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Fri 30 December 2011

 

Northey Street Farm 8.30-10
Planting for Backyard Abundance

 

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Standard vegetable offerings in supermarkets rarely match our climate, season or region. Learn how to reduce your food miles and grow local and appropriate sub-tropical goodies in your own backyard. These plants are not often seen, but are prolific at Northey Street City Farm and other gardens where permaculture is practised.

City Chicks 10.00am - 11.00am - Ingrid Dimock
From Chicken Coops to Bee Hives

 

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Ingrid Dimock from City Chicks is here to tell us how even city dwellers can live sustainably.

How quickly can we do without fossil fuels? 11.00am - 12.00noon
Professor Ian Lowe

 

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Climate change and "peak oil" demand "nothing less than an energy revolution", the International Energy Agency said. So how quickly can we phase out coal, oil and gas? What would it cost? How realistic is a future powered by renewable energy?

World Wildlife Fund 12.00noon - 1.00pm
Nick Heath

 

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Love them or loathe them corporate entities are a fixture in the 21st century. Hear about how conservation gains can be made by encouraging these giants to be good corporate citizens.

Earth Systems Science Food, Water and Other Critical Resources 1.00pm -2.00pm
Dr Graeme Taylor

 

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Knowledge is power. This year we are going to run a series of back to basics seminars to dust up on our science and fight the skeptics.

Mine coal, sell coal, repeat until rich
FORUM
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Guy Pearse, Jo-Anne Bragg (Environmental Defenders Office), Derec Davies (Friends of the Earth)

 

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Coal mining is expanding at a lightning speed: The Greenhouse welcomes Guy Pearse, Jo-Anne Brag and Derec Davies to let us know the latest.

How to be heard in the Media 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Andrew Bartlett, Benjamin Law, Participating Chair Clementine Ford

 

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Hilarious author and journalist, Benjamin Law, will join former Senator now radio host, Andrew Bartlett, to talk about the media - how it works and ways to engage.

Disasters in Dialogue 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Mara Bunn. Frankie Maclennan, Jim Varghese, Daryl Taylor, Nic Hunter, Maryella Hatfield

 

This session was not recorded.

 

Participation, deliberation, collaboration, transformation. Disaster impacted communities provide extraordinary opportunities for socially innovative and ecologically resilient rebuilding. Stakeholder-inclusive deliberation liberates creativity and the potential inherent in community renewal.

 
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