Events

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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Food+Tech Meetup

April 15, 2014

What goes in to our body is a major determinant of our health – we really are what we eat! If you are a parent catering for healthy family diets, a foodie, a farmer, a nutritionist, a fitness fanatic or an entrepreneur, this talk will bring together experts in dietetics and entrepreneurs to talk about changing health and food trends in Australia - and what you can do about it. Hosted by HealthTechSydney, we have a night of great talks, dinner/desert and networking for you.

Where: Muru-D Accelrator, Level 6, 363 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW.
When: 6pm, Tuesday April 15, 2014.
Cost: $25, including a healthy dinner and desert (incl. veg/vegan options).
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The Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge @ MIFGS 2014

Cedar Woods Cubby

26 – 30 March, 2014

Childhood memories recreated by country’s top architects for 2014 ‘Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge’. Considered as some of Australia’s top building and architecture firms, those involved are not only competing to be ‘Best in Show’, but more importantly, they’re fighting to prove to the disadvantaged young people of Australia that they are committed to making a difference in their lives. Their innovative, ‘creativity-fostering’ cubbies will be on display in the Cubby House Village at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS) from Wednesday 26 March to Sunday 30 March 2014, with the auction of the cubbies taking place at 3pm on the Sunday.

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria.
When: Wednesday 26 March – Wednesday 30 March, with the Cubby auctions taking place on the Sunday of March 30.
Cost: Adults $27.00, Children $10, Concessions $19.00, Family $55.00.
Click here to purchase tickets, and you can also click here to purchase Cubby House raffles tickets for your chance to win one of this year's cubbies!

Sydney Vegan Festival + Sideshows

Sydney Vegan Festival 2014

29 March, 2014

The inaugural Sydney Vegan Festival will feature well known vegan chefs from around the world and host a range of speakers, live music, food and market stalls across the day and night. American vegan heavy hitters Isa Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero and the notorious Vegan Black Metal Chef head up a day of cooking demonstrations and audience Q&A’s with vegan identities Maz Valcorza Pugoy, founder of Sadhana Kitchen, Sydney’s finest organic raw and living foods café, Kathy Divine and Megan Young adding to the line up.

There are also sideshows in Melbourne (Wednesday 26 March at The Corner Hotel) and Brisbane (Sunday 30 March at Crowbar, Brisbane).

Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW 18+
When: 12pm -10pm, Saturday March 29, 2014.
Cost: $49 + bf via www.factorytheatre.com.au & www.ticketek.com.au
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Philippines Psy Fiesta Fundraiser

Iloilo

14 March, 2014

The devastation of the super typhoon Haiyan is no longer in the headlines, but over 11 million people are currently rebuilding their lives in the Philippines. A collective of Filipinos on the island of Iloilo are raising money to help livelihood rehabilitation including purchasing fishing boats and seeds for an agricultural village. You're invited to join a night of psytrance in Marrickville, Sydney, and dance to help rebuild a fishing community in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan. The final amount raised will be published on this Facebook page after the event. 50 cents of each ticket sold goes towards the Red Rattler to keep the venue environmentally sustainable and viable.

Where: The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville, NSW.
When: 8:30pm, Friday 14 March, 2014.
Cost: Early bird $10 (+BF), Online $15 (+BF), $20 on the door.
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Conservationist talks at orangutan fundraiser

Lone BOSA

9 to 13 March, 2014
Join international orangutan conservationist, Lone Dröscher Nielsen from Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia (BOSA), as she speaks firsthand about her near 20-year journey working to rescue and rehabilitate the endangered orangutans of Borneo. As founder of BOSA's Nyaru Menteng facility – the largest orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre in the world - Lone's quest to save and rehabilitate Borneo's red ape has been showcased on Animal Planet's award-winning series Orangutan Island and the BBC's Orangutan Diary series. Seats are limited, so book early!

When/Where:
Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus. 5pm – 6:30pm, Sunday March 9, 2014.
Sydney: Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt Street. 7pm – 9pm, Wednesday March 12, 2014.
Melbourne: Kaleide Theatre, RMIT University, 360 Swanston St. 6:30pm – 9pm, Thursday March 13, 2014.
Cost: Adults $25, Children/Concession $15. All proceeds go to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
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