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 Riki Edelsten on June 13th, 2013
|23 June , 2013|
|11:45 am||to||4:00 pm|
On Sunday 23rd June Sustainable Table are hosting a unique and inspiring event that will teach us all how to grow and cook with Australian native plants. The event will explore why native edibles are an important part of the sustainable food movement.
Warm yourself with bush tea and wattleseed cookies and take a guided educational talk and tour of the CERES native gardens and nursery. You’ll learn about the environmental and health benefits of growing native edibles and get a run-down of what to grow and how to grow it so that you can enjoy our native cuisine in your own home.
Then enjoy an aperitif and canapés before indulging in a native two-course Sunday roast lunch – think wild bush spices, succulent wallaby and nourishing native greens.
Founder of ‘Outback Chef’ Jude Mayall will demonstrate how to cook with native foods. You’ll also learn how to mix fun and creative drinks using native botanicals and hear from the makers, growers and change makers.
You might like to read an interview with Jude on why we should eat native foods here.
Lunch will be served at The Merri Table, prepared by chef Kiran Kilmartin, and matched with Australian-made, botanically-enriched Maidenii Vermouth and West Winds Gin.
Tickets normally cost $110 but for a limited time only you can recieve a 10% discount on bookings of 4 people or more.
What the ticket price includes:
Ticket price includes a native edibles tour and talk, cooking demonstration, canapes, two-course seasonal lunch, alcoholic drinks as well as a take-home native seedling and guide.
WHEN: 11.45am – 4.00pm, Sunday 23 June
Buy your ticket online here.
We hope to see you there!
Posted in Events by EcoCentre on June 11th, 2013
|17 June , 2013|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
EcoCentre June Film Night – Garbage Warrior.
What do beer cans, car tyres and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they’re tools of choice for producing energy-independent housing.
For 30 years, New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have advanced the art of ”Earthship Biotecture” by building self sufficient, off the grid communities.
Shot over 3 years and in 4 countries, Garbage Warrior is a portrait of a determined building visionary.
The film will be introduced by Melbourne based architect, owner-builder and eco village enthusiast Tony Kenny, whose own home has been fashioned from largely reclaimed materials for well under $60,000.
Date: Monday 17 June
Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
Corner Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda
(in the St Kilda Botanic Gardens)
Cost: $2 on the door
Phone: 9534 0670
Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 31st, 2013
|15 June , 2013|
|6:30 pm||to||10:00 pm|
Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time.
The film follows Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India’s once pristine Ganges river, now polluted and dying. Facing community opposition and personal doubts, Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred “Mother Ganga” with respect.
Across the globe in northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her own “David and Goliath” struggle against the world’s largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida. A young mother and native Denè, Deranger struggles with family challenges while campaigning tirelessly against the Tar Sands and its proposed 2,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, which are destroying Indigenous communities and threatening an entire continent.
And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature’s own systems hold the key to our world’s ecological problems. Harman finds his inspiration in the natural world’s profound architecture and creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming, but will it work?
Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view – part mirage, part miracle.
Saturday, 15 June 2013 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EST)
The first Melbourne screening of the amazing environmental film ‘ELEMENTAL’ from the Global Oneness Project will be followed by a panel discussion fueled by audience questions – Panel will be (Adam Bandt Greens MP- confirmed), Prof. Stuart Hill(confirmed), and one other TBC – Economist/Environmentalist.
>> Bookings and further information on the Eventbrite page.
Posted in Events by John Myers on May 29th, 2013
|27 May , 2013 3:00 pm||to||1 December , 2013 3:00 pm|
The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride 2013
30th year – Ride along The Great Ocean Road
Saturday 23 November – Sunday 1 December 2013
Bicycle Network Victoria is organising a classic cycling holiday along the Great Ocean Road and through the Otways to celebrate the 30th RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride.
With only 6,000 tickets available (limited to 5000 9 day tickets), the ride looks set to sell out with those interested being urged to register.
The 610 kilometre bike touring holiday will feature the dramatic rock formations of the Twelve Apostles, picture postcard Otway Ranges rainforest on Turtons Track, and the chance to slow down for a swim at world-famous beaches like Lorne, Torquay and Bells.
For the first time ever the ride will start in South Australia at Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake. Overnight stops are planned for: Nelson (23rd), Portland (24th), Port Fairy (25th), Port Campbell (2 nights 26th and 27th), Gellibrand (28th), Birregurra (29th) and Torquay (30th) and with a finish in Geelong.
Those who can’t get away for the week but still want to be part of the fun can join the 3 Day RACV Great Vic Getaway from Gellibrand to Geelong.
The Great Ocean Road and Otway Ranges are inspiring experiences, but it’s not until you get onto a bike that you can fully appreciate their greatness. It will be an unmissable week in another world.
The nine-day ride is a fully catered, camping holiday. There is extensive back up including luggage transport, a licensed cafe under canvas, full medical team, and bicycle repair facilities.
If you don’t want to ride then come along and join the 400 volunteers.
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.