A new website to help you build sustainably.

Australian Living, a leading Sustainable Building Consultancy, has developed a website called Your Future Home

Your Future Home

When it comes to sustainability, design, thermal comfort and material choice can have a significant impact on the health benefits of an environmentally friendly home. However, sustainability is still being treated as an add-on instead of being brought to the core of building design.

Enter Your Future Home. This website guides the community in the right direction by providing the keys to a truly sustainable home and has been developed in a way that is both informative and, easy to read and navigate.

Your Future Home can be used as the first step guide when preparing to renovate or build a home. It breaks down the five keys to success of a sustainable building, describes how to choose environmentally friendly materials and includes a virtual tour of a truly sustainable home.

Your Future Home would not have been possible without the support of its major sponsors Boral, CSR and Kingspan. These companies are leading by example and are committed to increasing the awareness of sustainable homes.






Artist’s Sustainability Workshop – 22 Nov.

AbaF Victoria and CLIMARTE invite you to attend a one day, interactive workshop with Guy Abrahams, co-founder of CLIMARTE, to learn how to build sustainable art practices.
Sustainability and the Arts will raise awareness of the role the arts play in environmental sustainability, and explore how eco-friendly initiatives can be applied to artistic practices. Speakers include: Jen Rae, Artist and PhD candidate at RMIT University; Sarah Tomasetti, artist and lecturer at RMIT University; and Jack Manning, Associate at Net Balance.
Cost: Free – Morning tea and lunch provided. Date: Tuesday 22 November 2011. Time: 09:30am to 03:00pm. Venue: River Studios, Corner of Dynon Road and Sims Street, West Melbourne. Register: online at www.abaf.org.au. Places are limited.

Proudly supported by the
City of Melbourne.

GreenRoof and GreenWall Exhibition

GreenRoof & GreenWall Exhibition Show

The technology for planting on roofs and walls is one of the most innovative and rapidly developing fields in the disciplines of architecture, ecology, landscape and urban design. Relatively new to Australia yet well established abroad this exhibition will be an education on how to add vegetation to any building surface – inside & out!

When Thursday 10 November and Friday 11 November from 11.00 to 16.00. Free Event

Entry through the Maritime Museum foyer to the Terrace Room

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street Darling Harbour 2009

More Information here: GreenRoof Australia

Nourish your vision for a sustainable future with an adventurous travelling cocktail party around the Melbourne Museum with artist Natalie Jeremijenko and chef Mihir Desai.

Mixing together art performance, science and modern cuisine, this one-night-only event will treat guests to three delicious, edible cocktails that each stylishly and humorously explore our gastronomic, economic and material interdependency on other creatures.

Discover the museum at night and a whole new perspective on food futures with the Cross Species Adventure Club.

Thursday 1 December 2011
6.00 – 8.00 PM Cocktails + Performance | Food + Drink available 8.00 – 9.00 PM
Melbourne Museum I
11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053
$45 Full Price | $35 for Museum Members
For further information can be found http://www.carbonarts.org/events/

The Repair Workshops – broken stuff repaired and upcycled

July 29, 2011 to July 31, 2011

The Repair Workshops is a creative, interactive exploration of the power of repair. Guided by professional artists, designers and engineers, your broken items will get repaired or – if they can’t be fixed – completely reimagined!

To celebrate and demonstrate all the creative feats of repairing, we will be launching the two days of public workshops on Friday 29th July from 6pm.

The Launch will include speeches and a live auction of created works with all proceeds going to Environment Victoria. Check out: www.therepairworkshops.com