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.

The Sustainability Society AGM 

Thursday 10 September 4:30 – 6pm, Online

The Sustainability Society AGM will be held virtually due to COVID restrictions around the size of gatherings. We look forward to welcoming our members from around the country to join us in reflecting on the past year and discussing plans for the year ahead.

Committee 2020/2021 nominations are open until 4pm on 10 September. Any current member of TSS can nominate another TSS member or themselves for the committee.

Please submit these nominations and we will contact you to advise of the process.

Register to attend the AGM here

Panel Webinar series – Insights and Opportunities for our built environment from COVID19 

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 have fast tracked a series of panel webinars which thus far have generated discussions across an audience of almost 1000 people across New Zealand. These have been specifically focused on bringing together different perspectives on how COVID could offer a point of reflection and reset for the future of our built environment.

Upcoming sessions are in development currently and will be posted here

Watch recordings of our previous sessions here

Green Drinks Auckland

Green DrinksCancelled for September 2020, back again in October at a new venue in the heart of the city

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: NEW VENUE Wynyard Pavilion, Jellicoe St, Auckland central

More info and to register to get updates

Green Drinks Wellington

Cancelled for September 2, register for updates on new date

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

Will be rescheduled after COVID restrictions have been lifted.

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.

Member and group discounts available, more info and registration available here.