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EcoXpo Melbourne 19-21 April 2013

Posted in Events by aymeric on April 9th, 2013

19 April , 2013 10:00 amto21 April , 2013 6:00 pm


Sustainable products on Australian supermarket shelves have more than doubled in the past year. Buying sustainable products means creating a positive impact through the complete life cycle of the product: from the moment the materials are extracted to make the product, to the way these are shipped are assembled, right down to the final packaging, and life after disposal.

Eco living means we care about our impact on our environment. The most effective way to buy eco and sustainable products is to buy those which have been certified for their sustainability credentials.
EcoXpo Melbourne, a three-day sustainability expo to be held from the 19th to the 21st of April 2013 at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, goes through a rigorous screening process to ensure that only such products and services are showcased.

Over 150 of Australia’s best eco-friendly exhibitors will be showcasing their wares. There are 9 pavilions at EcoXpo: eco baby, organic food & wines, health, beauty, sustainable fashion, eco building materials, eco gardens, sustainable transport and environmental protection. There will be a range of mouth-watering organic food and wine stalls available to tuck into. Engaging eco living workshops will be held throughout the EcoXpo weekend on sustainable food, recycling, environmental conservation, gardening, eco baby, green living, well-being and much more! There will also be a kids’ zone to keep the little ones entertained.

We encourage green business involved with anything green & eco to be part of EcoXpo: Melbourne (19-21 April 2013), Sydney with Dr. David Suzuki (20-22 September 2013) and Perth (17-20 October 2013).
Place: Melbourne Showground, located just 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD
Opening Times: 10am – 6:00pm

>>> For more information and discount tickets see the EcoXpo website and follow EcoXpo on Facebook.

The Repair Workshops

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 10th, 2011

30 July , 2011
10:00 amto5:00 pm
31 July , 2011
10:00 amto5:00 pm
Source: Ecoinnovators 

The Repair Workshops

Unsure what to do with that broken stereo? Those one-armed sunglasses, or that conked-out iPod? Well it’s time to clean out your cupboards, get creative and do your bit for the environment at the same time. Register for a free repair session at the exciting Repair Workshops, part of this year’s State of Design Festival in July.

The Repair Workshops is a creative, interactive exploration into the idea of repair. Guided by professional artists, designers and engineers, people are invited to bring along broken items to repair and re-imagine.

The project aims to reveal why so many products are not designed to last, and help us to recover the lost art of repair.

Mountains of broken objects have already been saved from landfill to be repaired and re-imagined by our inhouse repair experts: Dylan Martorell, Lizzy Sampson, Tim Denshire-Key, Yvette King, Will Campbell, Scott Mitchell, Dr Gregory Crocetti and Jason Bond. We’ll spend a few days tinkering away behind locked doors before we open up to the public on the 30th and 31st July. Their weird and wonderful creations will be exhibited and auctioned off during the festival, with all proceeds going to Environment Victoria.

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 July 2011
Basement of the historic Donkeywheel House, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Cost: Free!
Opening times: 10am–5pm both days

Register to repair:

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.

Living for our Future Sustainability Expo

Posted in Events by andrea.lomdahl on March 19th, 2009

Come along to the City of Borondara’s Living for our Future Expo.

When: Saturday 21 March
Where: Patterson Reserve, Auburn Road, Hawthorn (close to where Auburn Road meets Toorak Road)
Time: 8am-1pm

The Expo, run in conjunction with the Boroondara Farmers Market,  brings together a range of businesses specialising in sustainable products and services as well as local environmental not for profit organisations. Free showbags to the first 500 visitors along with entertainment and workshops for children.

Additional highlights of the event include the Earth Hour Future Spark Trailer which will be used to generate (by peddle power), energy to offset electricity used at the Farmers market.  Well known TV personality, Vasili, will also be at the Expo to promote  sustainable gardening and the Healthy and Sustainable Gardening Program run by Council and the Metropolitan aste Management Group Meeting.

For further information visit our website