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WORLD ENVIRONMENT WEEK
Movies -- Lunchtime Documentary - 'Our Green Roadie' Part1 Inspiring
examples of real people, ordinary kiwis, embracing Environmental
Sustainability in their lives and their businesses.
Save the Graveyard Gully Apple Tree.
Discuss this old tree and other local foraging wild food sources
4 June 7.30 pm Otago Daily
Times Theatre Beautiful Food: From Lawn and Roses to Sustainability.
Presentation and discussion with local food guru, Helen Hillis
Contact Energy - Landscaping at the white water kayak site car park
Join Students from Roxburgh Area School & Roxburgh Teviot Valley
walking track group Tidy up Commissioners Track, Re-vegetation
Native Planting project.
1:30 - 2:30 pm Boundary Road Boundary Road Reserve clean up: Join local schools, The Terrace
School, Planeteers DHS, St Gerards, Alexandra Primary & KACB.
Discussion about reducing food waste in your café or restaurant with
Megan Williams from Conscious Consumers-
(Old Pool Site) COREAP planting, clean up and in fill planting.
World Environment Day Feature Film 'Do The Math'- with Bill McKibben
and 350.org "Do The Math" -an effort to connect the dots between
extreme weather, climate change, and the fossil fuel industry.
Movies -- Lunchtime Documentary- 'Our Green Roadie' - Part 2
Inspiring examples of real people, ordinary kiwis, embracing
Environmental Sustainability in their lives and their businesses.
from 10 am
Community Experience at COWB
• 10am- Come and see prominent Alexandra artist Nigel Wilson create
one of his masterpieces before your eyes (weather permitting)
• Half hourly 10 -- 12am, 1 - 3pm Product recyclability identification, hands
on, How do we deal with your glass (hands on if desired), Yard tours.
(please book your time 4489948)
• All day in the re-use shop -- video clips of what happens to the products
after they leave our recovery centre.
• 10.30am and 1.30pm. Prime theme this year is food waste. Kitchen
waste can be composted all year round using the Bokashi system
-- come and hear Bokashi expert Fred Peyton give his demonstration.
Check WED website for other A-Z activities for people to do. www.unep.org/wed and www.thinkeatsave.org
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Road trip: The Kiwi skiers packed into an old Russian van in Kyrgyzstan.
Remote: Nick Begg on an old Soviet era chairlift in Uzbekistan.
Kiwis travel the Silk Road on skis
Movie of their adventure will be shown at New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
White ride: Madeleine Martin skiing
powder in Uzbekistan.
By DEBBIE JAMIESON
What: New Zealand Mountain
Where: Wanaka between July 5
and July 9 and Queenstown on
July 13 and July 1.4
Including: Great films, awards
night, New Zealand and
international guest speakers,
workshops, adventure gear trade
show, art exhibition, film editing
competition and heaps of
A group of New Zealanders who
spent four months skiing the
famous Silk Road included a trip
to the home of skiing on their
The group of former Canterbury
University colleagues, which
numbered 12 at its peak, travelled
by road from Beijing to Venice,
skiing at commercial skifields and
ski touring where possible.
Lawyer Blair Smith, who will be
talking about the trip with Dave
Johns during the New Zealand
Mountain Film Festival in
Wanaka, said one of the first stops
was the Altai Mountains in the far
west of China, an area often
touted as the birthplace of skiing.
''There's some rock paintings that
are 10,000 years old, which
arguably show people on skis.
''It's very cool. The mountain
culture in that area is still pretty
much untouched -- they still use
skis to get around.''
The motivation for the trip was to
come up with something no one
had done before, from a skier's
''What's the most epic road trip
we could do and link it up with
In many countries they visited
often-primitive ski resorts and
enjoyed some of the best con-
In Kyrgyzstan the developing
tourism industry included a man
who had taught himself to ski and
was running tours while provid-
ing home stays.
The men and Wanaka-based
colleague Tyrone Low filmed
much of the journey and have
entered their documentary in the
Their presentation is one of
several to feature during the
festival which will include screen-
ings of the 58 films that were
selected as finalists, and speakers
such as American mountaineer
Cory Richards who climbed and
filmed the first winter ascent of an
8000m mountain in Pakistan and
won the grand prize in Wanaka in
2011 and Banff, and Cas and
Jonesy, Australian explorers who
recently completed the longest
unsupported polar expedition,
skiing 2275km in 89 days.
For more information on the
Silk Road trip see:
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