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Surveying at the Sustainable Living Festival

YCAN will be doing a little gentle surveying at the Sustainable Living Festival this weekend at Fed Square. The theme is cycling and the aim is to encourage Yarra Council to be bold. The survey is just 7 questions and is an easy survey with a receptive audience.

We are able to park a few things like our bags at the Beyond Zero Emissions stall (Thank you BZE). There will be clip boards with the surveys in them and pens.

If you have some time and are intending to go to the SLF, we’d love your help to survey people. Give Mack a call if you can help – 0422 952 554.

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

World’s first pedal-powered Moonlight Cinema

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!