The Repair Workshops: Expression of Interest for Collaborators (State of Design 2011)

The Repair Workshops is a five day collaborative exploration of the concept of ‘repair’. The workshops will be run as part of the 2011 State of Design Festival held in Melbourne in the last week of July. Eco Innovators are currently seeking expressions of interest from artists, designers, scientists and engineers to be involved in this exciting project that has received funding support from the City of Melbourne. Continue reading “The Repair Workshops: Expression of Interest for Collaborators (State of Design 2011)”

Sustainable Living Festival 2011: event applications now open

February 12, 2011 to February 27, 2011

The Sustainable Living Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face. The Festival will include a huge range of exhibitors, talks, workshops, art, films and performances celebrating and inspiring sustainable communities.

Be a part of the showcase at the Festival’s three-day big weekend in the heart of the city of Melbourne or host your own event in your city suburb or street.

Submit your Exhibitor Market application here.
Submit your event application here.

Big Help Mob

Big Help Mob is a 100-strong rent-a-crowd of ordinary young guns like you. We get together to do superhuman acts of awesomeness for non-profits and communities in Perth.

One day it’s planting 10 000 trees in a few hours, the next it’s renovating a community centre or cleaning up a place that’s been forgotten and trashed. Nothing is too big for Big Help Mob and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty… all 200 of them. Once the hands-on mission is accomplished with near-lightning speed, we celebrate with enormous, ridiculous flash mobs in public, using our superpowers to draw attention to good causes that need it.

Green Earth Day 2011: environmental festival, Brisbane

March 12, 2011

Green Earth Day (previously Green Earth Festival) is a free, family orientated, grassroots, community event which aims to stimulate awareness by bringing environmental, green, health and lifestyle, cruelty-free, recycling and sustainable issues into the public eye; encourage people to make simple changes in their everyday lives to help our environment and the world we leave for generations to come. It will be held in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. To take Part in Green Earth Day as a performer, speaker, stallholder or sponsor click here.

Renew Australia Survey

Renew Australia will be launched in 2011. It will work with all levels of government, main street committees, economic development professionals, property owners, artists and community groups to make temporary, transitional use of otherwise empty spaces to incubate new initiatives and ideas. In doing so, Renew Australia will train and support local communities to seed new creative projects, new local businesses, and new community activities while also maintaining, improving and bringing life back to decaying buildings, streets, towns and cities. Renew Australia is asking communities interested in working with them to please fill out this survey. Check out Renew Newcastle for an idea about what is possible.

‘Life in the City’ Photography Exhibition

December 6, 2010 to December 17, 2010

Urban Reforestation and it’s Target 3008 Project which is supported by Sustainability Victoria’s Sustainability Fund is having an exhibition “Life in the City” in conjunction with renowned photographer Hilary Bradford at The Gauge, 825 Bourke St, Docklands. Opening night is Mon 6th Dec, 4.30pm Click here to download the flyer.