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
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vegetarian workshop

Learn and be inspired in the vegetarian workshop

29 June, 2013
Being a vegetarian not only means you can reduce your meat consumption and eco-footprint but also adopt a healthy diet for yourself. The Canberra Environment Centre’s vegetarian cooking workshop present an opportunity for vegetarians and those looking to make the switch to share ideas and learn more skills and knowledge and look for cooking inspirations.

Where: ANU Food Co-op Shop and Café, 3 Kingsley Street, Canberra ACT.
When: 3pm – 4:30pm, Saturday 29 June, 2013.
Cost: $15 or $10 for concessions / Carbon Challenge participants.
Booking: Essential due to limited places. Email workshops@ecoaction.com.au or phone (02) 6248 0885
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Jared Diamond: The World Until Yesterday

18 February 2013

Join the Sydney Writers' Festival for an evening with Jared Diamond, Pulitzer prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel. Jared will speak about his new book, The World Until Yesterday which provides a mesmerising firsthand picture of the human past as it had been for millions of years – a past that has mostly vanished – and considers what the differences between that past and our present mean for our lives today. Diamond draws from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands, as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian Indians, Kalahari San people, and others. He finds that their solutions to universal human problems such as child rearing, elder care, dispute resolution, risk and physical fitness have much to teach us.

For your chance to WIN one of 3 x double passes to Diamond's talk, email competitions@gmagazine.com.au before 5pm 11 February 2013 telling us what question you'd want to ask Jared Diamond if you met him.

Where: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
When: 6:30pm, Monday 18 February 2013
Cost: Adult: $30, Concessions $25.
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Transitions Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival

15-23 February 2013

Featuring an amazing line-up of films including Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant’s feature narrative Promised Land, the Sundance Institute's A Fierce Green Fire and the highly anticipated Chasing Ice, the Transitions Film Festival runs from the 15th to the 23rd of February at Federation Square, ACMI and Cinema Nova. The program features introductions and panel discussions with international filmmakers and Australia's sustainability leaders. Key guests include: Velcrow Ripper via satellite (Director of Occupy Love), Bob Brown (former leader of The Australian Greens), Anna Rose (AYCC), Drew Hutton (Lock The Gate) and John Wiseman (Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute). Ride your bike to the films and receive cyclist’s concession prices.  

Where: Federation Square, ACMI and Cinema Nova, Melbourne
When: Friday 15th-Saturday 23rd February 2013
Cost: Adult: $17, Concession: $12 (per movie)
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OzWater 13

OzWater 13

7-9 May, 2013

Australia's international water conference and exhibition, hosted each year by the Australian Water Association. Ozwater is the ‘must attend’ event on the calendar for water industry professionals and those with a commercial interest in water. This year's theme is 'Competing for water in a climate of change', bringing to the fore the challenges faced by the water industry in a rapidly changing world.

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: Tuesday 7th- Thursday 9th of May, 2013
Cost: Adult full registration: $1630, Student full registration: $815, Day registration: $805
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