Education

National Swap Day

9 October, 2014

National Swap Day is coming up around the country! There are plenty of surprises in store and it's always a great event for introducing your friends to the concept. Bring up to six items that are seasonally appropriate, clean, and free from noticeable faults to swap on the night. If you haven't been to a swap before or need a reminder about how things work, check out these tips for swap events.

Where: Events around Australia!
When: Between 6pm - 8pm, Thursday 9 October, 2014.
Cost: Various.
Click here for more info about a swap in your area!

Where Song Began

Ornithologist's dream

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Discover just how unique Australian birds are, in this new book by biologist Tim Low.

business-better

Better business

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Big business has a bad name. But the growing movement of conscious capitalism proves that there is another way.

Takeaway

Can takeaway be healthy and sustainable?

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Four tips for choosing healthier, more sustainable meals on the go.

glass-frog

Why the frogs went quiet

Thursday, 2 October 2014

How turning off your light might just save frogs from extinction in South America.

RMIT

Enhancing the sustainability of cities

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A new five-year agreement between the United Nations Global Compact and RMIT University in Melbourne will boost efforts to tackle the challenges of urban living in cities around the world.

Blue Mountains Festival of Walking 2014

Blue Mountains Festival of Walking 2014

20 September – 19 October, 2014

Strap on your boots, take a deep breath of fresh air and step into the month-long Festival of Walking in the Greater Blue Mountains, NSW. Ranging from self-guided street walks to fully-supported wilderness hikes, the series of events caters to nature-lovers of all ages and fitness levels. Explore the one-million-hectare World Heritage Area on an Eco Walk to the Three Sisters, a hike through the Glow Worm Tunnel or a trip to Katoomba to experience the Slow Food movement. You can also learn about the stunning local flora and fauna and the importance of protecting this remarkably pristine wilderness. It’s the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience a generous dose of the rugged Australian outdoors. The Festival of Walking is a celebration of the beauty of nature, the health and wellbeing benefits of getting outside and walking, an acknowledgement of Aboriginal culture and homage to the heritage and conservation of this special region.

Click through for more details and to see a gorgeous gallery of photos of walking in the area.

Natural-remedies

Natural remedies: colds & flu

Friday, 26 September 2014

The change of seasons means it's time to work on your encylopedic knowledge of colds and flu with natural remedy expert, Mim Beim.

NICOLE FOSS & NICK RITAR LIVE: RESILIENCE AND LIMITS TO GROWTH

September 26, 2014

NICOLE FOSS of The Automatic Earth will share her practical views on how to prepare for the twin threats of Peak Oil and Climate Change. Nicole is solution-oriented, not fear oriented. She will give us an in-depth analysis on why we are facing the limits to growth and provide useful strategies for local communities and households on how to prepare for fossil fuel shortage and economic collapse. In her talk, Nicole will cover: Energy Return on Investment ("EROI") - The Elephant in the Room!, why localised action is worth the effort, how to prioritize local investment in the real economy, barter networks, time-banking, tool and seed libraries and gifting, Permaculture and food security and examples of how existing communities around the world are succeeding with similar strategies.

Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern, Sydney, NSW.
When: 5.30pm, 26th September, 2014.
Cost: $39
Click here for more info.

online-Kimi

10 tips to choose a worthy charity

Thursday, 25 September 2014

We all know that giving to charity is important, but with so many worthy charities, how can you choose? Kimi Anderson, the founder of TravelGiver, gives the best advice for sharing your hard-earned cash.

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