Archive for the ‘Events’ Category
Events refer to local (ie. Melbourne-based, Australian) events that contribute to urban sustainability. Event topics often refer to themes such as water, food, energy, and urban design and built form. Sustainable Melbourne strongly encourages environmental organisations and institutions to post their own events. To do so visit the “How to use this site” page and follow the prompts.Move the mouse pointer over a date to show the events for that day. Days highlighted in red have events posted to them.
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 23rd, 2013
|25 May , 2013|
|2:00 pm||to||4:00 pm|
This event is for the fight for our food!! We deserve to know what we are eating. Food sovereignty and food security starts with us. Biotech companies are slowly killing the world with their patented seeds, domination of the distribution of food and deadly DNA interrupting chemicals, which we ingest everyday.
The day commences at 2pm, we have expert guest speakers, acoustic entertainment, a seed swap/giveaway and public discussion forum…it’s going to be huge!
STATE LIBRARY of VICTORIA at 2PM
328 Swanston Street Melbourne
>> March Against Monsanto global site
>> Melbourne’s March Against Monsanto facebook site
|18 May , 2013 10:00 am||to||9 August , 2013 5:00 pm|
Vision: Florence 2035 – Eco-Acupuncture: Developing Sites of Urban Intervention is a free exhibition of selected Architecture and Urban Planning projects developed as part of the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab’s Eco-Acupuncture travelling studio in Florence 2012. The projects envision a sustainable and resilient future for Florence.
18 May – 09 August
Museo Italiano, 199 Faraday Street, Carlton
Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm
>> Download the exhibition flyer
Posted in Events by EcoCentre on May 15th, 2013
|18 May , 2013|
|11:00 am||to||12:30 pm|
Saturday 18 May, 11am-12.30pm
Want bucket loads of worm castings, like these ones collected from EcoCentre? In this workshop you’ll learn how to set up and maintain a top-performing worm farm.
Everything you ever wanted to know about how to wrangle worms and turn your organic kitchen waste into garden enriching compost.
The workshop will be run by industry professional Richard Thomas. Richard is a highly sought-after expert who not only runs a worm nursery in Melbourne but who also consults in this field in developing countries. This workshop uses active, demonstration wormfarms and covers theory and troubleshooting.
Bookings ESSENTIAL. Cost $15 EcoCentre ‘green’ members/$25 others
9534 0670 / paula
Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
Cnr Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda
(in St Kilda Botanic Gardens)
Posted in Events by Creative Suburbs on May 6th, 2013
|9 May , 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
How can suburbs get creative and engaging? Talking about the role engagement plays in spatial justice, Alvaro Maz will be exploring ways cities can use -cool- marketing examples to design and interact with our parks, buildings and streets.
We will examine the way we engage with the urban form of our cities and imagine the potential of having an inclusive, sustainable and creative places to live.
Alvaro is a former international development devotee interested in spreading ideas, examining and connecting places and people and feeding his new chocolate addiction; an urban thinker exploring new media with a beer and cheese appetite and passion for informal, vibrant communities. He lives, eats and blogs from Melbourne. Alvaro is also the founder of Creative Suburbs, a community consultation platform to share and support ideas to enhance Melbourne’s suburbs.
Date: Thursday 9 May, 2013
Venue: Elisabeth Murdoch Building, Victorian College of the Arts (Southbank campus), 234 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Refreshments provided/gold coin donations welcome!
Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on April 29th, 2013
|6 May , 2013|
|6:30 pm||to||8:00 pm|
Image via LIVE
David Robinson is the Project Manager of Locals Into Victoria’s Environment (LIVE) Community Power. He is planning Australia’s first community solar project to install up to 3000 solar panels on the roof of South Melbourne Market, adding to about 150 already in place.
In March 2013, the South Melbourne Market solar project passed an important milestone. The feasibility report commissioned by the City of Port Phillip and LIVE was released. David will present on the funding model process and an update on the project.
David’s 40 year career was spent in Information Technology in a range of technical, marketing, communications and sales roles. He is well known for his environmental campaigning, mainly through LIVE (Locals Into Victoria’s Environment) the group of which he is now the Convenor. During 2013 David is focussing on CORE (Community Owned Renewable Energy) projects. LIVE Community Power is the first of these projects, and he expects many more to follow in the years ahead.
Tune into the live webcast. Join the discussion and find out how you can help.
Time: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 6 May 2013
Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton
LIVE streaming of this event in HD720 video will be available
Entry: Gold coin donation
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 26th, 2013
|27 April , 2013|
|8:00 am||to||1:00 pm|
From the Melbourne Farmers Market newsletter:
The weather forecast is great, the line up of stallholders is fabulous, local community groups and buskers are ready and the school community is raring to go! Now all we need is the good folk of the North to come out in droves to show that Melbournians support Victorian producers.
Stallholders locked in include:
- Plains Paddock Lamb
- Hazeldean Farm organic veg
- Boisdale Best veg
- Bundarra Berkshire
- Three Bridges Apples
- Greenvale Farm
- Five n Dime Bagels
- Myrtleford Butter
- Kingfisher Citrus
- Bee Lovable Honey
- King Valley Pies
- Peninsula Fresh Organic Veg
- Gippsland Pasture Fed Meats
- Goldfields Cheese and more…
Of course, we’ll be rocking along simultaneously at the Abbotsford Convent with the wonderful stallholders, but Coburg’s goal is to introduce a new crowd to shopping direct, so please help spread the word.
See you at… Coburg North Primary School
180 O’ Hea Street (just down from the excellent O’Hea’s Bakery), Coburg
Saturday 27 April, 8am-1pm
BYO bags etc. $2 donation for school projects appreciated at the gate.
Posted in Events by sashashtargot on April 22nd, 2013
|23 April , 2013|
|2:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
Interested in learning more about insulation? How it would work in your home and what options are available?
One of the best ways to save money on energy bills is to insulate your home. Insulation is like a barrier, preventing heat passing in and out of the house. By reducing heat flow you can maintain a comfortable temperature inside, regardless of the temperature outside.
Tony Isaacs is a qualified architect specialising in energy efficient buildings, and has lectured on thermal performance. Tony worked for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria (the predecessor to Sustainability Victoria), during which time he was instrumental in the development of FirstRate energy rating software.
When: 2pm on Tuesday 23 April, 2013
Where: at your computer
If you’re not able to join in live, the webinar will be recorded and you will be able to view it at the ATA’s YouTube Channel.
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on April 12th, 2013
|20 April , 2013|
|21 April , 2013|
|27 April , 2013|
|28 April , 2013|
The annual Mullum Mullum Festival celebrates the ecological and cultural values of Mullum Mullum Creek Valley.
The catchment of the Mullum Mullum Creek in the municipalities of Maroondah, Whitehorse and Manningham is home to more than 60,000 people, but it also encompasses some of the largest and best preserved areas of remnant bush in urban Melbourne. This bush contains more than 300 species of indigenous flowering plants and more than 120 species of indigenous birds, as well as many mammals and reptiles, and countless insects.
The Festival was inaugurated in 1995 by concerned individuals in the local community who opposed the Eastern Freeway extension through the valley and who wanted to play an active role in promoting the natural values of the local area. During the Festival you will have the opportunity to learn about the biodiversity of the Mullum Mullum Valley, as well as the cultural heritage of the area.
The walks organised for this Festival cover a wide range of aspects of the valley; there is always something new to see.
The Mullum Mullum Valley supports valuable habitat for a range of indigenous flora and fauna and forms an important connection, linking the foothill forests of Maroondah to the Yarra river in Templestowe. The continued preservation and enhancement of this corridor is vital for the survival of the plants and animals that depend on it, and for ensuring that future generations retain an environment to enjoy. We hope that you will come away from the Mullum Mullum Festivals with greater understanding and knowledge of this beautiful native bushland and the flora and fauna within.
The 2013 festival will be on 20, 21 (opening day) 27 and 28 April.
>> Download the 2013 Mullum Mullum Festival Brochure
Posted in Events by aymeric on April 9th, 2013
|19 April , 2013 10:00 am||to||21 April , 2013 6:00 pm|
Sustainable products on Australian supermarket shelves have more than doubled in the past year. Buying sustainable products means creating a positive impact through the complete life cycle of the product: from the moment the materials are extracted to make the product, to the way these are shipped are assembled, right down to the final packaging, and life after disposal.
Eco living means we care about our impact on our environment. The most effective way to buy eco and sustainable products is to buy those which have been certified for their sustainability credentials.
EcoXpo Melbourne, a three-day sustainability expo to be held from the 19th to the 21st of April 2013 at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, goes through a rigorous screening process to ensure that only such products and services are showcased.
Over 150 of Australia’s best eco-friendly exhibitors will be showcasing their wares. There are 9 pavilions at EcoXpo: eco baby, organic food & wines, health, beauty, sustainable fashion, eco building materials, eco gardens, sustainable transport and environmental protection. There will be a range of mouth-watering organic food and wine stalls available to tuck into. Engaging eco living workshops will be held throughout the EcoXpo weekend on sustainable food, recycling, environmental conservation, gardening, eco baby, green living, well-being and much more! There will also be a kids’ zone to keep the little ones entertained.
We encourage green business involved with anything green & eco to be part of EcoXpo: Melbourne (19-21 April 2013), Sydney with Dr. David Suzuki (20-22 September 2013) and Perth (17-20 October 2013).
Place: Melbourne Showground, located just 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD
Opening Times: 10am – 6:00pm
>>> For more information and discount tickets see the EcoXpo website and follow EcoXpo on Facebook.
|13 April , 2013|
|10:00 am||to||4:00 pm|
The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) warmly invites you to be part of our Electric Vehicle Expo.
What is the Electric Vehicle Expo? The Expo will be a one-day event presented jointly by the ATA, Swinburne University and Boroondara Council. The Expo will be a family friendly, relaxed and informative day exploring and showcasing Melbourne’s electric transport options, with a particular emphasis on electric bicycles.
When: Saturday 13 April 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where: The Atrium at Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus. Campus map.
The Expo will include up to 30 stalls, demonstrations, speakers and panel discussions relating to electric transport with a particular focus on electric bikes. There will also be a “Show & Shine“ display where you can show off your electric bike, car, motorbike or scooter (or other electric vehicle). There will be prizes for the Most Attractive Vehicle, Best Workmanship, (conversions only) and Best Concept.
>>> Check out the EV Expo Facebook page and the ATA website for more information and to register for the “Show & Shine” display.