Events

Harbour Hike 2014

Harbour Hike 2014

7 September, 2014

Take in the stunning views of the Harbour foreshore this Father’s Day while raising funds for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS). Stroll along 12km of lower north shore pathways past majestic federation homes, glorious bays, bobbing boats and with spectacular vistas of the city. You’ll be able to appreciate Sydney’s unique envirnment and help SIMS with their five-year Sydney Harbour Research Programme which aims to discover ‘what lies beneath’ the harbour and the threats posed to this marine habitat. Hikers can enter competitions to win great prizes and all are rewarded with a 20% discount on Fantasea Adventure Cruising’s Bondi Beach Whale Watching Cruise or Sydney Seven Wonders Coastal Adventure. So get your registration in!

Where: The hike will begin under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bradfield Plaza, Kirribilli.
When: Sunday 7 September, 2014
Cost: Adults $35, children and concessions $25.
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The Animal Holocaust Exhibition 2014

The Animal Holocaust Exhibition 2014

19 – 26 September, 2014

Demonstrating her love of animals and conviction that animals deserve better treatment, artist Jo Frederiks will be displaying her latest work in an exhibition titled ‘The Animal Holocaust’. Frederiks wants to expose the plight of animals, she says, “the definition of holocaust is ‘great or total destruction of life’. That’s what is going on everyday to animals in Australia and around the world. In this modern day and age of technology and freedom of information, ignorance is no longer an excuse for abuse or suffering”. It may be challenging and confronting viewing, but it is something the animal rights advocate feels the world needs to see.

Where: Royal Queensland Art Society Art Gallery, Broadbeach, Queensland.
When: The exhibition runs from 19 to 26 September and will be opened on 19 September by Australian philanthropist and Victorian of the Year (2007), Philip Wollen, OAM.
Cost: Entry to the Art Gallery is free.
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Compassionate Voices

Benson

9 August – 7 September, 2014
This unique exhibition celebrates animals, art and creativity. Curated by Liane Rossler, and part of Sydney Design, a cutting-edge design festival produced and managed by the Powerhouse Museum, the exhibition features a range of artworks: all available for purchase. The opening night of this exhibition on Thursday 14 August will be a special evening of art, advocacy and creativity in support of Voiceless. The gala evening will feature Dr Charlie Teo AM as master of ceremonies, special guest auctioneer Ronan Sulich, a live performance from breakout stars James Draper and Jordan Brady of the band Winterbourne, a children’s craft workshop, and delicious vegan food by Kitchen by Mike. Complementing the gala event, children (6-15yrs) will be entertained with a fun crafting workshop that focuses on animal forms and takes inspiration from the Compassionate Voices exhibition. Voiceless would be delighted if you could join this celebration of animals, art and creativity and attend the opening night.

Where: Koskela, 1/85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery, Sydney, NSW.
When: Gala evening: 6:30 – 9pm, Thursday, 14 August 2014.
Cost: Adult $150, Children's workshop $50.
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The Story Of Our Planet Unfolds

31 July – 5 September, 2014
The Story Of Our Planet Unfolds showcases the work of critically acclaimed photographer Michael Hall who since 2007 has been working to document human civilisation’s response to the risks and opportunities of climate change. In partnership with The Climate Institute, who awarded Michael its first Creative Fellowship to assist him on his long-term project, the exhibit highlights the compounding impacts of climate change at home and abroad as well as growing global action to address the challenge. The exhibitions graphically records these impacts and opportunities in the hopes of opening people’s eyes, changing their minds and inspiring action. This exhibit draws on seven years of work, including the two years the project has been supported by the fellowship. The fellowship has allowed Michael to document the impact of bushfires on peoples’ livelihoods in Tasmania, the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, issues of food security in Bangladesh, as well as the increasingly important role renewable energy is playing in China’s development.

Where: Customs House, Sydney, NSW.
When: Monday to Friday 10am – 7pm, Saturday to Sunday 11am – 4pm.
Cost: Free.
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Perth Health & Wellness Forum

Sarah Wilson

20 July, 2014
Perth’s Health & Wellness Forum has well-known speakers including Sarah Wilson, Narelle Chenery, and more (see below). Because living a green lifestyle and a healthy lifestyle are similar!
Speakers include:
Sarah Wilson: I Quit Sugar
Narelle Chenery: "The Mother of EcoBeauty" and Founder of Miessence
Mark Smith: Co Founder of Uplifting Wellness
Nikki Milne: Perth Naturopath
Tim Woodard: Organic Edible Garden Expert (Your Patch Organic)

Where: Novotel Langey, Perth, WA.
When: 9:30am – 4pm, 20 July, 2014.
Cost: $90.
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Clean Energy Week 2014

CEW2014

22 – 25 July, 2014
Hosted by the Clean Energy Council, Clean Energy Week is Australia's biggest event for the renewable energy and energy efficient industry. Featuring industry officials and government speakers, the two-day conference is the perfect networking point for anyone working or interested in sustainable wind, solar and hydro technologies. The week also includes the Clean Energy Council Industry Awards on Tuesday, concluding with the Solar Design and Installation Awards, and Appropriate Technology Retailers Association of Australia (ATRAA) Dinner on Thursday.

Where: Dolton House, Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont, NSW (conference) and Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW (trade show).
When: 22 – 25 July, 2014.
Cost: Full Conference Pass – including Clean Energy Week Gala Dinner and ATRAA Dinner $1500 non-member.
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Overfed & Undernourished – Film Premiere

O&U

From 2 June, 2014

Over 70% of foods we consume on a daily basis are processed, and according to the World Health Organisation, if current trends continue one billion people will be obese by 2030; which means our population is heading for an exponentially increasing number of health problems.

The revolutionary documentary, Overfed & Undernourished, is interspersed with interviews and advice from leading health and wellbeing experts from around the globe, and provides the audience with simple solutions to improve the quality of their own diet, lifestyle, and personal bonds, and asks the fundamental question – are we really nourishing ourselves? The message in the film follows the powerful, positive, raw, open and honest story of 11 year old Liam – weighing over 80kg – who seeks help from his aunty and uncle.

The Premiere events in Brisbane and Melbourne include a health exhibition from 6pm, with the film starting at 7pm, and a Q&A held after the film.

Where/When:
Brisbane Premiere: Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point, @ 6pm Monday 2 June.
Melbourne Premiere: The Astor Theatre, Corner Chapel Street & Dandenong Road, @ 6pm Tuesday 3 June.
World Premiere: Wednesday 4 June.
Cost: General (incl. movie ticket, entry to exhibition & Q&A): $15. VIP (incl. movie ticket, entry to exhibition, Q&A, access to VIP seating, and the film on DVD): $40.
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Attend a Climate Reality Training with Al Gore

Climate reality training Australia

25 to 27 June, 2014

At this defining moment on climate change, we need a community of inspiring and connected people to champion lasting solutions. This is your opportunity to step up and lead the charge in protecting our climate.

Climate Reality Chairman and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will train a select group of leaders from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. During the training, you’ll learn from Al Gore and a group of world-class scientists, strategists, communicators, and technical specialists about the science of climate change and how to connect with people across the region at the most personal level. You'll hear how we can rapidly reduce our contributions to global emissions at a local and national level to set us on a better course. And you’ll also develop skills to engage those around you and bring about lasting change using storytelling, public speaking, social media networking, and media engagement.

Over the course of the training, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and learn from trained Climate Reality Leaders from a range of professional and cultural backgrounds with years of experience in educating and engaging their networks and communities. You'll also meet an incredible group of exceptionally motivated individuals training alongside you including public servants, business people, academics, health professionals, educators, farmers, and more.

Where: Melbourne, Victoria.
When: Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 June, 2014.
Cost: Climate Reality Leadership Trainings are completely self-funded by attendees. There is no fee to attend the training, and you will need to pay for your own travel and lodging. During the training, The Climate Reality Project will provide all training materials.
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Applications close May 28, 2014.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition 2014

Wildlife Photographer of the Year/Natural History Museum London

29 March – 1 June, 2014

See a showcase of the world's finest wildlife photography at the Wildlife Photographer of The Year exhibition, once again at the Australian Museum in 2014. The exhibition includes beautiful, carefully chosen images ranging from landscapes and plant life to captivating animals, which were selected from almost 50,000 entries in the international competition. This year, one of Australia's best wildlife photographers, Justin Gilligan, is featured. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.

Where: The Australian Museum, 6 College St, Sydney, NSW.
When: Saturday 29 March – Sunday 1 June, 2014.
Cost: Adult- $15; Child- $8; Family- $38 (2 adults and 2 children).
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Mudgee Wine, Food + Art in Sydney

17 – 18 May, 2014

Taste more than 150 fine wines from the Mudgee region and savour Mudgee Region and Pyrmont produce from over 50 stallholders. A deliciously free-to-attend event, there will be live entertainment, rides and art exhibitions, including a sculpture installation and the 8th Pyrmont Art Prize. Don't miss the Culture at Work’s Art Science Schools Project, where five local schools have painted more than 200 canvases with the topic of ‘Water,’ exhibited in Pirrama Park. This two-day outdoor event is part of The Pyrmont Festival – ten days of wine, food and art in Sydney.

Where: Pirrama Rd, Pirrama Park, Pyrmont, Sydney, NSW.
When: Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 May, 2014.
Cost: Free to attend!
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