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Fair@Square fair-trade+ethical festival

2 - 4 December

A free public event promoting fair and ethical trade in an engaging and inspiring way. Visitors will be treated to a fabulous variety of entertainment, including live musical acts, fashion shows, interactive presentations, lifestyle workshops such children's activities and shopping opportunities. Walk through a static display of an eco-friendly house in an interactive and educational Fair Living Space, a collaboration with Eco Innovators and RMIT Architecture Students. Plus, resident fashion guru Leeyong Soo will put together an elegant VIP Ethical Fashion Show on Friday night.

Where: Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria.
When: Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th December, 2011.
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Electric not niche

Electric cars on the rise

Friday, 7 October 2011

How electric vehicles are becoming more accessible, functional and affordable.

Earthwatch's Family Camping Weekend

Earthwatch's Family Camping Weekend

18 - 20 November

From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, families are invited on a camping weekend at North Head near Manly, Sydney, to help protect bandicoots through the ‘Bandicoots on the Brink’ project. Activities include spotlighting and trapping bandicoots at night, setting and collecting cameras and cat lures, and looking at video footage of the secret night-time activities of bandicoots.

Where: North Head Sanctuary, Manly, Sydney NSW.
When: 18 - 20 November, 2011.
Cost: $195 for adults and $155 for children between 10-17 years old.
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National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week

7 - 13 November

Aiming to highlight the environmental benefits of re-use and recycling programs, events throughout the week include the Big Aussie Swap, when councils, schools and workplaces will host Swap Parties, and the Friday File Fling, in which colleagues band together in the name of office recycling. Host your own event or join one to reduce, reuse and recycle!

Where: Australia-wide.
When: 7 - 13 November, 2011.
Cost: Free!
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Womad Earth Station

Womad Earth Station

21 - 23 October

This year, Adelaide hosts a new three-day music and arts festival that brings awareness to environmental issues. There are forums, workshops, performances, demonstrations and a range of inspiring speakers, including Paul Gilding, author of The Great Disruption and a leading advisor and advocate for action on climate change and sustainability. Limited camping spaces are available in Belair National Park.

Where: Belair National Park, South Australia.
When: 21 - 23 October, 2011.
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Cities with People in Mind

‘Cities with People in Mind’: Annual Conference for International Cities, Town Centres & Communities Society

25 - 28 October

The ICTC Society is a not-for-profit, independent organisation encouraging socially and environmentally responsible towns and cities through international best practice and expertise. This year’s annual conference, held in Hobart, includes sessions on ‘Carbon Neutral Cities’, ‘Transport and Urban Communities’ and ‘Housing Affordability’. Field trips, master classes and networking functions are also offered.

Where: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Constitution Dock, Hobart, Tasmania.
When: 25 - 28 October, 2011.
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Media, marketing and the green message

Media, marketing and the green message

3 & 9 November, 2011

Environmentalism made great strides over the past four decades, raising public awareness of Australian and global sustainability challenges to unprecedented levels. Now governments, businesses, communities and individuals are being asked to move from awareness to action, to hasten the transition to a more sustainable future. Media and marketing are under increasing scrutiny as governments and business try to explain themselves. Green Capital is bringing together top practitioners and thought leaders from across the communications spectrum to confront the challenges of making the big sell for sustainability in the 21st century. If your business, government agency or NGO has to communicate sustainability successfully, make sure you join us for Media, Marketing & The Green Message. Sydney registrations close on Monday, 31 October, Melbourne registrations close Friday 4 November.

Where: Hilton Sydney: Stateroom, Level 2, 488 George St, Sydney, NSW. The Arts Centre: Spire Building, ANZ Pavilion, Level 8, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria.
When: 7.45 am for 8.00 am - 10.00 am. Sydney on Thursday 3 November; Melbourne on Wednesday 9 November, 2011.
Cost:
Individual tickets $230, Early bird rate $184; NGO/Not-for-profit $120, Early bird rate $120; Table of 10 $2000, Early bird rate $1500. Early Bird rates are available until 13 October.
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Protestors on Peaks

Protestors on Peaks

4 October, 2011

It's time to get creative in fighting the threat of Coal seam gas and open cut coal - it's time to connect the spectacular natural assets directly with the fight to protect them. The 'Scenic RIm' region is in South-East Queensland, just south of Brisbane and tucked in behind the Gold Coast. More than 80% of the Scenic Rim is covered by coal and coal seam gas exploration permits. As part of a national day of action, landholders and supporters will become "Protestors on Peaks" rallying on the Scenic Rim’s namesake mountain peaks, with huge banners carrying a united “no” message to coal seam gas and open pit coal mining in the region. Join hundreds of farmers, landholders, local tourism operators and supporters and get active and united in protecting the natural assets of the Scenic Rim, and the agricultural industry which provides the scenic vistas which tourism depends on in the Shire.

Where: The 'Scenic Rim', South-East Queensland.
When: 11am, Tuesday 4 October, 2011.
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Bicycle Film Festival

Bicycle Film Festival - Sydney

8 - 16 October, 2011

In 2001 Brendt Barbur, Founding Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He was inspired to turn this negative experience into a positive one, and created a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and of course, film. From its roots in New York City, the BFF has grown into a multi-faceted, global event that will travel to over 25 cities this year, from Milan to Tokyo, Minneapolis to Sydney. BFF 2011 showcases a stellar collection of short films, including LAST MINUTES WITH ODEN (winner of Vimeo’s Best Video Award), dramatic documentary about Oden’s struggle with cancer, BIKELORDZ: STUNTS AND STYLES FROM ACCRA, GHANA, showcasing a new interesting bike culture, and BIKE RACE, a bike animation that puts some of cycling’s greats head to head.

Where: Across Sydney, NSW.
When: 8 - 16 October, 2011.
Cost: Adult $18; Concession $14.
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Antenna International Documentary Film Festival

5 - 9 October, 2011

Featuring 25 award-winning documentaries, including 15 Australian premieres, international guests, awards and a platform for lively debate, this is an event not to be missed. In its inaugural year, Australia's first film festival dedicated to documentaries will take place at Sydney’s Chauvel Cinema.

Antenna and G Magazine are giving readers the chance to win one of three double-passes to the Antenna International Documentary Film Festival at Chauvel Cinema in October. The festival features environment-focused films from Michael Madsen’s exploration of nuclear waste and communication in Into Eternity to After the Apocalypse, the heart breaking tale of those affected by radiation in Kazakhstan and the tale of a small community taking on an oil giant in The Pipe, amongst 25 Sydney premieres. This is your chance to watch the best in documentary cinema from Australia and around the world. Tickets are for single session use. Simply email competitions_at_gmagazine.com.au telling us what you want to see and why. Entries close 4 October.

Where: Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Corner Oxford St and Oatley Rd, Paddington, Sydney, NSW (Opening night 5 October at Dendy Opera Quays).
Cost: Adult $16; Concession $13. Discounts available with multiple purchases. Opening night Adult $30; Concession $25.
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