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February 2019

National Sustainable Living Festival

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
The Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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What are the housing alternatives of the future? Come and find out about cohousing and why everyone is talking about it. This is an exciting opportunity to learn the value of community living and resource sharing. Find out how cohousing and alternative ownership models can lift community engagement and build a more sustainable future. Learn about the potential of Community Land Trusts to deliver perpetually affordable housing. Ask your burning questions to our outstanding panel. Guests: Anitra Nelson: Academic and…

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SENEN meetup group drinks & networking

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AEST
Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road
Nerang, QLD 4211 Australia
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Gold Coast Social Enterprise and New Economy Network (SENEN) meetup group drinks & networking We would like to invite you to a meeting at the Country Paradise Parklands hosted by Ediblescapes. Come and join the Gold Coast social enterprise community and new economy supporters for a night of casual drinks, good company, great networking and an information session for the social enterprise sector. EdibleScapes organises these informal networking events in association with The Queensland Social Enterprise Council (QSEC), New Economic…

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March 2019

Caring for Life in Common Forum

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEDT
Govinda Valley Retreat, 51 Lady Carrington Road
Otford, NSW 2508 Australia
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Govinda Valley Retreat is a not-for-profit yogic community, aspiring to live simple, clean and spiritually fulfilled lifestyle, role modelling a practical balance between material and spiritual life. The First Caring For Life Forum brought together a diverse group from various spiritual and social activist groups, all helping to create a collaborative network for a cooperative, sustainable and peaceful society. Speakers will be from three categories - Social/Environment & Animal Welfare, Community & Culture. The focus will be on sharing resources,…

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Farm Day Out

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm AEST
Jonai Farms & Meatsmiths, 129 Morgantis Road
Eganstown, VIC 3461 Australia
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Farm Day Out 2019

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is hosting their inaugural Farm Day Out on 17 March at Jonai Farms (Victoria), with a stellar line up of Australian bands, local food and drinks, and the launch of their new book Farming Democracy: Radically transforming the food system from the ground up!  Farm Day Out is a major bi-annual fundraiser that brings music, food, and politics together in a fun, delicious format.

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Co-operatives National Law Seminar

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm AEST
RACV City Club, 501 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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$145 – $350

Not to be missed, this unique seminar will answer commonly asked questions such as: what is CNL? what businesses does this legislation apply to? how does it update previous state acts? An exciting half-day seminar for legal practitioners, established co-operatives, and groups looking to form co-operative businesses. The Co-operatives National Law (CNL) is harmonised co-operatives legislation, which has been progressively introduced by all states and territories except Queensland since 2012. Australian co-operatives can now take advantage of streamlined administrative and reporting requirements…

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The Economics of Conservation: What Price Nature?

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Grey Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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A Griffith Review event hosted by Paul Barclay, in conversation with The Nature Conservancy Australia's Hugh Possingham, author and farmer Charles Massy and author Jane Gleeson-White. The past two decades have seen increasing emphasis on the economic benefits of conservation and biodiversity, attributing value to environmental goods as natural capital. As a result, discussions about ecology and conservation are increasingly couched in dollar terms. Should our ecosystems have to earn their keep, or do these frameworks skew the way we see the…

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pre POWER ONE public meeting

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST
Entry 29 – 5th Floor, 1 Moore Street, Canberra, ACT 2601
Canberra, 2601 AU
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A public meeting of pre POWER ONE Co-operative.   Pre POWER ONE is a democratic organisation owned and controlled by members. Members are people who don't have solar panels on their residence or who have panels and are looking for another investment in clean energy. Consumer members will pay 70% of the grid price for no cost to them. Investor members will receive a 10% annuity over any period they nominate.  Find out more at the meeting or at the website https://one.prepower.com.au  If you can't…

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April 2019

Transitions Film Festival presents: Visions for a better world

April 1 - April 4
Dendy Cinemas Newtown, 261-263 King Street
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
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$70 – $80
Transition Film Festival

After a high impact 8th year in Melbourne, The Transitions Film Festival returns to Sydney this April with an inspiring selection of 8 world-changing films. Focusing on documentaries that explore the forces and innovations shaping our lives and the solutions to our greatest collective challenges, the festival aims to inspire audiences to engage with the issues ideas that matter most for our shared future. Showcasing local and international documentaries uniquely focused on empowering audiences to build a better world, the films…

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Building a New Economy for East Gippsland

April 10 @ 9:00 am - April 11 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Lake Tyers Beach Memorial Hall, 1 Mill Point Road
Toorloo Arm, VIC 3909 Australia
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Join us for an exciting two-day grass roots symposium that will showcase East Gippsland's local economy and explore exciting new opportunities for the local community to build a sustainable, productive economy for the region over the long term. East Gippsland is one of Australia's most beautiful regions. Featuring Alpine High Country, the Snowy River, ancient lakes including Lake Tyers, lush forests and a spectacular coastal region, East Gippsland is rich in natural heritage. The region is also under threat with…

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May 2019

Are green roofs as good as we all think?

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST
Sydney Water, 1 Smith Street
Parramatta, NSW 2150 Australia
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Can they be a prime storm water management tool or a good way to lower the energy bill for cooling? The Seminar will be concentrating on return on investment from Green Infrastructure and how to design and install solutions. We have experienced international speakers, local contractors and local government presenting. It will be a once in a lifetime opportunity see how new technology will revolutionise the green building and development industry. The $30 fee will be donated to World Vision…

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