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Here's where you can find out about up and coming Education for Sustainability competitions, workshops, events and other exciting goings on that we've heard about through our networks.
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The Human Element Launch - Tuesday 9th October

On Tuesday, 9th October at 7pm, environmental advocacy campaigners Pure Advantage will launch The Human Element movie in New Zealand to raise awareness about the different environmental challenges facing communities and to catalyse discussion in a New Zealand context.

The Human Element is an engaging new documentary that shares visually rich stories about issues impacting our natural world. The documentary features renowned environmental photographer James Balog, of Chasing Ice fame (an Emmy award winning documentary), and has been produced by New Zealand-born producer Olivia Ahnemann.

This launch begins a campaign to invite New Zealander’s to share their stories, and we are excited to invite our Enviroschools participants, friends, and whānau to share the actions you are taking to create sustainable communities. You are invited to send your photos and stories to myclimatestoryNZ@pureadvantage.org, to be posted to their Instagram page #thehumanelement #pureadvantage #myclimatestoryNZ 

The movie will be able to be streamed from 9th October, and will also be screening at various locations around New Zealand (sites tbc).

Stay tuned for further announcements!

Six short takes on sustainability by emerging young film-makers

        Someday Stories is a series of cutting-edge films created by talented young Kiwis. Each short film examines a sustainability theme relevant to young New Zealanders including Disorder, a documentary about recovering from an eating disorder; Bloom, a drama about loss and grief, and Repugnant, a comedic take on gay conversion therapy. Foodie and Uapōifalemalu examine life in immigrant communities, and I Am Waru explores life after family violence. Over the next few weeks in September 2018 we will be showcasing the six films as they are released by Outlook for Someday.

1. I AM WARU

A single dad whose “normal” childhood was underlined by a dark underbelly of violence is determined to create a new normal for his own children – and for all children.

Rating: PG

Genre: Documentary

The film already has over 58k views on Facebook and the was the top story on Stuff as well as being hosted by The Wireless and Māori Television on Demand. "The strong positive message around male Māori parenthood is really affecting people" -Chris Widdup, Outlook for Someday.

2. DISORDER

An intimate insight into the perspectives of New Zealanders who have lived with disordered eating.

Rating: M

Genre: Documentary

The film is already doing well with currently over 26k views (and counting) on Facebook. The film-makers’ hope was that the film would act as a call to action for young people who are experiencing eating disorders to reach out to those nearest to them.

3. BLOOM

A young New Zealander and her mother live with grief in a toxic environment - can the river and their relationship be saved?

Rating: PG

Genre: Drama

4. FOODIE 

                        Flo's love for her new home is tested when her papa changes the menu at his                                traditional Chinese restaurant.

Rating: PG

Genre: Drama

Master in Education Degree

The University of Waikato offers a Master in Education degree focussing in environmental and sustainability education. You can study for one paper alone, or work towards several papers and research for the full Master’s degree. The next paper offering begins in February 2018 with STER513-18C(HAM) Environmental and Sustainability Education. This paper involves two days on campus in Hamilton, February 23/24, followed by online supported learning at your place until early June 2018. This is a great introduction into academic study in this area. For more information visit https://education.waikato.ac.nz/tems/ or email Chris Eames at c.eames@waikato.ac.nz.  

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