CHRISTCHURCH Search Results: “sustainability”


The Woods From the Trees

@ VOL 18 ON MAR 27, 2014

New Zealand artist Regan Gentry talks about his latest project. In colloaboration with the Rekindle Whole House Reuse Project, he salvages wood from an earthquake damaged house to fashion life-sized trees in the central city. It is a project where nature reclaims the urban landscape. 


Antarctic Time Travel

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Bec McMaster explores ancient air, lush forests and the building of seven time machines all in her current exhibition project, Antarctic Time Travel - the headline exhibition for NZ IceFest. The world’s most significant festival on Antarctica, celebrating New Zealand and Christchurch’s unique relationship with Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. As an exhibition developer and sustainability professional who is hugely intrigued by all things Antarctica, the chance to develop an exhibition on what Antarctica’s past can tell us about future climate change was right up Bec’s alley. Here, Bec shares the process of engaging with some of NZ’s leading scientists in order to present past and future climate change in a balanced and empowering way. Take this 50 million year journey from the past into our near future in the blink of 20 slides.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 23, 2015.


The Positive Food Dream: Now a Reality

@ VOL 22 ON FEB 11, 2015

Giulio Sturla, a chef of Roots Restaurant, in Lyttelton, New Zealand, talks about the connection between nature and food. By understanding nature better, people will get a greater understand and appreciation for food. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 14th, 2017. 


The Cost of Cotton

@ VOL 24 ON JUL 15, 2015

Student Samantha Jones launched an eco fashion brand in her spare time. The environmental cost,  social cost, child labor, increased awarness and concerns in clothing production are the subject of her passionate talk. Let's support environmentally friendly and ethical products!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on August 3rd, 2015. 


Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

"It's a continual transformation that goes on and on..."

In Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel at PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 29, Partner of renowned repurposing architects SuperUse StudiosJos de Krieger takes us on a field trip around De Ceuvel, a clean tech playground in Amsterdam. There, innovators reclaimed a disused industrial portside site to create a space for experimentation with technologies for a sustainable future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 3rd, 2017.


The Adventures of Bolt and Buzz: Tales of a Disruptive Social ANTerprise

@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Peter Randrup and Bex De Prospo launched sustainable food start-up, Anteater in 2016. Anteater wholesales premium edible insects to top restaurants and special events all over NZ. Due to the huge environmental, production and health benefits of edible insects, the Anteater team believes that they will play a major role in the future of protein production. Peter and Bex are working tirelessly to mainstream edible insects as a viable, delicious, sustainable alternative to conventionally-farmed meat products.


Navigating to Neutral

@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Living a more sustainable life is something that Alice Ridley strives to do every day. Small steps make a change and she explores these through a weekly Radio show and her PechaKucha talk


Sustainability through Behavioral Change

@ VOL 33 ON DEC 06, 2017

Inspirational high school student Anzac Gallate shared how a group of students at Cashmere High School have created sustainable educational projects through behavioral change. One of Anzac’s key messages was that no one is too small to make a difference and you can start with just turning off lights.  This is a must listen!


SITEWIDE Search Results: “sustainability”

City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability, Mayor Kasim Reed in Atlanta


Edmonton @ The Shaw Conference Centre
Jun 16, 2009


Portsmouth NH @ The Portsmouth Gas Light Co - Third Floor Nightclub
Sep 23, 2010


Zoetermeer @ de Unie
Feb 12, 2013


Aalborg @ KUL Nordkraft
Sep 20, 2013


Adelaide @ Signatures Cafe, Marion Cultural Centre
May 06, 2015


Surrey @ Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall
Mar 24, 2016


Porto Alegre
Aug 25, 2015


Barcelona @ Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
Nov 25, 2016


Salt Lake City @ Weller Book Works
Jan 28, 2017


Kyoto @ UrbanGuild
Nov 04, 2017


Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.

@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.


Two Wheels Good


Yellow Belly, Lou Christy from Sustrans  runs us through Access Lincoln, an iniciatve by the City Council designed to get Lincoln out of their cars and on to their bikes. Filled with great information about commuter cycling and free services provided to promote heathier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.


Upcycling in China


Watch how rubbish transforms into beauty proving nothing goes to waste in the hands of industrial designer Dave Bramston. Follow him during one of his journeys in China hunting for his next creations. The straightforward array of befores and afters will get you motivated to give it a go yourself. Upcycling doesn't get better than this!


Criminal Justice -OR- Sustainability?

@ VOL 29 ON MAY 22, 2016

Joshua Byrd has been on a criminal justice journey his whole life. Quite a bit of it was spent on one side of that journey: US Marines, Dept. of Defense, Georgia Sheriff Deputy, Superior Court of Fulton County (GA), North Carolina Dept. of Justice, United States EPA... The man knows what he talks about when he says there is a better way to approach crime in our country and in our cities. Listen in as Joshua talks "4-D" involvement and sustainability as a road to better criminal justice pratices. 


The Story Behind the Orochen Forest Family

@ VOL 27 ON MAY 25, 2016

Hayley Ho shares the story behind her handcrafted wooden toy puzzle which was designed to raise awareness of the Orochen ethnic group in China, and to encourage children to play creatively in the setting of nature.


Let's Build a City

@ VOL 6 ON SEP 13, 2016

Virgil Ierubino asks if you could build a city from the ground up, how would you do it? I don't just mean the buildings. By 'city' I mean the collection of humans and facilities and services and systems that collectively form a functioning society. Would you make different decisions than those which are made for us, all around us, every day? Or, realising that this question assumes you are in a position of considerable power, maybe you'd just go nuts?

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 11th, 2017. 


Value of Water: Perspectives from India

@ VOL 1 ON JAN 25, 2017

Kenny Khoo presents about how in order to enable sustainable access to water in rural India, creating economic value in water is critical. 


Spirit Fairies and Fish Skins

@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

When a psychic tells you to take a trip to Scotland do you go? Design Principal Brynne Rinderknecht did! Find out what happens in her presentation from PK NY Vol 17..

Brynne Rinderknecht of From the Inside creates residential, commercial and hospitality interiors with a focus on connecting spirits to surroundings. Originally from ST. Louis and a graduate of SAIC in Chicago, Brynne has made New York City home: collaborating with people to make functional and sustainable concepts—conscious.


Pavilions of Dreams


Architect Jessica Sheridan talks about the annual Figment Pavilion design competition on New York City's Governors Island. 

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate at Mancini Duffy. She manages accounts for international financial and technology firms. Jessica is a NY Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council. She is passionate about Resilience and Placemaking.



Hope, Happiness and Stars

@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

Nathalie Ummels is an education innovator, community-activist and world traveller with a passion for sustainability and dark chocolate. In her presentation, Nathalie talks about the unexpected life lessons from a family who hit the road and left everything behind.


Ignor Pérez and Sustainability

Over at Treehugger, contributor -- and Pecha Kucha Night Barcelona organizer -- Petz Scholtus has a great post on one of the presentations from last week's Vol. 4. It covers Ignor Pérez's talk on sustainability -- Pérez himself is a self-described sustainable architect, and author of the book ECO Productos.


Vol.2 IDEA CITY: buenas Prácticas

El pasado sábado 31 de enero se realizo dentro del contexto del 4º festival de las Artes de Valparaíso, FAV, el vol.2 de Pechakucha Night Valparaíso con el tema: Idea City: Buenas Practicas En esta oportunidad expusieron: Akira Uchimura Republica Portátil Fundación Gestión Vivienda Ludotopia Plan Cerro Museo de la Cerveza Altamira Socialab Esc de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Talca Planta Banda La Fabulosa Minga Sustentable Patio Volantín Invasión Callejera El lugar escogido para la realización de esta actividad fue el paseo yugoslavo y conto con la presencia de cerca de 400 personas que disfrutaron de una noche de entretenimiento a cargo de TUGA, el cual presento de manera muy original a cada uno de los invitados, y de conocimiento con las exposiciones realizadas con respecto a la ciudad y sus buenas practicas tales como huertos urbanos, intervenciones callejeras, juegos urbanos, emprendimiento social, sustentabilidad y arquitectura.  


Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food

"We wanted transparency in our kitchen -- we wanted the chef to make eye contact with our guests David Gunawan presents his ideas on sustainability and healthy eating as a chef and founder of Farmer's Apprentice. In "Promoting Sustainability and Consciousness in Food" from PKN Vancouver Vol. 30, we see that he strives to find local, organic foods for his restaraunt by creating a healthy and viable relationship with farmers. 


Call for SUSTAINABLE stories!

Hey, PKN Detroit-ers: We're looking for SUSTAINABLE stories for our Small Business Saturday event at the Fisher Building!  If you or someone you know fits the bill, send us your name, contact info, and a few words or pictures about your work so we can connect about the opportunity -- ( 5:00 General sustainability dialogue 7:00 PechaKucha Presentations  


PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol

      Join the City of Marion for a Common Thread event with the fun, fast paced PechaKucha Night - Welcoming MC,Matthew Wright-Simon from Ecocreative and six insightful speakers, sharing their passions on the topic of sustainability. Speakers include; Stuart Heseltine, Hemisphere Design (Aust) Pty Ltd Phil Donaldson, CRC for Low Carbon Living Sharon Ede, Ecocity Design Fiona Cross, Bodhi Tree Wines Samantha Lorton, Abundant Health Josie McLean, The Partnership Pty Ltd While the speakers dazzle us on stage, #PKNADL15 event planners, participants from the City of Marion’s Community Leadership Program will be hosting the event. When:Arrive 6.45pm for a 7pm startWednesday 6 May 2015 Where:Signatures CafeMarion Cultural Centre287 Diagonal RdOaklands Park Free event - bookings essential Bookings and information: or 8375 6600.  


An Oversimplified Forecast for the Health & Sustainability of Pennsylvania Cities

Pecha Kucha Volume 1 - Creating A Healthy City This presentation quickly examines what makes a city both economically and physically healthy. It explores how healthy cities are aided by healthy local economies and some of the principles and practices to improve the overall sustainability of cities throughout Pennsylvania. Kevin Schreiber is in his second term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Serving York County, Kevin formerly was the Economic & Community Development Director for the City of York. An urban dweller and coffee drinker, Kevin and his wife Jen live in the City of York with their dog, Lucy, Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York College and a Master’s Degree from Penn State.  


PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol #15 - "Sustainability: A Living Expression" #PKNADL15

It's that time again!PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol #15 - "Sustainability: A Living Expression" #PKNADL15 Venue: Signatures Cafe, Marion Multicultural Centre Address: 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046 Phone: (08) 8375 6855 Date: Wednesday, May 6th 2015 Time: 6:45pm - 9:00PM Cost: Gold Coin Donation Prizes, drinks and snacks available for purchase at Signatures Cafe. Organised by participants of the City of Marion's Community Leadership Program, PechaKucha Night - Adelaide Vol. #15 is on the topic of sustainability as a living expression. Matthew Wright-Simon Ecocreative (MC) SPEAKERS Keitha Haycock Seed Freedom Food Festival Phil Donaldson CRC for Low Carbon Living Sharon Ede Ecocity Design  Fiona Cross Bodhi Tree Wines Samantha Lorton Abundant Health Josie McLean The Partnership Pty Ltd Please share with your friends to register for free tickets. More Information -> and stay in touch at, Share the event on Facebook and Twitter, get a group together and make hump-day on May 6th, just that bit more interesting! We hope you can make it! Cheers, PechaKucha Night - Adelaide


Multidimensional Sustainability

"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true." In Multidimensional Sustainability from Tokyo Vol. 127, Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability. This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.  


Designing Personal Sustainability

“When I first started, I became busy so quickly but I learned busy doesn't mean happy. I had no time to do the creative work I had been hired to do, let alone any personal projects, volunteer work or on some days even eat or sleep. People told me oh you're busy that's so great! but this kind of busy was making me miserable.” In Designing Personal Sustainability from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo’s 3rd Volume Speaker Lisa Hemingway is a collaborative creative consultant with a focus on sustainable design. Join her in "designing personal sustainability" as she talks us through her journey of applying principles of sustainability into her personal life. After all, when you're your own boss, your most important employee is yourself. 


Introduction of Florence Micoud

Hi Wanaka. We have the pleasure to introduce another speaker & true sustainability warrior, Florence Micoud.Florence Micoud has 20 years of professional experience in environmental, sustainable and ecological knowledge. Florence supports organisations, businesses, communities and households on the path towards sustainability, so that we make our impacts restorative as well as improve our well-being and feel good about ourselves.The theme is "Unraveling sustainability" and it will be tied in with Wanaka. People think sustainability is complicated or there is no consensus and therefore tend to procrastinate/turn their backs to it. In fact, an internationally accepted, scientifically based, non-judgemental tried and tested framework explains what it is and how to get there. With visuals, diagrams, examples, the fabulous Florence helps people to understand, learn the language and begin to apply the principles of sustainability in their lives.Website URL: aimatsustainability.orgFacebook : all looking forward to see you at stunning Rippon Hall next week!PKN Crew