Recognising the relationship of a city to its environs, the people of Ōtautahi/Christchurch, in Aotearoa/New Zealand, practise, live and demonstrate sustainability in all that they do.
Recognising Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi, to actively contribute within Ōtautahi/Christchurch to opportunities and means for achievement of long-term sustainability.
In doing so, to seek to ensure that all people have their basic needs satisfied, so that they can live in dignity, in healthy communities, while having the minimum adverse impact on natural systems.
- To facilitate and promote education about the ethics and practice of sustainability in the community.
- To encourage education about sustainability by the promotion of innovative planning and design of urban developments and projects.
- To promote, conduct and publish research as part of a programme to educate about a whole systems approach to sustainability.
- To carry out any other charitable activities which are considered practicable and desirable in reaching the vision, aims and objects.