Auckland Climate Festival 2022

A programme of 125+ innovative and engaging climate focused events taking place from 1–31 October.

This year the festival theme is ‘Ancestor. Me. I am a good ancestor. Believing in our future’ with a focus on asking Aucklanders to consider our role as future ancestors who will be proud of the actions we’ve taken to address the climate challenges we are facing.

Auckland Climate Festival 2022 will be hosted by rangatahi, community groups and climate and business leaders, with over 125+ impactful events being held throughout Tāmaki Makaurau, to ensure there is something in the programme for everyone to participate in during the month of October. Most of these events are free, or low cost and open to anyone to attend.

The driver behind the festival is to celebrate and accelerate climate action in the community. Now in its second year, the number of climate-focused events during the month of Auckland Climate Festival has almost doubled, and founder Michelle Kennedy says she is looking forward to seeing more participants get together in-person, and online in October to encourage and inspire each other towards a more positive climate future.

“The festival gives us an opportunity as a city to come together and build community cohesion – something that will become increasingly important as we continue to face the impacts of climate change and work together to both adapt to these, but also transform the way we do things as a collective – in the same direction – and for good”.

This year’s exciting line-up of events includes:

  • Zero Carbon Breakfast with All Good and Friends: A free Zero Carbon Breakfast in Britomart’s Takutai Square, where you can also check out the NZ National Geographic’s Photo of the year exhibition.
  • Climate Snort A night of climate-themed improv comedy from Auckland’s coolest comedy improv group
  • Live lightly: 7 day sustainable lifestyle challenge an online challenge with daily simple actions Aucklanders can incorporate into their lifestyles to practice sustainability.
  • Reusable Tuesday, Free coffee with a reusable cup: Come along with your reusable cup between 7.30am and 11am, 18th October, and get a free brew at Amano Bakery, The Store, Espresso Workshop Britomart and Daily Bread Britomart.
  • Outset Ventures – Showcase: Believing in our future A showcase of some of Outset Ventures’ emerging transformative deep technology start-ups in residency dedicated to building a hopeful future for future generations.
  • Kids upcycled crafting and DIY workshops held at community centres and Libraries across Auckland: Come and join The ReCreators for kids upcycled craft workshops with a focus on the environment! Topics include: Branch Weaving, Make a Flower Press, Nature Printmaking, Spring Gardening for Whanau, Nature Journal Making and Make an Undersea Landscape.
  • RECLAIM Kōanga Spring Holiday Experience: Become a time traveller and head back to the future to save the world from ecological degradation through a series of activities and mapping actions to discover that small changes today can create big change tomorrow. Held at Motat during the October school holidays.
  • Earth Pottery Workshops: Held at Studio One Toi Tū, Ponsonby, attendees will learn new techniques, use local clay to explore their unique connection with nature, develop a sense of kaitiakitanga, and discover the evergreen art of pottery.

Aucklanders are encouraged to sign up quickly as spots are limited!

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