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The Future of Renewable Energy In Australia: Free Public Lecture

July 14, 2010 in Calendar, Lecture, Melbourne+VIC, User submission

July 14, 2010

The Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan – to be launched at this seminar – argues that it is technically possible for Australia to reach 100 per cent renewable energy within a decade, and that the technology to achieve the transition is already commercially available.
This event brings together key voices in the renewable energy debate to explore the state of the industry, survey the critical decade ahead, and discuss the challenges facing a zero carbon roadmap.
When: Wednesday 14th July, 6pm – 8pm
Where: University of Melbourne

Amnesty International – Art Exhibition Opening Night

July 8, 2010 in Art, Calendar, Exhibition, Melbourne+VIC, User submission

July 8, 2010 7:30 pm to July 31, 2010 7:30 pm

Artworks from school students across Victoria on human rights will be displayed in City Library Gallery in Flinders Lane, Melbourne throughout July 2010.

Join us on the 8th of July 2010 for the opening night where you will also have the opportunity to make a creative action yourself!

Your art will be sent to Papua New Guinea women rights defenders who are going to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women hearing in New York.

Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2010

July 8, 2010 in Art, Calendar, Digital, Events, Festival, Film, Illustration, Installation, Melbourne+VIC, Mixed Media, Music, Photography, Street Art, User submission

July 9, 2010 to July 18, 2010

Gertrude Street will once again be transformed into a free outdoor gallery.

Now in its third year, the Projection Festival is this year themed ‘Me. You. Us.’ – encouraging us all to think about our relationship with ourselves and our community, and our effect on the world.

The festival program includes a building-sized interactive digital projection by the Festival’s feature artist, Kit Webster, as well as entries from community groups and emerging artists.

Co Directors of the 2010 Projection Festival, Monique McNamara and Kym Ortenburg invites everyone to visit Gertrude Street “we want everyone to come and join us and visit Gertrude St after dark!”
For more information go to www.thegertrudeassociation.com/projection

The Hip Hop Approach: 14th July @ Oxford Art Factory (Sydney)

July 6, 2010 in Calendar, Music, Party, Sydney+NSW, User submission

July 14, 2010

The Hip Hop Approach is like a fresh blast of music, politics, social justice and good times – all in one.
Oxfam is delving into the local hip hop scene to kick-start some conversations on poverty and injustice in the lead up to the 2010 elections and wants as many voices heard as possible.
Check out the website here.

Emerge Festival – celebration of Victoria’s refugee and emerging cultures.

June 17, 2010 in Calendar, Crafts, Festival, Melbourne+VIC, Music, Performing arts, User submission

June 20, 2010 to August 3, 2010

Emerge Festival commemorates the United Nations World Refugee Day and celebrates Refugee Week in Australia with a series of amazing performances and unique cultural experiences around Melbourne

The Social Innovator Dialogues: Ezio Manzini forums

June 17, 2010 in Adelaide+SA, Calendar, Forum, Melbourne+VIC, Multiple Disciplinary, Sydney+NSW, User submission

July 12, 2010 to July 16, 2010

Perhaps the world’s leading expert on sustainable design, Ezio Manzini sits at the interface between design, community and social innovation with a focus on scenario building toward solutions encompassing both environmental and social quality.
The Social Innovator Dialogues is offering masterclasses and free public forums with Ezio to begin developing a dialogue between international leaders in best practice and the changemakers in our region.
Masterclasses and Public Forums in Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney.