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Sustainable Living Calendar - free online calendar which highlights events and activities across Australia which educate, promote and celebrate sustainable living.

See also: CEN Victorian climate action eUpdate

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Earth Hour, 8:30pm Saturday 28 March 2009

  • 8:30PM local time, wherever you live on planet earth. Saturday 28 March 2009
  • Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach more than one billion people in 1000 cities around the world, inviting communities, business and governments to switch off.
  • 2,712 cities, towns and municipalities in 83 countries have already committed to VOTE EARTH for Earth Hour 2009, as part of the worlds first global election between Earth and global warming.

http://www.earthhour.org/home/

Green Home, Green Garden

Open on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 March

West Brunswick Sustainable House

  • The first grid-connected solar house in Victoria, the home and permaculture garden of a green makeover specialist. Information on sustainability; book signings.

WestWyck (Brunswick West)

  • Breathing a new way of living into a former primary school, this ecovillage exemplifies water conservation and sustainable living.
  • Tours of building.

Henderson House & Garden (Montmorency)

  • Low maintenance bush-style garden surrounding 15-year-old passive solar house with many sustainable features.
  • Talks on achievable sustainable features at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm & 3.30pm.

Pfleiderer garden (Reservoir)

  • Delightfully disorderly permaculture garden surrounding sustainable house and featuring compost, worm farms and rare poultry.
  • House open 11am-3pm

Open on Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 April

Knoxfield Sustainable House (Knoxfield)

  • Japanese-influenced garden wrapping a purpose-designed passive solar house self-sufficient in water.
  • Hourly tours of house

The Glade (Mooroolbark)

  • Mature fruit trees frame vegetables and ornamental plants around an early 1990s passive solar house with sustainable features.
  • Regular guided tours of house

Sanci garden (Surrey Hills)

  • Sunlight is maximised in clever renovation and retrofit of sustainable features in formerly dark 1930s duplex.
  • Hourly talks on sustainable qualities of house

Smart Street garden (Hawthorn)

  • Please note: this garden is open on Sunday 5 April ONLY
  • Creative architect-designed renovation of narrow Victorian terrace using sustainable materials.
  • House open for viewing

Green building online summit/conference 22 April, online

  • Hosted by: BrightTALK
  • Audience: Global
  • Date: 22 April 2009

Time: 08:00 - 17:00 Location: Free Online at brighttalk.com

Green building is transitioning to mainstream as businesses, individuals, and builders realize the long term benefits of efficient and environmentally sustainable facilities. At this free online summit, experts from the business, architecture, legal, and engineering communities will converge to illustrate best practices, case studies, and tips through interactive webcasts.

Register to attend any or all sessions free of charge and invite anyone you think would be interested.

http://www.brighttalk.com/summit/greenbuilding

As an audience member you will be able to ask the presenters live questions and each webcast will be a combination of slides and live audio.

Human sign event, Sunday 17 May, St Kilda Beach

Greenlivingpedia is working with live.org.au to promote this event.


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