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BZE Film Nights present “Dirty Business” by Peter Bull

Posted in Events by Mark Ogge on March 21st, 2012

5 April , 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Beyond Zero Emissions Film Nights

Dirty Business:

“Clean Coal” and the Battle for Our Energy Future is a 90-minute documentary that investigates the true cost of our dependence on coal for electricity in the age of climate change. Politicians and corporate interests have mounted a formidable public relations campaign promoting “clean coal” as a solution to our energy/climate problem.
The film is the first major public media project to explain and demystify “clean coal” and to explore the extent to which increased energy efficiency and renewable energy sources such as wind and solar thermal power might make “clean coal” unnecessary and uneconomical.
At the end of the night we will open the floor to discussion. Lead by a member of the BZE team, we can discuss some of the issues raised in the film.

6.00pm, Thursday April 5

Entry: Donations welcome ($5 suggested)

Kindness House,
288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 3065
Tram 112, stop 16 (cnr Johnston & Brunswick St).

Read more about the film and watch trailers here –

Visioning 2032: Short Films on a Sustainable Future

Posted in Visions by Kate Archdeacon on February 23rd, 2011

The Victorian Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL) has launched a series of thirteen one-minute films at Federation Square, which will run within the regular content on the Big Screen over the next few months.  The films are responses to some of the questions VEIL has been asking since the project started in 2007:

What could a sustainable neighbourhood in Melbourne look like? How could we transform a number of our existing urban communities through design ‘interventions’?

If we are to develop low-carbon resilient suburbs in Melbourne, we need to have some vision of what a desirable future living scenario is, and the changes we can make today to set us on a path there. The films are a glimpse of that potential future. The animated films are a culmination of four years’ worth of work by students and staff from Swinburne University, RMIT University, Monash University and the University of Melbourne, as well as from Melbourne design professionals. Each presents a different area of sustainable design innovation. These include new infrastructure schemes for water, food, energy and public transport, along with innovative design strategies for suburban development and new local employment opportunities.

The films can be seen here, on the VEIL website, or they can be downloaded from Vimeo (once you log in).

Sustainable Melbourne is a project of the Victorian Eco Innovation Lab.

Ethical Consumer Group meetings and movies

Posted in Events, Uncategorized by Ferne Edwards on June 27th, 2007

The Ethical Consumer Group meets monthly to discuss aspects of living out sustainable alternatives in a consumerist culture.

Wednesday 4th JulyThe Future of Food” – unlabeled, patented, genetically modified and on our shelves
Join us for dinner 6.30 – 7.30, byo food and thoughts to share. 8pm movie. Wrap up by 10.30pm.

Nick’s place. RSVP