Green Jobs

Creative-recycling

Creative recycling

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

A love of fabric and a creative flair inspired Gaye Naismith to turn her hobby into a novel recycling business – making beautiful homewares and accessories from old woollen jumpers.

Ethical Enetrprise Award 2013

Ethical Awards

July 1 - September 30, 2013

The search is on for the country's most ethical organisation. An initiative of Moral Fairground and Australian Ethical Investment, The Ethical Enterprise Award is an acknowledgment of the positive social and economic impact of a business through innovation and ethical practices. Whether large or small, not-for-profit or otherwise, all businesses who believe that their organisation provides societal, environmental and economic benefits are invited to apply. The winner will gain national recognition, as well as a host of other benefits such as media and promotional opportunities and business development packages. The award will be announced on the November 29, 2013.

For more information, or to apply for the award, visit www.moralfairground.com.au

Power Shift Youth Climate Summit

Power Shift

13-15 July, 2013
Presented by AYCC (Australian Youth Climate Coalition), Power Shift is the largest climate summit in Australia. Over 2,000 young people will come together to ensure climate change is at the forefront of the federal election agenda. At a critical time leading to the September election, the three-day summit will include incredible speakers and workshops for youths to take action and make a significant difference. Guests include James Hansen, Tim Flannery, Samah Hadid, Claire Hooper, Bill McKibben, Lucy Lawless and many more.

Where: Monash University, Melbourne VIC.
When:13-15 July, 2013.
Click here for registration and more information.

Air Tight and Insulated

My winter bubble

Monday, 8 July 2013

Our intern Joel Burgess discovers simple, cost effective solutions to insulate his room using gap filler, weather stripping and bubble wrap.

‘Fashion Meets Forests’ Sustainable Fashion Show

Fashion Meets Forest

5 July, 2013
‘Fashion Meets Forests’ Sustainable Fashion Show

Not just pretty and glamourous, fashion can also be sustainable and make a real difference. The ‘Fashion Meets Forest’ sustainable fashion show will prove just that. The fashion show will feature three local designers including TheGreenShop, remadebybirdhands and One Colour along with the students from Mt Gravatt Sustainable Fashion Department. The showcased pieces are wide-ranging and ready-to-wear from a yoga session to a night out. The event is inspired by the environmental rehabilitation project Treehenge, an initiative of Condamine Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting land, water, native plants and wildlife.

Where: Heritage Room, Cloudland, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD.
When: 6pm, Friday 5 July, 2013.
Cost: $30 (incl. canapés and proceeds to support Treehenge)
Click here for registration and more information.

perennial-okra

3 of the best: perennials to plant now

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

We're hoping that our August issue is inspiring you to get out in the vegie patch. So here are our tips on what you could be planting now - and edible perennials are our favs as they just keep giving!

Marie Jenkins

What is good skin care?

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Founder of Australian natural skin care brand Kosmea, Marie Jenkins speaks to us about the ethics behind the skin care market and the importance of using innovative and organic products.

Take action on climate change!

Climate action summit

21-23 June, 2013
Put your concerns into action! You can help motivate communities to demand climate action at Australian Climate Action Summit this year. Over the two-day summit, you will have the opportunity to talk with successful campaigners about a clean energy future. The activist panel comes from all around Australia and across different sectors, including George Monbiot, Drew Hutton, Prof. Lesley Hughes, Cate Faehrmann MP, Fiona Armstrong, Simon Butler and Tony Mohr. Before the Summit, you may join the Friday night forum at the NSW Parliament House to discuss and explore community climate action through the law and media. The guest panel includes Michelle Maloney, Larissa Waters, Jane Rawson and Graham Readfearn.

Where:Friday night forum at Parliament House Theatreette, NSW Parliament House; Summit at Sydney Secondary College, Blackwattle Bay Campus, Taylor Street, Glebe NSW.
When:Friday night forum 6pm-8pm 21 June; Summit 22-23 June, 2013.
Click here for registration and more information.

$100,000 is up for grabs!

Australian ethical

Applications close July 1, 2013

Australian Ethical community grants applications are now open! As part of their community involvement, Australian Ethical donates ten percent of its annual profits to charitable, benevolent and conservational projects. This year, over $100,000 is up for grabs for organisations believing they could use the money to build a better future for the planet and its inhabitants. Applications close on the 1st of July so get in fast!

Click here to apply, or visit their website at www.australianethical.com.au for more information.

Community Organiser, Environment Victoria

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The Community Organiser position has been established to assist Environment Victoria deliver the ‘Reclaim Victoria’s Environment’ campaign and build our active supporter base. The Community Organiser will recruit, support and motivate Environment Victoria volunteers to communicate with Victorians about the failure of government to protect our environment and the positive, inspiring actions that our governments should be taking.

Location: Melbourne, Vic.
Applications close: Friday 21 June, 2013.
Click here for more info.

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