Newtown Festival 2013


10 November, 2013
The Newtown Festival celebrates environmentalism by having a ton of 'Green' stalls and maintaining an old vendetta against unnecessary packaging *packaging. You will be drinking local, fresh, tap-water and can learn about the latest techniques to manage your urban household environment impact. Join a cycling organization after reeving FREE BICYCLE VALET PARKING or just do a lap of the park on a stall's demo bike. Chuck your biodegradable wrapper of a delicious vegan burger into the GIANT-ONSITE-WORMFARM, all while listening to great music pumped out by Biodiesel generators.

When: From 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday November 10, 2013.
Where: Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown, Sydney, NSW.
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National Walk to Work Day

National Walk to Work Day

8 November, 2013
National Walk to Work Day is in its 15th year in 2013! By participating you can help promote good health and the decrease of car dependency. Check out their website and find out how you can register to show your support.

Where: Nationwide.
When: Tuesday 8 November, 2013.
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Coffs Harbour sustainable living festival

The sustainable living festival

3 – 9 November, 2013
The sustainable living festival is a celebration of all things sustainable. The festival offers workshops, presentations, performances, stalls, open days, food, children’s activities and art to inspire eco friendly living.

Where: Coffs Harbour, NSW.
When: 3 – 9 November, 2013.
Cost: Free.
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The oily truth about palm oil


30 October, 2013
Arm yourself with the facts on palm oil, which is thought to be in about 50 per cent of all items on the supermarket shelves. Join environmental not-for-profit Sustainable Table and Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia for a screening of the multi-award winning documentary Green. Learn about the complex issue of palm oil production and how we can be part of the solution.

Where: Palace Verona Cinema, 17 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW.
When: 6:15pm – 8:30pm, Wednesday 30 October, 2013.
Cost: $30. All profits support Sustainable Table’s work, with $3 from each ticket going towards supporting Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and the documentary Green.
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National garage sale trail

National garage sale trail

26 October, 2013
National garage sale trail organises Australian communities to hold garage sales on the same day each year. So far Garage Sale has redistributed one million items from potential landfill, helped raise $3 million in local fundraising, and helped 800,000 people to meet their neighbours in Australia. National garage sale trail promotes community and sustainability – and it's also a lot of fun!

Where: Nationwide.
When: Saturday 26 October, 2013.
Cost: Free to register.
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Sustain: Your natural and organic lifestyle show

sustain fest

19 & 20 October 2013

After a few years in Sydney, SUSTAIN 2013, the tweaked reinvention of the Organic Expo & Green Show, will be returning to Melbourne. The event promotes all things; certified organic, fair trade & sustainable, green, ethical and allergy conscious.

This year will see Samantha Gowing the Head Chef and Nutritionist at Cabarita Ocean Health Retreat, cooking delicious and healthy recipes on the Demonstration Stage.

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Vic.
When: Saturday 19th October 10am-6pm, & Sunday 20th October 10am-5pm, 2013.
Cost: $20 adults, $15 Concession, $10 Child, 12-16 yrs (under 12 are free), $35 Family (Save $25 - 2 adults & 2 kids 12-16 years).
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EcoXpo Sustainable Eco Living


19 April to 20 October, 2013
EcoXpo is back for 2013, combining forces with the Conscious Living expo to bring thousands of sustainable products and services under one roof. Crucial for anyone interested in eco-business, this event will feature free seminars from experts, musical performances, demonstrations, workshops and much, much more!

David Suzuki is the keynote speaker on Friday and Sunday of the Sydney event. We caught up with the Canadian academic and author of 43 books, including this one, for a 'Special feature' in the Sept/Oct issue of Green Lifestyle magazine, on sale 23 August to 18 October, so check it out in newsagents now!

Melbourne: 19-21 April 2013
Sydney: 20-22 September 2013
Perth: 17-20 October 2013
Cost: $16 per person, $12 concession ($10 when purchased online). Family tickets can also be purchased.
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National Ride2Work Day

National Ride2Work Day

16 October, 2013
National Ride2Work Day inspires healthier lifestyles and sustainable transport. Not only do you get some fresh air and exercise, but registering for National Ride2Work Day helps to promote the case for better bike facilities in your community.

Where: Nationwide.
When: Wednesday 16 October, 2013.
Cost: Free!
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Adelaide Festival of Ideas

Adelaide Festival of Ideas

17 – 20, October 2013
The Adelaide Festival of Ideas celebrates the power of thought and plays host to avant-garde thinkers who are leaders in novel perspectives. In 2013 the Festival of Ideas will coincide with the Adelaide Film Festival to celebrate the creative ideas of the moving image.

Where: Adelaide, South Australia.
When: Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 October, 2013.
The 2013 program is to be announced soon. To keep up to date click here to subscribe to their newsletter.

National Organic Week Australia

National Organic Week Australia

4 – 13 October, 2013
National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is a week of events and activities aimed toward promoting awareness of organic products and farming production systems. If you care about food safety, health, good nutrition and the environment check out NOW's website (link below) for events around your local area.

Where: Nationwide.
When: Friday 4 – Sunday 13 October, 2013.
Cost: Varies across events.
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