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The Sus­tain­able City Show­case has proved pop­u­lar with Auck­lan­ders in­ter­ested in a sus­tain­able and eco-friendly life­style, draw­ing large crowds each year to the free event.

The event will host 120 com­pa­nies show­cas­ing sus­tain­able work­place and fash­ion so­lu­tions, or­ganic food and drink, hy­brid and elec­tric ve­hi­cles, busi­ness and life­style ideas and ways to make your home more sus­tain­able. There will also be live en­ter­tain­ment, fam­ily fun and a num­ber of work­shops and in­spi­ra­tional talks on the agenda.

Rachel Brown, CEO of the Sus­tain­able Busi­ness Net­work, says that visi­tors who are al­ready con­scious con­sumers will be en­cour­aged to take their sus­tain­abil­ity one step fur­ther, while con­cerned Ki­wis who want to care for the en­vi­ron­ment, but aren’t quite sure how, will be shown small, man­age­able steps to be­com­ing more sus­tain­able.

“As con­sumers we have tremen­dous power: ev­ery dol­lar we spend is an op­por­tu­nity to sup­port sus­tain­able busi­ness,” she says. “The Sus­tain­able City Show­case is the ideal place to feel good about where your money is go­ing and en­joy learn­ing about sus­tain­abil­ity at the same time.”

The lat­est de­vel­op­ments in sus­tain­able trans­port op­tions will be on show, as well as home and busi­ness so­lu­tions, so visi­tors can learn how to cre­ate a sus­tain­able of­fice and home by ei­ther build­ing or retrofitting.

The life­style sec­tion will show­case or­ganic prod­ucts for the face and body and the lat­est in sus­tain­able gar­ments.

De­li­cious or­ganic food and bev­er­ages from a se­lec­tion of ven­dors will be avail­able through­out the day in the farm­ers mar­ket cum café and gar­den bar, in a fam­ily-friendly en­vi­ron­ment.

Kids will be the fo­cus on Satur­day, with the award-win­ning Sus­tain­able Coast­lines Ed­u­ca­tion sta­tion run­ning ‘trash to trea­sure’ work­shops in a pur­pose-built ship­ping con­tainer, so bring the whole fam­ily along for a day of fun and learn­ing.

Visi­tors will hear from Katja Leitz, Hob­sonville Land Co, about its vi­sion for de­sign­ing sus­tain­able com­mu­ni­ties and cre­at­ing a sus­tain­able home. Other in­spir­ing speak­ers in­clude Pete Rus­sell from veg­etable box co­op­er­a­tive Ooooby and Mal­com Rands from eco­s­tore. The Com­mu­nity zone will in­clude a num­ber of so­cial en­ter­prises and or­gan­i­sa­tions work­ing to­wards im­prov­ing our com­mu­nity.

FIT FOR A FEAST 60 ex­tra­or­di­nary peo­ple, re­mark­able thinkers and busi­ness lead­ers will come to­gether on Oc­to­ber 17 to ‘Feast on Good’ in Auck­land as part of a world­wide din­ner party de­signed to solve a press­ing so­cial is­sues. Guests will dis­cuss so­lu­tions to a so­cial prob­lem that has par­tic­u­lar lo­cal rel­e­vance. The global theme for 2013 is ‘Break­ing Through’. The Feast will take place at The Cloud on Queens Wharf as part of the Sus­tain­able City Show­case event.

Guest speaker

Pete Rus­sell – Ooooby

Guest speaker

Mal­com Rands – eco­s­tore

Show­case Sched­ule

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