sustainable living

Transitions Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival

15-23 February 2013

Featuring an amazing line-up of films including Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant’s feature narrative Promised Land, the Sundance Institute's A Fierce Green Fire and the highly anticipated Chasing Ice, the Transitions Film Festival runs from the 15th to the 23rd of February at Federation Square, ACMI and Cinema Nova. The program features introductions and panel discussions with international filmmakers and Australia's sustainability leaders. Key guests include: Velcrow Ripper via satellite (Director of Occupy Love), Bob Brown (former leader of The Australian Greens), Anna Rose (AYCC), Drew Hutton (Lock The Gate) and John Wiseman (Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute). Ride your bike to the films and receive cyclist’s concession prices.  

Where: Federation Square, ACMI and Cinema Nova, Melbourne
When: Friday 15th-Saturday 23rd February 2013
Cost: Adult: $17, Concession: $12 (per movie)
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Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival at Woodend

Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival at Woodend

9 February 2013

Come along to the Macedon Ranges Sustainable Living Festival at Woodend for a fun family day out for everyone! Enjoy the local musicians, vegetarian food and fair trade coffee while you take a look around at the stalls and displays from sustainability groups and businesses.

The kids won't be bored, with educational and fun permaculture garden tours and other children's activities running all day long.
If you want to get serious about sustainability, check out the range of speakers that will talk on the day in the Hub building, including:

-Ralf Thesing (MRSG President and speaker for Beyond Zero Emissions)
-Caitlin Griffith from Victorian National Parks Association
-Phillip Sutton
-Giselle Wilkinson
-plus many more!

Where: Woodend Neighbourhood House
When: 10am-4pm, Saturday 9 February 2013
Cost: Free
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Permaculture courses

Permaculture Design Courses

November 2012, January, February, March 2013

Want to learn how to design sustainable systems to your home, garden, or community?
Milkwood Farm, located in Central West NSW, has courses that will enable you to create a sustainable future for you and your family.

Over two weeks you will engage in practical workshops, site visits, theory and extensive design workshops. The courses will provide both urban and rural examples, and so whether you are from the country or the city, this course will enable you to apply energy conservation, food production systems and nutrient cycling in your community.

Where: Milkwood Farm, Mudgee, NSW
When: 11th-26th November 2012, 6th-19th January 2012, 24th February-9th March 2013
Cost: $2,200 pp if booking individually, discounts apply to those booking in a group
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Recipe For Change

Recipe For Change

16 - 18 November 2012

One Million Women, one of Australia's largest women's movements, invites you to join them in creating a Recipe For Change this November. Invite the girls over for a few drinks, a meal or a cup of tea and swap ideas on how to save energy and reduce waste.

All your ideas, along with expert tips and advice, will be put together to create an online book called Recipe For Change, which will be launched next March for International Women's Day.

Also, when you register as a host, you will go into the draw to win a great range of prizes, including a solar hot water system, solar energy panels, a bike, a worm farm, organic wine and an Aussie getaway, just to name a few.

Where: Your place.
When: Friday 16th November - Sunday 18th November.
Cost: Free.
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Events manager - Sustainable Table

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Sustainable Table is looking for someone who is equally passionate about food and the environment. Someone who has dynamic ideas and knows how to turn them into events that will be sure to change the way people think, behave and eat.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria.
Salary: Full time or 4 days, $55,000 + super (pro rata)
Applications close: Friday 15 June, 2012.
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Five ways to green your weekend

Friday, 26 August 2011

Here's G's five favourite ways to have a greener weekend.

The Green Brain

The green brain

Friday, 13 May 2011

The hardest part about living sustainably isn’t always learning new information, but breaking old habits. Here’s how to get started on rewiring your ways.

Top ten sustainable Auzzie cities

Top Ten: Sustainable cities in Australia

Thursday, 21 April 2011

According to the Australian Conservation Society, here's the top ten sustainable cities in Australia.

Australian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Annual Conference

28 - 30 September

The conference will reflect the new direction of ACTS, the sector champion for sustainability within the tertiary education sector, by moving away from a traditional conference format to create an interactive environment to learn and engage with like-minded colleagues.

Also included at the conference is the Award ceremony of the 2011 Green Gown Awards Australasia – THE national award scheme for sustainability. Be there and find out who is leading the way in tertiary education sustainability.

The 2011 ACTS Conference is proudly sponsored by Ecosave, Interface Flor, G magazine, Aqua bubbler, Climate friendly, and North Sydney Institute TAFE.

Where: University of Adelaide, National Wine Centre, South Australia.
When: 28 - 30 September, 2011.
Click here to register or for more information.

Sustainable House Day

11 September

Now in its tenth year, this Australia-wide event showcases the very best in sustainable homes – from renewable energies such as solar to greywater, renovations, building, architecture and more. Visit a sustainable house in your neighbourhood, and speak with specialist service providers and experts who will be on-hand to answer queries and provide tips.

Where: Across Australia.
When: 11 September, 2011.
Cost: Free!
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