Environment

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)
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Global Sustainability Conference

People and the Planet

5 May, 2013
People and the Planet 2013 is coming to Melbourne, and will feature 130 presentations over nine research themes. The conference will cover issues of urban, community, cultural and corporate sustainability as well as climate change, globalisation and sustainable futures.

Where: Story Hall, RMIT University Melbourne, Vic.
When: 2-4 July, 2013.
Cost: $302.50, $192.50 (Concession)
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Ozwater 2013

Ozwater 2013

7 May to 9 May, 2013
Perth is set to host Australia's leading international water conference and trade exhibition, Ozwater 2013. Presented each year by the Australia Water Association, Ozwater is a must attend for anyone, from water professionals, scientists and researchers all the way to students and business owners. The conference will feature world class speakers, forums, a trade exhibition and much more!

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, WA.
When: 7 May- 9 May, 2013.
Cost: From $835.
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Have a Community Day to Live, Grow and Explore

Live Grow Explore

Sunday 24 March, 2013
All are welcome to the free environmental extravaganza this Sunday in Woodlands Historic Park in Greenvale. Local electricity distributor Jemena and Landcare Australia will host a day of pony rides, guided bike tours through park, native grass planting, native animal encounters and boomerang throwing and many more. Free BBQ lunch will be provided with live music.

Where: Picnic area, Somerton Road, Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale, Vic.
When: 12pm-3:30pm, Sunday, 24 March, 2013.
Cost: Free!
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San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Australia 2013

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Australia 2013

Tuesday 5 March - Saturday 23 March, 2013
The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival is coming to Australia, bringing with it an array of documentaries, narratives and animations from around the world that explore all aspects of our great oceans. The films vary in length from 2 minutes to an hour, and focus on topics such as conservation, wildlife, exploration, culture and sport.
The festival will be making six stops while in Australia.

Where: Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Townsville, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne
When: 5-23 March
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