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Elemental: Film Screening & Discussion

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 31st, 2013

15 June , 2013
6:30 pmto10:00 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.

Are Climate Activists Funny?

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 6th, 2012

9 November , 2012
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Quit Coal, Climate Action Moreland and Beyond Zero Emissions are putting on a whole night where people can come and watch climate activists trying to be funny! It is comedy for, by and about the climate movement. So it’s bound to be hilarious, right?

Plus it will be raising money to help people affected by climate change through Tulele Peisa, an organization of the people of the Carteret Islands who are organizing their own relocation as their islands are inundated by sea level rise.

So make sure you get down to the Brunswick Town Hall on November the 9th. There will drinks and prizes and the almost certain humiliation of environmental campaigners. Everybody’s favourite mining magnate Twiggy Palmcock will be making an appearance too!

Tickets $20 full, $15 concession, $30 proactive supporter, $50 Climate Champion!


BYO Tomatoes for throwing.

November 9, from 8pm
Brunswick Town Hall
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Students Of Sustainability: Camping Conference

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 20th, 2011

6 July , 2011to10 July , 2011

Writing in the Eye of the Storm: Engaged Knowledge

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 12th, 2011

19 May , 2011
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

In this lecture Diane Bell explores three case studies than span three decades: Aboriginal women and land rights (1970s); violence against women (1980s); the Hindmarsh Island Bridge controversy (1990s). Each case, she argues, entailed a form of ‘engaged knowledge’, each had her writing in the ‘eye of the storm’. The fourth in which she is now engaged, the fight for the River Murray, has echoes of the previous three. Why continue to be embroiled in matters that are tagged ‘controversial’? What constitutes ‘objectivity’ in such situation? What lessons might be learned from a career of speaking truth to power?

Professor Diane Bell: writer, anthropologist, activist. Look for her on line – Diane is Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the George Washington University, DC, USA, Writer and Editor in Residence at Flinders University, Visiting Professor at Adelaide University and campaigns with the River, Lakes and Coorong Action Group.

RSVP 15 May:

Thursday 19 May, The Queen’s Hall, State Library of Victoria
5.30 pm drinks for 6 pm start

Presented by the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies (CAIS) at Monash University.

Learning from the environmentalism of the poor to build our common future

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on September 10th, 2008

What: Public lecture “Learning from the Environmentalism of the Poor to build Our Common Future” by Ms. Sunita Narain Director, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi
Who: Asialink
When: Wednesday 17 September 2008/ 1.15pm – 2.15pm
Where: Charles Pearson Theatre, Ground Floor, ERC Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville

Cost: Free
Registration: RSVP essential by sending an email with “Sunita Narain” in the subject line to

This event is presented by Asialink and the Australia India Council with the support of the Australia South Asia Research Center, Australia National University. Chair: Simon Batterbury, Office of Environmental Programs.

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