Our mission at Para Kore is to empower and support kura, kōhanga, marae and organisations across Aotearoa to reduce waste through education and support within the frameworks of kaupapa and tikanga Māori.
It is my greatest privilege to work with rangatahi to restore native ngāhere, grow kai and put to practice regenerative growing methods that support soil microbiology, and enhance wider ecosystems address climate change pressures.
Having been our MC for the two previous EnviroPAST conferences, we’re thrilled to be able to bring Tim with us to Wellington! Tim specialises in working with individuals and organisations to help them tap into their Purpose Fuelled Performance, assisting them in the transition to becoming a force for good – hence Grow Good. His purpose-focused consulting, coaching and training programmes are specially designed for those that want to use their skills to achieve meaningful goals in life and work.
Since starting his business he has worked with organisations such as Meridian Energy, The Co-Operative Bank, The NZ Defence Force, The Chia Sisters, Bivouac Outdoors and Cookie Time to name a few. His business is one of New Zealand’s founding B Corps and he is also B Corp Ambassador for NZ. More recently he has been co-teaching the University of Canterbury MBA Programme “Creating Impact-led Enterprises”. That’s why he is New Zealand’s #1 B Corp and business for good specialist,
For this year’s practical action event, we are teaming up with Conservation Volunteers, Wellington City Council, and the Department of Conservation to help with their dune restoration mahi. Conference attendees will be transported by bus to a local beach and will join the hundreds of volunteers who have helped to plant thousands of native dune plants and remove invasive plants from Wellington’s dunes.
CVNZ works closely with Wellington City Council (WCC) to help restore the local dune ecosystems around Wellington’s south coast, and continually review and monitor the restored areas to determine success and further revise the restoration programmes. Natural sand dunes play a vital role in protecting our beaches, coastline and coastal developments from coastal hazards such as erosion, coastal flooding and storm damage.