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March 2020

Sustainable Wardrobes Month 2020

March 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 31, 2020

Free

Envirohub encourages our die-hard opshoppers and sustainable-wardrobe-lovers to take up the challenge of using SBY2020 to showcase slow fashion at it's greatest in the Bay ALL MONTH! That's right, we're laying down a challenge - should you choose to accept it - to only wear sustainable fashion all March. Don your opshop scores of the past and present, and document these for all our viewing pleasure on instagram with the hashtags #moreskuxforyourbux #highclassbrokeass #slowfashion #thisoldthing #onemanstrash #envirohubbop #sustainablewardrobes #SBY2020 (Don't…

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Zero-waste Potluck at the Pools

Free

Kick off Sustainable Backyards Month in Kawerau with us with a zero-waste potluck at the hot pools. BYO silverware, plates and cups and a dish to share with other like-minded folk from the community. We'll eat at 5.30pm. A whanau-friendly event and all welcome! Key Contact: easterbay@envirohub.org.nz  

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Sustainable Backyards Tauranga HQ Opening Ceremony

March 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Come join Envirohub to celebrate the opening of The Sustainable Backyards HQ and the start of Sustainable Backyards 2020. There wil be live music, activities for the kids, spot prizes and speakers including Chloe Swarbrick of the Green Party and Natalie Robb from the Now Crowd with more to be confirmed!   Thanks to Kings Seeds and CaliWoods for sponsoring this event!

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Climate Action Coffee Catch up

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Free- Buy your own Coffee

Sophie Handford, an inspiring young Kapiti Coast District Councillor and School Strike 4 Climate national coordinator will be available to have a chat over coffee to talk about climate action, what we can do as young individuals, hopes for the future and answer all your climate action questions. After the recent School Strikes 4 Climate Envirohub is looking to support the next generation in their sustainable endeavours. Come along with your rangitahi to converse with Sophie and become inspired to…

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Just Eat It- Whakatāne

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste and pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.   Book your tickets here   Keep up to date on our Facebook page

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Fools and Dreamers – Tauranga

$10

When, in 1987, Hugh Wilson, a botanist at Hinewai Reserve, introduced ‘weed’ gorse to grow as a nurse canopy to regenerate farmland into native forest people were not only skeptical but outright angry. Afterwards, directors, Antoinette Wilson and Jordon Osmond, will speak to the themes of the film and give a bit of background knowledge about the initiative before a Q&A session that will include a local who has visited the Reserve.   Book your tickets here   Keep up…

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Fools & Dreamers

Free

A documentary about Hinewa Nature Reserve, on New Zealand's Bank's Peninsula, and it's Kaitiaki/ manager for 30 years, botanist, Hugh Wilson.  When in 1987, Hugh let the local community know of his plans to allow the introduced 'weed' gorse to grow as a nurse canopy to regenerate farmland into native forest, people were not only skeptical but outright angry- the plan was the sort to be expected of only "fools and dreamers". Now considered a hero locally and across the…

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Reducing our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, for an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Drawing on their own research and over five years of experience living zero waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through the whys and the hows of life without a rubbish bin. Bring your own zero wast eplate for a pot luck.

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Community Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

$20

Join Kazel Cass, Gardening Essentials Teacher of Plenty Permaculture for this special opportunity to learn about the basics of Summer Pruning and then get to practice on the Envirohub's community fruit trees yourself! You will cover what to cut & why, tool management & care and tree shape basics. Please bring your own, pruners, saws, loppers, secateurs, gloves, workboots if you have. Closed footwear essential. Limited spaces are available.   Book your ticket here

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Reducing our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach

Free

Join Hannah and Liam, the Two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip, for an introduction to the practicalities and philosophy of waste reduction. Drawing on their own research and over five years of experience living zero waste, Hannah and Liam will guide you through the whys and the hows of life without a rubbish bin.

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DIY Bees Wax Wrap Workshop

$5

Learn how to make your own bees wax wraps and take 2 of your own home. Bookings essential - limited spaces. Times avaliable are 5:30pm start or 6:15pm start. Bookings can be made here

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Resoursanonce- Musical Upcycling Workshop

Free

Before modern musical instruments existed, humans had to make music somehow - using what resources were available around them. Come and rediscover the age-old art of resourceful music making - Resoursonance! We'll upcycle all manner of everyday objects and materials - sourced from secondhand and op shops, the side of the road, even your garage and backyard! Everyone is welcome, young and old, musician or not.

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Sustainable Home and Garden Ramble Rotorua

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

From permaculture to tiny homes and everything in between. The Sustainable Home and Garden Ramble is an opportunity for you to visit these exciting properties to become inspired and learn how you can implement these practices in your own home! Map in the centre of the brochure too. Keep up to date on our Facebook page View the Map here Please note- The Ramble is on Saturday the 14th in Rotorua, and it is on Sunday the 15th in Western…

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Sustainable Day Out

Free

Environmental and Sustainable good stuff from around the Bay of Plenty brought together in one place to connect, teach and inspire the community. Come along and see the amazing network of groups, businesses and individuals working towards the same environmental kaupapa. This is a family fun day with games, performances, stalls, workshops, food trucks and more, so come down and enjoy, a great fun Sustainable Day Out.

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Sustainable Home and Garden Ramble- Eastern and Western BOP

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

From permaculture to tiny homes and everything in between. The Sustainable Home and Garden Ramble is an opportunity for you to visit these exciting properties to become inspired and learn how you can implement these practices in your own home! Map in the centre of the brochure. View the map here Please note the Ramble is held on Saturday the 14th in Rotorua and Sunday the 15th in Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty

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Consuming for Good – why and how

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$10

Hear from a panel of impact entrepreneurs taking on the problem of plastic and packaging to deliver beautiful solutions to the ethical consumer. Discover how they bring these products to life through radically different practices and pioneering clever new ways. Ask questions about their entrepreneurial journey, their passion and how they overcome challenges to deliver on their mission to make change happen to enable you to make smarter responsible choices. Join in with EnviroHub and Venture Centre for this event…

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Frock Swap

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Koha

With Envirohub's "Sustain-a-Ball" just around the corner, it's time to get organised!!! Join us for a Frock Swap at heART Space Studio. Bring a quality dress you know someone else would rock and get your own outfit sorted for the ball for the cost of a koha! Sweet hangouts will start at 6.30. Swap at 7. We'd love you to stick around afterwards if you're keen to help our volunteers who are organising the "Sustain-a-Ball" too. Many hands and good…

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Under Water and Beach Clean Up

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Dive Zone and Envirohub have joined forces to create a major clean up of the beach and harbour at Pilot Bay. Underwater Clean up- Divers to bring your own gear, catch bag and gloves. 10am for registrations, 10:30am for briefing and in the water by 11am. Divers must register online at www.divezonetauranga.co.nz Beach Clean up- all welcome to enjoy a beach clean up, sand sculpture competition and spot prizes.

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Climate Change and the Economy Speakers Forum

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$10

The Economy and Climate Change are interlinked. So how do we move forward, what are the opportunities and what do we need to keep an eye on? Hear from a panel of experts facilitated by Rod Oram to discuss the future of Climate Change and the Economy. Speakers include Maanu Paul, Mike Chapman, David Cull and Rachel Brown.   Book your tickets here 

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Environmental Art Expo

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 31, 2020 at 10:00 am

Free

A call out for art created intentionally to enhance public engagement and connection with the environment for display in Wharaurangi as we wrap up Sustainable Backyards Month 2020. Get in touch with easternbay@envirohub.org.nz to get involved.

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Just Eat It- A Food Waste Movie

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste and pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.   Book your tickets here   Keep up to date on our Facebook page

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