Local environmental sustainability champions, Melbourne Girls College, will offer a free community event inviting people to ‘Rewrite the Future’ at the College on Saturday 1st September 2012.
The forum, held annually since 2010, features expert speakers on global challenges such as climate change and involves a cafe conversations style workshop for people to discuss the issue and share their priorities for action. The September forum ‘Global Challenges: Local Solutions’ will feature climate scientists (Professor David Karoly), climate campaigners (AYCC founder Anna Rose) and climate superheroes!
Melbourne Girls College sustainability coordinator and science teacher Andrew Vance said the event has proved very popular with the local community. “People love the opportunity to engage with experts in their local community about how we can develop local solutions to global challenges. There’s a chance to meet other people who are involved in inspiring projects and to visit the local solutions expo.”
The event will feature live music, prizes will be awarded for environmental pledges, and there is an opportunity to be involved in a community tree planting event.
Local organisations wishing to participate in the ‘local solutions gallery’ should contact Andrew Vance on 0438 201 725.
Delicious food and beverages will be available from the famous caterers at MGC Parents’ Association with some proceeds going to a MGC charity project.
Sat 1 September, 12.30pm – 4.30pm
Melbourne Girls College, Yarra Boulevard, Richmond
FREE event but a donation towards the running of the event would be appreciated
Bookings required, click here
A starlit night provides a great backdrop on a balmy Melbourne summer eve for a good outdoor movie night, but unfortunately, it doesn’t provide much power for the solar panels. The Melbourne Girls’ College Sustainability Collective has teamed up with the engineers from Future Spark to come up with the world’s first 100% pedal powered Moonlight cinema!
Friday 25 February 2011. Gates open 5pm, film begins at dusk.
Melbourne Girls College – Yarra Boulevard, Richmond
Book tickets – $12 adults / $8 concession (students/health care card holders/pensioners). Also available at the gate.
Book a riding slot (free)- email dandyyellow -at- hotmail.com
Download promotion poster (pdf)
Please note: MGC has a full undercover wet weather backup, so please do not let poor weather forecasts prevent your bookings! All electricity will be pedal powered regardless of venue!
Join this community forum to discuss the latest climate science and solutions for a sustainable future.
This event is intended for people who are concerned about climate change but are confused by the current debate; those who wish to know more about the solutions and options for effective prevention of further climate change; and those who would like to move from interest to action on climate related issues.
11am – 2pm
9 October 2010
Lyceum, Melbourne Girls’ College
Yarra Boulevard, Richmond
Hear from Dr Colin Hocking, environmental researcher, Yarra resident and Al Gore presenter, about the effects of climate change in Melbourne and Victoria.
Entry is by donation and lunch will be available.
To RSVP contact MGC parent and sustainability collective member Fiona Armstrong on 0438 900 005 or email fiona-armstrong -at- bigpond.com.