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Social Traders GOOD gift Guide

Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on December 13th, 2012


Photo by Jilligan86 via flickr cc

From the Good Gift Catalogue by Social Traders:

The Good Gift Christmas Catalogue is Social Traders’ initiative to encourage people to support social enterprise by facilitating online Christmas shopping.

The strategic power of purchasing is becoming one of the most effective ways that organisations and individuals can achieve social change.  To harness this collective purchasing power, earlier this year Social traders launched The Social Enterprise Finder – the first online directory of social enterprises in Australia with over 5000 listings.

An extension of The SE Finder, the GOOD Gift Catalogue enables people to browse products and services offered by over 50 Australian social enterprises and to learn about the different purposes of these organisations.  A social enterprise gift gives good to more than just the recipient.  Purchasing these goods supports businesses that exist for a community benefit.

This Christmas, why not give a gift that gives a stuff?

>> View the Good Gift Christmas Catalogue online.


Commonground Music Festival – celebrating the social change movement

Posted in Events by CBiggs on November 27th, 2012

30 November , 2012 3:00 pmto2 December , 2012 3:00 pm

Commonground Festival – Fri 30th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec 2012

After the success of the first festy in 2011, Commonground Festival is back for 2012 – its’s less than a week away! Commonground Festival is an intimate new music festival, celebrating the social change movement. It’s set on 100 acres of regenerated bushland near Tallarook, one hour north of Melbourne, and features some of Melbourne’s best bands, inspiring workshops, yummy local food and drinks and beautiful bush campsites.

On top of a great line up of music, there is a series of professional quality workshops, combined with the beautiful setting of the Commonground Conference Centre, a place soaked with the good vibes of 28 years of social change dreaming, scheming and action. The workshops are designed to inspire and challenge, and give people practical tools to make a difference. They cover themes of social justice, sustainability, activism and working collaboratively. See website for all workshop details. The event is fully organised and run by volunteers, and all funds raised support Commonground’s work to create a just, sustainable and non-violent world.

Featuring: The Woohoo Revue, Sol Nation, Neil Murray, Shaun Kirk, The Shivering Timbers, Lily and King, Eddie James and the Prowl, Nigel b Swifte, Benny Walker and Jenny Biddle.

>> Find out more about Commonground Festival or get tickets here.

 

 

 


“Anima Mundi”: Film screening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on August 19th, 2011

12 September , 2011
8:00 pmto10:00 pm

Will you survive the transition of human industrial civilization happening now due to peak oil and climate change? Can you see the forest for the trees, the earth for the dream, the universe for the seed?

Join us Monday 12 September @ 7.30pm for 8pm screening of “ANIMA MUNDI”,  a new & innovative Aussie documentary about Permaculture, Peak Oil, Climate Change & the Soul of the World. with guest speakers, Filmmaker Peter Charles Downey & Integrative Medicine expert, Dr Mark O’Meadhra

SLOWdown restaurant cafe bar, 56 Acland Street, St Kilda (opp McDonalds)

Tickets $10 online or $11 on the door (subject to availability). Includes locally sourced produce nibblies & glass of wine. Sustainable pre-screening menu  available beforehand.

Proudly presented in partnership with SLOWdown eco-friendly cafe bar & Transition Town Port Phillip, supported by Port Phillip Urban Fresh Food Network & Veg Out Community Gardens.


Invitation Homelessness, Poverty, Social Entrepreneurship

Posted in Events by Devin Maeztri on December 2nd, 2008

Future Leaders is pleased to join with the City of Melbourne and the Melbourne 2008 Homeless World Cup to invite you and your friends to a special series of three Melbourne Conversations

What: “KICKING GOALS – CHANGING LIVES”: Discussions about homelessness, poverty, social entrepreneurship and making a change
When: 3-5 December, 2008
Where: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
Moderator: Ms Tracee Hutchison, a writer, broadcaster, reporter for ABC TVs 7.30 Report and Saturday Age Opinion columnist.
FREE ENTRY

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SEARCH – An exciting new training program for young activists

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on September 9th, 2008

SEARCH is initiating an exciting new training program for young activists interested and engaged in left/progressive social change. The training sessions will consist of an inter-generational dialogue and exchange with veteran activists who will share their experiences, knowledge and ideas with younger activists.

When: The training sessions will be held on two consecutive Saturdays- September 13: 9:15 – 5:00 and September 20: 9:30 – 4:00

Where: 251 Queensberry St, Carlton, South

Cost: $20 to cover lunch on both Saturdays.

For more info: admin @search.org.au

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