|Thu 22 Nov 2012, 12:00pm–4:00pm|
|Fri 23 Nov 2012, 7:30am–5:30pm|
|Sat 24 Nov 2012, 10:30am–4:00pm|
Sustainable Pop-up City - Discover 121 easy ways to live well.
Popping up for three days on Auckland’s waterfront, the Sustainable City Showcase will take visitors on a tour of what it is like to live and work sustainably. Visitors to The Cloud from 22-24 November will be able to glimpse the way the future is heading with the latest in electric cars and 121 sustainable solutions on show. Be inspired by talks, engage in interactive workshops and forums, and learn about emerging technologies. If all that tires you out, enjoy discovering delicious organic and sustainable cuisine in the café and food zone.
Businesses take centre stage on Thursday 22 November with the Sustainable Business Power Sessions from 12pm, culminating in the NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards, a fun night out of entertainment and delicious organic food and drink where the best in sustainable business will be celebrated.
“The Showcase will have something for everyone,” says Rachel Brown, CEO of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN). “From executives who want to up skill on sustainability, to fashionistas wanting to check out the latest trends, or families seeking 121 ways to live better - this really is how sustainable cities should be. What’s more, most of the events are free.”
Starting the day on Friday 23 November is the ‘conscious commuter breakfast’ where those who cycle or use public transport to get to work can converge for a delicious breakfast before heading to the office. On Friday night at 6pm New Zealand’s first ethical fashion show will be held with designers Miranda Brown, Sitka, We’Ar, Starfish, NZ Fashion Tech and Nature Baby. This will be a unique fashion show with ‘Green drinks’ to kick it off, George FM powering up the music and a catwalk with a difference.
There will be children’s entertainment on Saturday 24 November, making it a perfect day out for the whole family. At 11am visitors can participate in a Carrotmob, which is a new movement born out of conscious consumerism. For every item that is purchased between 11am-2pm on Saturday 24 November, participating businesses will donate a proportion of their takings to Garden to Table, an organisation that teaches children to grow and cook their own food.
Visitors to the sustainable city can walk through a buzzing marketplace arranged into different zones of the city - office spaces, home & lifestyle, fashion, transport, cafés and entertainment, and experience everyday sustainable solutions.
The Sustainable City Showcase, is organised by the SBN and supported by Principal Partner Meridian Energy, Waterfront Auckland and Presenting Partner Green Ideas
Sustainable City Showcase Timetable
Thursday 22 November open to business: 12pm-4pm;
Sustainable Business Power Sessions: 12:30pm-4pm;
APEV Electric Vehicle Symposium: 10am-5pm;
NZI National SBN Awards Evening*: 6-10pm.
Friday 23 November open to public: 7:30am -5:30pm;
Conscious commuter breakfast: 7:30-9am;
Interactive workshops and inspiring talks: 10:30-4pm;
New Zealand’s First Ethical Fashion Show*: 6-7pm.
Saturday 24 November open to public: 10am-4:30pm;
Interactive workshops: 10:30am-3:30pm;
Family activities: 10:30am-3:30pm;
New Zealand’s largest Carrotmob 11am -2pm.
*Tickets must be purchased for the Ethical Fashion Show and NZI National SBN Awards Evening at eventfinder or the website.
For event details and sponsorship, contact SBN event manager Alex Williams: mobile 021 655 853, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see the website. For media queries, contact: Suzanne McNamara, Convergence, mobile 021 933331, email email@example.com
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