Posts Tagged: Climate

The Last Tim Tam

In this black comedy, our guest Rod Quantock OAM prompts us to think about climate change through a new lens. As Chief Investigator, he draws on the archive of popular culture to reimagine some science based predictions about our collective future, what everyday life in the 2030s will look like, how we will cope with… Read more »

The Yarra and Climate Resilience

Andrew Kelly, the Yarra Riverkeeper, will speak on the impact of climate change on the Yarra. This talk will take place on the riverbank in the City of Yarra and will discuss the Yarra River’s key role in the biodiversity and resilience of our city. The river cools the city, waters the trees that provide shade… Read more »

Blackouts & Heatwaves

Do you live in an apartment block? Have you considered your options if there is a blackout or heatwave? What do you do if you can’t turn your air conditioning on? Can you open your windows sufficiently? Where do you go if it gets too hot? What happens if your phone isn’t charged? 83% of… Read more »

Carrum Sustainable Festival

Bringing together wholesome, holistic, community groups, Indigenous stories and dance, local flora and fauna, sustainable products and ways of life in one day. Celebrate our diverse opportunities and create strong visions together to live a healthy, happy and wise life. Create projects and learn together to better our future through sustainability.

Joining the Dots Maribyrnong

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The Joining the Dots (Phase One) Report presents the work being done at the municipal level to embed systemic change, generate inspiring project models and keep connected to the great work going on in communities across Victoria. This event will present research mapping the policies and practices, and case studies from across the globe and the… Read more »

The Road to Repowering Australia

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Last year was a baffling one on the climate and energy front. With politicians passing around dirty lumps of coal and flip flopping on energy policy, it was hard to make sense of it all. Join Australian Conservation Foundation for an evening of discussion to unscramble the mess that is energy politics and to map the… Read more »

Transitions Film Festival

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Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February with an epic line-up of world-changing documentaries. With a film and speakers program highlighting the mega-trends shaping humanity and showcasing stories about the inspired visionaries, revolutionary change-makers, and passionate citizens shaping our collective future, the festival will change the way you look at the world. PROGRAM ANNOUNCED… Read more »

Reducing Costs With Energy Efficiency

Some simple improvements to your house may halve your energy bills. Speaker, Richard Keech, will convey insights and graphic examples of all too common mistakes and how to fix them, with ample time to discuss audience questions.   Richard Keech has been doing building energy assessments since mid 2015 in Victoria and has visited over… Read more »

An Inconvenient Sequel

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Free screening of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ hosted by Moreland Energy Foundation (MEFL) and Climate Action Moreland. Doors open from 6.45pm, film starts at 7pm followed by a panel discussion and Q&A chaired by MEFL’s CEO Alison Rowe. Panel members will include Peter Khalil (Federal MP for Wills), Clr Dale Martin (Moreland City… Read more »

Solar and batteries

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Clarify some of the questions and confusion around solar panels and battery storage with an expert who is not trying to sell you a product. Find out when is the right time for you to invest in solar and batteries and gain better understanding of the issues. Kieran Price, from Alternative Technology Association, is an… Read more »

Borderwalk 2

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British adventurer and writer, Arjun Bhogal, discusses his 5 year walk across the world, from the UK to Australia. The walk saw him cross through deserts, mountains, and areas of vast civil unrest along the way, as well as being hunted by the Taliban and spending a few nights in a Kyrgyz jail after encountering… Read more »

Women in Science Panel

Three inspiring women scientists working to protect Port Phillip Bay for future generations will share their stories with you. Ecologists and marine biologists – Dr Annett Finger (Victoria University), Dr Rebecca McIntosh (Macquarie University) and Marie Kinsey (Marine Mammal Foundation) – will talk about their environmental work and how they see the Bay changing. We all love ‘our Bay’ and want… Read more »

An Inconvenient Sequel

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A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. A sequel to The Inconvenient Truth, the follow-up documentary addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and Al… Read more »

Borderwalk – 1

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British adventurer and writer, Arjun Bhogal, discusses his 5 year walk across the world, from the UK to Australia. The walk saw him cross through deserts, mountains, and areas of vast civil unrest along the way, as well as being hunted by the Taliban and spending a few nights in a Kyrgyz jail after encountering… Read more »

Illuminate 2030 – 2

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Plants have evolved over thousands of years to survive and thrive in particular conditions. Our climate is changing and we need to plan ahead to ensure we choose the right species of plants suited to these changing conditions for our future Urban Forest. Illuminate 2030 is a roaming projection performance about climate change made in… Read more »

Beyond the Green

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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 a new height, the imperative to reach across the political and social divide and engage everyone everywhere is now more critical… Read more »

Grassroots Revolution

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Frances Jones and David Pollock’s radical project to remove cattle from their historic property, in remote Western Australia, shocked their entire district. In just a decade since they began this remarkable regeneration project, the grass on Wooleen’s semi-arid mulga country, traversed by the Murchison River, is now greener and the river gums are growing for… Read more »

Illuminate 2030 – 1

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Plants have evolved over thousands of years to survive and thrive in particular conditions. Our climate is changing and we need to plan ahead to ensure we choose the right species of plants suited to these changing conditions for our future Urban Forest. Illuminate 2030 is a roaming projection performance about climate change made in… Read more »

Regenerating Democracy

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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 a lively panel for this critical conversation.

Nature Walk & Talk: Milarri Garden 2

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Journey through Milarri Garden with Bunjilaka’s staff, for a unique insight into some of the native flora and waterways significant to the Aboriginal people of Victoria. Discover how the plants found here, predominantly indigenous to Victoria, have been and continue to be used for medicine, craft and making tools and weapons. Explore how today’s society… Read more »

Nature Walk & Talk: Milarri Garden 1

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Journey through Milarri Garden with Bunjilaka’s staff for a unique insight into some of the native flora and waterways significant to the Aboriginal people of Victoria. Discover how the plants found here – predominantly indigenous to Victoria – have been and continue to be used for medicine, craft and making tools and weapons. Explore how… Read more »

Moving Landscapes

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Moving Landscapes highlights the beauty and fragility of the Yarra Valley’s forested landscapes and water catchments. Through sound, movement and film projections the audience is immersed in the timelessness of ancient rainforest and the fast-paced destruction of native forest. As the truth of what is happening is revealed we feel connected to and moved by… Read more »

The Festival Great Debate

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WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN This is the debate of all debates! The chance for us to create a sustainable world now rests precariously in our ability to reverse dangerous global warming. So is it now possible to restore climate conditions back to those safe for human civilisation? This feature Festival event boldly sets out… Read more »

Nature Walk & Talk: Forest Gallery 2

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Journey through the Forest Gallery with our Sciences staff, and discover a piece of Victoria’s mountain forests in the heart of the city. You’ll find eucalypts, ferns, rare plants and distinctive wildlife. Australia’s wildlife is under threat from climate change, and in the Victorian Alps this is felt through the loss of unique alpine habitat…. Read more »

Nature Walk & Talk: Forest Gallery 1

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Journey through the Forest Gallery with our Sciences staff, and discover a piece of Victoria’s mountain forests in the heart of the city. You’ll find eucalypts, ferns, rare plants and distinctive wildlife. Australia’s wildlife is under threat from climate change, and in the Victorian Alps this is felt through the loss of unique alpine habitat…. Read more »

Burrinja Climate Change Biennale

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Global in nature, national in scope and local in action, the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale offers the perfect backdrop for local and global community knowledge networks to share, learn and expand through the Biennale’s wide-ranging public program and macro-themes. At the centre of the Burrinja Climate Change Biennale is its Award Exhibition, which provides a… Read more »

Cool Down. Power Up.

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Melbourne is heating up. So, City of Melbourne is creating a temporary cool space during the month of February outside Art Play on Birrarung Marr. Come along to our pop-up urban forest to cool down and power your phone with sustainable solar energy. Urban areas are usually warmer than their rural surroundings, creating what is… Read more »