Posts Tagged: Climate

Fauna Fair 2017

Orchard Swallowtail, Papilio aegeus on Buddleia

• Visit information stalls to learn about topics including gardening, bushcare, pets and wild neighbours • Find out about getting involved in your community, local organisations and protecting our environment • See birds of prey in free flight and other live animal shows • Enjoy talks by wildlife, habitat & plant specialists • Great kids’… Read more »

Earth Hour at Manly Cove


We invite everyone to switch off your lights for Earth Hour and come and celebrate our planet through a night of fun and amusement. Switch off your power at home for Earth Hour and instead join us outdoors. Enjoy an inspiring twilight yoga session then stick around and be entertained by African drumming, fire twirling,… Read more »

Earth Hour – Lantern Walk


Celebrate 10yrs of Earth Hour with a family friendly evening at the Stony Range Botanical Garden. There will be a free jam jar lantern workshop followed by a guided lantern walk to explore Stony Range at night. Bookings essential

Earth Hour – Night Walk


Join us to celebrate Earth Hour with a guided night walk. What better way to celebrate Earth Hour than to walk with a local expert guide on a torch lit journey though some stunning bushland. Suitable for all ages. Meeting point to be provided at time of booking

Earth Hour Family Event

Bring the family along for some afternoon fun. There will be interactive activities including face painting and candle making. You can also collect free native plants, learn how to reduce your impact on the environment and participate in Earth Hour.

Worm Farming

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Convert your kitchen scraps to garden gold! Learn all you need to know to set up and maintain your own worm farm at home. Worm farming is easy, contributes to reducing waste for a low carbon lifestyle and brings us closer to the natural cycles of life. Participants can purchase their own worm farm and… Read more »

Earth Hour Candle Workshop


In preparation for Earth Hour create a beautiful oil candle using native Australian botanicals and a pre-loved jar. All materials are provided except for the glass jar. This workshop will be taught by leading artist and teacher Melissa Carey.


Western Sydney University Solar Car Race - Darwin to Adelaide

Join us at Penrith Library for a free screening of Solar Car Unlimited – the documentary following students from Western Sydney University as they compete in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Built at their Kingswood campus, the car competed against the world’s best universities in the race of 3,000km from Darwin to Adelaide using only… Read more »

Solar Power for Business


At the end of the session you will take away – The business case for solar If your business is suited for solar What are your financing options and is there financial support available You will also hear from local case studies and have the opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Light refreshments… Read more »

Solar Solutions – Earth Hour Edition

To celebrate Earth Hour Northern Beaches Council is hosting an information session for all those interested in green power options and solar. If you want to know more about solar PV and battery systems or already have solar PV installed and are wondering what to do now the feed in tariff is removed then this… Read more »

Solar Solutions – Business

Northern Beaches Council – Sustainability Business Network presents its second informative networking event: Join experts from the not-for-profit Australian Solar Council as they explain how to finance a solar power system for your business. The session will provide local businesses with existing systems or new solar converts a better understanding of the options available to… Read more »

Intro to Solar


Find out what’s involved in getting solar energy for your own home. Our workshop is designed to answer all your questions, and takes you through the steps by explaining tariffs, government support, what’s happening in the battery market and the solar installation process.

Transitions Film Festival

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary program dedicated to spotlighting the complex challenges, cutting-edge ideas, creative innovations and mega-trends that are redefining what it means to be human. We present positive, solutions-focused films and showcase cutting-edge ideas from around the world, along with the creative, academic, governmental, community and business leaders who are creating… Read more »

The Age of Consequences


Presented by Breakthrough From the makers of last year’s festival favourite, Requiem for the American Dream, The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Through an unflinching case-study analysis, an insider group of distinguished admirals, generals… Read more »

UniMelb SummerFest Green Screen

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The UniMelb Student Union Environment Collective is bringing you everybody’s favourite forgotten 90’s classic FernGully: The Last Rainforest! Come hang out on concrete lawns for free food, drinks and live music before the film Screening will start when the sun goes down!

Melina Laboucan-Massimo


Melina Laboucan-Massimo is a member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation in Canada. Facing firsthand the impacts of the Alberta tar sands on her traditional territory, Melina has been a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights for a decade. For the past 9 years she’s worked against tar sands expansion as a Climate & Energy campaigner… Read more »

Real Cost, Cheap Food


What is the real cost of ‘cheap’ food? How does the current path from farm to plate influence our health and planet?  Explore what the boom in cheap food is really costing us. This event is one in a series of discussions on food – others in the series include: Superfood or Superfad? – Monday 27… Read more »

Communities changing energy systems around the world

Chris Cooper and Heather Smith both had the opportunity to travel and visit community and renewable energy leaders around the globe. Come and find out what they learnt from these great experiences. What can we apply here in Australia? What can we take inspiration from? Business models Innovative Finance Cool technology Community Activism Local Economics… Read more »