Education

Green Renters Workshops

Green Renters Workshops

Regular workshops

Green Renters have been running workshops for several years around the country in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart. They are friendly and accessible and can easily be presented in English or alongside an interpreter. Workshops are offered for free, although donations are appreciated. Workshops include:
- Living sustainably in rental accommodation
- Sustainable living in an apartment
- DIY natural cleaning
- Energy Saving
- Eco-crafting 101

Where: Various locations.
Cost: Free!
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Regional Flavours

30 & 31 July

Bursting with fresh produce market stalls, cooking demonstrations and Q&A sessions designed to promote Queensland’s best gourmet regional produce, Regional Flavours highlights sustainable food practices. Visitors will be able to roam 100 market stalls from Queensland’s most sustainable producers, farmers and organisations across Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Granite Belt, Lockyer Valley, St George, South Burnett, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg and Cairns, including those who have bounced back from recent natural disasters. Each producer has been selected for the quality and variety of their produce with delicacies including luxury chocolates, boutique ice‐creams, cheeses, artisan vinegars, fresh syrups and cordials, health foods, handmade organic breads, wine, fruit and vegetables.

Where: Little Stanley & Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank, Brisbane, Qld.
When: 10am - 5pm, 30 & 31 July, 2011.
Cost: Free!
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SIMS Harbour Hike

SIMS Harbour Hike

4 September

Limber-up for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) inaugural SIMS Harbour Hike, an exciting new community event for Sydney, in support of SIMS. Challenge yourself, your family and friends, school, community or workmates to take one of the best walks in the world and be part of this great community, environment and fitness event – an easy to moderate 11km hike from under Sydney Harbour Bridge at Kirribilli around the harbour foreshore paths and through Sydney Harbour National Park to Clifton Gardens Reserve, Mosman – and help raise funds for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science’s important research and education work.

Where: Depart from Kirribilli, arrive in Clifton Gardens Reserve, Mosman.
When: Sunday 4 September, 2011 (Father's Day).
Cost: Free!
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National Tree Day

National Tree Day

31 July

It's not just about planting trees - you might like to do some follow-up maintenance on trees you've previously helped to plant, or get involved in bush regeneration, weed removal and seed collecting. Last year, over one million native trees and shrubs were planted, but that doesn't mean more than that can't be planted this year, so get involved!

Where: Across Australia.
When: Sunday 31 July, 2011
Cost: Free!
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Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge

Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge

Register before September 25, 2011

Can you grow Australia’s heaviest watermelon? As part of the Yates Junior Landcare Watermelon Challenge, a free packet of Yates Candy Red Watermelon seeds will be sent to everyone who registers on the challenge website by Sunday, September 25th. The challenge is open to all children aged 16 years and under and living in Australia.

Where: Across Australia.
When: Registrations close on Sunday, September 25th. The free seeds will be sent out in October and can be planted anytime from October through to December.
Cost: Free!
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The weird world of climate change denial

The weird world of climate change denial

Friday, 24 June 2011

Climate change denial has gone into overdrive with scientists getting death threats and Ross Garnaut being compared to Hitler. It's going to get worse.

State of Design Fest

State of Design Festival

20 - 31 July, 2011

Stop by the State of Design Festival this July for a flash forward in innovative, sustainable design. The largest design event in Australia, State of Design is open to the public with workshops, exhibitions and forums, and free trade entry. Looking to get hands on? Become an up-cycling expert with a series of workshops in everything from fabric weaving to making your very own teepee. For the fort builder in all of us there’s the Eco Cubby Workshop where you can build a scale model of your very own mini eco home. And if you're looking to the bigger picture, see how one rural town turned sustainable with a walk through of Violet Town sustainability initiatives. For something more sedate, check out the 9 to 5 Talks Program, a series of conversations with Design Thinkers, held from the 25th through to the 29th.

Where: Various locations in Melbourne, Victoria.
When: Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 31 July, 2011.
Cost: Check out the State of Designwebsite for various event dates, places and costs.
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Mindd International Forum

Mindd International Forum

15 - 17 July, 2011

Calling all parents! This August, the Minnd International Forum on Children is looking at the role of food in the health of Aussie kids. Research shows 50 per cent of children are already deficient in iodine, which affects IQ, while almost as many are low in zinc, affecting concentration, mood and digestive health. Learn to reverse the dietary stressors of modern life with cooking demos, lectures and meal planners. Sessions are open to teachers and psychologists, and the forum also includes special training and certification for practitioners.

Where: Australian Jockey Club, Gate 1, Alison Rd, Sydney, NSW.
When: 9am-5pm Saturday 13th, & 9am-6pm Sunday 14th of August
Cost: Carers, starting from $120 for a single day. Practitioners, starting from $255. Student discounts available.
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Meditative-Beekeeping

Meditation and the Art of Beekeeping

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Enjoy sweet, creamy nectar fit for a god, and get stung with admiration for these busy workers who play a remarkable role in our environment.

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall Tour

5 - 23 June, 2011

Touring Australia and New Zealand, our favourite primatologist will be a special guest at the Music for Trees concert in Sydney on June 5. Goodall will facilitate a Youth summit at zoos in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, she will attend the Happiness & its Causes 2011 Conference in Brisbane on 16 June, and she will be at other events in Auckland and Dunedin in New Zealand.

Where: Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Dunedin.
When: Between 5 - 23 June, 2011.
Cost: Various, depending on event.
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