TSS holds a variety of networking, idea sharing and learning forums which contribute to both:

Supporting our sustainability leaders within the built environment community, and

Engaging with the wider built environment practitioner network to highlight sustainability issues and build the capacities to respond

We work in collaboration with other aligned networks and organisations to create the ‘joined-up’ thinking that is required for the future.

Panel Webinar series 2020 – Insights and Opportunities for our built environment 

The Sustainability Society always offer webinars as an opportunity for our nationwide network to access learning and new ideas however in this current environment we fast tracked a series of panel webinars which have generated discussions across an audience of almost 2000 people throughout New Zealand. We have finished our webinar series for 2020 however you can:

Watch recordings of our previous sessions here

Get in touch with any requests or ideas for webinars in 2021

Green Drinks Auckland

Green DrinksFinal Green Drinks for 2020 – 2nd December 

The Sustainability Society and the New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) cohost our monthly ‘low-fi’ Green Drinks in Auckland.

What is ‘low-fi’ Green Drinks?  It’s people with a connection to sustainability getting together for a regular catchup on the first Wednesday of every month. Simple really. We just want to offer a little incubator for ideas and connections. 


When: First Wednesday of every month from 5:30 onwards  

Where: Wynyard Pavilion, Jellicoe St, Auckland Central

More info and to register to get updates

Green Drinks Wellington

Green Drinks Wellington – next date 3rd February 2021 

Green Drinks Wellington is being cohosted bimonthly by The Sustainability Society and The Sustainability Initiative.

It is a space for environmentally minded people to meet and chat over social drinks. There is no agenda, simply turn up, grab a drink and join a conversation.

When: 5:30pm onwards on the first Wednesday of every second month

Where:  Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith Street, Wellington

More info and to register your interest in getting updates

Workshop: Foundations of Sustainability

This successful workshop is being redeveloped currently and will be relaunched in a new format in early 2021.

This one-day workshop will introduce some of the foundational aspects of sustainability in the built environment. It will bring in both the global and national drivers for integrating sustainability into practice and provide opportunities for participants to apply this thinking to built environment contexts.

It is targeted to built environment practitioners who are in the initial stages of their career or who have recognised they need to have a broader and more current understanding of sustainability within their professional practice. This workshop is relevant for engineers, planners, urban designers, architects and other built environment practitioners.

This workshop is hosted by TSS in partnership with Engineering NZ.

Register your interest in hearing more about 2021 programmes by emailing The Sustainability Society Manager.