Sustainable Living Festival


8 - 23 February, 2014

The Sustainable Living Festival is in its 15th year! Taking place in Melbourne, Australia's biggest green festival aims to inspire and empower everyday Australians to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living. This event was the Winner of the City of Melbourne 2012 Award for: Contribution to Sustainability, and last year more than 200,000 people ventured there. The Festival's 'Big Weekend' event at Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne has talks, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits, stalls, films and anything else your environmentally conscious brain could consider.

Where: The Square, Deakin Edge + River Terrace, Federation Square, Melbourne, Vic.
When: 8 - 23 February, 2014. Main Weekend:14 to 16 February, 2014.
Cost: Free entry (some talks & seminars are ticketed).
Click here for more information.


Teens gone wild

Thursday, 30 January 2014

A bush haven in rural Victoria combines geographic isolation, work in the outdoors and the serenity of nature to transform the hectic lives of city teens.


DIY upcycled hanging pot

Thursday, 30 January 2014

A seldom-used cake mould is the perfect container for upcycling into a hanging pot.


Documenting our sustainable future

Thursday, 30 January 2014

We chat to the film maker of Future of Energy, premiering at this year's Transitions Film Festival in Melbourne.


A post-carbon Australia

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Discover the perks of kicking carbon in our imaginary sustainable future.


Making food from deserts

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Growing vegies in greenhouses on arid land is made possible with the help of a solar-powered desalination plant.

Spirit of the ocean – A short film from Hawaii

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Mana Kai means "spirit of the ocean" in Hawaiian. This is a short film exploring the relationship of humans and the ocean, and banning plastic bags. It just premiered at The Environmental International Film Festival of Barcelona (FiCMA).


Cool retreats

Thursday, 16 January 2014

We guide you through the all-important task of beating the killer heat and cooling your home in the best way possible this summer.


Organic fruit fly treatment

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Don’t let fruit flies ruin your ripening crops: use these natural pest treatments.


Natural therapy lessons

Thursday, 16 January 2014

We chat with Sally Joy, the Victorian State Director for THINK Education, about teaching natural therapies, science and New Year resolutions.

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