Environment

Fashion Meets Forest

‘Fashion Meets Forests’ Sustainable Fashion Show

5 July, 2013
‘Fashion Meets Forests’ Sustainable Fashion Show

Not just pretty and glamourous, fashion can also be sustainable and make a real difference. The ‘Fashion Meets Forest’ sustainable fashion show will prove just that. The fashion show will feature three local designers including TheGreenShop, remadebybirdhands and One Colour along with the students from Mt Gravatt Sustainable Fashion Department. The showcased pieces are wide-ranging and ready-to-wear from a yoga session to a night out. The event is inspired by the environmental rehabilitation project Treehenge, an initiative of Condamine Alliance, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to protecting land, water, native plants and wildlife.

Where: Heritage Room, Cloudland, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD.
When: 6pm, Friday 5 July, 2013.
Cost: $30 (incl. canapés and proceeds to support Treehenge)
Click here for registration and more information.

People and the Planet

Global Sustainability Conference

5 May, 2013
People and the Planet 2013 is coming to Melbourne, and will feature 130 presentations over nine research themes. The conference will cover issues of urban, community, cultural and corporate sustainability as well as climate change, globalisation and sustainable futures.

Where: Story Hall, RMIT University Melbourne, Vic.
When: 2-4 July, 2013.
Cost: $302.50, $192.50 (Concession)
Click here for more information.

Ozwater 2013

Ozwater 2013

7 May to 9 May, 2013
Perth is set to host Australia's leading international water conference and trade exhibition, Ozwater 2013. Presented each year by the Australia Water Association, Ozwater is a must attend for anyone, from water professionals, scientists and researchers all the way to students and business owners. The conference will feature world class speakers, forums, a trade exhibition and much more!

Where: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, WA.
When: 7 May- 9 May, 2013.
Cost: From $835.
Click here for more information.

Live Grow Explore

Have a Community Day to Live, Grow and Explore

Sunday 24 March, 2013
All are welcome to the free environmental extravaganza this Sunday in Woodlands Historic Park in Greenvale. Local electricity distributor Jemena and Landcare Australia will host a day of pony rides, guided bike tours through park, native grass planting, native animal encounters and boomerang throwing and many more. Free BBQ lunch will be provided with live music.

Where: Picnic area, Somerton Road, Woodlands Historic Park, Greenvale, Vic.
When: 12pm-3:30pm, Sunday, 24 March, 2013.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Australia 2013

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Australia 2013

Tuesday 5 March - Saturday 23 March, 2013
The San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival is coming to Australia, bringing with it an array of documentaries, narratives and animations from around the world that explore all aspects of our great oceans. The films vary in length from 2 minutes to an hour, and focus on topics such as conservation, wildlife, exploration, culture and sport.
The festival will be making six stops while in Australia.

Where: Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Townsville, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne
When: 5-23 March
Click here for more information.

recycling

National Recycling Week 2012

12 - 18 November, 2012

National Recycling Week is the perfect opportunity to make long-term changes to your home, office or school. Get involved and encourage the practice of recycling as much as you can to reduce your impact on the planet, all the while having some fun!

Host your own swap party for you and your friends to freshen your wardrobe with pre-loved items, or organise a Friday file fling at your workplace to de-clutter your work environment. Activities for the kids can be found at the website, with loads of recycling themed lessons plans available for use by teachers.

Where: Australia
When: Monday 12th-Sunday 18th November, 2012
Cost: Free
Click here for more information

National Organic Week 2012

5 - 14 October, 2012

National Organic Week celebrates the benefits of organic produce to both farmers, the environment and your family. This event urges you to taste and feel the difference of eating organic produce, and know that by doing so, you are making a difference in the world.

The week will feature locally staged activities designed to increase awareness of the benefits organic produce poses. The growth of interest in the organic movement in Australia in recent years has been primarily because of the health benefits that can be gained by going organic, and so this event is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to either trial going organic for the week, or, if you are already doing so, to spread the word to others.

Where: Australia
When: Friday 5th-Sunday 14th October, 2012
Cost: Free
Click here for more information

Emirates Wolgan Valley's Artist In-Residence Program

2 November - 2 December, 2012

Want to get back to nature? Then you should check out the new package from Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa.

The resort will host artist Georgia Mansur for the month of November for guests to enjoy art lessons during their stay. Situated near the picturesque Wolgan State Forest at the base of the Blue Mountains, this resort provides perfect inspirational scenery for outdoor sketching sessions.

The package includes up to three sessions of art instruction, sketch pads, pencils, paint/water colours, brushes, an artist's pack to take home and light refreshments during sessions.

All experience levels are welcome.

Where: Emirates Wolgan Valley, NSW
When: Offer includes all reservations made for dates between Friday 2nd November-Sunday 2nd of December, 2012
Cost: $300 pp
Click here for more information

Radioactive-waste-blog

Nuclear waste dump politics

Friday, 11 May 2012

Controversy has erupted around around the The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation applying for a licence to store the waste in an 800 square metre interim warehouse at Lucas Heights from 2015. Locals are angry and Australian governments are reluctant to find a proper storage facility. It's an out of sight, out of mind policy.

Environmental Lawyer, EDO-NQ

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland (EDO-NQ) is a non-profit community legal centre specialising in environmental law in the public interest. EDO-NQ is the only regional Environmental Defenders Office within Australia, established in 1996 in recognition of the need for special protection of north Queensland’s fantastically biodiverse environment, encompassing two World Heritage Areas. EDO-NQ covers a large service area from Mackay, out west to Mt Isa, and north to the Torres Strait. As north Queensland’s environment is under pressure from urban expansion, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, coastal development, roads and tourism there is a high demand from the community for legal assistance. The successful candidate is required to have a Bachelor Degree in Laws, be eligible for admission to practice as a Solicitor in Queensland and to a hold a practicing certificate pursuant to Queensland Law and the requirements of the Queensland Law Society. Sound research skills and a demonstrated ability to provide legal and casework services are also required.

Location: Cairns, Qld.
Salary: Employment is flexible and can be full time (38 hours/week) or part-time and is initially offered under a six month contract with a 1 month probationary period. Between the SCHCDS Level 4.2 to 5.1 $52,996 to $61,208, dependent upon skills and experience of the successful candidate.
Applications close: December 14, 2011.
Click here for more info.

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