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‘No Impact Man’ film screening

Posted in Movements, Uncategorized by EcoCentre on August 15th, 2012

Monday 20 August 2012, 6.30pm
Port Phillip EcoCentre, St Kilda

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

A guilty new york liberal decides to practice what he preaches for one year: turns off the electricity; stops making rubbish; gives up tv, taxis and take away and becomes a walking, bicycling, composting, tree-hugging, polar bear saving local food eating citizen!

After the screening, there’ll be a post film discussion and action planning for a No Impact Day in the Port Phillip Region. Come and share your ideas.

Delicious snacks available. Entry by gold coin donation.

Our film nights are becoming increasingly popular. Be sure of a spot and book (no payment required at booking/gold coin donation requested on the night)

Enquiries: 03 9534 0670 / 0425 728 922

Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
Cnr. Blessington & Herbert St, St Kilda
(adjacent St Kilda Botanic Gardens)









“Transition To Sharing” Micro festival

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on February 22nd, 2012

25 February , 2012
11:00 amto3:00 pm

For a fun filled day for the whole family come along to “Transition To Sharing” micro festival and join us in celebrating community connectedness, collaborative consumption & sharing culture.  Activities include: Summer harvest food swap, ‘world cafe’ cultural exchange, worm farm & composting workshops, book swap & storytelling, vegetarian cooking demo, eco crafts, fun for the kids, yoga, croquet & games in the garden.

Sat 25 Feb, 11am-3pm @ Port Phillip EcoCentre, 55A Blessington St, St Kilda

FREE event co-hosted by Transition Port Phillip & The Sharehood as part of the Sustainable Living Festival satellite event program. Supported by City of Port Phillip & Port Phillip EcoCentre.
Delicious organic vegetarian lunch by donation.
Don’t forget to bring your homegrown & homemade goodies or a preloved book to exchange.
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A Wildlife Experience in St Kilda

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 22nd, 2011

30 July , 2011
2:00 pmto5:00 pm

A Wildlife Experience in St Kilda (for parents and kids) on Saturday 30 July

Aimed at kids, together with their parents, this workshop is designed to stimulate interest in native animals and birds. It also provides kids and their parents with a project that they can tackle together at home i.e. constructing a nesting box and then attracting owls, birds, etc. to their home, school or neighbourhood. Gio, a local 14 year old boy, is a keen naturalist and has built and deployed nesting boxes all over St Kilda and even as far afield as Phillip Island (where the hospital there has attracted a barn owl into one of his boxes). Marian is a PhD student specializing in a local bird, the tawny frogmouth.

2.30 pm : Gio, (14), will teach parents and their kids how to make a nesting box to attract birds and animals.

3.30 pm: Marian Weaving will explain how to do wildlife surveys.

4.30 pm: A walk around the St Kilda Botanic Gardens with Gio & Marian to observe wildlife and to illustrate the best way to conduct a wildlife survey.

Date: Saturday 30 July; Cost: $20 per family

Bookings essential – phone 9534 0670.

For more information, contact Bede Doherty (GM at Port Phillip EcoCentre)

Cargo Bike Picnic

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

27 February , 2011
11:00 amto2:00 pm