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Wed, May 31
Eco Families Adelaide - a sustainability group for Adelaide parents. Bring along your baby or toddler to our group exploring eco and sustainable living for families. Sessions are family-friendly and all are welcome.
Do you find that you have a few items to mend or repair but don’t have the skills or tools to mend them? This month we’ll celebrate Mend It May with a good old-fashioned mending circle. Bring along your pile of mending and we’ll share skills, stitch, repair, chat and have a crack at solving the problems of the world!
We will provide a jewellery repair kit with 3 types of pliers and a selection of clasps, string, and loops for DIY jewellery repair; a sewing machine along with a limited selection of cotton thread. Scissors, needles, thread. BYO thread, patches etc if you need to colour match a repair and the willingness to share what we know.
Skills we already have on hand to share include basic hand-stitches, jewellery repair, toy repair, crocheting, knitting, basic sewing machine use. Also happy to teach how to cast on for knitting or crocheting if you want to learn.
The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is proudly supported by theAdelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.
Thu, Jun 1
A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community
The film documents the communities learning process as well as exploring the global issues we’re facing through interviews with some of today’s most interesting speakers on the subjects, including permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, filmmaker and activist Helena Norberg-Hodge, climate change activist David Spratt and many more.
GUEST SPEAKER: Keri Chiveralls, Senior Lecturer/Permaculture Design and Sustainability at CQUniversity regularly works with A Simpler Way's filmaker Sam Alexander and activitist Helena Norberg-Hodge. Keri will talk about permaculture, the CQUniversity course and learnings from the film that are relevant to us here in Adelaide.
6 pm - Pot Luck Dinner... bring a plate of food to share
6.45 pm - Guest Speaker: Keri Chiveralls, CQUniversity
7 pm - Film Screening
Following the screening we'll have an informal discussion on how we can all transition to a simpler way.
Entry by gold coin donation.
Wed, Jun 7
Join Robert Crocker as he discusses some of the issues from his recent book Somebody Else's Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design. This book calls for a radical change in how we think about our material world, and how we design, make and use the products and services we need. Rejecting the idea that individuals alone are responsible for the environmental problems we face, it challenges us to look again at the systems, norms and values we take for granted in daily life, and their cumulative role in our environmental crisis. The book encourages us to attend to the legacy effects, or ‘sunk-cost effects’ of sixty years of 'high carbon', oil-based development and 'post-cautionary' design and production, and to the consumerism that accompanies this. It argues against the idea that technology, even green technology, can be a magic bullet, at least without dramatically reducing the speed and intensity of the cycle of consumption, use and discard we have now adopted.
Robert Crocker, D.Phil (oxon), teaches the history and theory of design and design for sustainability in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia. Beginning his academic career as a historian of early modern science and philosophy, he became interested in social and environmental sustainability whilst working as a volunteer for a local pedestrian advocacy group. This led him to develop an interest in other aspects of social and environmental sustainability, and particularly the role of consumption and technology in generating our present environmental crisis. This book is his most recent publication. It won Gold in the Axiom Best Business Books Awards for 2017 (sustainability category).
Tue, Jun 20
Join Sam Ryan for an hour-long introduction to the fermented goodness of kefir and kombucha. Included in the workshop are tips on how to get started making your own, kefir and kombucha tastings, and all participants will receive some kefir grains and kombucha SCOBY to take home. $10 per person.
Bring along a notebook and pen for notes and a couple of jars to take the grains and SCOBY home in.
The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.
Thu, Jun 22
Campfire Stories is about people coming together and sharing a yarn and a bite to eat. Be prepared to be entertained and inspired by extraordinary true tales from ordinary Australians!
How it works: Come along and share a 5 minute true story related to the night's theme of "The Great Outdoors", Prepare a 5 minute story about the great outdoors. Childhood camping in the bush, adventures in remote Australia or summer on the beach. Australia is a land of immense beauty. Share your experiences of getting out of the city and discovering a wilder land.
There is no pressure to speak in front of the audience. People are just as welcome to come and listen to other people's stories.
The night will close with a shared supper so please bring a plate to share.
Entry is optional $5 donation at the door.
Event is open to all ages.
This event is supported by the Adelaide Sustainability Centre and the Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board.