Browsed by
Category: Sustainability

Sustainable Urban Living Expo

Sustainable Urban Living Expo

September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bassendean WA 6054, Australia

Save the date! For the inaugural Bassendean Sustainable Urban Living Expo.
Information, talks and stalls about sustainable living:
-passive solar building design,
-water wise gardens,
-urban farming,
-renewable energy,
-composting and more than you can poke a stick at..

Practical tips for everyday living.

Wasteless Pantry Workshop

Wasteless Pantry Workshop

September 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Atwell Community Centre, 9 Lombe Gardens, Atwell, Western Australia, Australia

It’s time to get the rubbish out of your kitchen! Come along to an interactive workshop with the experts from Wasteless Pantry on reducing your food waste through discovering better ways to shop, time saving tips that will also cut your environmental footprint, hints on making the most of what is in your pantry and fridge as well as how to store your food to keep it at its freshest.

Natural Beauty Workshop

Natural Beauty Workshop

August 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wanneroo WA 6065, Australia

November 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2/9 Padbury Terrace, Midland WA 6056, Australia

Are you looking for clean, non-toxic beauty products because you’re fed up with all the nasty ingredients that are packed into them?
By using simple, pure ingredients and plants you can create your own perfectly safe, perfectly nourishing and perfectly indulgent beauty and hair products that truly work! Its easier and quicker than you may think, and you’ll be amazed at what you may already have in your cupboard available to you.

If you’d like to spend the day creating your own beauty concoctions, while indulging on cacao, and pampering yourself with natural, nourishing products then this is the workshop for you.

At my Natural Beauty Workshops you’ll learn:
-About the chemicals used in products, why they are so dangerous and how to avoid them
-How to make beauty products using only simple ingredients (that you’ll have in your pantry) and simple plants that you can grow in your backyard
-How to use essential oils and base oils in your homemade beauty products and remedies and how to pick them intuitively.
-All of the ingredients used are organic, edible, safe for the environment and most of all safe for you!

The products that we will learning to make during the Natural Beauty workshop include:
-The revolutionary “no poo” method (no shampoo)
-Hair Masks and Conditioners
-Skin Lotions
-Face and Body Scrubs
-Hydrating, repairing and pore reducing Face Masks
-Cooling Eye Masks
-Make up Remover

We will also be making for you to take home and enjoy pots of your very first hand made products:
-Stimulatingly Sexy face and body scrub
-Sunglass worthy whitening toothpaste
-Gaias Organic Gardens Cleopatra’s Beauty Milk, either a Moisturiser, Cleanser or Scrub

Cost: $105
Only 12 spots available, so book early.

From dust bowls to food bowls: Australia’s conservation farming revolution

From dust bowls to food bowls: Australia’s conservation farming revolution

August 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bayliss Lecture Theatre, UWA, Crawley, Western Australia

UWA Brian Carlin Memorial Lecture.

The challenges of global food security and climate change have re-focussed public and political attention on agriculture in Australia.

Images of dusty ploughed fields and dying sheep and trees have generated a public perception of an inappropriate “European” agriculture in Australia that belies the innovative, efficient and productive farming systems that have developed during the last 30 years.

In this talk, Adj/Prof John Kirkegaard will discuss how Australia’s innovative farmers now grow a diversity of crops and pastures without tillage, underpinned by fundamental and adaptive agricultural research.

They retain stubble to protect the soil, and use satellite-guided precision seeding, spraying and harvesting to provide highly efficient production with reduced environmental risk. Innovation is continuing apace, with rapid soil and plant sensing to guide management, better forecasting of weather and crop yields, and novel physiology and genetics to provide better crop varieties to meet the challenges, in the coming decades, of substantially increasing food production in environmentally benign ways.

RSVP required.

Plastic Free Afternoon Tea

Plastic Free Afternoon Tea

August 13, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Gosnells WA 6110, Australia

Save the date!!! Location to be advised.

Transition Town Gosnells invites you to join us for a plastic free afternoon tea.

In celebration of the completion of Plastic Free July join us to share a meal and to chat about the challenges and successes that you have had in this year’s Plastic Free July Challenge.

What to bring:
-A plate of food to share (try to prepare a plate that has not included any plastic packaging)
-A reusable cup, plate and cutlery
-Any plastic that was unavoidable in the preparation of your plate of food

Kids and extended family and friends all welcome!!

Perth Science Festival

Perth Science Festival

August 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am – August 13, 20174:00 pm
Perth Cultural Centre, Bordered by Roe Street, Beaufort Street, Francis Street and, William St, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia

We’re kicking off National Science Week with a bang with the 2017 Perth Science Festival!

Get down to the FREE Perth Science Festival at the Perth Cultural Centre for over 40 interactive stalls, explosive science shows, native animals, the list goes on! There will be a number of sustainability vendors coming, and we also have activities/displays such as worm farming and a Tiny Home.

Environment House Workshops

Environment House Workshops

Getting Started in Permaculture

August 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ever wanted to know more about permaculture but been to scared to ask? This short introduction to permaculture will inspire you to learn more, and who knows where that may lead!
Cost: $12 


Pruning Fruit Trees

August 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A workshop on the basics of pruning a range of fruit trees. This will be practical workshop with hands on demonstrations in our garden at Environment House. This workshop follows the Getting Started in Permaculture workshop with our Gardener John Yaxley.

All workshops held at Environment House, 125 King William St, Bayswater

Clean NRG ‘Solar Battery Storage Revolution’ Workshop

Clean NRG ‘Solar Battery Storage Revolution’ Workshop

Learn about the facts & figures, myths & milestones, from a Tesla Energy Authorised Reseller.

August 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Wanneroo Library, 23 Dundebar Rd, Wanneroo

September 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Armadale Library, Armadale Central Shopping Centre, Shop, 64/10 Orchard Ave, Armadale

Light refreshments provided.
Register via the website.

Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

Trashed Film – Transition Town Movie Night

August 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Foyer Oxford, 196 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

Trashed is an environmental documentary film, written and directed by British film-maker Candida Brady. It follows actor Jeremy Irons as he investigates the global scale and impact of humanity’s modern wasteful consumerism and pollution. The film is a call for urgent action to resolve the issue of existing deposits and drastically reduce our consumption towards sustainable levels and zero waste, but also demonstrates how this is already being achieved successfully in many communities around the world.

Reserve your place now.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Films start at 7pm.
Bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks!
Gold coin donations appreciated (to bring you more films).


Transition Town Stirling Movie Night

Transition Town Stirling Movie Night

Movie Night: Tomorrow Part 1

August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Henderson Environmental Centre, End of, Groat St, North Beach WA 6020, Australia

Transition Town Stirling movie night.

Tomorrow (French: Demain) is a 2015 French documentary film directed by Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent. Faced with a future that scientists say is a great cause for concern, the film has the distinction of not giving in to catastrophism. Optimistically, it identifies initiatives that have proven themselves in ten countries around the world: concrete examples of solutions to environmental and social challenges of the twenty-first century, be it agriculture, energy, economy, education and governance.

Due to the length of the movie we have decided to show it in 2 parts to allow time for discussion and reflection. It is our intention to screen the movie twice, this is the first screening of Part 1.

Please bring along some food to share.

Entry by donation.

Beyond Gardens Events

Beyond Gardens Events

Beyond Petrol – Electric Car Seminar

September 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Spearwood Public Library, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood

September 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Town of Cambridge, 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat

A special series of Beyond Petrol events proudly supported by the City of Cockburn, Town of Cambridge and the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) WA branch. Our aim is to present a series of community seminars to inform, prepare and encourage the community to embrace the Electric Vehicle revolution. It is a lot closer than you think! Some estimates that Electric Cars will outsell Petrol cars by 2030. Seminars are full of humour as the Beyond Petrol Team highlight how the future of driving is electric.

Good for drivers and future drivers who are contemplating purchasing a vehicle in the near future. Our presenters are not sponsored by product manufacturers so workshop participants will receive unbiased advice.

Backed up with audiovisual presentations topics covered include:
-Overview of environmental impacts of fossil fuels used in vehicles.
-Overview of current state of play (national and international)
-Environmental/Social/Economic benefits associated with Electric Vehicles
-How electric vehicles work
-Near future innovations, in particular advancements in battery technology
-How far can they travel before recharging
-Current charging options (including grid and home based Photovoltaics)
-Future charging options including the recently announced South West Electric Highway.
-Outline features of current electric vehicles available
-Outline electric vehicles in the pipeline for release 2016/17 and beyond
-Incentives to reduce vehicle emissions
-Inspect a range of electric vehicles and talk to AEVA owners. Nothing better to inspire people than to be able to touch a real electric car and talk to its owner. (occurs at half time break which includes light refreshments)
-Q&A session
-Outline of resources, website links etc
…and much more…

Growing Bushfoods at Home Workshop

September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Town of Cambridge, 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat

Light refreshments are served at half time.
These workshops are FREE of charge, but you must register to attend.