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The Thin Green Line at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on January 25th, 2011

2 February , 2011
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Our next Sustainability Drinks event is on Wednesday 2nd February 2011.

Sean Willmore was a Victorian park ranger, now documentary maker, festival director, author and Director of The Thin Green Line, a foundation that supports the families of Park rangers killed, and prevents further ranger deaths, on the frontline of conservation around the world.

The Thin Green Line Foundation’s mission is to share the stories of park rangers from around the world and in doing so support conservation projects and the families of rangers killed, whilst protecting wildlife, in their selfless fight for conservation globally.

Sean will talk about how to stay sane and proactive in the environmental movement based on his experiences with The Thin Green Line, with much expectation, little funding, the challenges of bureaucracy and a constant need for hope. Why should we keep going?

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday the 2nd February from 6 – 8pm. 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 a sponsored event; i.e. you buy your own drinks, as we choose to come together in the spirit of a shared interest.

Location:
Feddish
River Terrace Yarra Building
Federation Square
Melbourne VIC 3000
www.feddish.com.au

RSVP:
As space is limited it is essential to RSVP. Spaces go quickly, so respond now: http://www.melbournesustainabilitydrinks.com/rsvp

This month’s door prize is kindly donated by The Thin Green Line: fighting to preserve our planet’s tomorrow.


Wilderness Society at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on October 27th, 2010

3 November , 2010
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Luke Chamberlain is The Wilderness Society’s Victorian Forest Campaigner. Luke’s role is to educate the public about the role that forest and ecosystems play in the international carbon cycle and to advocate for the protection of these critical natural systems. Luke works at all levels of government to advocate for the correct accounting of forest ecosystems in Australia’s national carbon accounts.

The Wilderness Society is a national, community-based, environmental advocacy organisation whose purpose is to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution.

Luke will talk about the value of nature in economic terms, and the opportunities that we have in Victoria to reframe our view of nature rather than as something to exploit or own. He will provide international examples of where this is occurring, and how the overall benefit is much greater than the economic benefit of exploitation.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday the 3rd November from 6 – 8pm.

Melbourne Sustainability Drinks is held at Feddish, in Federation Square. In order to fit in with many of your transport plans, we have been fortunate enough to secure a venue at Federation Square, merely meters away from Melbourne Sustainability Drinks previous home.  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.  (http://www.melbournesustainabilitydrinks.com/rsvp)

This is not a sponsored event; i.e. you buy your own drinks, as we choose to come together in the spirit of a shared interest.


Melbourne Sustainability Drinks: October

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 1st, 2010

6 October , 2010
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Melbourne Sustainability Drinks has become one of Melbourne’s most highly regarded and successful monthly events. An open invitation is extended to all who are “passionate about sustainability”!  Our October guest speaker is Mark Ogge, Director of Beyond Zero Emissions. Mark is the initiator and key organiser of the Zero Carbon Australia project, and has implemented many of the projects that have shaped the organisation helping to make Beyond Zero Emissions one of the leading climate and energy solutions organisations in Australia.  The October door prize is kindly sponsored by Neco.

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.

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

Next Melbourne Sustainability Drinks: October 6th 2010
Please RSVP here.

Village Well at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on August 3rd, 2010

Source: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Our next Sustainability Drinks event is on Wednesday 4th August 2010.  Gilbert Rochecouste, Managing Director of Village Well will be our guest speaker in August.  Gilbert Rochecouste is MD of Village Well, Australia’s most respected Place Making organisation since 1992. Village Well has worked with over 600 communities and places in Australia and overseas. Prepare to be challenged and inspired.  Gilbert will reframe the sustainability narrative towards Place Making, offering a compelling new story of possibility. How do we reconnect people to place based on relocalisation, authentic engagement and governance principles? We live in transformative times; hence we need transformative leadership and process to create a just, sustainable and resilient world.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday the 4th August from 6 – 8pm. Please note that it is essential to RSVP every month (http://www.melbournesustainabilitydrinks.com/rsvp). Due to the ever increasing popularity of the event, it may not be possible to accommodate people who do not RSVP.  This is not a sponsored event; i.e. you buy your own drinks, as we choose to come together in the spirit of a shared interest.

Location: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks has relocated to Arintji at Federation Square.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Tjanabi – Melbourne Sustainability Drinks’ home since 2009 for their support and patronage. We wish them all the best in their relocation from Federation Square.


Environment Victoria at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on July 6th, 2010

Our next Sustainability Drinks event is on Wednesday 7th July 2010.  Kelly O’Shanassy, Chief Executive Officer of Environment Victoria will be our guest speaker in July.  Environment Victoria is one of Australia’s leading independent environment groups and is spearheading a number of campaigns to get massive positive change for our environment leading up to the 2010 state and federal elections.  Kelly will give you an insight to the election, Environment Victoria’s election campaigns and tactics and what you can do, in the year when your actions count the most!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday the 7th July from 6 – 8pm.

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 a sponsored event; i.e. you buy your own drinks, as we choose to come together in the spirit of a shared interest.

Location: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks is held at Tjanabi, in Federation Square. Tjanabi sources local and native produce and supplies and is involved in organic waste pilot projects and water minimisation schemes with the aim of being carbon neutral. Tjanabi supports local initiatives such as Land-care and the Unity Foundation, seeking to educate on regional and modernised indigenous cuisines.

Tjanabi,  Federation Square, beside the Atrium,
Flinders Street,
Melbourne Victoria


Hepburn Wind at Melbourne Sustainability Drinks

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 26th, 2010

Source: Climate Action Calendar

Melbourne Sustainability Drinks: The first Wednesday of every month

Speaker: Simon Holmes á Court from Hepburn Wind will talk about Australia’s first community owned wind farm.

All are welcome who are passionate about sustainability

Federation Square, Tjanabi restaurant (In the atrium, Flinders St side)
Wed 2 June 6pm

Please RSVP: www.melbournesustainabilitydrinks.com/rsvp
Contact: feedback@melbournesustainabilitydrinks.com
Buy own drinks
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