Events

CEO & Business Leaders Summit

CEO & Business Leaders Summit

20 November, 2014

Green World City Organisation is a global alliance of CEOs, senior executives and experts of organisations involved in creating sustainable projects in over 120 countries. They are inviting CEOs, business leaders and experts interested in the business opportunities in creating better future cities at CEO & BUSINESS LEADERS SUMMIT.

Where: Skye Venue, Sydney Tower, Sydney, NSW.
When: 9am – 5pm, Thursday 20 November, 2014.
Cost: Various, check site for details.
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PlanetFest 2014

PlanetFest pic

16 November, 2014

PlanetFest is a free, nature-inspired outdoor festival with something to excite the whole family. Highlights include the Taronga Zoomobile, giant roving dinosaurs, a marine touch pool, Reverse Garbage, rock climbing, Aboriginal rock painting and basket weaving, advice from ABC Gardening Australia star Costa Georgiadis, and a biodiversity survey of local wildlife using a mobile phone app. Festival goers will be entertained by spectacular world-music by Nicky Bomba and the Gaia Rhythm Show and film screening of Journey to the South Pacific, and enjoy an array of food stalls.

Where: Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW.
When: 10:30am – 8:30pm, Sunday 16 November, 2014.
Cost: Free!
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National Recycling Week

10 – 16 November, 2014
National Recycling week is nearly here, and Planet Ark is encouraging everyone to join in, whether it be at home, school or work. Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week as an education campaign in 1996, to bring focus to recycling and minimising waste. Since then recycling has become part of our every day lives; however with the growing number of items that can be recycled, more education is required to make sure valuable resources stay away from landfill! There are popular events being run over this week that are designed to get schools, social or community groups and businesses recycling, as well as more education about recycling at home.

Where: Australia-wide.
When: Monday 10 - Sunday 16 November, 2014.
Cost: Free to get involved!
Click here to see how you can get involved in National Recycling Week!

Transitions Film Festival – Adelaide

7–16 November, 2014

The Transitions Film Festival is Australia’s largest sustainability and futures film festival, dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change-makers that are leading the way to a better world. The Festival will run over a number of weekends in late October and early November and screen a range of films and documentaries addressing a number of environmental and social issues facing the world today. Following each session will be a set of panel discussions from local and national experts on the issues raised in each screening.

Where: Adelaide, South Australia.
When: 7–16 November, 2014.
Cost: Various.
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The Aha Moment – Seeds of inspiration worth planting

29 October, 2014

Five years after reaching the finals of the first ever Masterchef series, outspoken foodie Michelle Darlington is putting compassion, kindness and inspiration on the menu at an inaugural TED-style boutique gathering set to take place this Wednesday in Potts Point. Six empowering change makers will reveal the most inspiring moments of their lives at the “Aha Moment” – Seeds of Inspiration Worth Planting event presented by Darlington’s socially responsible Seed It Up – an organic seed company supporting the Grow Your Own food movement.

Where: Tusculum House, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney, NSW.
When: 6:30 – 7pm (for mingling and canapés), 7:15 – 9pm (for talks), Wednesday 29 October, 2014.
Cost: Part proceeds of this event go to 'The Carevan Foundation' – feeding the homeless in rural Australia. Tickets are $50 + $3.99 booking fee.
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Garage Sale Trail 2014

garage-sale

25 October, 2014

Find treasure in your local area at this year’s Garage Sale Trail. With over one million items expected to be on sale, it is Australia’s fastest-growing sustainability and reuse event and you’ll be sure to bag a bargain. Either host your own sale or visit some in your neighbourhood to help reduce the waste destined for landfill. A fun and creative way to live a little more sustainably, declutter and maybe make a bit of money, it’s also an ideal way to connect with your neighbours and community.

Where: Across Australia.
When: Saturday 25 October, 2014.
Cost: It's free to register your own garage sale.
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Cruetly-Free Festival

26 October, 2014

The Cruelty Free Festival is a unique celebration of the individuals, organisations and ethical businesses in the local community that are dedicated to making the world a better place for all animals. The one day event, which has almost doubled in size since the previous year, has over 60 registered stall holders and offers a jam-packed program featuring speakers, live bands, food stalls, cooking demonstrations, a cruelty-free fashion parade and an art show.

Where: Australian Technology Park, Locomotive Street, Eveleigh NSW.
When: 10am - 5pm, Sunday 26th October, 2014.
Cost: Adults $5, Children under 12 FREE!

Social Innovation Change-makers Festival 2014

18 October, 2014

Social Innovation Sydney helps change makers connect with one another and build networks to drive social innovation. We connect people with ideas to people with skills so that they can create new ventures together.

Every social innovator wants to the world to change, but none of us control how different the future will be. Can you creatively engage with the futures you hope for and those you fear to develop and refine your vision, rather than being paralysed by indecision? We believe you can. This one-day workshop take participants on an imaginative journey into four futures they will co-create, then brings them back to right now with renewed purpose and a clearer focus.

Where: UNSW Art and Design, corner Green’s Road and Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney NSW
When: 9.30am - 4pm Saturday 18 October, 2014.
Cost: $25 + BF
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Host a Give a Fork! event

Give a fork!

The whole month of October

Australians throw out over $8 billion worth of food – that’s 4,000,000 tonnes – every year. Make a difference by getting your friends or family together anytime during the month of October to host a waste free meal and show ‘em how it’s done! You’ll also be raising funds to help Sustainable Table educate Australians about how to buy into a more sustainable food system. So what are you waiting for? Sign up to host your own Give a Fork! Meal and set your ticket price, or buy a ticket to attend a friend's event.

Where: Your house, your friends house, or even for a picnic in the park! Some cafes and restaurants (listed on the Give a Fork website) are also participating.
When: Technically, it's the whole month of October, but why not have one anytime?!
Cost: A $5 tax-deductable donation is the minimum required to register with Sustainable Table. Registering includes an option to allocate your own costs as well.
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National Ride2Work Day 2014

National Ride2Work Day 2014

15 October, 2014

Ever thought about swapping your usual commute to work with an invigorating bike ride, or need a bit of encouragement to hop back on after the chilly winter months? Then give the National Ride2Work Day a go. More than 15,000 workers across the country are expected to steam to work under pedal power on the day. Join those celebrating a long held love of the bicycle or be among those discovering the health benefits of a good cycle.

If you’re in the Melbourne area and want to use pedal power to help those in need, take part in Bupa Around the Bay – Ride for a Child in Need. It will be held on Sunday 19 October, and there are varying distances around Port Phillip Bay so all ages and abilities can take part.

Where: Community events and breakfasts are being held nationwide on Ride2Work Day.
When: Wednesday 15 October, 2014.
Cost: It’s free to register for both events.
Click here for more info.

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