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To Collapse Or Not To Collapse – Sustainable Living Festival

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The SLF Great Debate presents

To Collapse Or Not To Collapse

As the climate crisis continues to unfold so too does the polarisation of core strategy within the environment movement. At one end of the spectrum, some environmentalists are fueled by a strong belief that speeding up an implosion of the global financial system is the only thing that can prevent catastrophic climate change – they emphasise a need to focus all efforts on building our resilience to survive in low resource-dependent and localised economies. Counter to this position are others who remain firmly dedicated to building a mass global movement to achieve a full-scale emergency, wartime-like transition of our economy – they anticipate the restoration of safe climate conditions by rapidly eliminating greenhouse gas pollution and actively cooling the planet through conversion of the current system. It seems that urgent times create radical responses – we have run out of time for half measures – what will it take to rescue the climate?

Presenters
Jess Moore,   George Marshall,   David Holmgren,   Nicole Foss,  George Monbiot

To Book:  http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/slf-festival-great-debate-to-collapse-or-not-to-collapse-tickets-15384692028

February Calendar of Sustainability Events

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The calendar has been updated with lots of interesting sustainability festivals happening in February 2015.

Check out what is happening and share.

Events include:

and many more.

Here is one of the examples of an interesting forum:

Join Professor Tim Flannery from the Climate Council for this panel discussion on the problem and impacts of air pollution in Australia. Air pollution kills more than 3000 Australians a year. People in communities all over Australia are exposed on a daily basis to unsafe air pollution from coal, diesel transport, smelters and other industries. Hear about the problem from experts and learn what it’s like to live in a community badly affected by air pollution, from people directly affected.

Registration essential

http://www.slf.org.au/event/is-the-air-you-breathe-killing-you/

June 2014 Newsletter

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The latest CCTT newsletter is now out.

Read it here in the Newsletter page.

There are quite a few talks worth attending,  a couple of farms to see and a fruit tree pruning demonstration to visit.

Happy reading!

Benton Rise

Benton Rise Farm in Tuerong

February 2014 Newsletter

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Dear CCTT MembersDon’t forget the Sustainability Festival www.slf.org.au is on from this Friday to Sunday at Federation Square.  There will be lots of talks, discussions, debates on climate change, displays on eco living, retrofitting homes to be zero emissions, how to transition to a sustainable economy.  On Sunday there is a Suitcase Rummage market where there are lots of suitcase stallholders selling recycled, homemade goods from a suitcase or 2.  Grab yourself a bargain!  Free movies are being screened at Fed Square from 6-8pm on Sat night, courtesy of Transitions Film Festival http://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/city/melbourne/Check out the foodie movie Cereal Killers screening at Mornington Cinema on Wed 26 Feb, 7pm.  See below for more details.

NEWS FLASH!     Pearcedale Market website has a new, freshly remodelled website www.pearcedalemarket.com

Save the date for our event Recycle in Suitcase Style at the Pearcedale Market on Sat 15 March, 8am – 12noon.  Registration for a suitcase stall is $5.  How good is that!  Sell, Swap, or give away your goodies from a suitcase!  See below for more details.  Pickup a flyer from the Pearcedale Market.

If you get the chance, go and see some great environmental and sustainability movies and documentaries from Transitions Film Festival.  See below for more details.

Pearcedale Market

The market is on this Saturday at the Pearcedale Community Centre from 8am to 12noon.  Come along and support your local businesses and be part of the community!

Burning Soy Candles will have some of their beautiful scented candles.

Imajinit has some yummy freshly baked cupcakes and other baked goodies.

You can find lots of wonderful handmade cards for all occasions.

Plenty of lollies to nibble on, and lots of gift ideas to browse thru.

There will be fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious cheeses and lots of plants to choose from.

There is a good selection of bakery goodies.

Enjoy the morning with a sausage sizzle, freshly brewed coffee and listen to the folk music as you soak up the market atmosphere.

Sustainability Living Festival

This year the Sustainability Living Festival is on from 8th – 23 February 2014 with The Big Weekend on 14-16 February at Fed Square and Birrarung Marr.  See  http://www.slf.org.au/ for more details of events.

Suitcase Rummage

As part of the Sustainability Living Festival, Suitcase Rummage is having their festival on Sun 16th Feb at The Atrium in Fed Square.   The idea is to “Lug your goods for sale to a mini scaled market…”  Everything you are selling must fit in a suitcase!  See  http://suitcase-rummage.blogspot.com.au/p/melbourne.html for more details if you wish to apply or come along and browse through pre-loved, handmade, upcycled, recycled items!

Suitcase

Transitions Film Festival

The film festival is on at Nova Cinema in Carlton from Feb 15 – 23, mainly in the evenings.  A list of environmental films is now online at http://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/city/melbourne/

There are free environmental, sustainability shorts being shown at Fed Square on Sat evening from 6-8pm on the big screen.

Book tickets online through their website.  View the trailers for each of the movies or the festival  http://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/films/

Here is a list of the movies being shown during the festival.  Click on the titles to go directly to the description of the movie at the Transitions Film Festival website:

–          Connected: A Film For Change (plus Baykeepers / E2NT / Human Cost of Power)

–          Aim High in Creation!

–          Musicwood

–          Project Wild Thing

–          Easy Like Water

–          Growing Cities

–          The Revolutionary Optimists

–          WEB

–          Amazonia Eterna

–          Last Call

–          The Future of Energy

–          Bringing It Home

TFF

Cereal Killers Movie

There will be a screening of the movie Cereal Killers at Mornington Cinemas, 1 Main St, Mornington, 7pm.

Tickets are $15 plus $1.37 booking fee.  Tickets are booked online at  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cereal-killers-movie-tickets-10549571051?aff=eorg

The movie featuring Prof Tim Noakes, Dr Peter Brukner, Shane Watson, Dave Warner and Usman Khawaja is coming to Mornington for one night only! This is your opportunity to see the movie recently voted one of the top ten movies in 2013 that could change the world on the big screen!

The screening has been coordinated by local “real food” activist Shae Wheeler – check out Shae’s awesome new website https://www.facebook.com/YouAreWhatYouEatEats  and http://youarewhatyoueateats.com.au/      to learn more about her personal own journey and commitment to real food in your region.

Dr Zeeshan Arain – an Australian physician passionate about the health benefits of real food – will be joined by Shae and local food producers on the night.

It should be fun, informative and foodie!

Recycle in Suitcase Style

“Recycle in Suitcase Style” at Pearcedale Market on Sat 15 March 2014, 8am – 12noon.
You can either sell, give away or swap your items. Fill your suitcases with jewellery, records, books, clothes, artwork, hand-made, bric-a-brac, pre-loved, recycled, up-cycled, bits & bobs or cooked goods.

Applications are now available for suitcase(s) stall holders at www.pearcedalemarket.com, www.caseycoastaltransitiontowns.wordpress.com  or contact Mary on 0488 547 499.

$5 Registration Fee for up to 3 suitcases.

Bring only what you can fit in each case, or come & browse for free!

Recycle Suitcase Style

The Transition Handbook – downloadable online for free

The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins is available for free to download from Scribd, an online ebook website and its only under 1MB, so its not a huge book to download as a PDF.  You just need to create a login for Scribd to be able to download the book.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/27613085/Transition-Handbook

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Recycle in Suitcase Style

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“Recycle in Suitcase Style” at Pearcedale Market on Sat 15 March 2014, 8am – 12noon.

You can either sell, give away or swap your items. Fill your suitcases with jewellery, records, books, clothes, artwork, hand-made, bric-a-brac, pre-loved, recycled, up-cycled, bits & bobs or cooked goods.

Applications are now available for suitcase(s) stall holders at www.pearcedalemarket.com or contact Mary on 0488 547 499 or apply here.

$5 Registration Fee for up to 3 suitcases.

Bring only what you can fit in each case, or come & browse for free!

Recycle Suitcase Style

 

 

Transition Towns meeting

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Local Transition Towners wanting to get involved.

The Casey Coastal Transition Towns group will be hosting a meeting this Thursday 30th January 2014, 7pm at Pearcedale Community Centre.

All those interested in The Transition Towns movement are welcome.

We will be planning future TT events as well as consider the amalgamation of CCTT and MPTT into Westernport TT as well as the need to be incorporated or ‘hosted’ by a ‘like’ organisation so that we can perform activities or hire spaces that require an insurance cover letter.

We may even talk about developing our own local Energy Descent Action Plan.

Hope to see you there.

January 2014 Newsletter

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Dear CCTT Members

Welcome to the new year!
SunflowerThere is a lot of festivals and workshops happening in February. Make sure you can get to a least one of these great events.
How is everyone’s vegetable garden ? Keep the watering up for those very hot days, and mulch if you can. In our vegetable patch, the tomato plants are in and is starting to produce some wonderful fruit! The zucchinis are doing well and there are plenty of flowers on the plant! The first time we have grown sunflowers and am enjoying the burst of yellow! The snow peas have finished and we are allowing the remaining pods to dry out so that I can keep the peas for the next sowing! They grew so well on the trellis! There are a few corn husks appearing and am waiting in anticipation to husk the corn! We dug out 3.5kg of potatoes and there is still more to come. Growing potatoes was so easy! We just have to remember to rotate the crops so that next time we sow potatoes, they will be in another spot as we have already used the same plot for 2 years now. Hope everyone is getting fantastic crops!

Pearcedale Market

The market is on this Saturday at the Pearcedale Community Centre from 8am to 12noon. Come along and support your local businesses and be part of the community!

Bulk Whole Foods Market – Somerville

We recently came across a health food store, Bulk Whole Foods Market, in Somerville, just recently established. Opposite the Somerville railway station, a couple of doors from the Somerville library and Aldi’s on Frankston-Flinders Rd. They have a great range of items including items that you can purchase by the gram, like Himalayan rock salt, polenta, all varieties of flour, muesli etc.
Contact details http://www.bulkwholefoods.com.au/ 03 5983 8175 / 0415 040 068

OASES – Economics of Happiness

A special event with the producer of the Economics of Happiness film http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/ , and winner of the 2012 Goi Peace Award, Helena Norberg-Hodge. Helena has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years and is the founder and director of the International Society for Ecology and Culture. This is a rare opportunity to share with one of the pioneers of the ‘new economy’ movement. She is in Melbourne for one night only. Jointly hosted by OASES Graduate School and Borderlands Cooperative. Here is the trailer http://vimeo.com/ondemand/theeconomicsofhappiness/64564269
It’s a free entry for Mon 20th Jan 2014 at 7pm at OASES Library, Augustine Centre, 2 Minona St, Hawthorn.

Fast Whole Food Workshop

New Harvest Organic Greengrocer at 37 Armstrongs Rd, Seaford will be having a Fast Whole Food workshop on Sat 1st Feb 2014, 3.30-5.30pm. Get inspired to create some simple and scrumptious ‘after a busy day’ recipes with your organic veggies. Bookings required. Phone 97852114.
Fast Whole Food

Detox your home

Sustainability Victoria has a list of locations where you can take your chemical items to be dumped. The closest one to the south of Melbourne is Seaford (Sat 8 Feb 8-4pm), Cheltenham (Sun 16 Mar 8-4pm) or Springvale (Sat 21 Jun 8-4pm) There is also Mornington http://sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/households/waste-and-recycling/detox-your-home/victorian-permanent-drop-off-service where they have a depot for collection. Refer to http://sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/households/waste-and-recycling/detox-your-home for the locations and times available. Bookings are required and can register online. The website has a list of what can be taken For us, we have some very old detergent, herbicides, solvents etc.

Sustainability Living Festival

This year the Sustainability Living Festival is on from 8th – 23 February 2014 with The Big Weekend on 14-16 February at Fed Square and Birrarung Marr. See http://www.slf.org.au/ for more details closer to the day.

Suitcase Rummage

Suitcase
As part of the Sustainability Living Festival, Suitcase Rummage is having their festival on Sun 16th Feb at The Atrium in Fed Square. The idea is to “Lug your goods for sale to a mini scaled market…” Everything you are selling must fit in a suitcase! See http://suitcase-rummage.blogspot.com.au/p/melbourne.html for more details if you wish to apply or come along and browse through pre-loved, handmade, upcycled, recycled items!

Free Book Swap

The free Book Swap will be under the gazebo at the Pearcedale Market. Take as many books as you like, or bring along any books you no longer want but wish to share them with everyone. There is no obligation to put in and take a book. The books are all for everyone to share and pass them onto friends, family, or people you don’t know! It’s all in the spirit of sharing and the free economy!

Sustainability books for lending

With compliments and generosity of City of Casey, we have a library of sustainability books for borrowing. These will be on display under the gazebo at the Pearcedale Market this Saturday. Here is a list of the books as well as other similar books:
• Communities, Councils & a Low-Carbon Future, Alexis Rowell
• Local Sustainable Homes, Chris Bird
• The Transition Handbook – From oil dependency to local resilience, Rob Hopkins
• The Transition Timeline for a local, resilient future, Shaun Chamberlin
• Local Money – How to make it happen in your community, Peter North

The Transition Handbook – downloadable online for free

The Transition Handbook by Rob Hopkins is available for free to download from Scribd, an online ebook website and its only under 1MB, so its not a huge book to download as a PDF. You just need to create a login for Scribd to be able to download the book.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/27613085/Transition-Handbook
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