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Garage Sale Trail 2014

25 October, 2014

Find treasure in your local area at this year’s Garage Sale Trail. With over one million items expected to be on sale, it is Australia’s fastest-growing sustainability and reuse event and you’ll be sure to bag a bargain. Either host your own sale or visit some in your neighbourhood to help reduce the waste destined for landfill. A fun and creative way to live a little more sustainably, declutter and maybe make a bit of money, it’s also an ideal way to connect with your neighbours and community.

Where: Across Australia.
When: Saturday 25 October, 2014.
Cost: It's free to register your own garage sale.
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The Coal Loader

New life for old bones

Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Coal Loader is a historic place that was once used to load coal on ships, and is now used as a sustainability hub for the local community.

Performance Space: SCORE Season 2014

Performance Space: SCORE Season 2014

16 – 30 August, 2014

Prove your eco credentials this August by catching a matinee performance at this year’s Performance Space: Score season. As a civic-minded, green organisation, Performance Space’s initiative this year is to donate half the price of each ticket for a matinee performance to Climate Council. The Climate Council is an independent not-for-profit organisation funded by the public whose mission is to provide independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. There will be four matinees across three Saturdays in August so book now and know that you’re doing a little bit extra to support action on climate change. In 2012, 50 per cent of matinee seats were awarded free to those who could prove they had arrived by environmentally sustainable means, be that cycling, walking or taking public transport.

Where: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW 2015.
When: Performances are: 16 August 2pm - Keep Everything; 23 August 12:30pm - One Thing Follows Another, 2pm - Hiding in Plain Sight; 30 August 2pm - Maximum.
Cost: $35/$25 with 50% of ticket price donated to Climate Council.
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Sustainability & Heritage Assistant – Rahamim Ecological Learning Community

Friday, 15 August 2014

This is a great opportunity for the green-fingered to get stuck into a variety of projects. The role includes maintaining St Joseph’s Mount four-hectare property, a dedicated sustainability demonstration site, which is a vital part of the Rahamim Ecological Learning Community. You will also have to look after the chooks, tend the heritage curtilage and gardens of 1870s mansion Logan Brae, coordinate the small organic market garden and ensure the polyhouse, shadehouse and garden beds are productive. If you love horticulture and thrive in an environment that focuses on education and sustainability, this is the role for you. You will need to have a current Work With Children Check and a Driver’s Licence.

Location: Bathurst, NSW.
Working hours: 28 hours per week or 8 days per fortnight.
Salary: $21 per hour.
Applications Close: 21 August, 2014.
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Project Officer - Environment Victoria

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

In this position you will help new parents on low incomes cut their energy use and save money, by helping to deliver Environment Victoria’s Future Powered Families project. You will help to recruit new parents to take part in training to do simple environmental sustainability assessments of the homes of other new parents. Initially your work will probably mostly be in the middle and outer western suburbs of Melbourne, but you could work right across Melbourne, with some rural and regional work also possible.

Location: An award-winning Green Building in Carlton, Melbourne, Vic.
Working hours: Full-time position until 18 December, 2015.
Salary: $55,718 – $63,347, plus super.
Applications close: Tuesday 22 July, 2014.
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The joy of living sustainably

Friday, 9 May 2014

Caitlin Howlett reflects on the perks of living a green lifestyle.

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In praise of knowledge

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Our editor, Caitlin Howlett, honours the sharing of knowledge in the March/April issue of Green Lifestyle.

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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.

National Walk to Work Day

National Walk to Work Day

8 November, 2013
National Walk to Work Day is in its 15th year in 2013! By participating you can help promote good health and the decrease of car dependency. Check out their website and find out how you can register to show your support.

Where: Nationwide.
When: Tuesday 8 November, 2013.
Click here for more information.

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