sustainability

Research Consultants and Research Assistant - The Institute for Sustainable Futures

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has vacancies for up to four researchers – three on continuing appointments and one on a 12-month contract. Of particular interest, is work in the fields of water and sanitation, or energy and climate change. Working in teams, you will use your knowledge of current technical and policy issues, and current best practice relating to sustainability.

Location: Close to Central Station, UTS, Sydney NSW.
Salary:
Senior Research Consultant $69,068 - $76,406 per annum
Research Consultant $62,592 - $67,771 per annum
Research Assistant $53,958 - $61,729 per annum
Applications close: 14 February 2011.
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Sydney Writers' Festival

Kitchen Table Climate Change: Wife and husband Anna Rose and Simon Sheikh share their personal take on climate change.

Where: Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
When: 1PM - 2PM, Thursday 17th May, 2012
Cost: Free

May 19, 2012

DIY: Traditional skills- with a focus on sustainability- are powering the modern Do-It-Yourself revolution. Indira Naidoo and Kelly Doust talk about the allure of the hand made and the home grown.

Where: Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
When: 10Am - 11AM, Saturday May 19, 2012
Cost: $15/$10

The Transit of Venus: 1631 to Present: Dr Nick Lomb will present his examinations of this rare astronomical event. Weather permitting, there will be stargazing opportunities at the Sydney Observatory.

Where: Sydney Observatory, Watson Road, The Rocks
When: 6PM - 8PM, Saturday May 19, 2012
Cost: $32/$28

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Can Consumption Become Sustainable?

24 January

While most people say they are concerned about sustainability issues and want to live sustainable lifestyles, there is still a gap between good intentions and taking action. Sydney Festival is joining forces with Unilever to present a lively and thought-provoking panel discussion with international and national panellists to debate the topic Can Consumption Become Sustainable?, asking if adopting sustainable practices can improve lifestyles in cities and our greater world. The discussion will be chaired by broadcaster, author and comedian Adam Spencer.

Where: City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, NSW.
When: 6:30pm, Tuesday 24 January, 2012.
Cost: Admission is free, but bookings are essential.
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Media, marketing and the green message

Media, marketing and the green message

3 & 9 November, 2011

Environmentalism made great strides over the past four decades, raising public awareness of Australian and global sustainability challenges to unprecedented levels. Now governments, businesses, communities and individuals are being asked to move from awareness to action, to hasten the transition to a more sustainable future. Media and marketing are under increasing scrutiny as governments and business try to explain themselves. Green Capital is bringing together top practitioners and thought leaders from across the communications spectrum to confront the challenges of making the big sell for sustainability in the 21st century. If your business, government agency or NGO has to communicate sustainability successfully, make sure you join us for Media, Marketing & The Green Message. Sydney registrations close on Monday, 31 October, Melbourne registrations close Friday 4 November.

Where: Hilton Sydney: Stateroom, Level 2, 488 George St, Sydney, NSW. The Arts Centre: Spire Building, ANZ Pavilion, Level 8, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria.
When: 7.45 am for 8.00 am - 10.00 am. Sydney on Thursday 3 November; Melbourne on Wednesday 9 November, 2011.
Cost:
Individual tickets $230, Early bird rate $184; NGO/Not-for-profit $120, Early bird rate $120; Table of 10 $2000, Early bird rate $1500. Early Bird rates are available until 13 October.
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Dog jumping off a pier

Small steps or giant leaps: how do you make green changes in your life?

Friday, 11 June 2010

Pick a side: when it comes to making your life greener, are you on Team Small Steps, making little improvements every day? Or are you on Team Giant Leap, tackling big projects in a single bound?

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