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See Current events for upcoming activities.


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:

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:

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

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
  • 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.
  • 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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