Education

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Give bugs a chance

Thursday, 5 June 2014

While many people choose not to eat meat, for those who do, it may be time to switch to a much greener option – eating insects.

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How to eat an insect

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Our intern Brendon describes his surprisingly pleasant experience of eating insects. We promise he volunteered to eat bugs, we didn't force him to!

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Adventuring with awareness

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Without taking the shine off your adventures, there are ways to lighten your footprint and ensure your travel life is as green as your everyday life.

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Taking a hard line on soft plastic

Monday, 2 June 2014

You'll be surprised at how much rubbish you could divert from landfill by recycling soft plastic refuse.

Overfed & Undernourished – Film Premiere

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From 2 June, 2014

Over 70% of foods we consume on a daily basis are processed, and according to the World Health Organisation, if current trends continue one billion people will be obese by 2030; which means our population is heading for an exponentially increasing number of health problems.

The revolutionary documentary, Overfed & Undernourished, is interspersed with interviews and advice from leading health and wellbeing experts from around the globe, and provides the audience with simple solutions to improve the quality of their own diet, lifestyle, and personal bonds, and asks the fundamental question – are we really nourishing ourselves? The message in the film follows the powerful, positive, raw, open and honest story of 11 year old Liam – weighing over 80kg – who seeks help from his aunty and uncle.

The Premiere events in Brisbane and Melbourne include a health exhibition from 6pm, with the film starting at 7pm, and a Q&A held after the film.

Where/When:
Brisbane Premiere: Queensland Multicultural Centre, 102 Main St, Kangaroo Point, @ 6pm Monday 2 June.
Melbourne Premiere: The Astor Theatre, Corner Chapel Street & Dandenong Road, @ 6pm Tuesday 3 June.
World Premiere: Wednesday 4 June.
Cost: General (incl. movie ticket, entry to exhibition & Q&A): $15. VIP (incl. movie ticket, entry to exhibition, Q&A, access to VIP seating, and the film on DVD): $40.
Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

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3 ways to: Reduce your heater's running costs

Friday, 30 May 2014

It's the time of year when heating bills for many households will take a leap into the stratosphere. Learn how to minimise your winter heating costs, and maintain your comfort, with these three no-cost behaviour changes that will instantly save you energy and money.

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To protect paradise

Friday, 30 May 2014

Isabel Lucas puts her high profile to the cause of palm oil; here she tells Green Lifestyle why she’s so concerned about the illegal destruction of rainforest in Asia.

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Carbon offsets explained

Friday, 30 May 2014

Purchasing credits to offset greenhouse gases can be either a really good idea, or a really bad one. The trick is to separate the greenwash from the real deal.

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People power unite

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Australian Conservation Foundation’s new CEO, Kelly O'Shanassy, explains why teaming up can help us to create a better future.

Attend a Climate Reality Training with Al Gore

Climate reality training Australia

25 to 27 June, 2014

At this defining moment on climate change, we need a community of inspiring and connected people to champion lasting solutions. This is your opportunity to step up and lead the charge in protecting our climate.

Climate Reality Chairman and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore will train a select group of leaders from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. During the training, you’ll learn from Al Gore and a group of world-class scientists, strategists, communicators, and technical specialists about the science of climate change and how to connect with people across the region at the most personal level. You'll hear how we can rapidly reduce our contributions to global emissions at a local and national level to set us on a better course. And you’ll also develop skills to engage those around you and bring about lasting change using storytelling, public speaking, social media networking, and media engagement.

Over the course of the training, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and learn from trained Climate Reality Leaders from a range of professional and cultural backgrounds with years of experience in educating and engaging their networks and communities. You'll also meet an incredible group of exceptionally motivated individuals training alongside you including public servants, business people, academics, health professionals, educators, farmers, and more.

Where: Melbourne, Victoria.
When: Wednesday 25 – Friday 27 June, 2014.
Cost: Climate Reality Leadership Trainings are completely self-funded by attendees. There is no fee to attend the training, and you will need to pay for your own travel and lodging. During the training, The Climate Reality Project will provide all training materials.
Click here to apply.
Applications close May 28, 2014.

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