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.

Conference – Shaping our Low Emissions Future: 29 – 30 May, Wellington


TSS are partnering with EMANZ on their annual conference this year to address the complex challenges facing us in shaping a low emissions future. This conference is focussed on the practicalities of making the shift happen and will draw on the experiences of our collective member networks and a fantastic array of speakers.

With TSS members being offered the same discounted conference rate as EMANZ members, this is a great opportunity to foster this crucial conversation across disciplines and networks.

Media Release 21 February 2019

More information and registration 

Auckland Central Urban Water Walk: 23 May 2019, Auckland

Myers Park circa 1916 www.kroad.com

Join us to explore some of Auckland Central’s rich water stories

The city of Auckland was settled in a location that was rich in resources, not least the presence of numerous sources of fresh water. As the city grew and urbanised, these waterways, and the community’s connection to them, were altered sometimes in dramatic ways.

Join us for a walk through the Queen Street valley to explore the hidden urban water of the central city. We will start at St Kevins Arcade on K Rd, walk down the valley through Myers Park and Aotea Square to Queen Street, Britomart and on to Wynyard Quarter.

TSS members free, limited walking places available.


This urban water walk is the first in a series of events that The Sustainability Society and partners will be offering over the coming months that will explore New Zealand’s Water Landscape. More details will be available here soon.

Green Drinks Auckland

Green Drinks

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: Brothers Brewery,  5 Akiraho St, Mount Eden (right next to train and bus – plan your trip



Workshop: Foundations of Sustainability

More 2019 dates coming soon

This one-day workshop will introduce some of the foundational aspects of sustainability in the built environment.

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 and it is our intention that it be offered on an annual basis in different centres around New Zealand.

TSS and Engineering NZ member discounts available, get in touch to register your interest.