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For a full list of events in Victoria go to the Victorian Climate Action Network web page. 

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2030 at 06:45 PM
    Online

    Let's Electrify Melbourne

    ****** This event took place on 25/11/21. You can watch the recording here ******

    Join us for the Metro Community Power Hub’s “Let’s Electrify Melbourne” campaign launch with guest speaker, Rewiring Australia and Rewiring America founder, Saul Griffith.

    The Metro Community Power Hub (MCPH) represents a powerful alliance of community climate groups, councils and local neighbourhoods coming together for the first time to drive community-led renewable energy projects across Melbourne. DCAN is a proud member of the Hub.

    The MCPH is being funded by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government through the Community Power Hubs' program and is led by the not-for-profit Yarra Energy Foundation.

    As Melbourne’s first Community Power Hub, the MCPH’s mission is to accelerate our city towards a net zero future which benefits the whole community.

    Join us on 25 November at 11am to hear how we’re going to do that. Register here for your free ticket to this online event.

    You’ll also hear from the inspiring engineer, inventor & electrification champion Saul Griffith about how Australia can lead the world in enjoying the environmental and economic rewards of residential electrification.

    Let’s electrify Melbourne together!

    You’ll also hear from the inspiring engineer, inventor & electrification champion Saul Griffith about how Australia can lead the world in enjoying the environmental and economic rewards of residential electrification.

    Let’s electrify Melbourne together!

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2030 at 07:00 PM
    Online

    Why is flying a climate emergency issue?

    ****** This event took place on 2/9/21. You can watch the recording here ******

     

    Join us and special guest Mark Carter from the Flight Free Campaign to talk about aviation’s contribution to the climate emergency, and why not flying is a climate emergency response.  We know we must get carbon emissions down urgently, so is flying something we should be doing once restrictions are lifted? What are the facts and what should we be paying attention to? Join us for a lively discussion
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2030 at 07:15 PM · 28 rsvps
    Online

    Local Councils powering up to tackle climate challenge

    ****** This event took place on 1/7/21. You can watch the recording here ****** 

    Join us to find out about a ground breaking collaboration between 46 Victorian Councils who have come together to use their purchasing power to buy clean, renewable wind power.  Our special guest speaker Ms Vanessa Petrie will explain Darebin Councils' leadership role in getting this agreement off the ground and what it will mean for the communities involved.  Vanessa is the Manager, Climate Emergency and Sustainable Transport at Darebin Council. Vanessa and her team will also talk about some exciting new initiatives they will be working on to help reduce emissions and build community resilience. 

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2030 at 07:20 PM · 50 rsvps
    Online

    Why the climate emergency is also a health emergency

    ****** This event took place on 14/4/21. You can watch the recording here ******

    Join us and special guest Fiona Armstrong from the Climate and Health Alliance CAHA for a wide ranging discussion on how the climate crisis poses a threat to our health - from poor air quality to changes in the transmission of infectious diseases, food and water insecurity and heat stress. Fiona will also explore how we can be prepared and build resilience.

    Fiona is the Founder and Executive Director of CAHA - Australia's peak body on climate change and health. She is an expert in climate change and health policy, advocacy, and communications. Fiona is the lead author of many of CAHA’s reports and the architect of a world-leading policy roadmap, the Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia. She is also a co-founder and director of CLIMARTE, an organisation that harnesses the creative power of the arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

    This free event is proudly supported by the Darebin City Council's Community Grants Program.

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2030 at 07:30 PM · 83 rsvps
    Online webinar

    How can we keep our cool?

    ****** This event took place on 4/2/21. You can watch the recording here ****** 

    How will rising temperatures effect our physical and emotional health? How can we build resilience?

    Join us and an expert panel to explore the physical and emotional effects of the climate emergency on our wellbeing.  Dr Liz Hanna will explain why it is so important for us to pay attention to the risk of ‘deadly heat’ resulting from hotter days and warmer nights. Carol Ride will talk about the toll the crisis is taking on our emotional health and how we can act to build resilience and better support ourselves and those around us.

    Dr Liz Hanna is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the Australian National University Climate Change Institute and Chair of the Environmental Health Working Group of the World Federation of Public Health Associations. Her primary research interest spans all climate impacts on human health, adaptation options and strategies to boost community resilience and health sector preparedness, with a specific focus on heat exposures and disasters.

    Carol Ride is the Acting Executive Director of Psychology for a Safe Climate, a group of psychologists, psychiatrists and counsellors offering emotional support to those working on the climate crisis.

    This free event is part of the 2021 National Sustainable Living Festival and proudly supported by the Darebin City Council's Community Grants Program.

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2030 at 07:45 PM · 107 rsvps
    Online

    Degrowth

    ****** This event took place on 5/11/20. You can watch the recording here ******

    Anitra Nelson

    Can degrowth save us from the climate catastrophe? What changes do we need to make to live within the earth's finite resources? Where are the examples that can show us the way?

    Please join with us and Anitra Nelson for an exploration of these questions and many more about the Degrowth movement. Anitra is an activist-scholar affiliated with the University of Melbourne's Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) and has written, lectured and collaborated on the topic of Degrowth internationally and locally.  Anitra's most recent book is Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide which she coauthored with Vincent Liegey.

    Proudly supported by the Darebin City Council's Community Grants Program.

  • Tuesday, December 31, 2030 at 08:00 PM · 61 rsvps
    Online

    Building a Sustainable Economy

    ****** This event took place on 8/2/20. You can watch the recording here ******

    Dr Tim Thornton

    The COVID-19 pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to take a serious look at how we can build a better, fairer and more just society – a society with a thriving biodiversity and safer climate.   

    Join us for a discussion with Dr Tim Thornton, Director, School of Political Economy where we will explore economic pathways such as Green Growth, Green New Deal, Steady-State and De-Growth.  We will also take a peek at Amsterdam’s recent adoption of the Doughnut model which has been described by George Monbiot as a “breakthrough alternative to growth economics”.

    Tim has a long teaching career spanning economics, political economy and economic history at both La Trobe and Monash Uni, picking up teaching prizes along the way. When he is not working at the School of Political Economy he is employed as a Senior Researcher Fellow at Boston University. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how we can build a more sustainable community.

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