BWB Talks: #NoFly National Tour - Wellington

Where: The Public Trust Hall, 131–135 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

When: Friday 29 November

Time: 6.00–7.00pm (Doors open 5.30pm, refreshments provided).

All welcome, no RSVP necessary.


What happens when a leading New Zealand scientist (and frequent traveller) rules out flying for a year?

Over two weeks in November, BWB Author Shaun Hendy will travel around New Zealand by train, ferry and bus to deliver six public talks, in connection with his recently published BWB Text, #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change – an honest account of one person’s attempt ‘to adapt’ in the face of growing climate anxiety.

Join Shaun Hendy, Rebecca Priestley (chair) and panelists at the Public Trust Hall for the fifth public talk and discussion of Shaun’s now six-stop, national #NoFly tour.

Speakers: Shaun Hendy, Rebecca Priestley, Raven Maeder, Grace Tualaulelei

About the Speakers
Professor Shaun Hendy FRSNZ is Director of Te Pūnaha Matatini, a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence hosted by the University of Auckland. Shaun teaches at the University of Auckland, and has been the receipt of numerous awards for his work.

Rebecca Priestley is an Associate Professor Centre for Science in Society, VUW, and an interdisciplinary scholar and creative non-fiction writer who works at the boundary between science and the humanities.

Raven Maeder is a national organizer for School Strike 4 Climate in Aotearoa, the current Chair of the UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders, and served on the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association as Campaigns Officer in 2017.

Grace Tualaulelei is a second-generation New Zealand born Sāmoan from Wellington and an environmental advocate with a desire to build movements that counter the drivers of climate change: in 2018, she was a youth delegate at COP24 (the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference)