Appropriate or Appropriate?

August 9, 2012 12:00 am to 8:30 pm 12:00 am to 8:30 pm

RSA A&NZ Melbourne presents a lecture by Russell Kennedy FRSA : Strategic considerations when representing Indigenous culture in communication design and branding.

Russell will speak on the need for the design profession to establish a framework of engagement with Indigenous knowledge, which will educate and inform practitioners on issues relating to cultural ownership and respectful development processes. He believes a dedicated policy in this area will help facilitate the transition to an authentic national identity, one that celebrates Australia as the home of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.

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Climate Commission Community Forum

July 24, 2012 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

Learn more about the science, the impacts for Victoria and how Australia can progress to a low-carbon future.
Prof Tim Flannery and the Climate Commissioners will hold a community forum about climate change in Australia and the way forward.

Entry is free and everybody is invited but seating is limited so register now to reserve your place.


Storey Hall RMIT
342 Swanston Street
Melbourne 3000

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Students of Sustainability

July 4, 2012 12:00 am to July 8, 2012 12:00 am July 4, 2012 12:00 am to July 8, 2012 12:00 am

SoS 2012 will be held on Dja Dja Wurrung country from the 4th to the 8th of July at La Trobe University’s Bendigo campus **



/ Are you committed to a better or more sustainable future? /

/ How about seeing action on environmental and social justice issues? /

/ Or are you just looking for a wealth of information to start getting involved? /

Whatever the reason, Students of Sustainability (SoS) 2012 is for you!

STUDENTS OF SUSTAINABILITY (SoS) is a convergence of students, activists, Indigenous groups, academics, environmentalists, and the wider community. It’s an awesome opportunity to meet like-minded people, have lots of fun and to share knowledge and skills on current environmental and social justice issues. Come and see how you can be part of the environment movement and movements for social change!

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Permaculture Design Certificate – Sydney

July 1, 2012 to July 12, 2012 July 1, 2012 to July 12, 2012

Join Nick Ritar with special guests Hannah Moloney (Cultivating Community) and others for an amazing two weeks of permaculture theory, practical workshops, site visits and intensive design exercises exploring permaculture in the middle of Sydney.

During this PDC, examples of designing for energy conservation, food production systems, nutrient cycling and more will all be addressed with a combination of rural and urban examples.

We also blend into our established and certified curriculum new material from a range of other world-leading thinkers and activators on subjects like transition, food security, regenerative agriculture, urban water harvesting and many more.


Jul 1 2012 – Jul 13 2012  9:00am – 5:00pm
Alexandria Park Community Centre – Sydney
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Soul Theatre

June 16, 2012 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Alicia Liley’s Soul Theatre Incorporated’s work, The Climamania Project has a fund raiser event on Saturday 16 June from 6pm-10pm. It will be held at St. Martins Community Church, 215 Wellington Street, Collingwood (corner of Otter Street).

Climamania is all about educating and informing the wider public of the intense seriousness of the Climate Change Crisis, before it is way too late.

We are providing solutions in tackling Climate Change, presenting Beyond Zero Emissions plans.


If you have any questions please contact Alicia Liley at

Lunchbox/Soapbox: Animals, Equality and Democracy

While it may be true that nature is red in tooth and claw, it seems that for animals subject to human law – rather than the law of nature – life is much more like a lottery. For an animal, where you are born, and why you were bred, is critically important. This is because animal welfare laws in Australia and around the world are inconsistent. If a rabbit is bought as a family pet and then sold to a fur farm, the law will protect the same rabbit very differently. In this presentation political scientist Dr. Siobhan O’Sullivan outlines inconsistencies in Australia’s animal protection laws and explains why for animals it is critically important to be born good looking, popular, and highly visible to the community. The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, 12:45PM – 1:15PM. Thursday 24th May This is a free event.

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