Eco Innovators Sustainability Quiz now available on iTunes

Ever wondered how many litres of water it takes to make a beer or why a burping cow contributes to climate change? The Eco Innovators app is a mythbusting quiz style game designed to test your general environmental knowledge. Navigate your way through 3 rounds of multiple choice questions covering a range of topic areas.

The Eco Innovators Sustainability Quiz is now available from iTunes for iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  The app is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered how many litres of water it takes to make a beer or why a burping cow is bad for climate change!

Download or find out more here

The Difference magazine to fight poverty

The Difference is a publication designed to help Australia’s wealthiest make a difference to the lives of our nation’s most disadvantaged— while at the same time enriching us all.

It is an annual Australian report card on the indicators of disadvantage, poverty and exclusion, underpinned by research by Access Economics. Free download from their website:

Big Green Idea – funding opportunity for eco-visionary Australians

The Big Green Idea is open to any environmentally conscious Aussie eco-innovators who have plans to make a real contribution to Australia’s environmental future.

A maximum of six awards for either $10,000 or $20,000 cash grants will be given in a range of areas including initiatives addressing: waste reduction; transport and travel; energy efficiency; sustainable design; commercially applicable projects for industry; initiatives for creative industries; sustainable design; climate change; and positive communications campaigns.

Applications can be made at Big Green Idea, an initiative of the British Council Australia.

Sentience: an exhibition of life – LAUNCH

January 15, 2011

Featuring work by a variety of international and Australian artists across a range of mediums, Sentience: an exhibition of life is a thought-provoking and ultimately rewarding display of art exploring the feeling, perception and individuality of animals other than humans. Sentience is an initiative of Animal Rights Advocates Inc. The launch will be held on Saturday 15th Jan, 6pm at Kurb Gallery (310 William Street, Perth).

Inaugural Social Change Collaboratory Meetup in Melbourne

January 12, 2011

Tonight you’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow artists and architects of change, share creative thoughts and innovative ideas, and help shape the Social Change Collaboratory Melbourne, and design plans for the year to come at this coming together of a diverse group of dedicated change-makers that are smart, creative, resourceful and dynamic, and wanting to make the world a better place. Continue reading “Inaugural Social Change Collaboratory Meetup in Melbourne”

ClimARTe – It’s time for the arts to take a stand on climate change

As political leaders continue to negotiate small steps for action on climate change in Cancun, a new non partisan and not for profit group, CLIMARTE, has formed to represent the deep running climate concerns of people working in all sectors of the Australian Arts industry. The new initiative launched in Melbourne today calls for all those involved in the arts sector— including arts organisations, practitioners, administrators, patrons and academics from the visual arts, music, theatre, dance, literature, design, architecture, and cinema—to form a broad alliance to advocate for urgent action to address the critical threat of climate change. Read the CLIMARTE Media release, or contact Guy Abrahams for more information.