Invitation to the Geelong Act on Climate Festival

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The Geelong Act on Climate Festival official program has been released!

This year between 20th and 23rd November, Geelong is hosting a community festival to empower people with ways they can act on climate change. The event will showcase positive solutions that encourage our community to Act on Climate and help build a better, safer, future for all. The festival is an initiative of Geelong Sustainability and is supported by local government, business and community.

See the action packed events lineup below:

1. October Green Drinks & Program Launch

2. Opening Night and Keynote Address

3. Market Day

4. Run Geelong – Act on Climate Team

5. ‘This Changes Everything’ Film Premier

View the Event Program Online

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Download the Event Flyer and Program here


October Green Drinks & Program Launch

Matching Climate Goals With Climate Reality

Guest Speaker:  Author Philip Sutton, Author of Striking Targets and Climate Code Red

Plus Events Program Launch: A run down of all the Act on Climate Festival events happening in November.

What: October Green Drinks – The Restoration of a Safe Climate

When: 5:30pm, Wednesday 28th October 2015

Where: Beav’s Bar, 77 Lt Malop Street, Geelong

RSVP & More Info: www.actonclimatefestival.org/green_drinks


Opening Night and Keynote Address

A thought provoking and inspiring evening where together we focus on how our community can Act on Climate and build a better, safety future for all. The evening will feature keynote speeches from prominent experts in the fields of climate change, renewable energy, and economics. Followed by a discussion panel with keynote speakers and local climate change representatives.

Climate Change, Crisis and Opportunity – Prof David Karoly, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Melbourne

The Economics of Climate Change – Bob Welsh, Executive Director Sustainability Advisers, former CEO of VIC Super

Climate Justice and the Role of Community – Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, Climate Manager at Australian Conservation Foundation

Pathways to a Low Carbon FutureHow Australia can build a prosperous clean economy – Adam Majcher, Engagement Manager at ClimateWorks

The evening will conclude with tea, coffee and finger food and an opportunity to network with the community.

RSVP required, entry via gold coin donation

What: Opening Night of the Act on Climate Festival

When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday 20th November 2015

Where: Simonds Stadium – Captains Room in the Premiership Stand, South Geelong

RSVP & More Info: www.actonclimatefestival.org/opening_night


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Act on Climate Festival – Market Day

On Saturday the 21st of November, Geelong Sustainability is running a Community Market Day as part of the Act on Climate Festival. This event will showcase positive solutions that encourage our community to Act on Climate – to build a better, safer, future for all.

Market Day is a family fun event with market stalls, information, music, activities, and places for the general public to sit and relax. Located on the Geelong waterfront at Steampacket Gardens, the event is ideally located for a family outing.

What: Act on Climate Festival – Market Day

Where: Steampacket Gardens, Eastern Beach, Geelong

When: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Saturday 21st November 2015

RSVP & More Info: www.actonclimatefestival.org/market

We are currently booking exhibitor spots for the market day – be part of this exciting event!

Become an exhibitor: Let us know you’d like to become an exhibitor here


Run Geelong – Act on Climate Team

“Join me in the run to help save our future while supporting two awesome causes at the same time. It’s all about coming together and having a bit of a laugh and fun on the way. We have a voice and together we will use it to get Geelong to Act on Climate” says 14-year-old Act On Climate Team Ambassador Jack Nyhof from Geelong High School.

We have established a team as part of Run Geelong. The ‘Act on Climate Team’ will join in on the 6Km Run / Walk at Run Geelong.

What: Run Geelong – Act on Climate Team

Where: 9:00am, Sunday 22nd November

When: Eastern Park Circuit, Geelong

RSVP & More Info: www.actonclimatefestival.org/run_geelong


‘This Changes Everything’ Geelong Film Premier 

JOIN US FOR THE GEELONG FILM PREMIER OF THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?

Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Tea, coffee and finger food will be provided after the film screening.

Tickets are selling quick – Book now to avoid disappointment.

Ticket price is $15

What: ‘This Changes Everything’ Film Premier

Where: 7:00pm- 9:00pm, Monday 23rd November 2015

When: Courthouse Youth Arts, 60 Little Malop Street, Geelong

Tickets & More Info: www.actonclimatefestival.org/this_changes_everything


 

More Information

The Act on Climate Festival is an initiative of Geelong Sustainability and is supported by Future Proofing Geelong, Sustainability Victoria, local business and the community.

The Festival is occurring at the same time as a number of global campaigns, events and initiatives in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris.

Event program and more information – www.ActOnClimateFestival.org

Act on Climate Festival on Facebook – www.facebook.com/ActOnClimateFestival

Download the event flyer

For more information please contact Event Organiser Dan Cowdell on 0428 944 929 or daniel@cowdell.id.au

Copyright © 2015 Geelong Sustainability Group, All rights reserved.

About the Author:

Mik Aidt is a Danish journalist, musician and climate action campaigner based in Australia

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