Let’s Act for the Yarra

A new report highlights the problems facing the Yarra River and calls for a Yarra River Protection Act to address them. Summary The report, Let’s Act for the Yarra, co-produced by Environmental Justice Australia and the Yarra Riverkeepers Association, finds that the key problems faced by the river include poor water quality, overdevelopment of the…

re-wilding the urban soul – a campfire conversation

Saturday, September 20    at 5:00pm CERES Environment Park    Corner Roberts Street and Stewart Street, Brunswick. Two women went on wild journeys that changed their lives – and wrote about them. Claire Dunn spent a transformational year living in the bush and learning wilderness survival skills. My Year Without Matches – by Claire Dunn is the…

Supporting the Hick-onomy

I love the story below about an un-named town where interesting, alternative and sustainable economic ventures are thriving and transforming the local culture. The landscape is completely different, but here in Central Victoria, we have the same thing happening: Castlemaine has such fresh energy and activity as people’s hopes and ideas turn into new ventures.…

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…

Melbourne Rally – Last Chance to make a big splash!

To publicise the impending decision on the future of Bastion Point in East Gippsland , expected before Christmas, we are holding the following event: Monday 10 December 12:00 midday (finished 12.30) Parliament House steps, Melbourne (cnr. Spring and Bourke St) We will be meeting on the steps of Parliament to send the Coalition and the…

The Warburton Forest Village and Valley Festival

This will be held over Febuary 2013 on the 22nd, 23th, and 24th. It is part of the Sustainable Living Festival being held in the CBD, and Warburton is having it’s own Forest, Village and Valley festival. The themes are; food, wellbeing, creativity and technology in the village, forest and by the river. Description Here…