The Sustainability Society

We are a national network that fosters sustainability in the built environment.

Sustainaganza 2023 - One day forum Thursday 26 October in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington for practitioners working as changemakers and innovators in future city shaping for Aotearoa. Learn more

Green Drinks 2023 - Next Green Drinks is Wednesday 6 September in Auckland and Wellington. Come and join us.

Cyclone Gabrielle - Our hearts go out to all of the people who continue to be affected by these extreme weather events. We acknowledge all of ways in which communities have come together in support of each other. We also hope that these events will further catalyse the exploration of how our built environments need to change to work better within our natural environments.

Take a look at one of our previous webinars where our Committee Co-chair Stu Farrant explored a number of examples of urban water transformations across the world that could be relevant for Aotearoa to consider.

Watch: Improving Urban Water Transformations


Our Society

The Sustainability Society is a national network established to foster sustainability across the built environment. The Society provides learning and fosters dialogue on sustainability through workshops, webinars, forums and other projects. It takes a complex systems approach to sustainability, recognising that human and natural systems are increasingly interconnected and interdependent. Formed in 2003 (as NZSSES), The Sustainability Society is a Technical Interest Group within Engineering New Zealand.


26 October 2023 I Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington

Sustainaganza 2023 is a one day forum for innovators and changemakers working to shape our future cities and communities.

We are facing a myriad of complex challenges across Aotearoa and this forum will bring together leaders working in different disciplines right across the spectrum of urban development to explore and experiment with how to tackle these wicked problems in bold and collaborative ways.

Sustainability Society members have access to exclusive forum rates.

Learn more and register your interest to attend here.

More info for Student Showcase submissions here