Invitation to the Geelong Act on Climate Festival
The Geelong Act on Climate Festival official program has been released!
This year between 20th and 23rd November, Geelong is hosting a community festival to empower people with ways they can act on climate change. The event will showcase positive solutions that encourage our community to Act on Climate and help build a better, safer, future for all. The festival is an initiative of Geelong Sustainability and is supported by local government, business and community.
See the action packed events lineup below:
Matching Climate Goals With Climate Reality
Guest Speaker: Author Philip Sutton, Author of Striking Targets and Climate Code Red
Plus Events Program Launch: A run down of all the Act on Climate Festival events happening in November.
What: October Green Drinks – The Restoration of a Safe Climate
When: 5:30pm, Wednesday 28th October 2015
Where: Beav’s Bar, 77 Lt Malop Street, Geelong
RSVP & More Info: www.actonclimatefestival.org/green_drinks
A thought provoking and inspiring evening where together we focus on how our community can Act on Climate and build a better, safety future for all. The evening will feature keynote speeches from prominent experts in the fields of climate change, renewable energy, and economics. Followed by a discussion panel with keynote speakers and local climate change representatives.
Climate Change, Crisis and Opportunity – Prof David Karoly, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Melbourne
The Economics of Climate Change – Bob Welsh, Executive Director Sustainability Advisers, former CEO of VIC Super
Climate Justice and the Role of Community – Victoria McKenzie-McHarg, Climate Manager at Australian Conservation Foundation
Pathways to a Low Carbon Future – How Australia can build a prosperous clean economy – Adam Majcher, Engagement Manager at ClimateWorks
The evening will conclude with tea, coffee and finger food and an opportunity to network with the community.
What: Opening Night of the Act on Climate Festival
When: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Friday 20th November 2015
Where: Simonds Stadium – Captains Room in the Premiership Stand, South Geelong
RSVP required, entry via gold coin donation
RSVP & More Info:
On Saturday the 21st of November, Geelong Sustainability is running a Community Market Day as part of the Act on Climate Festival. This event will showcase positive solutions that encourage our community to Act on Climate – to build a better, safer, future for all.
Market Day is a family fun event with market stalls, information, music, activities, and places for the general public to sit and relax. Located on the Geelong waterfront at Steampacket Gardens, the event is ideally located for a family outing.
What: Act on Climate Festival – Market Day
Where: Steampacket Gardens, Eastern Beach, Geelong
When: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Saturday 21st November 2015
RSVP & More Info: www.actonclimatefestival.org/market
We are currently booking exhibitor spots for the market day – be part of this exciting event!
Become an exhibitor: Let us know you’d like to become an exhibitor here
“Join me in the run to help save our future while supporting two awesome causes at the same time. It’s all about coming together and having a bit of a laugh and fun on the way. We have a voice and together we will use it to get Geelong to Act on Climate” says 14-year-old Act On Climate Team Ambassador Jack Nyhof from Geelong High School.
We have established a team as part of Run Geelong. The ‘Act on Climate Team’ will join in on the 6Km Run / Walk at Run Geelong.
What: Run Geelong – Act on Climate Team
Where: 9:00am, Sunday 22nd November
When: Eastern Park Circuit, Geelong
RSVP & More Info: www.actonclimatefestival.org/run_geelong
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?
Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.
Tea, coffee and finger food will be provided after the film screening.
Tickets are selling quick – Book now to avoid disappointment.
Ticket price is $15
What: ‘This Changes Everything’ Film Premier
Where: 7:00pm- 9:00pm, Monday 23rd November 2015
When: Courthouse Youth Arts, 60 Little Malop Street, Geelong
Tickets & More Info: www.actonclimatefestival.org/this_changes_everything
The Act on Climate Festival is an initiative of Geelong Sustainability and is supported by Future Proofing Geelong, Sustainability Victoria, local business and the community.
The Festival is occurring at the same time as a number of global campaigns, events and initiatives in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Summit in Paris.
Event program and more information – www.ActOnClimateFestival.org
Act on Climate Festival on Facebook – www.facebook.com/ActOnClimateFestival
For more information please contact Event Organiser Dan Cowdell on 0428 944 929 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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