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Stall at the SLF: collecting signatures for the Climate Emergency Declaration

## Interview with festival director about the climate emergency

16-minute radio interview with Sustainable Living Festival director Luke Taylor about his ambition for the festival that dares to mingle with “the mother of all issues” – the climate emergency.

The interview was broadcasted in The Sustainable Hour on 8 February 2017.

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Sustainable Living Festival’s ‘Big Weekend’ is on this weekend – 10-12 February 2017

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## Climate emergency focus at Sustainable Living Festival

Climate emergency highlights
Not to miss at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne:

Saturday 11 February Under the Gum
• A conversation with John Hewson on climate change and conservative thinking

Sunday afternoon 12 February at Under the Gum:
• How Councils Can Reverse Global Warming
• Climate Trumped
• Paul Gilding – Great Disruption to Great Transition

Wednesday evening 15 February:
• Tim Flannery: Why We Must Declare A Climate Emergency

Examples of climate emergency relevant SLF events:

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Nature’s Apprentice presents:
Psychology For A Safe Climate
Friday 10 February at 4:00 pm at Under the Gum
Feelings rather than facts move us to act. What’s a rational response?
» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/psychology-safe-climate

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Centre For Sustainability Leadership presents:
Leadership Rewired & Reimagined
Friday 10 February at 5:00 pm at Under the Gum
In these (climate) changing times, the world needs to reimagine leadership

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Peter Singer – Festival Great Debate
Friday 10 February at 6:30 pm at The Greenhouse (Cost: \$25)
Peter Singer is a signatoree of the Climate Emergency Declaration petition
» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/peter-singer

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Lighter Footprints presents:
Right On! Talking To Conservatives
Saturday 11 February at 1:00 pm at Under the Gum
A conversation with John Hewson on climate change and conservative thinking
» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/right-on-talking-to-conservatives

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Think Inc. & SLF presents:
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: Why I sued the U.S. government
Saturday 11 February at 3:00 pm in ACMI Cinema 2 (Cost: \$43)
We are standing here to fight and protect everything that we love
» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/xiuhtezcatl-martinez

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Safe Climate Alliance presents:
How Councils Can Reverse Global Warming
Sunday 12 February at 2:00 pm at Under the Gum
Exploring the critical role local councils can play in reversing global warming
» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/councils-can-reverse-global-warming

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Friends Of The Earth presents:
Climate Trumped
Sunday 12 February at 3:00 pm at Under the Gum
Or a chance to reshape climate strategy for success
» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/climate-in-a-time-of-trump

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Breakthrough presents:
Paul Gilding – Great Disruption to Great Transition
Sunday 12 February at 4:00 pm at The Greenhouse
• Paul Gilding: Key Note. Great Disruption to Great Transition – only a WWII scale of mobilisation will lead to climate victory. ​Paul Gilding knows it’s ​​time to face the climate ​emergency.
• Panel discussion: The opportunities and barriers relating to a WWII climate mobilisation approach
In the panel:
Senator Janet Rice – Australian Greens Party
Philip Sutton – Sustainability Strategist
Bryony Edwards – Local government safe climate campaigner
• Audience Q&A

» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/paul-gilding

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Bayside Climate Change Action Group presents:
Tim Flannery: Why We Must Declare A Climate Emergency
Wednesday 15 February at 7:30 pm at Brighton Grammar School
Is it now or never as we near the end of the critical decade?
Tim Flannery is a signatoree of the Climate Emergency Declaration petition
» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/tim-flannery

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The Royal Society Of Victoria & Science In Public present:
Breaking News
Thursday 16 February at 5:45 pm at The Royal Society of Victoria
An Insider’s Guide to the New Media Climate
» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/breaking-news

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Beyond Zero Emissions presents:
#ZeroIn10 – The Zero Carbon Australia story
Three days of talks featuring at the BZE Big Weekend stall
» Read more: www.slf.org.au/event/zeroin10-1

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» See list of climate related events:
www.slf.org.au/tag/climate

» See the full festival program:
www.slf.org.au/events

### About the Author: Mik Aidt

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