Check out what's on across South Australia related to environment and sustainability. This calendar includes events hosted by Conservation SA, our member groups, and the wider community. You can submit an event by clicking 'Create and event'.

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Sun, Sep 24

Forest Bathing: Belair

Hosted by Alex Gaut

Forest Bathing combines the benefits of mindfulness with embodied practices, and the benefits of psychology and social connection - all in a natural setting. It is very low impact, not strenuous hiking.

With a focus on slowing down and awakening the senses, this restorative wellness practice involves a series of guided invitations to help relax, slow down, become present and make contact with nature. The experience invites room for listening, healing and reflection, for quiet and accepting presence, and for inquiry through all the senses, in a non-judgmental setting.

Simply being out in nature provides a healing, grounded and connective experience. The practice of Forest Bathing fosters a deeper more intentional connection with nature and ourselves. 

A qualified guide combines all these elements and ensure the experience is safe, supported and inspiring. Each experience lasts 2.5 - 3 hours but we not go more than a kilometre.

If you are overwhelmed by the noise and 'busyness' of modern life, then come along to destress, relax, restore and reconnect.

This practice is also known as shinrin yoku, forest bathing or forest therapy.

Concession places are available. Click on the 'Purchase tickets' link to book.

Fri, Sep 29

Connecting South Australians to Nature: The Nature of SA

Hosted by ConservationSA

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Is nature really just a vision of the countryside? Nature exists in our backyards, parklands and cities yet it is often thought of as ‘out there’ and remote wilderness.

The Nature of SA project is challenging our collective approach to nature conservation and exploring how nature can be part of our everyday life. In order to enable the community to become better stewards of our diverse natural environments we need to remind people how meaningful nature can be - in all its forms.

Part of the Nature of SA story is strengthening the importance of nature to our identity as South Australian's, now and into the future. Improving the way we view, speak of and identify with nature will influence future generations and we can end up in a place where people and politicians say ‘of course we respect and protect nature, that’s just what South Australians do.’

Community Events

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Please allow up to three days for approval.

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Mon, Sep 18

Global Collaboration Conference - Wisdom in Innovation

Hosted by Jayne Mason

Tickets purchased via the link shared on this page are 50% off for the conservation SA community. 

Day 1. 18th Sept 2017. The Living Earth.

9:45 Registrations

10 am Networking & Introductions

11:10 Opening Katie Teague – A short film on Our Beautiful & Brilliant Planet

11:30 am Key Note Speaker: James McMath. Founder & CEO Pristina Inc. “Biomimicry: A New Way of Doing Business.

12:30 pm Lunch & Networking

1pm Ken Bellamy. CEO VRM Biologik. Progress in the fields of microbial bioremediation and organic agriculture.

2pm Key Note Speaker: Video Professor Gerald Pollack. University of Washington.

3:30pm. Michiko Hayashi. Emoto Peace Project.

Break out Session: 4:15 - 5:30pm Break out session for Water Technologies & Strategies for Global Collaboration on Zero Waste Bio Parks.

 

Day 2 Our Innovative World Youth.

We will create space and time for our innovative world youth to collaborate with our business and not for profit communities in a way that will propel our human endeavours into socially responsible and environmentally friendly business partnerships that will create financially viable sustainable development projects that include climate responsive buildings and communities with zero waste solutions.

 

9:30 Registrations

10am Dan Ryan. One Young World & World Challenge

11am Maddie Sarre – Australian Youth Climate Coalition

11:40am Jayne Mason. Intelligent Desire & Creative Visualisation for Innovation.

11:50am Think Tank Session. 

Multiple Facilitators including key note speakers from day 1,2,3,4.

How are we using innovation wisdom to help humanity in harmony with the Earth?

What can we do with innovation wisdom to help humanity in harmony with the Earth?

We are looking to address AI in the context of how it will serve humanity and the leadership that will be required to make sure AI serves humanity and not the other way around.

 

12:30pm Lunch & Networking

1pm Jessica Perry.

2pm Gary Hancock E-Challenge University of Adelaide

3pm Lachlan Etherton. 16 yo. Founder getmoova smart wrist device.

 

4:15PM Breakout Session lead by Dan Ryan from One Young World.

 

Day 3 B Corps & Sustainable Global Business. Ethical Investing & Finance

 

9:30 Registrations

10am Research by Dr Allan O'Connor, University of Adelaide - Integrating innovation and beyond

10:20 Mathieu & Eric Entrepreneurs Story

11am Kate Carrol: Sustainability Manager at Beyond Bank.(B Corp)

12pm Sam Scammell Innovative Finance Models for CoOps

12:30pm Lunch & Networking

1pm Nick Crowther – Free Range Future B Corp

1:30pm Mindy Leow B Lab - Australia & NZ. B Corporations & Certification.

2:30pm B-Corp Panel Discussion. Mindy Leow, Kate Carroll, Nick Crowther, Andy Chambers SEEDS Consulting

3pm Mike Schwarzer. Leadership from the inside out.

4:15pm Breakout Session Hosted By Mindy Leow. Community Builder B Lab Australia & NZ 

 

Day 4 Designing and Building New Eco Smart Communities.

 

By Day 4 we will have shared the innovation wisdom of water, microbal and energy technologies to partner with the incredible new Earth Science that continues to pour forth from all regions of our Planet. We will have created space and time for our innovative world youth to collaborate with our business and not for profit communities in a way that will propel our human endeavours into socially responsible and environmentally friendly business partnerships that will create financially viable eco-smart sustainable development projects that include climate responsive buildings and communities.

All information will be shared via our website and social media links to make it available to all communities on Earth.

 

9:30 Registrations

10am Sue Gilbey. 10am Sue Gilbey. Bremen Peace Award Recipient. International Peace Day. 

10:20am. Brett Aylen - Architect. Climate Responsive Design. Climate Responsive Design. Future Homes and Small Commercial Buildings.

11am. Andrew Olivier - Global EcoVillage Network." Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) - laboratories of alternative living -  insights inspiring new community paradigms that help humanity live in harmony with themselves and the Earth"

This 45 minute talk looks at how ecovillages have pioneered different ways of living together and how this offers real alternatives to today's problems of poverty, consumerism, alienation and environmental damage.  Andrew will talk about the start of a collaborative venture with Remark Paringa to develop an Ecovillage.

12pm Lunch & Networking

12:30 pm Jeremy Miller. Form Follows Function?

Permaculture Principles and Urban Planning – can the two be connected? A resiliency based vision for designing and retrofitting urban settlements.

1:20pm: Nathan Smith. Dreamsmith Consulting - adding value to what matters to you.

Stewardship and flow in a selfie world - A development model based on adding maximum value and win/win scenarios.

2pm Panel Hosted by Ken Long.

Including. Brett Aylen, Jeremy Miller, James McMath.

Global Collaboration to Create New Communities & Cities. Continues with a design workshop at 4:15pm

* 3PM Closing Ceremony will be a Water Ceremony on the Torrens River, Lead by Michiko Hayashi Global Director of the Emoto Peace Project from Japan. 

* GCC2017 International Peace Day Closing Ceremony- Additional tickets for non-conference attendees can be purchased for $15 on Eventbrite.

 

4:30- 5:45 PM Break Out Session Lead by Brett Aylen - Architect.

Activating South Australia to create jobs that reach beyond 2030.

Work Shop Designing and Building climate responsive communities with Zero Waste Bio Parks.

Tue, Sep 19

GetUp SA - Community Calling for Marriage Equality

Hosted by Paul Grillo

GetUp SA - Community Calling for Marriage Equality

Come along and join us in getting out the YES vote! A vast majority of the people we'll be calling support marriage equality. We just need to encourage them to make sure they post it! 

Training from 6 pm - we'll run through the campaign, the call script, have a chat about powerful conversations, show you how to use the free calling tool and we'll have a few practices. 

Calls from 6:30 - 8 pm - fun atmosphere with friends! We'll provide a little food, but please consider bringing something edible to share. Tea, coffee, water provided too. 

Let's get calling for equal love!

Thu, Sep 21

Knitting Nannas Adelaide - Knit In

Hosted by Pinkie Bennett

Weekly 'Knit In' every Thursday 

11 am - 2 pm... Come in your lunch hour!

A casual get together, bring your WIP, come along and share ideas and chat. Meet new people, learn to knit and crochet. 

Knitting Nannas Against Gas

 

Sun, Sep 24

Eat Wild

Hosted by Kate Grigg

Ever wanted to be confident enough to forage for your own food?

Join The Wild Food Huntress and walk through the grounds of the Glenbarr estate in historic Strathalbyn which is home to Andrew Barker of the ever expanding Grow Free movement.

You will learn to identify some weeds and other wild food along the way and be able to use that knowledge in your own lives. Kate will not only discuss edibility and/or uses (if known) of weeds found on the day but also touch on the native flora and the importance to the indigenous community .

The foray is hands on and will give you the chance to touch, smell and even taste some of the plants identified on the day.This will be the first step on the way to eating for free!

After the walk you will be able to chat with likeminded folk and enjoy a wild foraged light vegan friendly lunch in tranquil settings.

Sunday 24th Sept 11am-1pm

Tickets available at https://www.thewildfoodhuntress.com.au/new-events/2017/10/1/w6oixrp05f9h97n3iezh0k3lvryy6f

Thu, Sep 28

Knitting Nannas Adelaide - Knit In

Hosted by Pinkie Bennett

Weekly 'Knit In' every Thursday 

11 am - 2 pm... Come in your lunch hour!

A casual get together, bring your WIP, come along and share ideas and chat. Meet new people, learn to knit and crochet. 

Knitting Nannas Against Gas

 

Sun, Oct 1

A Walk on the Wild Side

Hosted by Kate Grigg

Join The Wild Food Huntress (Kate) as she takes a walk on the wild side in Stirling in the glorious Adelaide Hills.

Kate is passionate about the environment and passionate about food and on this workshop she combines the two. let Kate teach you about wild foraged plants.

The information she will equip you with is not new information but old information that has not been passed down as it was around 100 years ago. Kate will not only discuss edibility and/or uses (if known) of weeds found on the day but also talk about native flora and the importance to the indigenous community. She will also be happy to answer any questions you may have of a wild nature.

Sun 1st October 11am-1pm

Tickets available at https://www.thewildfoodhuntress.com.au/new-events/2017/10/1/a-walk-on-the-wild-side

Thu, Oct 5

Knitting Nannas Adelaide - Knit In

Hosted by Pinkie Bennett

Weekly 'Knit In' every Thursday 

11 am - 2 pm... Come in your lunch hour!

A casual get together, bring your WIP, come along and share ideas and chat. Meet new people, learn to knit and crochet. 

Knitting Nannas Against Gas

 

Sat, Oct 7

Australian Plants Expo, Flower Show and Plants Sale

Hosted by John Fleming

Our next Spring Flower Show, Plants Sale and Expo will be in October.

 

This year we will be featuring local native plants.

 

We will be at the Adelaide Showgrounds on the weekend of 7th and 8th October, starting at 10:00am each day, finish at 5:00pm in Saturday and 4:00pm on Sunday. Admission is just $3.00

 

There will be South Australian grown plants, books for sale, free soil pH testing, Advice, Workshops, Children’s Activities and more!

 

Check our website closer to the day for changes and updates and a list of workshops and plants that we expect to be available.

 http://www.australianplantssa.asn.au/pages/australian-plants/society-plant-sales/adelaide-plant-sales.php 

People have told us they enjoy meeting others at the Expos who share a passion for Australian Plants.

Sun, Oct 15

Pachamama Alliance 'Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream'

Hosted by Barb Koth

Attend a transformative and interactive workshop created by the Pachamama Alliance— the community that’s committed to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet.


✓ Learn where we are as a human family and how we got here.
✓ Discover your unique role in creating a sustainable future.
✓ Renew your passion.
✓ Share an enjoyable and inspiring experience along with friends and family.
✓ Connect with like-minded, open-hearted people and move into action.

Details about this worldwide program offered in Adelaide again after a year plus gap can be found at https://www.pachamama.org/engage/awakening-the-dreamer
Waged $12 Concession $8
Book online at https://www.trybooking.com/308032 (spaces limited)
Express your interest at https://www.pachamama.org/workshop/3719/awakening-the-dreamer-changing-the-dream

ABOUT 'AWAKENING THE DREAMER...'
The ‘Awakening the Dreamer, Change the Dream’ workshop is a half-day transformative journey that educates people to the challenges and possibilities of this moment in time and the unique role they can play in creating a new and sustainable future. The vision for the session is to assist individuals ‘concerned’ about the state of our world towards taking steps to become ‘active’ in making a difference, contributing towards ‘an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just presence on this planet.’

There have been over 230,000 symposium participants at 4000+ events delivered in 80 counties. In previous years this popular
Adelaide event has been funded by the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board, in cooperation with the Conservation Council SA.

INSPIRING AND UPLIFTING - BRING A FRIEND OR TWO!
The workshops is inspiring and uplifting for those currently active on environmental or sustainability campaigns, and in the social justice or arts community. Come along and be refreshed! Tell your family and friends who may need a nudge or greater understanding of our current sustainability challenges and opportunities. Bring them along! Meet like-minded people and learn what ‘you’ can do and what ‘we’ can do to contribute to an environmentally sustainable, spirituality fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet. We want to expand a multi-faceted movement for change!

THE WORKSHOP PROCESS
The process for the workshop is a series of expert videos with personal reflection time and group exercises with the purpose to awaken us to what is and what is possible in our passionate endeavours to help build the new future. The content was developed by the Achuar Indigenous people of Ecuador within the Pachamama Alliance, in alliance with a coalition of global non-profit organisations. The facilitators are Jennifer Callanan, Barb Koth, Josie McLean, Jillian Offe and Vasundhara Saraswati.

COMMENTS FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS
Adelaide attendees rated the 2015 workshops 4.6 on a 5-point (excellent) scale. Some of the previous participants said:
“I never felt a need for a break > very engaging.”
“Bringing together the best idea and leaders of our time in one package.”
“Reinforced my personal desire to give more of myself.” “Confirmed that it is possible to make a difference.”

With grateful acknowledgement of the beautiful space donated by Sonic Heart. www.sonicheart.com.au

Please join us on October 15, spread the word, and please come along with a friend or family member to share the experience and motivation.

Sat, Oct 21

Giant Community Garage Sale

Hosted by Kristina Barnett

Name: Giant Community Garage Sale
When: October 21st,  2017   
Length: 3 hrs  (9am-1pm)
Time zone: Adelaide
Venue name: Prospect Town Hall & Vine Street Plaza
Address: 128 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082
Ticket price: Free public entry                

Ticket purchase URL: http://www.prospectenvironment.com/giant-garage-sale.html

Prospect Local Environment Group will hold  it's 4th Annual Giant Community Garage Sale  with stalls indoors at Prospect Town Hall and outdoors in the adjacent Vine Street Plaza. 

This is an opportunity for the community to declutter, recycle, reduce items going to landfill  and earn some cash in a fun way.

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