sustainability

The Rocks Windmill

The Rocks Windmill

Friday April 12 - Sunday May 12, 2013
A four story windmill will be erected in the iconic backdrop of The Rocks for a month long series of events that will celebrate history through art, science, culture, sustainability and more! ‘The Rocks Windmill’ will act as a functioning wheat-grind, and will be the epicenter of the events as an intimate 40-seated venue. The program also includes an array of holiday and weekend workshops, ranging from wheat-growing to discovering Shakespeare. The host of ABC's Gardening Australia, Costa Georgidais, will be making an appearance alongside the various displays, as will artist and forager Diego Bonetto.

Where: Rocks Square, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.
When: April 12 - May 12, 2013.
Cost: Most events are free, but spaces are limited and bookings are required.
Click here for more information and bookings.

Mountain Goat

Better brewers

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Learn how two men went from backyard brewers to big time beer makers.

Earth Hour 2013

Saturday 23 March, 2013
Make a real difference this month and participate in the worldwide event that started right here in Australia!
Earth Hour is much more than just switching off your lights for an hour; it promotes the idea that individuals can make a difference, no matter how small or big. With Climate Change looming and energy costs on the rise, now is the perfect time to promote the switch to renewable energy resources and greener ways of living.
You can get involved in the worlds largest environmental movement by turning off your lights for an hour (or the whole night), attending or hosting one of the many events, and by making the pledge to switch to renewable energy.

Where: Everywhere and anywhere
When: 8:30
Click here for more information.

Australian Sustainability Conference and Exhibition

8-9 November, 2012

Looking to implement sustainable business solutions? Reed Exhibitions Australia brings their inaugural Australia Sustainability Conference & Exhibition to Sydney this November. The conference and exhibition will focus on cost-effective, solutions-driven sustainability innovations for your business.

There will be two conference streams:
One will cover building and construction, waste and recycling, energy and technology business strategy, transport and logistics, and water management, and the other is dedicated to C-level executives with specific panel sessions for CIOs, CFOs, CMOs CEOs, procurement and government executives.
Register your interest to attend by clicking here.

Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
When: Thursday 8 - Friday 9th November 2012
Click here for more information.

Matt Grant

The future of festivals

Thursday, 20 September 2012

We talk to the director of Peats Ridge and Surry Hills Festivals, Matt Grant, about why festivals don't have to come with a toll on the Earth.

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The Veggie Patch Van

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Tooting their way into Sydney are a gang of food trucks, with one shining as a particularly good example of self-sufficiency and sustainability.

ICE WaRM Courses

ICE WaRM Short Courses

September-December 2012

Training your team in water resources management is easy with ICE WaRM's short courses running over September, October, November and into December this year.

The courses run over 1-3 days and cover a variety of topics to suit a variety of professions across both private and public sectors such as agriculture, mining, education, research or environment. Courses include Hydraulics and Hydrology for Non-Engineers, Coal Seam Gas and Water, Groundwater Essentials, Climate Change Adaptation, Water in Coal Mines and a Water Essentials Course.

The courses are run at well-equipped training facilities in CBD locations. All catering is provided.

Where: Check individual courses for location
When: Courses run on various dates in September through to December 2012
Cost: Courses range from $770 up to $2200, group discounts are available
Click here for more information.

Young Professionals Network Manager - Australian Youth Climate Coalition

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) is looking for a driven young leader to work 3 days per week to run regular events and bring together emerging leaders from across the corporate sector around the issues of climate change and sustainability.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria.
Salary: $40,000 (3 days per week).
Applications close: November 30, 2011.
Click here for more info.

Global Coordinator - CERES Environment Park

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

CERES is an environmental community organisation that has become an icon of locally-based education and action on environmental and social justice issues. As the Global Coordinator you would organise activities and promote and organise trips. CERES Global Trips aim to engage Australian people with the issues of developing countries whilst enjoying the richness of their cultures and the wisdoms they can add to our understanding of sustainable wellbeing. Over the past 6 years CERES Global has organised five trips to India, one to Indonesia, and three trips to Mäpuru (an Indigenous homelands community in North - East Arnhem Land). During 2012 CERES Global plans to take travellers to India, Indonesia, and Mäpuru.

Location: East Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC.
Salary: 3 days per week at $26 per hour.
Applications close: Monday 19 September, 2011.
Click here for more info.

Top ten sustainable Auzzie cities

Top Ten: Sustainable cities in Australia

Thursday, 21 April 2011

According to the Australian Conservation Society, here's the top ten sustainable cities in Australia.

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