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Consuming ethically – events to enjoy!

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on October 6th, 2008

100 Mile Trial
A group of us are endeavoring to eat more locally – from within 160 kms – for the first week of December. See plans, preparation and resources at Please let me know if you’d like to be involved in this.

When: Date of trial: Sunday 30 November – Saturday 6th December (First week of December 2008)
Next meeting
#1 – Saturday 25 October at Yarraville Farmers Market, Yarraville Gardens, 12 noon, lunch together.
Next meeting #2 – Saturday 22nd November (week before trial) at Shaun & Neesh’s place, Yarraville

Ethical Consumer Group monthly ‘meet & meal’ nights
This month we’re screening “Robert Newman’s History of Oil”. November we’ll have a specific focus on the ‘consumer culture’ with International Buy Nothing Day coming up on the 29th. See details attached and below as text.

Shopping with a Conscience Supermarket Tour
A great opportunity to have a overview of thinking ethically with regards to our everyday purchases. Included presentation of issues, supermarket shop, and meal with ‘best buy’ purchases. See details attached and below as text.
When: Last Thursday of the month – the 30th October.

For more information about any or all of the event above contact: Nick Ray, Ethical Consumer Group, 9687 4456, Or visit the website at

Eco Market Public Information Session – A real alternative to the Supermarket – 10 September

Posted in Models by Ferne Edwards on August 29th, 2008

Wednesday 10th September, 6.30pm
Friends of the Earth, 312 Smith Street Collingwood

In Spring 2008 Friends of the Earth will revolutionise the way we shop with the development of Australia’s first Eco Market, the sustainable market that will sell all the common items found at a supermarket. All products sold at the Eco Market must meet the standards of the Friends of the Earth environmental, ethical and social criteria. The Eco Market will be a ‘one stop’ shopping destination providing a real alternative to the supermarket.

* Do you want to learn more about this exciting new campaign?
* Do you feel politically inspired to be involved in a campaign that challenges the way we consume?
* Maybe you have a sustainable product that you wish to sell at the market?
* Or perhaps you are you interested in donating?

If you answered `Yes’, then join Friends of the Earth as we share news and information about the Eco Market campaign.

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