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“Transition To Sharing” Micro festival

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on February 22nd, 2012

25 February , 2012
11:00 amto3:00 pm

For a fun filled day for the whole family come along to “Transition To Sharing” micro festival and join us in celebrating community connectedness, collaborative consumption & sharing culture.  Activities include: Summer harvest food swap, ‘world cafe’ cultural exchange, worm farm & composting workshops, book swap & storytelling, vegetarian cooking demo, eco crafts, fun for the kids, yoga, croquet & games in the garden.

Sat 25 Feb, 11am-3pm @ Port Phillip EcoCentre, 55A Blessington St, St Kilda

FREE event co-hosted by Transition Port Phillip & The Sharehood as part of the Sustainable Living Festival satellite event program. Supported by City of Port Phillip & Port Phillip EcoCentre.
Delicious organic vegetarian lunch by donation.
Don’t forget to bring your homegrown & homemade goodies or a preloved book to exchange.
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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!


“The End Of The Line” foodie film screening

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on October 6th, 2011

10 October , 2011
7:30 pmto9:00 pm

Imagine a world without fish, Imagine your meals without seafood…

Join us on Monday 10 October, 7.30 for 8pm screening of “The End Of The Line”, a film exploring the alarming consequences of global overfishing.  Guest speaker John Ford, Marine Scientist & Presenter on Triple R’s “Radio Marinara” will share his knowledge about local impacts and sustainable seafood.  Tickets $15 online or on the door (subject to availability) includes nibblies made from locally sourced produce & a glass of wine.

SLOWdown Cafe Bar Restaurant, 56 Acland St, St Kilda (opposite McDonalds), 8534 3030

Sustainable seafood pre-screening menu available.

Appetite for Insight foodie films are proudly presented in partnership with SLOWdown eco-friendly restaurant & Transition Town Port Phillip, supported by Port Phillip Urban Fresh Food Network & Veg Out Community Gardens.

“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.

“One Man, One Cow, One Planet”: Film Night

Posted in Events by TransitionTownPortPhillip on June 9th, 2011

13 June , 2011
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

A simple recipe to save the world? One old man and a bucket of cow-dung!

Modern agriculture causes topsoil to be eroded at 3 million tons per hour (that’s 26 billion tons a year). Human mass is replacing biomass and other species. The carrying capacity of the earth is almost spent. To maintain our comfort zone lifestyles we will soon need five earths to sustain us in the style to which we have become accustomed. The mantra of free trade has failed the world’s poor. There is a better way. Biodynamic agriculture may be the only answer we have left.

Join us Monday 13 June, 7.30pm for 8pm (sharp) screening of “ONE MAN, ONE COW, ONE PLANET”

SlowDown!@Harley Court, 56 Acland Street, St Kilda (opp McDonalds)

Tickets $11 on the door (subject to availability). Includes locally sourced produce nibblies & glass of wine. Arrive earlier for vegan pre-screening menu from 5-7pm

Proudly presented in partnership with SlowDown@ Harley Court, Transition Town Port Phillip and Port Phillip Urban Fresh Food Network, supported by Veg Out Community Gardens & Slow Food Melbourne.

Transition Brunswick Picnic

Posted in Events, Movements by Kate Archdeacon on January 24th, 2011

30 January , 2011
3:00 pmto6:00 pm

Source: Zero Carbon Moreland

Transition Towns are grass roots community initiatives that build networks for moving to a low carbon, energy efficient society. Transition Towns are made of ordinary people who want to actively respond to the two big issues of our time; peak oil and climate change. The aim is to connect people and organisations in the community to share ideas and skills to build a more connected, resilient and adaptive community.

Picnic in the Park

We’d love you to join us for the first Transition Brunswick picnic! This will be an excellent opportunity to meet up with other locals, get inspired, share some ideas and exchange stories. We will also have a special guest. Tammy from Moreland Council promoted a “Zero Waste Week Challenge” for Moreland residents last year and will give a short talk on great ways to reduce your landfill waste. Come along, bring some friends and join us for afternoon tea. Please bring some fruit, cake or biscuits to share. Looking forward to seeing you there!

When: 3 pm, Sunday 30th January
Where: Warr Park (Albion Street/ De Carle Street Brunswick)
Visit the Transition Brunswick Site for more details.

Transition Town Training

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on November 5th, 2010

13 November , 2010
14 November , 2010

Source: Permablitz Designers Guild

To find out more about official Transition Initiatives near you, check out the Transition Network list for Australia.

Transition and Resilience: TEDGlobal 2009

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on August 7th, 2009

Source: PostCarbon Institute

Hopkins at TED

Post Carbon Fellow Rob Hopkins was one of the speakers at the recent TEDGlobal 2009 conference in Oxford, UK. Among the other speakers at the event was UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

From the TED blog report:

Hopkins says that our degree of oil dependency is our degree of vulnerability. We will not have oil forever. For every five barrels we consume, we only gather one. There are 98 oil producing nations but 65 have already passed their peak. “Is our brilliance and creativity going to evaporate?” he asks. The answer he gives is no, but he says that our options have to be realistic and mentions that climate change scientist have an increasingly terrified look in their eyes.

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