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Become a Green Ape Today

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on April 10th, 2013

Green Apes Screen Grab

Sustainable Melbourne’s mothership, the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) has become a Green Apes Jungle Guardian (!!!) and so we’re doing a shout-out to our networks to let you know that the Green Apes app is now available online.

What’s a Green Ape and why would you want the app?

From the website

Build & share your green profile and kick some jungle butt!

    • get points for everyday sustainable actions
    • track your progress
    • compete and collaborate with friends
    • find answers, inspire and be inspired

Book your tree in the jungle! join the ultimate sustainable community

We (VEIL) are pretty interested in behaviour change tools that are appealing, fun, or just not mind-numbingly terrifying.  A quick look at the YouTube video and the website indicates that this app might be quite fun to use, although it’s pretty new (version 1.1) and may have a few issues. It also requires a facebook log-in. What will be really interesting is what happens if/when it reaches a large audience of users and glitches get ironed out.  Unexpected (and hopefully awesome) results should follow.



Exhibition Launch: Land is Life

Posted in Events by bencampbell on August 25th, 2011

4 September , 2011
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Exhibition Launch: Land is Life, a free photographic exhibition by Oxfam Australia

Award winning photographer Rodney Dekker travelled with Oxfam to the Pacific Islands nations of Tuvalu and Kiribati, recording images and interviews with people whose daily lives and livelihoods are being affected by climate change.  This striking series of images shows aspects of daily life and culture, the impact of rising sea levels on local food crops and fresh water supplies and how people are adapting to climate change. The photos also tell of a spirit of determination and innovation as they prepare for their futures.

Additional to the photographs, we will be exhibiting climate change related art created by local artists. There will also be live music and finger food at the event. The exhibition will be officially launched by Federal Member for Kooyong, Josh Frydenberg.  Following the launch event, Land is Life will be held at Kew Library from Monday 5th September to Wednesday 5th October.

You can preview some of the photographs here:

Date: Sunday 4th September 2011
Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Location: QPO, 186 High Street, Kew
RSVP: By Monday 31st August to Ben Campbell – or 0416 305 004


Comic Emissions: Comedy Gala Night

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 18th, 2011

13 August , 2011
7:30 pmto10:00 pm

Early Bird Ticket Prices until July 31
Bookings through TryBooking

Comments sought: Climate Change Green Paper

Posted in Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on July 8th, 2009

Source: Climate Action Calendar.  Email Monique Decortis on decortis@ to join the list.


On the 3 June the Victorian Government released a Climate Change Green Paper for public comment. Feedback from individuals and organisations on the ideas put forward in the Green Paper will be critical to the Victorian Government’s task of developing a comprehensive new climate change strategy for Victoria.  A series of public forums will be held.  Read the rest of this entry »

Avoiding catastrophic climate change

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 20th, 2008

Avoiding Catastrophic Climate Change: Presentation by Tim Forcey, Al Gore trained speaker

When: Sunday August 31, 7:30pm-8:45pm
Hercus Theatre, Physics Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville, (near the corner of Swanston and Elgin Streets)
Free event
Seats are limited. To book yours, contact Shannon on 9439 1012 or

Tim Forcey, a chemical engineer in the petrochemical, oil and gas industry, is a passionate volunteer advocate for doing all we can to halt humanity’s slide into globally dangerous feedback loops. Tim studied under Al Gore, Nobel Prize winner and creator of the move ‘An Inconvenient Truth’. He also helped organise the 5th July human sign spelling ‘climate emergency’ in the Alexandra Gardens. He will speak about the past, present and likely future of climate change, and what we can do about it.