08 Feb Sustainable Living Festival 2018 Guide
This years Sustainable Living Festival is absolutely jam packed intriguing talks by innovative community leaders, sustainability trend setters and experts in fields such as, climate science and politics, sustainable gardening, sustainable building design and ethical investing. There are too many alluring events to mention in one post, so I’ve decided to zero in on 5 talks you really shouldn’t miss!
Permaculture co-founder David Holmgren leads this feature Festival forum exploring the transformative role of Australian suburbs to activate the behavioural change, cooperative based action and practical solutions required for rapid transition to a carbon-positive low energy future.
Sunday 3.00 pm – 4.45 pm @ The Dome, Birrarung Marr
Bob Brown draws on four decades of experience in the environmental movement to deliver one of his most important and timely addresses. As the pressures on our environment and climate continue to escalate to new heights, the imperative to reach across the political and social divide and engage everyone everywhere is now more critical than ever. How can we build greater diversity in the movement to tackle the biggest environmental issues of our times? Join Bob for this must see Festival event.
Sunday 1.30 pm – 2.45 pm @ The Dome, Birrarung Marr
Join Adam Carey and Tim Fitzpatrick for a look at how sustainable investment can be part of the climate solution. The pair will discuss how the ethical investment process takes into account environmental and social considerations in order to meet your financial goals.
Adam and Tim are Financial Advisers with Ethical Investment Services and share a passion for providing responsible investment solutions to help clients meet their financial goals.
Friday 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm @ Off The Grid, Birrarung Marr
Dissatisfaction with democracy abounds. How do we get the leadership we need? Why is participation falling? Is it falling? Are we expecting too much? Who is responsible for making democracy work to address the ecological, economic and social crises we face? What does a thriving democracy look like in the 21st century? Join John Hewson and an outstanding panel featuring Mary Crooks AO, ED of the Victorian Women’s Trust, and Chloe Aldenhoven, Co-Convenor of Lock the Gate Victoria, to explore these questions and more.
Saturday 1.30 pm – 2.45 pm @ The Dome, Birrarung Marr
From community composting to makerspaces, repair cafés and platform co-operatives, people are coming together in cities everywhere to develop solutions for the common good. Find out about Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons, the new how-to guide for community based solutions to a range of city challenges. Learn how sharing stuff, space and skills creates abundance.
Join Darren Sharp (Shareable) with MC Anthony James (The Rescope Project) and special guests Jose Ramos (Footscray MakerLab) and Lizette Salmon (Repair Café Albury-Wodonga) to discuss Sharing Cities.
Friday 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm @ Off The Grid, Birrarung Marr