Saturday 24 July 2010 Workshop / Seminar Schedule



Pete Bethune - Eco Activist

A staunch conservationist, Pete Bethune was captain of the Ady Gil until it sank following a collision with a Japanese whaling ship. He was convicted in Japan for boarding a whaling vessel and has recently returned home after receiving a suspended sentence.


Dr Sue Jarvis - Lincoln EnviroTown

Using the BioBlitz model to engage community in the biodiversity of their neighbourhoods

12 noon
Christine Dann

Views you can eat - Kitchen Gardens

Christine Dann is The Eco Gardener and the author of 'Cottage Gardening in New Zealand', 'Perennial Gardening in New Zealand', and the 'A Cottage Garden Cook Book'. Christine's presentation covers the ways in which gardens can be planned so that the deliciously edible is also delightfully beautiful.

Nick Williamson - Thermocell

All about solar: Generating Power and Heating Water, the costs and options available

Carl Pickens - One Earth Matters

Contemporary Gardens with a sustainable edge.

Carl will be sharing his experiences over the past 10 years designing and building gardens with a low environmental impact.

Topics include; low toxicity building materials, the role of organics,  water capture and use, innovation and permaculture, intuition and the design process, and the Ellerslie flower show experience.

A one hour feature presentation not to be missed.

Brian Walsh

Green Renter Mentor - Discover how get the sustainable living advantages when renting and what to look when selecting your next rental or 1st home.


Niel de Jong - ebode truly sustainable homes

In recent times, there has been a mass of public and media attention focused on using technology such as insulation and heat pumps to create energy efficient homes, but eco housing company ebode believes there are many more boxes to tick before a home can be considered truly sustainable.

Using a standard ebode design as his example, Niel de Jong, ebode’s Director of Design, will run through a checklist of the most important features that make a home truly sustainable, including:
-Built-in energy efficiency using both active and passive systems
-Neutral consumption and waste
-People and earth friendly materials

Jocelyn Papprill - Sustainable Living

Shopping choices to reduce waste.

Peter Taylor

Green or greenwash? Approaches to getting your green message across... without getting egg on your face.

Janet Nicol - Seven Oaks School

If you want your child to receive an extraordinary education, feel good about themselves and grow to love learning then come and hear about Seven Oaks, Christchurch's newest primary school.  

Founded by The Holistic Education Trust, Seven Oaks follows five key principles in providing an empowering education for children.  Janet Nicol, trustee and one the visionaries of Seven Oaks will explain these principles and explore why children love coming to school at Seven Oaks.