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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Wildlife photographer of the year exhibition


June 8 to October 7, 2013

The Australian Museum is again playing host to the Wildlife Photographer of The Year exhibition, a four month show featuring the world's the finest wildlife photography. 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. If you are interested in photography, or simply appreciate the awe-inspiring beauty of nature, this event is for you.
Where: The Australian Museum, 6 College St Sydney, NSW.
When: June 8 to October 7, 2013.
Cost: Adult- $17 ($5 for members); Concession- $12; Child- $9 ($3 for members); Extra child- $6; Family (2 adults and 2 children)- $43 (or $13 for members); Family (1 adult and 2 children)- $26 (or $8 for members).
For more information about the exhibition visit the Australian Museum website at

Port Macquarie’s feast of festivities in October 2013


Port Macquarie is having a month long festival in October to celebrate the passion, creativity, bounty and variety from its farmers, vignerons, brewers, entertainers and artists.

Event highlights:
· 6 October – Breakfast in the Beds at Near River Produce organic farm
· 6 October - Oasis by the River presents The Vintage Car Vineyard Tour
· 12 October – High Tea on the Hastings
· 18 October – Jazz and Shiraz at Eighteen Thirty Restaurant
· 19 October – World Par-TEA Victorian Luncheon Banquet
· 19 October – Black Duck Brewery Beer and Fine Food Matching Dinner
· 19-20 October – Landcare North Coast TAFE Farm Gate tours
· 20 October – A day at Bago Vineyards with a Treasure Hunt in the Bago Maze
· 24 October – Five plate tastings menu with matching wines at The Corner Restaurant
· 25 October - An Evening on the River Dinner at Port Panthers
· 26 October – Hastings Farmers Market’s 1 to 100 Acre Farming Fest
· 26 October – Artist Market in the Vines at Cassegrain Winery
· 26 October – SBS Feast Sneak Peak Party
· 27 October – Main Event: SBS Feast Tastings on Hastings 2013

Port Macquarie is a four hour drive North of Sydney or a one hour flight from Sydney and Brisbane with connections to the rest of Australia. A range of accommodation is available from 4.5 star waterfront hotels, eco-style tree houses to self contained apartments.

For event details and info on visiting, head to Tastings on Hastings, and to book accommodation and find out more about the region visit

Festival of Ideas


Join the University of Melbourne on their prospective exploration of a greener future with some leading industry authorities giving their opinion on what the world will look like in 2033.
Where: University of Melbourne and the Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Melbourne, Vic.
When: Wednesday 2 October, 2013.
Cost: Free.
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Going Dutch


29 September, 2013
The Netherlands is the number one cycling country in the world. This special seminar starring famous Dutch bicycle advocate Mark Wagenuur and Australian Paul Martin presents a case for applying some of the Dutch's cycling knowledge in Australia.

Where: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW.
When: 10am – noon, Sunday 29 September, 2013.
Cost: Free!
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Dubbo Sustainable City Expo

Dubbo Sustainable City Expo

September 28, 2013
Dubbo City Council is hosting an exhibition that showcases sustainable business/ products to the community. There are no fees for exhibitor sites so it will be a unique opportunity to catch new, green, start-up orginisations. Stalls are encouraged to formally present information on the sustainable aspects of their business, so there will be plenty of inspiration for those looking for a new green project.

Where: Victoria Park, Dubbo, NSW.
When: 9am-2pm, Saturday September 28, 2013.
Cost: Free!
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Intro to organic market gardening

Intro to Organic Market Gardening

27 – 29 September, 2013
In this three day course you can learn how to start a market garden from scratch using organic and permaculture principles. Taught by experienced market gardener Michael Hewins, and run in the Milkwood Market Garden, the course will give you skills including garden design, soil management and irrigation strategies. Whether you live rural or urban, learn how to begin a small, effective and profitable market garden to suit your location.

When: Friday 27 – Sunday 29 September, 2013.
Where: Milkwood Farm, Mudgee, NSW.
Cost: From $569 to $670.
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World Carfree Day

World Carfree Day

22 September, 2013
Each year World Carfree Day inspires people around the world to imagine a less car-dependent society. It is a great opportunity to get some exercise and lessen your impact on the planet. Have a look at the World Carfree Day website to find out how to register and see if there are any special events around your local area.

Where: Worldwide.
When: Sunday 22 September, 2013.
Cost: Free!
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