Local Lives, Global Matters

16 – 18 October, 2015 One of the reasons humanity faces so many ecological problems is because so many of us have forgotten about Place. Increasingly, humans who can afford to do so are living consumer lifestyles that draw resources from a globally connected market of production and consumption. Local production and manufacturing is allowed…

What’s wrong with Bill Gammage’s book?

The following story is taken from Green Left Weekly, January 2015. By Ben Courtice & Emma Murphy Ngadju Conservation Coordinator Les Schultz near a traditional burn. Photo: Ngadju Conservation A popular argument suggests Aboriginal people always burned country so non-Aboriginal Australians should too, albeit for modern purposes, such as fuel reduction burns. Historian Bill Gammage…

Campfire and Culture family day on the northern grasslands

1.30 -6.30 pm Sunday 25May2014 Wanderers Plains, Budgerum East A family day sharing culture, stories, bush tucker and bush knowledge being held as a Reconciliation Week event. Be welcomed on to Country by Barapa Barapa and Wamba Wamba people. Renowned Indigenous chef and guest speaker Mark Olive will prepare a bush tucker inspired gourmet BBQ.…

Mullum Mullum festival

Saturday 3 May, Sunday 4 May (opening day), Saturday 10 May & Sunday 11 May 2014 Celebrate the ecological and cultural significance of the local Mullum Mullum Creek Valley at the 16th Mullum Mullum Festival. The opening day is centred around Aboriginal culture and is full of entertainment, music, food and traditional craft workshops suitable…

Spring in the Bendigo Bush

Spring in the Bendigo Bush is a month long celebration of the bushland around Bendigo. 25 August – October 2, 2013 It features walks, workshops and a range of other events. There are bikerides, sky gazing, restoration workshops and celebrations throughout the Goldfields region. It goes through until early October. Check here for the program.

Mullum Mullum Festival

The Mullum Mullum festival is a great, and long lived, community celebration of this catchment in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The 15th Mullum Mullum Festival is on 20 & 21 and 27 & 28 April 2013, with the official  Opening Day Festivities on Sunday 21 April 2013 For details of walks, talks, presentation and the…

One Planet Living

 One Planet Australia is a recent arrival to the realm of sustainability here in Australia, having set up office in late 2012. There is strong resonance with bioregional principles. The following is an introduction to the 10 principles of the One Planet model. For further info, please check their website. If everyone in the world…