Victorian Climate Action Calendar: 8 February to 5 April 2015

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The latest update of the Victorian Climate Action Calendar covers events from 8 February to 5 April 2015. It can be downloaded here


A number items of interest are featured below.

• SUSTAINABLE LIVING FESTIVAL – information

• TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL – information & youtube video

• GLOBAL DIVESTMENT DAY – participation invited

• THE HUMAN COST OF POWER – youtube video

• ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERRUPTED – youtube video



We are in for a very busy month: 

THE SUSTAINABLE LIVING FESTIVAL this year with no less than 300 events, started on on 7 February and will run till 1 March.

The Sustainable Living festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face. It will again present a rich program of home and lifestyle solutions including talks, workshops, art, film, performance and markets to educate and inform the audience about their state of sustainability.
» Visit SLF  


THE TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL will start the first of its 20 cutting-edge documentaries and huge range of shorts on 13 February and it will run till 6 March.
The Transitions Film Festival, Australia’s largest sustainability film festival, is dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change-makers that are leading the way to a better world.
» Share the festival trailer on Facebook


GLOBAL DIVESTMENT DAY – 13 & 14 February

Friday and Saturday, people across the country and around the world will break up with fossil fuels and call on others to do the same. Divestment is weakening the political power of the fossil fuel industry so that we can break the climate deadlock and build the solutions the world needs. Together, we’re changing the game and putting fossil fuels on the defensive. Be part of a shift!  Here are some important things you can do:

   – Attend your nearest event.

   – Divest your bank

   – Divest your super

   – Change your profile picture on social media to demand divestment

» Click here to register for Global Divestment Day


THE HUMAN COST OF POWER – youtube video (16.3mins)

by the Climate and Health Association.

This film explores the health impacts associated with the massive expansion of coal and unconventional gas in Australia. It was produced by Fiona Armstrong, convenor, Climate and Health Alliance, together with the Public Health Association of Australia and directed by award winning science journalist Alexandra de Blas



ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERRUPTED   (1.25mins)

Many of us learned about our natural environment from David Attenborough. And we all know that when it comes to presenting wildlife documentaries, you can’t outdo David Attenborough – but a rowdy bird of paradise had a pretty good go at it.   Thanks to the bird it took several takes for Sir David to get the sequence just right for his latest project ‘Birds of Paradise’.





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