Pot luck and talk: Legitimising Veganism & Treeganism in the fight against Climate Change

All are welcome to our pot luck with special guest speaker Dr Anthony Raizis talking on Legitimising Veganism and Treeganism in the fight against Climate Change.

There is a rapidly growing awareness of the need to declare a climate emergency. Veganism, and reforestation have the potential to make a significant impact towards preventing climate catastrophe, as well as restoring precious biodiversity, protecting fresh water supplies. These issues will be discussed along with some of the practical difficulties in restoring a New Zealand native woodland.

“The picture is of a totara seedling and a fully grown totara. This is the main tree species I am trying to restore on a piece of land. Part of the discussion will be the importance of native restoration, and the obstacles preventing it. Canterbury has an extremely poor record on the protection of native trees, the worst in New Zealand by miles! This is unacceptable when we need to be fighting climate change not making it worse.”  — Dr Anthony Raizis

Dr Raizis received his PhD at Otago University. His research interests are in cancer genetics research and diagnostics, the molecular mechanisms associated with the onset of cancer, genetic diseases, nutrition and aging. Dr Raizis also has a keen interest in environmental issues and sustainability.

Please bring a vegan dish to share and your own drinks. Please ask us if you want help thinking of what to bring. Everyone is welcome so bring a friend! There will be board games in the foyer for the children during the talk.

Parking: free off street car parking is available in the church car park or on street


22 June 2019


6:00pm - 8:00pm


$3 (room hire)


Knox Church
Cnr Bealey Ave & Victoria St


Christchurch Vegan Society
03 940 9483