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Wed, Apr 26

Adelaide Premiere of the Award Winning Documentary The Bentley Effect

Hosted by Stephanie Shoebridge

Don't miss the Adelaide Premiere of The Bentley Effect.
Experience the extraordinary tale of how a community defied the gas juggernaut via a special screening at the iconic
Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street Adelaide
Ph. 8410 0979 info@mrc.org.au

Film starts 6.30pm after short intro. Q&A with Producer / Director Brendan Shoebridge and National Community Strategy Co-Ordinator Annie Kia following the film.

Supported by the Conservation Council SA.

Tickets are available via the Mercury Cinema website site (https://mercurycinema.org.au/products/our-films/special-event-cinema/the-bentley-effect/), and at the door (if not sold out).

Please support an important piece of aussie cinema history. Come get up to speed with important local updates and get inspired.

Sat, Apr 29

Festival of Eucalypts and Australian Plants Sale

Hosted by John Fleming

The next Australian Plants Society Expo and Plants Sale is  29th and 30th April at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

 This Expo has the theme of the Festival of Eucalypts, featuring eucalypts from Dean Nicolle’s new book “Smaller Eucalypts for planting in Australia”.

 Dean will run a presentation on both days of the weekend.

 Our speaker’s program includes:

Saturday

  • 11 am       Dean Nicolle  “The Eucalypts - Their Diversity and Ecology"
  • 12 noon   Pam Russell   "Eucalypts as Bonsai"
  • 1  pm        Thelma Vandepeer   "Pruning Native Plants"

Sunday

  • 11am        Dean Nicolle  “Eucalypts for gardens - Some old favourites and exciting new species”
  • 12 noon    Kristen Messenger   "Biodiversity proofing  your garden"
  • 1 pm         Kate Delaporte   “Gumnuts galore- a continuing and consuming passion"

In addition, there will also be Children's Activities with Kate Hubmayer author of “Nature craft for Aussie Kids”.

Tue, May 2

Living Smart Mitcham

Hosted by Christy Spier

PLEASE NOTE - This is a seven week course that runs weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm - 9pm. The course starts on 2nd May 2017 and finishes on 13th June 2017. 

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the environment and sustainability?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Through hands-on activities, group based learning techniques, and guest speaker appearances, participants will delve into ten Living Smart sustaibability topics and leave the course armed with practical ways to help themselves and their community live more sustainably.

Topics range from gardening for produce to energy and transport, and are delieved by two experienced faciliators who help bring like-minded people together to create real change in the community. It also includes a field trip to see first hand how environementally sustainable concepts can be implemented. There is no need to have a strong background in sustainability, those who are curious are encouraged to join.

This course cost has been subsidised by City of Mitcham. Priority will be given to City of Mitcham residents and numbers are limited.

Brought to you by City of Mitcham and Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. The Living Smart program is coordinated by Be Living Smart Inc. For more about Living Smart courses see livingsmart.org.au

For more information please contact Lynda Curtis on 0490 214 536 or contact@transitioninggreen.com

Tue, May 2

Living Smart Mitcham

Hosted by Christy Spier

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the environment and sustainability?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Through hands-on activities, group based learning techniques, and guest speaker appearances, participants will delve into ten Living Smart sustaibability topics and leave the course armed with practical ways to help themselves and their community live more sustainably.

Topics range from gardening for produce to energy and transport, and are delieved by two experienced faciliators who help bring like-minded people together to create real change in the community. It also includes a field trip to see first hand how environementally sustainable concepts can be implemented. There is no need to have a strong background in sustainability, those who are curious are encouraged to join.

This course cost has been subsidised by City of Mitcham. Priority will be given to City of Mitcham residents and numbers are limited.

Brought to you by City of Mitcham and Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. The Living Smart program is coordinated by Be Living Smart Inc. For more about Living Smart courses see livingsmart.org.au

For more information please contact Lynda Curtis on 0490 214 536 or contact@transitioninggreen.com

Tue, May 2

Living Smart Marion & Holdfast Bay

Hosted by Christy Spier

PLEASE NOTE - This is a seven week course that runs weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6.45pm - 9pm. The course starts on 2nd May 2017 and finishes on 13th June 2017.

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the environment and sustainability?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Living Smart is a 7 week course (plus an additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home, with your family and friends. The course is designed with the needs of the participant in mind and includes topics such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening .... and more.

The course is delivered through a mixture of short presentations and guest speakers, small group activities and discussions, and practical, hands-on activities, making for a fun, interactive and participatory learning experience for all.

The cost for this course is $60 which includes Living Smart membership. Concession price ($30) is available for health care and pension card holders. This course cost has been subsidised by City of Holdfast Bay and City of Marion. Priority will be given to City of Holdfast Bay and City of Marion residents and numbers are limited.

Brought to you by City of Holdfast Bay, City of Marion and Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board. The Living Smart program is coordinated by Be Living Smart Inc.

For more information please contact Emma Sandery on 0417827319 or emma@asimpleshift.com.au

Tue, May 16

Living Smart Unley

Hosted by Christy Spier

​​PLEASE NOTE - This is a seven week course that runs weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. The course starts on 16 May 2017 and finishes on 4 July 2017 (we will not meet on the Tuesday 13 June). There is also a field trip day on a Saturday or Sunday TBC.

Have you wondered how you can make your life more sustainable? Do you want to respond positively to issues like climate change? Do you want to meet people who care about the environment and sustainability?

Then Living Smart is for you!

Through hands-on activities, group based learning techniques, and guest speaker appearances, participants will delve into ten Living Smart sustainability topics and leave the course armed with practical ways to help themselves and their community live more sustainably. It also includes a field trip to see first hand how environmentally sustainable concepts can be implemented. There is no need to have a strong sustainability background, those who are curious are encouraged to join.

This course is brought to you by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board in partnership with Be Living Smart Inc, and the City of Unley who are generously subsidising participant fees for local residents. 

Fri, May 19

Transitions Film Festival 2017

Hosted by Transitions Festival

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary program dedicated to spotlighting the complex challenges, cutting-edge ideas, creative innovations and mega-trends that are redefining what it means to be human.

We present positive, solutions-focused films and showcase cutting-edge ideas from around the world, along with the creative, academic, governmental, community and business leaders who are creating change locally

The Transitions Film Festival returns to Adelaide this May with another enthralling line-up of cutting-edge documentaries about the existential challenges, mega-trends, game-changing technologies and creative visions that are redefining what it means to be human.

The festival focuses on sharing positive stories about the solutions to society's greatest challenges and showcases the local heroes and changemakers who are building a better world.

Featuring a stellar line-up of powerful films and inspirational guest speakers, the Transitions Film Festival runs from the 19th – 28th May at the Mercury cinema. The Future is now!

 

Full program at http://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/adelaide2017/

Sat, Jun 3

World Environment Fair

Hosted by Brian Haddy

In the lead up to World Environment Day on 5 June 2017, the inaugural World Environment Fair (WEF) on the weekend of 3-4 June brings together the community to celebrate the environment. It provides a unique opportunity to hear from environment advocates, support brands and businesses that share their values, and to take home ideas to help safeguard our environment.

One of the most exciting events of 2017, WEF will host a variety of entertainers, keynote speakers and feature an impressive line-up of more than 50 exhibitors. Australia’s largest nature play area, a wildlife interactive display garden, water and energy saving ideas, talks and debates on issues concerning the environment and conservation will be held across a jammed packed weekend.

WEF will be held at the Adelaide Showground’s Goyder and Jubilee Pavilions and feature two entertainment stages, a bush cafe, reptile and native displays, giant interactive EnviroPledge Wall, and a stack of activities for the whole family.

Environment and conservation community organizations are invited to apply for a FREE booth at the event, on the condition that they offer some form of hands-on activity. 

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