EnviroPAST: Plastic And Sustainability Talks
Focus: Inspiring young people, aged 12-24, to make positive environmental change.
Location: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
EnviroPAST is P.S. Our Beaches’ flagship conference: a by-youth-for-youth initiative addressing some of the most prominent environmental issues of our time. Taking place on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of April, EnviroPAST 2019 will bring together young people and industry experts in an exciting mix of speaker sessions, workshops and a tree planting at Styx Mill. We believe that young people have a calling to transcend existing boundaries and actively engage in environmental issues, be it by partaking in conversations, staying in campaign loops or minimising their individual plastic footprints. To do this, the facilitation of accessible events, platforms and conversations with a range of youth is key. We believe that it is initiatives like these, led by youth, for youth, that give our city the best hope of achieving a truly sustainable future.
Our four guiding aims:
“Being able to surround myself with like minded people. It was so cool to hear about how everyone wanted to play their part in changing the world.”
“I’ve always been someone interested in the environment so it was so good to get more information and knowledge. Not only do I now know why we need to be doing something, I know the effect that it can have and some ways that I can start doing my bit. It was also so good […]
“I loved meeting new people who were as passionate about the environment as I am. The speakers were so inspiring, I learned a lot and I loved how it was possible to speak to the speakers personally during food breaks. I think having a workshop was a great idea too as it was nice to […]
“The speakers had exciting, interesting, inspiring, or poignant things to talk about which completely engaged the audience. They were also often humorous and connected well with the audience…I think most importantly, the conference had a very important message that was sent across extremely well. I can’t describe the emotions it made me feel afterwards and […]
“Well done guys! So much hard work created an amazing conference which I have been talking to everyone about!”
“Hearing from all the different people was great, the beeswax wrap workshop was amazing, and all the speakers were really open to having chats which was awesome.”
“As a sponsor I found the feedback about Scion from presenters and attendees to be 100% positive. Scion provided a video to show attendees the level of science we are involved in. What we received in return was an overwhelming interest in the range of scientific research for the benefit of New Zealand that Scion […]