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.

Our Water Landscape Event Series

The Sustainability Society are holding a series of events which explore Our Water Landscape.

Water is an integral part of our identity and ecosystem. We recognise the need to reconnect with our urban waterways, invest in our water quality and innovate to adapt to our climate future. We need an integrated approach to working with our water and TSS is supporting the conversations needed to identify what that could look like for New Zealand.

Our Water Landscape Series continues with webinars, workshops and waterway walks throughout the rest of 2019. Check out our events to see what is coming up.

Get in touch if you have any suggestions that could contribute to this series.


Online sessions with local and global leaders

  • Improving Urban Water Outcomes – Thursday 15th August, 12 – 1:30pm
  • Activating Water Sensitive Urban Design in New Zealand – Thursday 29th August 12 – 1:30pm
  • Transitions to Becoming a Water Sensitive City – Thursday 12th September 12 – 1:30pm
  • The Water Energy Nexus – Thursday 17th October 8 – 9:30am

Urban Water Walks

Walking tours to explore the history, current and future stories of our urban waterways.

  • Wellington Water Walk – Thursday 5 September, 4:30 – 7pm
  • Christchurch Water Walk – Date TBC
  • Nelson Water Walk – Date TBC

All sessions are free for Sustainability Society members – Join today

More information and registration for Our Water Landscape Series 

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

More info



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.