Environment

Transitions Film Festival 2015

Transitions Film Festival 2015

13 February – 6 March, 2015
The first hoverboard prototype has been built, flying cars are real and we are on the cusps of finding the key to eternal life. But as we stagger erratically towards utopia, old and new threats to our planet and society have increased in intensity. From fracking to arctic drilling, tar sands to coal port expansion, peak oil to looming debt bubbles, these are the years of living dangerously. They are also the years that the world sits on the verge of an internationally-binding climate treaty and the years where the world’s sustainable development goals are being reconsidered. The future is on the table. The status quo is being disrupted. This is the decade that will define the course of history. Another world is happening. Get engaged. Get inspired. The future is now. The Transitions Film Festival is Australia’s largest sustainability 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.

Where: Melbourne, Vic.
When: Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 March, 2015.
Cost: Some screenings are free, others are various prices.
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Indoor Composting

Indoor composting

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Here are some options for you to compost food scraps that is suitable for large households or small city apartment.

Education Coordinator – Northey City Farm

Monday, 8 December 2014

Northey Street City Farm (NSCF) is a non-profit community organisation for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn the principles of Permaculture through practical, hands-on experience.They are looking for Education Coordinator to join an enthusiastic, passionate group of people to work on one of Australia’s largest city farms; a certified Organic Permaculture site on 6 acres, established kitchen and market gardens as well as orchards and wood-lot, plus Brisbane’s only Organic Sunday Markets.

Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast.
Working hours: Part Time.
Salary: $24.23 per hour, plus entitlements.
Applications close: Monday, 5 January, 2015.
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Field Organiser – Get Up Australia

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The Queensland Government has just announced it intends to help pay for Indian coal mogul Adani to build Abbot Point and the Carmichael mine. GetUp members have funded massive legal challenges, rallied in the streets, run newspaper ads against banks, shared videos exposing the atrocious track record of Adani, successfully lobbied investment banks to rule out investing in these projects and so much more. They are seeking a Field Organiser who will help organise offline campaign in Northern Queensland to defend the Reef and ensure that the Reef is the number 1 issue of the State election.

Location: Townsville, Regional Queensland.
Working hours: Full time, Contact.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible.
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Project Officer - Environment Victoria

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

In this position you will help new parents on low incomes cut their energy use and save money, by helping to deliver Environment Victoria’s Future Powered Families project. You will help to recruit new parents to take part in training to do simple environmental sustainability assessments of the homes of other new parents. Initially your work will probably mostly be in the middle and outer western suburbs of Melbourne, but you could work right across Melbourne, with some rural and regional work also possible.

Location: An award-winning Green Building in Carlton, Melbourne, Vic.
Working hours: Full-time position until 18 December, 2015.
Salary: $55,718 – $63,347, plus super.
Applications close: Tuesday 22 July, 2014.
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Art activism

Thursday, 23 January 2014

We profile three artists who are striving to use their work as a way to live out and spread their eco-message.

David Suzuki in Green Lifestyle

David Suzuki's no mad scientist

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

While all scientists are tasked with searching for the truth, Canadian academic and environmentalist, David Suzuki, takes it all one step further by also asking about the meaning of that truth.

Festival of Ideas

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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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Clean up the world weekend

Clean Up the World Weekend

20 – 22 September, 2013
Clean up the world weekend is held on the third weekend of September every year. On this weekend communities unite to take part in activities like tree–planting or awareness–raising activities. It is also a chance to celebrate the efforts of the good people who look after the health of the environment year round.

Where: Worldwide.
When: 20 – 22 September, 2013.
Cost: Free!
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‘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.

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