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Final Sustainability Drinks for 2012

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 30th, 2012

5 December , 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Melbourne Sustainability Drinks community has been privileged to hear from such an inspiring range of speakers this year that we thought it only right to invite a few back to reflect upon the year gone by.

We’re going to take a look at the idea of ‘preaching to the converted’ and in that context, our four panelists will share their thoughts, feelings and insights into what they have observed in the sustainability space from their unique perspective (local, global, economic, community, personal, social etc) over the year and wrap up with a positive envisioning and framing of future directions and possibilities.

Guests:

  • Dan Atkins, Shaper Group
  • Emily Ballantyne-Brodie, Urban Reforestation
  • Dean O’Callaghan, The Good Brew Co.
  • Charles Kovess, Kovess International, GENI foundation
Wednesday December 5, 6-8pm

>> Find out more and RSVP (essential) here: melbournesustainabilitydrinks.com/2012/11/december-sustainability-drinks/


Scott Kinnear (organic & sustainable food activist / business owner) at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 31st, 2012

6 June , 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Director of the recently established Safe Food Foundation & Institute, Scott Kinnear is passionate about nurturing sustainable change through reducing the impacts of food production on social systems, economies, health and the environment.

Scott was the former and founding Chair of the Organic Federation of Australia, former director of Biological Farmers of Australia, former Chair of the Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES) and was a founding director of Hepburn Wind.

Scott originally trained in Agricultural Science and for the last twenty years has been heavily active in the organic food movement. Scott founded and runs Organic Wholefoods, which has two stores in Melbourne.

June 6, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Slate Bar & Restaurant
Mezzanine, 9 Goldsbrough Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

>>Go to the website to RSVP


Good Brew Company: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 7th, 2012

7 March , 2012
6:00 pmto8:00 pm
Our next Sustainability Drinks event is on Wednesday 7th March 2012, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, with special guest speaker Dean O’Callaghan.

Dean O’Callaghan is a creative entrepreneur, brewer extraordinaire and founder of The Good Brew Company. Deano (as he is warmly known in the industry) has considered his place in the world, and the place of sustainability in brewing enterprise.

Known to don a deep green suit and kilt instead of a logo covered uniform, he makes, delivers, consults, and sets the Melbourne brew bar pretty high – all in the name of the planet and a clean green brew. All product is delivered on bikes, trikes or solar powered couches, is brewed with a minimised carbon footprint, locally (within 50kms from Brunswick), by breweries with solar preheat and other innovative environmental measures, and to German purity laws (no sugar or additives of any sort). Goodbrews are unfiltered, meaning they contain vitamin B (B1, B2, B6, biotin, nicotinic acid, folinic acid and pantothenic acid) removing a hangover before it arrives!! Oh and lastly, brews are served in reuseable kegs into reusable glasses/bamboo which can be washed, rinsed and chilled on the spot.

PLEASE NOTE – OUR WEBSITE IS UNDER ATTACK BY BOTS, MAJOR GLITCH IN THE MATRIX

——————————–NO NEED TO RSVP THIS MONTH————————-

Wednesday March 7, 6-8pm

Slate Bar & Restaurant
Mezzanine, 9 Goldsbrough Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000


Keep Cup Co-Creator: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on December 6th, 2011

7 December , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm


Photo by 3Easy via flickr CC

Sustainability Drinks Melbourne is pleased to have Abigail Forsyth as guest speaker for Sustainability Drinks on the 7th of December.

Entrepreneur and mother of two, co-creator and founder of KeepCup, Abigail Forsyth has always been a passionate problem solver. Abigail’s leadership and devotion to finding creative solutions to overcome our impact on the environment has changed the way even the most discerning coffee drinkers enjoy their daily dose and she has since been commended in several globally renowned awards. She was a finalist in the City of London’s Sustainable City Awards (2010), Premier’s Design Awards (2010) and Melbourne Day awards (2010), as well as being shortlisted for the Australian International Design Awards (2010) and the Red Dot Industrial Design Awards Hamburg (2010).

Please note that it is essential to RSVP every month. Due to the ever increasing popularity of the event, it may not be possible to accommodate people who do not RSVP. This is not-for-profit event; i.e. you buy your own drinks, as we choose to come together in the spirit of a shared interest.

6 – 8pm Wednesday 7th December 2011.

Location: Slate Bar & Restaurant Mezzanine, 9 Goldsbrough Lane Melbourne VIC 3000

http://www.melbournesustainabilitydrinks.com/rsvp


Tanya Ha: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 1st, 2011

2 November , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Our next Sustainability Drinks event is on this Wednesday 2nd November 2011, 6 – 8pm.

Our speaker will be Tanya Ha, an award-winning Australian environmentalist, best-selling author, science journalist and sustainable living advocate.

Due to the ever increasing popularity of the event, we are sometimes unable to accommodate people who do not RSVP. Please RSVP here.

Slate Bar & Restaurant
Mezzanine, 9 Goldsbrough Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000


GoGet Co-Founder @ Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on August 31st, 2011

7 September , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Bruce Jeffreys is on a mission to transform our cities by reducing the number of cars on our local streets. With Nic Lowe, Bruce co-founded GoGet CarShare , Australia’s first car sharing program that today is the world’s fastest growing scheme. Operating across Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, GoGet has 15,000 members sharing 600 vehicles via a 24/7 smart-card enabled booking and access system. GoGet has pioneered a major shift in attitudes to private car ownership in Australia and re-shaped local transport and planning policies. In 2010 GoGet was named the 27th fastest growing private company in Australia (BRW Fast 100) and was a founding member of the International Car Sharing Association.

Wednesday the 7th September from 6 – 8pm

For more information and to RSVP go to the Melbourne Sustainability Drinks website.


ProGreen Biofuels: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on July 4th, 2011

6 July , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Danny Williams is the founder of ProGreen Biofuels which is a subsidiary of “Renewable Energy & Biofuels Limited (REBL)”. ProGreen Biofuels is an Australian company focused on providing Australians with fuel security and a renewable option for a healthy future economic environment.

ProGreen Biofuels has invested many years in researching and studying the use of biofuels accross a number of industries. Compiling a wealth of data and with the aid of ProGreen’s unique Research & Development facility, ProGreen has proven techniques and process that has resulted in Australia’s finest Premium quality Biofuels and is developing a national distribution network with high emphasis on remote Australia using local feed stock.

Danny will talk about his journey from being a motor racing enthusiast through to 28 years in the mining industry witnessing the growth of one of the countries single biggest fossil fuel consumer, and now discovering a passion to help develop Australia’s biofuel industry He is now embarking on an ambitious program to develop renewable energy solutions for regional areas in Australia and has a goal to have bio-diesel service stations, that use local feed stocks, across regional Australia, thereby providing regional jobs and securing Australia’s energy future.

Wednesday July 6, 6-8pm

Go to the Sustainability Drinks website for details and to RSVP (essential!)

EcoStore Founder @ Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 27th, 2011

1 June , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

 

Malcolm Rands is the Founder and CEO of Ecostore Company Limited. Since 1994, ecostore have researched and brought to market NZ’s leading range of healthy, eco friendlier household cleaners, body care, pet care and organic gardening products. Products that look after the health of the users as well as the planet. ecostore products are now available in all supermarkets and health stores throughout NZ, as well as in over 1000 supermarkets in Australia, outlets in Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, the UK, and supermarket chains in the USA including 150 stores on Manhattan Island NYC. ecostore is currently a Deloitte Fast 50 company and was the 2009 NZ Sustainable Business of the Year.

Malcolm has been awarded the Green Ribbon Award from the Ministry for the Environment, plus two environmental awards from the Auckland Regional Council. Known for two years as the weekly “ecoman’ on TV1’s Good Morning Show, he gave advice on how to ‘green up’ your life. He continues to be a frequent media commentator and regular radio guest on both sides of the Tasman. Malcolm has been added to the World Class NZ international network and is the chair of the Fairground Foundation the sister not for profit organisation of ecostore.

Having been active in the sustainable scene for over 25 years, Malcolm co-founded NZ’s first permaculture eco-village in 1986, and was a foundation member of the sustainable business network. Malcolm will be sharing the key events and motivations in his journey so far, mistakes made and what not to do! He will also share his insights into when the public will buy into the sustainability journey!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday the 1st June from 6 – 8pm.

Details and RSVP on the Melbourne Sustainability Drinks website.


Earthwatch @ Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 3rd, 2011

4 May , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Source: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks


Next Melbourne Sustainability Drinks: 4th May 2011, 6-8pm

Our May guest speaker is Richard Gilmore. Richard joined Earthwatch in 2007 firstly as Operations and Programs Director and was appointed Executive Director that same year. Earthwatch is a not-for-profit environmental organisation which engages people in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Following an Earthwatch two-week volunteer expedition to Kenya, Richard started on a journey of self-awareness that would lead to him becoming CEO of Earthwatch in just 2 years. Richard will provide a personal account of his journey and add his insights as to why people are aware of the many challenges we face, but what it is that holds us back from personal action. He will also describe how Earthwatch is responding to the changing learning needs of the corporate sector, with the development of field-based immersive learning programs for sustainability leaders.

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.  It 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.

The May door prize is kindly donated by Just Africa: Specialists in African Art since 1970

Due to the ever increasing popularity of the event, we are sometimes unable to accommodate people who do not RSVP. Please RSVP here.

Please note – Melbourne Sustainability Drinks has relocated to Slate Bar & Restaurant, Mezzanine, 9 Goldsborough Lane Melbourne VIC 3000


Hub Melbourne: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 1st, 2011

2 March , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Brad Krauskopf is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Hub Melbourne.  Brad is an entrepreneur who has worked, lived and studied in Australia, Spain, USA and South America. His passion is innovating new business models that can scale social and environmental impact. He also serves as a micro-trustee of Awesome Foundation Melbourne and is on the advisory team for RMIT’s Social Entrepreneurship program (SEEDs).

The Hub is an incubator for social innovation that offers membership of inspirational habitats in major world cities for social innovators to work, meet, learn, connect and realise progressive ideas. The Hub is a global community of people from every profession, background and culture working at ‘new frontiers’ to tackle the world’s most pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges.

Brad will present on changing the face of work through collaboration, diversity and innovation.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday the 2nd March from 6 – 8pm. Visit the website for venue and RSVP details: http://www.melbournesustainabilitydrinks.com/