Posts Tagged ‘Melbourne’

It’s been getting all very shouty and excited on Up Your Jumper lately. (which is good, the weather’s warming up, so it’s good to get out and about and enjoy it)

But thought I’d balance it out a bit. Here’s a new project that Future Canvas has got going. I’ve just found out about, and will find out more on Sunday. You can too by following the details below…


Future Canvas, Docklands garden


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DSCF0274G’day g’day, how’s it? Well after all this interviewing, talking, ideas and what not, I’ve decided to try and get something of my own up and rocking.

Do you like picnics, and want to learn about sustainable food options that are near you? Are you university aged? Well read on….

For my major project this semester, I am designing a sustainable living workshop series, aimed at university students, who are transitioning from living at home to living independently/ in Melbourne for the first time.

For my prototyping phase, I will be developing and testing a food workshop. So for this, there will be speakers on topics ranging from community gardens, to organics, to fair trade, to dumpster diving, to wild foraging etc. Each speaker will give a brief explanation of what their take on sustainable food is, and how it’s accessible within Melbourne. Then the picnic will kick off properly. Once this happens you will be able to seek out the speaker(s) that resonated most for you, and find out more.

This test run will happen on Friday, 23 October from 2-4pm.

I’m in the process of lining up people involved with food co-ops, ethical grocery shops, dumpster diving, wild food foraging and urban food production, to come and have a chat. It’s all very time and motion at this stage, but taking shape.

This is where you come in.

If you’re in Melbourne, university aged, and up for an informative picnic next Friday (23 October), send me an email via the contact page.

At this stage I’m looking for about 15 people.

Hope to hear from you soon.


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Join me at www.350.org

Check out the 350 Action Map to find out what’s happening in your area to get into.

Around Melbourne there’s some 40 odd events happening all over the city. Check out the map for one near you.

Or grab your bike for a morning city ride….

Pedal to 350.jpg

We meet at:

1030am, 24th of OCTOBER
AT THE MELBOURNE MUSEUM (Rathdowne St carpark)

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There is a petition on the go as well. Suss it out here

For more info on the company Solar Systems check out their website. It’s got a run down of past projects, which are cool to see what’s actually already possible.

For more info on the circumstances leading to Solar Systems going into voluntary administration, check out this article from SMH.

Always good to know a bit of the background I rekon….


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poster final 18.08.09

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How’s it? As the heading says, I’ve updated the links page, added in a few for Brisbane, few more for Melbourne and Sydney. If your up for some eco procrastination, jump right in!

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Just got this one through the ol’ email. If you rekon recycling’s a good thing, read on…

can refundSupport 10c Deposits on Monday!

Senators in Melbourne on Monday
The Senate Inquiry on a national drink container deposit scheme will have hearings in Melbourne this Monday 24 August.

Local campaigners are planning to dump a few thousand bottles and cans outside the doors (we’ll clean them up afterwards!). The Senators will all walk past the display on their way into the building, and will have an opportunity to chat, if they’re friendly.

Come along and tell them you support container deposits!

Monday 24 August 2009
9.30am – 10.30am
St James Conference Centre
12 Batman Street West Melbourne (off King Street, near Flagstaff Gardens).

You are welcome to attend the public hearings – they start at 10.30. The Senators will talk to representatives of local councils, industry and environment groups.

Senator Scott Ludlam will be there. He introduced the Greens legislation in the Senate for a 10c deposit on every drink container in the country (my Bill only related to Victoria). Your support will help him convince his fellow Senators of the broad community engagement with this issue.

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