2015 events

  • Just Eat It

    Community event
    • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 06:00 PM
    • SLT Event Space in Hobart, Australia
    • $13.00 AUD

    We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the rubbish?  

     

    Just Eat It is a food waste story and has just been awarded the EFFY 2015 Grand Jury Prize!

  • Movie night - A Will for the Woods

    Community event

    Determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet, a man prepares for his own green burial. Followed by a booklet launch of Our final footprint - dying simply and sustainably in Tasmania

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  • Buddhism and the People of Burma - Embassy to Monastery

    Community event

    If you're interested in gaining an insight into Buddhism, culture and humanity this talk is for you. 

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    Joah McGee has lived in Myanmar for 8 years and has embraced the Burmese people and culture. He offers insight and extensive knowledge drawn from his own life and 2 years of research for his free publication: The Golden Path- A Myanmar Guide for Dhamma Seekers.

    RSVP to Andrew Davis 
    oneworldconstruction@live.com.au 
    0414248084

  • Buddhism and the People of Burma - Preserving the Living Teachings of the Buddha

    Community event

    If you're interested in gaining an insight into Buddhism, culture and humanity this talk is for you.  

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    Joah McGee has lived in Myanmar for 8 years and has embraced the Burmese people and culture. He offers insight and extensive knowledge drawn from his own life and 2 years of research for his free publication: The Golden Path- A Myanmar Guide for Dhamma Seekers.

    RSVP to Andrew Davis 
    oneworldconstruction@live.com.au 
    0414248084

  • Economics of Happiness documentary

    Community event

    A rare thought provoking documentary that restores our faith in humanity and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world of peace and happiness.

    Economics of Happiness

    This documentary film by the International Society for Ecology & Culture (ISEC) is about the worldwide movement for economic localization. The film features a chorus of voices calling for systemic economic change, including Vandana Shiva, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Juliet Schor, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben, and Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibetʹs government in exile. The screening of this documentary is supported by the UTAS Film Society and is being screened as part of the inaugural Launceston Peace Festival.

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  • Community garden working bee

    Community event

    There are seeds to sow, strawberries to plant (not in overhead gutters with drips installed..although that's a great idea), compost to be moved, weeds to be pulled..a little task for all.

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    We may also oil our new shed. It is amazing what we can get done in a couple of hours when everybody pitches in. Bring your favourite garden tool and raincoat. We might be in the thick of winter, but there are still things you can do in your own garden or start raising seedlings under glass for August plantings, such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli.

  • Frackman

    Community event

    Frackman tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against international gas companies.

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    Australia will soon become the world’s biggest gas exporter as more than 30,000 wells are sunk in the state of Queensland where Dayne lives, with many requiring controversial “fracking”.

    He and his neighbours have unwittingly become the centre of a massive industrial landscape and they have no legal right to stop mining on their land.

    Dayne embarks on a journey that transforms him from conservative pig-shooter to sophisticated global activist as the Frackman. He meets the people drawn into a battle that is crossing the ideological divide, bringing together a peculiar alliance of farmers, activists and political conservatives. Along the way Dayne encounters love, tragedy and triumph. 

    Cost: $10, $5 conc, children with parent(s) free.

    Note: strong language, movie is rated M.

    Contact Helen:  0438233576

    Proudly supported by the ATA (Australian Technology Association, publishers of ReNew and Sanctuary magazines. Celebrating 30 years of promoting renewable energy, sustainable building and water conservation.

  • The Community Exchange Network Tasmania (CENTs) is proud to host this FREE community event incorporating trading in community currency (Tasmania's own no money economy). Bring a plate of nibbles to share, learn all about how you can trade your goods, services and skills with others all around Tasmania without needing money and join in the trading frenzy (bring anything you want to trade, barter, swap or gift) More information at www.nwcents.org

    We will enjoy the film The Economics of Happiness which describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people around the world are resisting those policies – and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.


    "A powerful new film that cuts deeply to the heart of the global crisis. Magnificent!"
    – David Suzuki, Television presenter and environmentalist

    WATCH FILM TRAILER HERE: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theeconomicsofhappiness
    Awards:
    Best Direction, EKOFilm 2011, Czech Republic
    Best in Show, Cinema Verde Film Festival
    Golden Palm Award, Mexico International Film Festival
    Judges' Selection (Theme of Human Unity), Auroville Film Festival, India
    Audience Selection (Theme of Human Unity), Auroville Film Festival, India
    Bronze Award, Oregon Environmental Film Festival
    Aloha Accolade Award, Honolulu Film Awards
    Award of Merit, Accolade Film Awards

  • Our final footprint

    Community event

    Join us for a film night and the booklet launch of Our final footprint - dying simply and sustainably in Tasmania

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    In 'A will for the Woods' a man, determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet, prepares for his own green burial.

    To RSVP, please email Belinda Clarke belinda.clarke@calvarycare.org.au

    The Tasmanian booklet has been prepared by the Tasmanian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care and Sustainable Living Tasmania.

  • Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association

    Community event
    • Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10:15 AM
    • State Cinema in North Hobart, Australia

    You are invited to attend the official launch of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association by the Tasmanian Minister for Energy Matthew Groom. 

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    The launch will be part of a forum on Electric Vehicles in Tasmania. A proposal for a state-wide electric charger network for EVs will be presented. There will be an opportunity to discuss EVs with EV owners in a ‘Q&A’ panel. Their EVs will be on display at the State Cinema. 

    Please RSVP by 10 August 2015 to chair@tas.aeva.asn.au