Education

Embrace your inner child

Embrace your inner child ... come play in the dirt with Greenfleet

Sunday 5 June, 2011

It's not just playing in the dirt, it's planting native trees and exploring the natural treasures along Cardinia Creek, near Berwick, Victoria. Join Greenfleet, Parks Victoria, Birds Australia and event sponsors Hyundai, to celebrate the International Year of Forests. Enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family, and discover the treasures nature has to offer... from tree planting and nature walks, to bird watching and kids' activities. This is an important project to benefit the community and the endangered species of the area. BYO gardening gloves, drink bottle, chairs and picnic rug. A sausage sizzle will be provided. Places are limited, so don’t miss out, register today via the Greenfleet website.

Where: Berwick, Victoria, 3806 (detailed location information available when you register)
When: 10am-3.30pm, Sunday 5 June, 2011.
Cost: Free, so spread the word and invite your friends and family for a fun day out!
Click here for more information.

green-renters

Green Renting Expo

Tuesday 17 May, 2011

This event is a day of information and education for people living in social housing, a cohort who are often excluded from the traditional environment movement. Green Renters show that sustainable living is possible regardless of where you live and offer a day of practical hands-on information to educate participants in helping the planet and themselves. This includes workshops on saving money and reducing your bills in winter, healthy eating on a budget, and gardening in small spaces. Stalls from local Community groups and City of Yarra Council, a free lunch and keynote presentations by The Archi Centre and Sustainability Victoria. This event is made possible through the generous support of the City of Yarra Community Grants Program.

Where: Richmond Town Hall, Bridge Road Richmond, Vic.
When: 11am-3pm, Tuesday 17 May.
Cost: Free.
Click here for more information.

SWF

Sydney Writers' Festival

19 - 22 May, 2011

The 2011 Sydney Writers' Festival presents some of the world's finest poets, novelists and authors of literary nonfiction. Here's G's pick of some of the green events with some fantastic special guests, including Naomi Oreskes, Michael Mobbs, Anna Krien, Curt Stager, Paul Gilding & Lilian McCombs. Click here for G's full list of 'green-themed' events.

Merchants of Doubt

Merchants of Doubt

Friday, 8 April 2011

Historians of science, Oreskes and Conway, expose a cadre of influential scientific advisors whose calculated campaigns of misinformation have clouded public understanding of a range of topics, from global warming, to lung cancer, coal smoke, acid rain and CFCs.

Penguin Island

Penguin Island

Friday, 8 April 2011

The world famous Little Penguins of Australia's Phillip Island entertain half a million tourists a year with a sunset parade from the surf to their burrows. But behind the scenes, the penguins' lives are even more interesting.

Whale-warrior

Whale Warrior

Friday, 8 April 2011

With its action-packed sequences and thrilling plot, Pete Bethune’s narrative of joining the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling protest fleet wouldn’t be out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster.

life

Life

Friday, 8 April 2011

The award-winning BBC Natural History unit has crafted this documentary about the challenges of life in nature, once again narrated by the dulcet tones of David Attenborough.

Food Inc

Food, Inc.

Friday, 8 April 2011

You’ll never look at your dinner the same way again. That’s the tagline for this doco, often dubbed The Inconvenient Truth of food.

Fairtrade

Fair Trade Fortnight

7 - 22 May, 2011

As the biggest promotion for fair trade in Australia and New Zealand, this fortnight recognises and promotes the positive difference business and consumers can make to the lives of poor producers and their communities in developing countries through the purchase of fairly traded goods.

When: 7 - 22 May, plus there is a World Trade Day on Saturday 14 May.
Click here for more information.

CANA

The Eleventh Hour: CANA Conference 2011

12 -13 April, 2011

The 2011 Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) conference is the annual planning, networking and strategising event for members of Climate Action Network Australia.

This is the only event where over 100 representatives of climate NGOs gather to update climate policies, upskill on new developments in climate problems and solutions, plan campaigns and research strategies, and network with each other.

CANA's 2011 conference "The Eleventh Hour" targets key issues on Australia's climate change agenda this year and towards 2012: the pollution price and its complementary measures and the international negotiations. The conference will set the direction for meeting CANA's four key objectives for the network in 2012.

Where: Conferences on Clarendon, 120 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Vic.
When: Tuesday 12th 8.30am - Wednesday 13th 5.00pm
Cost: $50 per day.
Click here for more information.

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