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PlanetFest 2014

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16 November, 2014

PlanetFest is a free, nature-inspired outdoor festival with something to excite the whole family. Highlights include the Taronga Zoomobile, giant roving dinosaurs, a marine touch pool, Reverse Garbage, rock climbing, Aboriginal rock painting and basket weaving, advice from ABC Gardening Australia star Costa Georgiadis, and a biodiversity survey of local wildlife using a mobile phone app. Festival goers will be entertained by spectacular world-music by Nicky Bomba and the Gaia Rhythm Show and film screening of Journey to the South Pacific, and enjoy an array of food stalls.

Where: Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NSW.
When: 10:30am – 8:30pm, Sunday 16 November, 2014.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more info.

National Recycling Week

10 – 16 November, 2014
National Recycling week is nearly here, and Planet Ark is encouraging everyone to join in, whether it be at home, school or work. Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week as an education campaign in 1996, to bring focus to recycling and minimising waste. Since then recycling has become part of our every day lives; however with the growing number of items that can be recycled, more education is required to make sure valuable resources stay away from landfill! There are popular events being run over this week that are designed to get schools, social or community groups and businesses recycling, as well as more education about recycling at home.

Where: Australia-wide.
When: Monday 10 - Sunday 16 November, 2014.
Cost: Free to get involved!
Click here to see how you can get involved in National Recycling Week!

Grey-headed flying foxes

Shooting of vulnerable flying foxes still legal

Friday, 14 November 2014

Listed as vulnerable to extinction by the NSW Government, grey-headed flying foxes are now facing a high risk of extinction in the medium term future, with numbers continuing to fall.

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Eco side effects of drugs

Friday, 14 November 2014

Illegal drug use has a considerable social impact on individuals, friendships, and families – and also for the wider world. Here’s an eye-opening rundown of the environmental impacts of growing and making illegal drugs.

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Hot new garden products

Thursday, 13 November 2014

We've sourced the hottest new garden plants, seeds, and products this season to keep your garden in tip top shape.

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Yes, aerosol’s can be recycled!

Monday, 10 November 2014

Aerosol recycling-expert Phillip Fleming is frustrated that Aussies only recycle 40 per cent of their empty aerosol cans.

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Pay-it-forward planters

Monday, 10 November 2014

Think growing your own food requires a green thumb and a large backyard? Well, madeforward is about to prove you wrong.

Transitions Film Festival – Adelaide

7–16 November, 2014

The Transitions Film Festival is Australia’s largest sustainability and futures 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. The Festival will run over a number of weekends in late October and early November and screen a range of films and documentaries addressing a number of environmental and social issues facing the world today. Following each session will be a set of panel discussions from local and national experts on the issues raised in each screening.

Where: Adelaide, South Australia.
When: 7–16 November, 2014.
Cost: Various.
Click here for more info.

Tips for your haven

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Green Lifestyle's editor Caitlin lets you know what you can look forward to over the next month on our site; the best advice in home, garden, & style!

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Style with substance

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Sustainable fashion expert Lisa Heinze finds out what makes recent Green Lifestyle Award winner, Carlie Ballard, tick.

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