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EcoFest North - Backyard Actions
We are adapting to change and taking EcoFest North into our Backyards.
EcoFest North is here to support you moving towards making an impressionable start to real change, and let’s start in our own backyard. EcoFest North now continues its month-long festival by providing you with ideas for Backyard actions, perspectives and guidance to help you immerse into a new way of living lightly on this Earth. One small step at a time... for a new planet and mankind!
Our presenters are pleased to share their knowledge via online videos/audio to help you feel connected and inspired. We hope that you will immerse yourself into the experiences offered, something new and different for a better place, your well-being and the well-being of the environment.
Share any interesting reads, sustainable events, tutorials or videos that you are happy to share with our community here.
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Film - 2040 | Free Livestream - Auckland Libraries and Kaipātiki Project are pleased to offer the Livestream of "Film 2040" - a documentary by French filmmaker Damon Gameau who travels the world in search of new approaches and solutions to climate change. Click here to livestream "2040" via Beamafilm and use your library membership card.
Upcycle Tutorials by ReCreators - Short video tutorials for kids and the whole family to learn how to sew a pillow, make a T-shirt yarn or sewing kit and many more upcycling tips. Follow them on Facebook to watch more videos.
Sustainable Living Recipes by Oak and Thistle - Follow their Facebook page to view new recipes for fermentation, conservation and everyday cooking tips. This season is the busiest time of year for preserving fruit, berries & vegetables & great chance to learn some new ways from the professional. Julie is a tutor, author and columnist who is passionate about living sustainably in Auckland’s urban environment.
Online Training Courses with Department of Conservation - Expand your knowledge with these free courses ranging from bird identification, biosecurity, wildlife and more.Get Close & Personal with You Environment - Sara Kulins is a young enthusiast who is sharing her passion about the great outdoors and here she shares one of her first 'educational' videos, also part of her job at MERC (as an educator and National Coordinator for Seaweek), and in this video, she is encouraging people to interact with the outdoors and seek out adventure in their 'backyard'. Follow Sara's Facebook page.
Check out Wild Eyes: Nature Missions for Kiwi Kids - Learn nature ninja skills, get crafty, hunt poo and discover amazing stuff outdoors.
Grounding for the Soul - Alyse Young: "I am delighted to share my Grounding Exercise which I started with everyone at the recent Shamanic Journey on the opening day of the EcoFest North. This is a very potent exercise to practise, it's simple and immediate, bringing all of your energy back into your body and Being. We are born sensory beings, therefore, we are naturally sensitive because we are naturally "connected to everything", not just other people but all living matter, including trees, animals, rocks, & the elements.
Chakra Mantras by Uttarkashi - This album is a guided mantra practice that will create sound vibrations that have a relaxing and healing effect on all four aspects of our being. They calm the mind, creating peace, tranquility and stillness, hence create space for energy to rise. Listen to the album via Spofity or Apple
Along with Christchurch and Dunedin, Auckland is taking part in the City Nature Challenge 2020.
From April 24–27, we will make observations of as many species as we can from the Auckland District and upload them to iNaturalist.
Join thousands of people from around the world and get outside to look for nature in your backyard!