Niki Harre – Grey Lynn 2030 – 8th April


We are very pleased to announce that Niki Harré will be speaking at our next Grey Lynn 2030 meeting. She is a Pt Chev resident and key member of Transition Pt Chevalier.

Niki Harré is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland where she has taught social and community psychology for ten years. She is co-editor of the book, Carbon Neutral by 2020: How New Zealanders can Tackle Climate Change.

Niki’s research interests include environmentally sustainable schools, grass-roots activism and psychological well being. Niki is involved in an action research project at Western Springs College.

Niki will be speaking on the following:

How to build a green community

A green community is about those things that make us happy and healthy – clean air, exercise, fresh food, safe transport, natural surroundings and above all, vibrant neighbourhoods. This talk will focus on how positive psychology can be used to build such a community.

Niki will discuss the importance of a positive atmosphere for inspiring creativity, how storytelling and films can be used to set goals, the power of “walking the talk” and why being well organised is vital to success.

To get you in the mood, here is an article by Niki in this month’s Good magazine on Does Being Green make you Happy?

Wednesday 8th April
Grey Lynn Community Centre
510 Richmond Rd.