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Safe Climate Australia: transition to a zero-carbon economy

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on June 11th, 2009

An introduction to Safe Climate Australia – a not-for-profit group dedicated to planning the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Safe Climate Australia has been formed by a group of concerned climate scientists, community and business leaders with a shared understanding of the need for emergency action to restore a safe climate. Its aim is to deepen community understanding about both the scientific imperatives that demand action at great speed, and about how we can plan the rapid transition to a zero-carbon economy.

Safe Climate Australia will be officially launched at an event for 1,000 invited guests in Melbourne on July 13, with a keynote speech from Nobel Prize winner, Al Gore.

In the Media
The Sunday Age Article Gore weighs in for green group

Safe Climate Australia

EcoDrinks “Transition: Action in the Workplace”

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 10th, 2009

An invitation to the next EcoDrinks event: “Transition: Action in the Workplace”: extending the transition theme to action in the workplace

When: 6pm 12 June
New International Bookshop, underground at Trades Hall (cnr Victoria & Lygon Sts, Carlton)
Drinks and Nibbles: gold coin donation

Further information on the transition movement:
Interview with Rob Hopkins, Transition Network Co-Founder
Transition Culture blog: “How might our response to peak oil and climate change look more like a party than a protest march? ”
Transition Towns Wiki

Environmental Jobs Network- Networking Workshop

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on May 22nd, 2009

Everyone telling you the importance of networking if you want to find a great job? Would you like some tips from the best on how to feel confident and what to say? Come to the EJN networking workshop where we give you handy insights and skills into the wonderful world of networking. Informal, relaxed atmosphere. Entertaining practice exercises. Mark Garbelotto will take you through some of the basic skills of networking and will have you walking away a little more relaxed and knowledgeable about it all.

When: Wednesday 10th June at 6.15 – 8.00
Where: Imperial Hotel, Top floor, Cnr Bourke & Spring Streets, Melbourne CBD
Cost: $25 (finger food supplied, attendees purchase own drinks)

Put your skills into practice after, with a drink or meal in the bar and bistro downstairs.

Contact Details: Tracey Skinner, ECO Coordinator,
Ph: 9249 1802 / 0425 771 413

Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Carly on April 24th, 2009

First Wednesday of every month: 6 – 8pm Tjanabi

A reminder that it is essential to RSVP every month. Due to the ever increasing popularity of the event, we are unable to accommodate people who do not RSVP.

This event provides an opportunity to meet other people interested in creating a more sustainable world, exchange ideas and hear different perspectives about the social and environmental challenges we face. Come and meet a wide range of passionate people who are interested in making a positive difference.

The event is non-sponsored (ie: you buy your own drinks!) and the atmosphere enables people to introduce themselves and feel comfortable with meeting new people and exchanging ideas. Please join us and invite your friends and colleagues who share the same values.

For more information, please check out the Melbourne Sustainability Drinks website.

Sustainable Living Festival this Friday to Sunday, 20-22 February

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on February 18th, 2009


Film fundraiser to see “In Bruges” – 10 or 11 September

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on September 2nd, 2008

The film “In Bruges” will be shown on Wednesday 10th or Thursday 11th of Sep at Cinema Nova for a fundraiser for the not-for-profit environmental organisation, Centre for Sustainability Leadership. They support people to be leaders in their workplaces and communities in sustainability. (I am a graduate of this program and it deserves strong support – it’s very professional and supports people to support the environment by teaching them some very useful skills. – Ferne)

Tickets must be bought online before the event. You can do this by clicking here. They will not be available for purchase on the night.

The Movie
IN BRUGES was filmed on location; Bruges, the most well-preserved medieval city in the whole of Belgium, is a welcoming destination for travelers from all over the world. But for hit men Ray (Colin Farrell) and Ken (Brendan Gleeson), it could be their final destination; a difficult job has resulted in the pair being ordered right before Christmas by their London boss Harry (two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) to go and cool their heels in the storybook Flemish city for a couple of weeks.
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Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 27th, 2008

Please find a note below from Dean Steele-Bennett and Carly Philips about the next Melbourne Sustainability Drinks.

At the next Melbourne Sustainability Drinks Eric Bottomley, of CERES (Community Environment Park) will be discussing his vision for how we as a society can impart sustainability into our schools, communities and the education sector, Wednesday 3rd September.

Erics personal interest in sustainability has lead to a passion for educating our youth. Eric has designed much of the CERES Educational programs and is currently implementing the Victorian Sustainable Schools Program.

This is not a sponsored event; i.e. you buy your own drinks. We choose to come together in the spirit of a shared interest. So come and join us at the next “Melbourne Sustainability Drinks” held on Wednesday September 3rd from 6 – 8pm.
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Sustainability Youth Forum

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on August 11th, 2008

Do you have an idea or vision for a Sustainable Australia? Are you interested to take it further but don’t know how? Then the Sustainability Youth Forum is for you!

On Saturday 6 Sept., the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) provides you with an opportunity to join with other inspired and enthusiastic students and young professionals to debate and develop a pathway for creating a sustainable future. The forum will feature Dr Paul Sinclair from the Australian Conservation Foundation as keynote speaker and a number of high-profile facilitators, sparking the discussion around four priority areas – water, climate change, waste and social sustainability.

The forum will result in four position papers that capture your perspective on these priority areas. These position papers will be published in the EIANZ publication – the Environmental Practitioner, while also enabling you to promote the outcomes to the media and table them with government, getting your ideas heard.

So, if you’re aged between 15 and 30, are either studying, working or interested in the sustainability field, you are eligible to apply. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to network with other future leaders in envisioning your sustainable future for Australia!

Date: Saturday 6 September
Where: Level 7, RMIT Storey Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne
Time: 8.45am to 5pm (lunch and morning and afternoon tea provided)
Cost: $20 (discounted to $15 for EIANZ members)

How to apply?
Click here to download the application form. Alternatively, e-mail sustainabilityyouthforum to obtain an application form.

Applications close: Wed 20 Aug. Places are limited, so hurry don’t miss out!

Got questions? Need to know more?
Contact Gordon or Stacey via sustainabilityyouthforum or 0403 591 045