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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

What's On - Sustainable Environment Activities in Adelaide

from The Alternative Technology Bulletin (produces ReNew Magazine)

June 2. How do we become a people-friendly city? Free public forum on revitalising our communities. 7.15pm Payneham Community Centre 374 payneham Rd. Speakers include Paul Downton, Denise Schumann, Emilis Prelgasukas, Jacgui Hunder, Claire Fulton, Alan Shepard. Enquiries 8332 8738.

June 3-5. Eco-living Expo. Wayville Showgrounds. Showcasing energy efficiency, recycling, water conservation and lots more. See

June 5. World Environment Day. See

June 24. 6pm - Victoria Square Fountain. Critical Mass is a monthly bicycle ride to celebrate cycling and to assert cyclists' right to the road. The idea started in San Francisco in September 1992, and quickly spread to cities all over the world. This site attempts to be the most complete guide to local Critical Mass rides around the globe. or

July 7-10. Adelaide Festival of Ideas. Sustainability is a major theme in this July's Adelaide Festival of Ideas. Thinkers and activists will gather to enliven and provoke audiences in The speakers have been posed a single question:"What is to be done?"
Among the 40-odd speakers are: Elisabet Sahtouris, an evolution biologist, futurist, and consultant on Living Systems Design which she applies to organisational design in businesses, government and global trade and Stephen Schneider, a leading authority on climate change, and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University. The Festival web site at includes biographies for all speakers. You can also sign up to receive regular updates and announcements via email.

July 31. National Tree Day. July is the month for a tree spree - the 10th annual National Tree Day is on Sunday July 31st and Schools Tree Day is on Friday July 29th. Organised by Planet Ark with backing from Toyota and AMP Foundation, last year's Tree Day saw 250,000 volunteers plant over a million wildlife-friendly native trees. Call the Planet Ark Tree Day Hotline on 1300 88 5000 to get involved or visit

Sept 10-11. SOLAR HOUSE DAY - the premier event for Ecologically Sustainable Development - are you up to volunteering this year??? or call Monica Oliphant if you would like to get involved 8277 3357 or 0404 898 277

Sept 19-23. Shaping Sustainable Systems15th IFOAM Organic World Congress. With the theme of 'Shaping Sustainable Systems', the Conference will shape, through debate and discussion, the important role that organic systems play in ensuring long term sustainability. In placing the spotlight on the host nation, there will also be a particular focus on the unique Australian organic systems of permaculture, and rangeland systems management. Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide.

Sept 24-25. GO 2005 Organic Festival - This is an opportunity to be a part of Australia's biggest organic event: a festival featuring the nation's biggest farmers' markets, amazing food stalls and the best in products and technologies for sustainable living. Botanic Park & Festival Flyer.pdf

Sept 25 - Oct 2. Known as the 'Brain-Sport' of our time, the World Solar Challenge entrants will traverse more than 3,000km of the Australian continent from tropical Darwin to balmy Adelaide, in cars powered by nothing more than the sun. The World Solar Challenge promotes and celebrates education and technical excellence, drawing attention to the imperatives of sustainable transport.

posted by Beverley


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