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Talk: Peak oil and climate change, Monday August 4 2008

Phil Hart studied Materials Engineering at Monash University in Melbourne before spending five years with Shell UK Exploration and Production. He worked on two new North Sea oil and gas field development projects before joining the Brent field maintenance team as a corrosion engineer. In late 2006, Phil returned to Melbourne and is a member of the Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil. He has provided briefings and presentations to all levels of Government and other business and community audiences.Phil's presents a coherent and robust explanation of why peak oil is near at hand and delivers a sober assessment of some of the alternatives to oil.

Climate emergency rally & human sign - 1PM Saturday July 5, Melbourne, Australia

  • When: 1PM Saturday July 5
  • Where: City Square corner Swanston & Collins St Melbourne

Brumby & Rudd, get serious! NO DESALINATION PLANT -- PHASE OUT COAL. NO NEW FREEWAY TUNNEL -- NO BAY DREDGING

YES to renewable energy, public transport & urgent action to stop global warming

We are calling for Victorians to join the Climate Emergency Rally on July 5. We want to send a wake-up call to state and federal governments that they are heading in the wrong direction. New coal, new freeways and desalination plants increase our use of and reliance on fossil fuels dramatically at a time when we must be cutting our use even more dramatically. We are calling on governments to implement sustainable alternatives to these irresponsible and expensive projects.

We call on all community groups and individuals to join us to send this important message to the government. We are going to form a 140-metre-long human sign to spell the words "Climate Emergency". Please organise your group to send endorsement, tell everyone you know, and come on the day wearing something red to symbolise emergency"

More details: http://climaterally.blogspot.com/

Dwell on Design - Los Angeles June 5-8, 2008

Conference, June 5-6 (Register ONLINE BEFORE MAY 24)

What happens when Dwell editors drive the agenda? A roster of more than 50 incredibly talented and diverse speakers ranging from legislators to practitioners to activists, discussing everything from urban gardening to a mandated LEED program for LA. The conference follows two parallel tracks but we encourage you to veer from the linear and sign up for any panel that sparks your interest.

Exhibition, June 6-8 (Register ONLINE BEFORE MAY 15 - save 50%)

Everything you ever wanted to know about modern design in one very big place: 200+ exhibitors, an entire neighborhood of full-scale pre-fab strcutures completely landscaped and furnished by Dwell. Plus you'll get hands-on, actionable advice and information from architects, designers and other trade professionals.

Home Tours, June 7-8 (Register Now! SPACE IS LIMITED)

Get out of the ivory tower and into some real homes. We’ve set aside Saturday for single-family dwellings on the Westside and Sunday for urban dwellings downtown.

Why Attend?

  • One-on-One with the most innovative minds in design.
  • Meet the people who are moving and shaking the industry.
  • Experience 55,000 square feet of ideas with over 200 exhibits.
  • Chat up Dwell editors.
  • Visit a pre-fab community complete with furniture and landscaping.
  • Leave inspired and motivated to be at home in the modern world!

More information http://www.dwellondesign.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dwell-on-Design/17470111417

Going Green Expo - Melbourne June 5, 2008

Held on World Environment Day is an initiative I created with an intention to move the current and rapidly exploding mainstream wave of consciousness and interest in environmental issues and all things green into action! Going Green Expo will suprise you with new products and solutions to stop your environmental rot and replace traditional consumer nasties with environmental friendlies that can now save you money and don't cost the earth!

More information http://www.goinggreenexpo.com.au [email protected]

Slowday at home, Sunday 20 April 2008

An interactive day of talks, stalls and workshops where visitors can learn [or remember!] ways to live happily and sustainably at home. Activities will be presented by people (locals, parents) who love what they do. We aim to move and inspire you to pledge your own Slow Day at home regularly. More details: http://www.slowdayathome.org/

  • When: Sunday 20 April 2008, 11.00am to 3.00pm.
  • Where: CERES Community Environment Park, 8 Lee St East Brunswick, Melbourne Australia
  • Entry: gold coin donation at the Village Green near the Cafe."

Earth Hour - March 18 2008

See the difference you can make - Earth Hour 2008 . At 8pm March 29, 2008 millions of people in some of the world’s major capital cities, including Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tel Aviv will unite and switch off for Earth Hour. Details: http://www.earthhour.org/

Green Roofs For Climate Change: Lecture Tour With Manfred Kohler, Thursday March 6

  • Who: Professor Manfred Kohler, chairman of the World Green Roof Infrastructure Network will give a lecture at the Melbourne Town Hall tomorrow.
  • Where: MELBOURNE: 8.30am—12.30pm Thursday 6 March Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Room
  • Details: http://greenroofs.wordpress.com/coming-events/

Earth Heart - Moora Moora Sustainable Living Festival - 1 March 2008

  • When: Saturday 1st March, 2008
  • Where: Mount Toolebewong, near Healesville, 80km from Melbourne

Maribyrnong Water and Energy Conservation Forum - 2 March 2008

  • When: Sunday 2nd March, 2008
  • Where: Maribyrnong Library, Paisley St, Footscray

Darebin Community & Kite Festival - 2 March 2008

  • When: Sunday 2nd March 2008
  • Where: All Nations Park, Northcote

Sustainable Living Festival

  • Where: Federation Square, Melbourne
  • When: 15-17 Feb 2008

The Sustainable Living Festival showcases a huge range of exhibitors, talks, workshops, art, films and performances celebrating and inspiring sustainable communities. Come and explore the Festival's three-day program in the heart of the city of Melbourne and be a part of the celebrations. Sustainable Living Festival

Climate movement convergence, Melbourne

  • When: Saturday February 9, 2008 9am start – 5pm (registration from 8.45am)
  • Where: Northcote High School
  • Directions: St Georges Road, Northcote, 3070 (just north of Merri creek). Take tram line 112 towards West Preston, stop 26
  • Costs: low income $15/ waged people $25 (no one excluded through lack of funds)
  • Online registration: http://sustainabilityconvergence.org.au/

The climate movement convergence seeks to bring together the remarkably diverse climate change community we have here in Victoria, including local climate action groups, peak green groups, thinkers and strategists, social activists and other sectors concerned about climate change, and progressive businesses.

We aim to provide an inspiring day of workshops, open space for discussions, an overview of the latest climate science, ideas on building a strong and vibrant movement, and the opportunity to ponder what opportunities are now present with a change in federal government.

The program covers:

  • analysis of opportunities for change under the Rudd ALP government
  • a download of recent climate science
  • an overview of current theories and models for taking action on climate change
  • inspirational examples of what climate change groups, businesses, development organisations, social justice groups, unions and others are already doing to tackle climate change
  • workshops – there are two workshop sessions - one on campaign themes, and one based on geographical regions. Anyone can propose a workshop.

Full program: http://www.foe.org.au/climate-justice/media/news-items/front-page-news-feed-1/climate-movement-convergence-victoria-february-9

The convergence is being organised by the Sustainable Living Foundation (SLF), Friends of the Earth (FoE), the Greenleap Strategic Institute and Sustainable Business Practises and is supported by a range of climate groups including Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE), Carbon Equity, Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance, Environment Victoria, Futureye, Greenpeace, Moreland Energy Foundation, Western Region Environment Centre and Zero Emissions Now (ZEN).

Walk Against Warming Rally

Australia's community day of action on climate change

  • Date: Sunday, November 11, 2007
  • Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Location: State Library, Swanston Street, Melbourne, Australia

Save Water Save Energy Expo

Friday 19 - Sunday 21 October 2007, Melbourne Exhibition Centre (Jeff's Shed). Website Open 10am - 7pm daily Adults: $15, Student/Concession: $13, Children under 14 free.

Australia's largest showcase of products and services which save water and energy. Green building products, solar hws & heating, rain tanks, grey water systems, energy efficient appliances and lighting, water savers, and much more. See, try and buy everything for your home, workplace and garden to cut your water and energy bills. Learn from the free seminars, get advice from the experts, and buy using the various government rebates.

Bright Sustainable Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show

Saturday 20 October 2007 – 10am to 2pm, Burke Street, Bright, Victoria, Australia

The Bright Sustainable Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show is part of the highly successful Bright Spring Festival. The show will feature exhibits on:

  • local flora and fauna
  • water conservation
  • worm farming
  • a range of sustainable building materials, products and designers.

Guest speakers will be presenting on a variety of topics.

The Benalla botanica Horticultural Conference

October 26-28 2007, Benalla, Victoria, Australia

The Benalla botanica Horticultural Conference will look at how to make the change from water hungry gardening in a creative way - the theme is Gardens in a Changing Climate. There will be presentations from several guest speakers.

Greenlivingpedia media launch

Fraser Brindley from Melbourne City Council will be launching Greenlivingpedia at 10am at the CH2 building in Little Collins Street Melbourne, just near Swanton Street.

  • Date & time: 10am Monday 15th October 2007
  • Where: CH2 Building, corner of Little Collins Street and Swanston St (next to Town Hall).

Sustainable House Day 2007 8th & 9th September

This ANZSES community event enable you to visit sustainable houses in Autralia and New Zealand. Saturday and Sunday in some areas, check house locations for details at www.solarhouseday.com

Solar House tours (ATA)

Saturday 28 July 2007 from 11am to 4pm. Take a peek inside some truly sustainable homes in the ReNew 100 Open House Day free event. Thirteen houses across Australia, five in Melbourne. More details

Human Sign - Sandringham Beach, Sunday 22nd April 2007

Sandringham Beach - we want your body!!! 3,000 volunteers needed to create a "Human Sign" to form the message "HALT CLIMATE CHANGE NOW!"

10am SANDRINGHAM BEACH (Life Saving Club).

  • We encourage people to ride their bikes or use public transport for this event. Sandringham is accessible by train on the Sandringham Line (Sunday supersaver ticket just $2.50) Trains leave Flinders Street at 8:52 and 9:32 am
  • PLEASE DON'T BE LATE.
  • BYO Water, sunscreen, hats, umbrellas. We will do this rain or shine. The Bayside Sustainability Expo to follow immediately after. Sporting clubs, businesses and school groups can come in uniform and be grouped together.
  • DARK COLOURED CLOTHING SHOWS UP BEST.
  • For more information, contact Coni Forcey at (03) 9598-3272 or visit the Bayside Climate Change Action Group website. Supported by Environment Victoria and Greenpeace.
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