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Get along to the Sustainable Living Festival Big Weekend

Click here for the festival program

The Sustainable Living Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face. The Sustainable Living Festival aims to inspire and empower everyday Australians to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living.

The Festival attracts over 122,000 visits and engages with hundreds of organisations and individuals to stage Australia’s largest and oldest sustainability festival.

The Festival’s expanded program engages individuals and communities across Australia to host and promote sustainability events, extending the reach of the sustainability message to the cities, suburbs and streets of the nation.

The Festival’s Big Weekend event at Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne will continue to celebrate the very best examples of ecological and social sustainability. The event will fuse interactive workshops, talks, demonstrations, artworks, exhibits, films and live performances.

We invite you to join in the celebrations and help accelerate the uptake of sustainable living.

‘The Sustainable Living Festival is a manifestation of a commitment to healing our environment, a demonstration of diverse proposals for changing our behaviour and reducing the damaging impact we are having’.

– Dr Moss Cass, Australia’s first environment minister, SLF patron


Come join us for a night of funny jokes to raise funds for seriously great community climate campaigning.

SATURDAY 13 AUGUST ~ Doors open 7.30pm FOR 8pm start

FITZROY TOWN HALL ~ 201 Napier St, Fitzroy

Featuring a line-up of some of Melbourne’s finest and most intelligent comedians:

  • Catherine Deveny
  • Mathew Kenneally
  • Ben Pobjie
  • Stella Young
  • Scott Abbot
  • Toby Halligan
  • Kate McLennan
  • Mohammed “Mo” El-Leissy
  • Jon Brooks
  • Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall
  • James Bramwell

Drinks at the bar and awesome raffle prizes up for grabs.


***Adults $22, Concession $15, BULK BUY – 8 people  @ $18 each***

BOOK TICKETS at: http://www.trybooking.com/RYK

Thanks to the City of Yarra for their support of the gig.

Hope to see you there!

Green Earth Weekend

The Athol Gill Centre in Clifton Hill (100 Hodgkinson St) is hosting a fantastic weekend of community events on global warming, 22-24 October.


Friday 22 October 7pm – Meet the Candidates

Richard Wynne MP (Labor)
Kathleen Maltzahn (Greens)
Stephen Jolly (Socialist)
Liberal candidate invited
Come and hear state electoral candidates engage with issues concerning climate change and the environment. The evening will include Q+A and focus groups which will contribute to a report to be submitted to local council and all political parties.
This is a chance to have your input and for your voice to be heard.


Saturday Morning – Family Fun

Meet at 10am on Saturday 23 October. Click here for more information


Saturday Afternoon – Business and Community Interaction

2-5pm, 23 October.

An expo of business and communities groups who are each working towards creating a green earth.
Come and meet with with different people already doing it:
– learn about share car options in your area
– sign up for an organic food co-op
– find great ideas for Christmas presents that help others and the environment


Saturday Night – Climate Change Panel

7pm, 23 October

Pr. Peter Christoff, Dept of Resource Management and Geography, Melbourne Uni
Beyond Zero Emissions
Luke Chamberlain, Wilderness Society
Clancy Moore, Oxfam
Pablo Brait, Yarra Climate Action Now
Come and learn more from people in the know, evening hosted by Rod Quantock.


Sunday Morning – A Humane Response

10am, 24 October, Come and hear Deborah Storie address the impact of climate change on the world’s most vulnerable.
Deborah Storie is Deputy Chair of the TEAR Board, and a member of the Program Review Committee, which makes decisions about funding allocations to established TEAR partners. A former TEAR fieldworker in Afghanistan, Deb travels regularly to TEAR projects in a monitoring and advisory capacity.


Sunday Afternoon – Sustainable Lunch

12pm, 24 October.

To wrap-up the weekend festival there will be a community lunch which will feature foods and picnic equipment that are kinder on our environment. Come along for some great food and pick up some tips and recipes for your next picnic.
For further information click here.