Shout Out for Climate Change People’s Choice Award – now open for voting!

The Shout Out for Climate Change People’s Choice Award is now open. See Australian students get passionate about climate change and vote for your favourite entry! The entry with the most votes by Tuesday 9 November 2010 will win the People’s Choice Award. What are you waiting for? Settle in and start watching!

An evening in Melbourne with Cameron Tonkinwise: Design Thinking & Sustainability

October 21, 2010

Cameron Tonkinwise is Chair of Design Thinking and Sustainability in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons New School of Design New York. Join him tonight from 6:15pm to 8pm at Phoenix Bar, 82 Flinders St, Melbourne. This event is organised by Service Design Melbourne. Read a recent article by Cameron: “Politics please, we’re social designers”. Continue reading “An evening in Melbourne with Cameron Tonkinwise: Design Thinking & Sustainability”

RISE Album Launch – “Rhythm of RISE”

October 29, 2010


R.I.S.E (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees) presents a night of hip hop and flavoursome funk beats, for the R.I.S.E Album CD Launch “Rhythm of RISE”. The launch (at Horse Bazaar, 397 Lt Lonsdale St) will showcase some of Melbourne’s finest young talents, including Bangs, Morris B and Gilius, all produced at the R.I.S.E studio by 9 Gates. Starts 7pm. For more info, contact Patrick Mark 0417 369 311.

Green Star Communities

Green Building Council of Australia have developed a national framework for sustainable communities that establishes five national best practice principles to guide sustainable communities in Australia. They’re also working on the development of a Green Star Communities rating tool, for government and industry to demonstrate best practice and innovative sustainable community projects.

Download the Green Star Communities Framework.

Calling all young artists: What does your community mean to you?

Want to see your art somewhere other than the fridge? Art About Town is a competition that gives you the chance to have your artwork seen by people all around your neighbourhood on the cover of the Yellow Pages Living Local book.
Whether you’re a painter, drawer or doodler in Years 10–12 in one of the participating regions in Victoria, we’d like to see your artwork. Simply base it on the theme, ‘What does your community mean to you?’ You could also win up to $2,000 towards an art course
Entries close Friday 29th October.