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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 –

Bag It: Appetite for Insight film screening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on December 5th, 2011

12 December , 2011
8:00 pmto9:30 pm

The final Appetite for Insight screening for 2011 & a special event not to be missed!

Watch the trailer.

Special guest speakers:

Tim SilverwoodCo-founder of Take 3 will introduce the film and talk about his trip to the Great Pacific Rubbish Dump, the global perspective and his Clean Beach Initiative.

Neil Blake,“Baykeeper” & Port Phillip EcoCentre Director will share his knowledge on local impacts and how you can take action, such as joining a Coast Walk or Butt Safari.

Join us for a nourishing evening out and share some festive cheer!


“Don’t Frack The Earth” film and discussion evening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on September 23rd, 2011

27 September , 2011
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

The Port Phillip EcoCentre, in collaboration with Transition Town Port Phillip & L.I.V.E (Locals Into Victoria’s Environment), is hosting a film & discussion evening, about the risks of coal seam gas mining, currently proposed for Victoria.

The technique, hydraulic fracturing – otherwise known as “fracking” – seriously risks permanent contamination of the water table, land surface, plant & animal health as well as human health.

Join us for the screening of the ABC doco and part of “Gasland”, get informed, enjoy some hearty discussion & a bite to eat.

Tuesday 27 September, 7-8.30pm

Port Phillip EcoCentre
55a Blessington St, St Kilda
Free event, bookings & more info please call 9534 0670

Support Climate Action & Clean Energy This Saturday

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 9th, 2011

12 March , 2011
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Source: Get Up

This Saturday March 12, we’re coming together to support climate action and clean energy.

The fear campaign against a price on pollution has become so absurd that talkback radio hosts are claiming this means the end of life as we know it. Independent MPs are receiving death threats, and the far-right are organising anti-climate action rallies. The first of these is this weekend – and at the same time, we’re coming together on the other side of Melbourne to prove that fighting for climate action is just as important.
With your help, we’ll prove there are more of us than there are of them – and in doing so we’ll make a powerful statement for climate action.
RSVP on the Get Up Site for Saturday’s rally – and please don’t forget to tell your friends!
When: This Saturday 12th of March
Where: Outside of Julia Gillard’s federal offices at Treasury Place (see map above)
Time: 11am

Can you join us?

Phoenix Fridges at the Sustainable Cities Round Table, 24 September 2008

Posted in SCRT Videos, Sustainable Cities Round Tables by Ferne Edwards on October 9th, 2008

As stated on the Phoenix Fridges website:

The Phoenix Fridge Project is a world-first – an innovative approach to tackling the inefficiency of household fridges which are major contributors to ozone depletion, climate change, waste disposal and landfill limitations. Phoenix Fridges takes fridges donated from all across Melbourne and recycles, repairs, and retrofits them to make them more energy efficient. The project also achieves great outcomes for the community by providing training and employment for people who are unemployed.

And we were very happy to have Jeff Moon, General Manager of Social Enterprises, Brotherhood of St Laurence, speak at the recent Sustainable Cities Round Table on Waste Not Want Not talk about this project! Check out the video of his presentation below or visit the websites hyperlinked above.