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Thursday 1st January 2009

10.00am - Community Gardens: Growing Food, Growing Communities

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The resurgence in community gardens is based as much on the desire to rebuild local community as it is to address localized food and sustainability issues. John Morahan, Janet Millington, Bruce Molloy and Gavin Hardy, from several community gardens, will cover all this and more.
John Morahan, Janet Millington, Bruce Molloy and Gavin Hardy

11.00am - Resilient Communities and Deep Democracy

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Adam Blakester, Cr. Russell Green, Ronan Lee MP, Judge Ian Dearden Bobbi Allan and Pat Kelly join host Kenneth McLeod in a World Cafe Conversation: Is representative democracy capable of handling the converging crises we face? What alternatives are possible and practical?
Cr. Russell Green, Adam Blakester, Bobbi Allan, Pat Kelly, Ronan Lee MP, Judge Ian Dearden and host Kenneth McLeod

12.00noon - The M.A.D. ‘Make a Difference’ Forum

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Arcadia Love hosts this inspiring forum that shows how loving compassion changes the life of the giver as well as the receiver. Hear three individuals who continue to make a difference in the world and learn how you can too.

1.00pm - Less Meat: Less Heat

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How does animal agriculture contribute to climate change? Should governments intervene in the personal issue of dietary science? Qld MP Ronan Lee joins environmentalist Kelly-Ann Wickham and dietician Amanda Benham to discuss why we need to green our diets and the challenges in doing so.
Amanda Benham, Ronan Lee MP and Kelly-Ann Wickham

2.00pm - Play the Sustainability Challenge!

How well do you know Sustainability? During this interactive session, Anne-Maree Huxley, CEO MOSS, challenges you to find common answers to many and varied questions relating to Sustainability. Open your thinking, provide new ways to address old problems and understand current complex issues and how we can address them. Don’t miss it!
Anne-Maree Huxley

3.00pm - Climate Change Law in the Pacific Islands

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Climate change presents fundamental challenges for Pacific island countries, which require urgent international, national and local responses. This presentation highlights the role of law in shaping and supporting responses to climate change in the Pacific.
Pepe Clarke

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