Events & Activities

Geelong Sustainability regularly holds a range of events and activities, please come along and be part of the fun!

In 2017 we are launching a new concept targeted to the young and young at heart - Life Learning - fun affordable classes for curious people.

We also aim to promote the many inspiring national and international days and weeks. Each year we compile information from the Dept of Environment and Energy to produce a one page calendar listing of the top Environmental Events for 2017. Click here to download it. 2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and 2014-2024 is the International Decade of Sustainable Energy for All.

  • Life Learning - Hook into Crochet

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    What’s it all about?

    If you’re looking for a new hobby and want to channel your creativity, crochet is just the craft for you. Learn how to wield a hook and create something special in this class for absolute beginners. 

    What will we cover?

    You will learn the basic stitches and crochet terms to enable you to read simple crochet patterns. You will practise chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet.  We will aim for all to complete a granny square. Prepared take home info will include simple diagrams and explanations, a pattern to try out and any useful links or references. 

    Who will be teaching?

    Marg has spent many hours crafting weird and wonderful creations since becoming hooked on crochet.  Her other hobbies include sewing, woodwork and cooking.  A former teacher she enjoys creative crafting particularly in winter.

    Any questions?

    Please email lifelearning@geelongsustainability.org.au if you have any questions about the class.

    Please Note: Classes are for adults only.

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 06:15 PM · $15.00 AUD · 14 rsvps
    Beav's Lounge Bar in Geelong , Australia
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  • Life Learning - Yes You Can Draw...Amaze Yourself!

    What’s it all about?

    This is a casual drawing class for you to easily learn how to master drawing basics with shortcuts.  When we draw we take an opportunity to slow down and to appreciate how the visual world works. Reclaim the lost art of drawing that you enjoyed in your childhood. You will be amazed at how much you can learn in 75 minutes.

    What will we cover?

    You will learn picture design and picture planning short cuts.  You will understand how to convey 'something' in your art work - including brief drawing exercises for conveying emotion and avoiding drawing errors.  You will plan and prepare the mock up for your mini 'masterpiece' that will inspire you to keep creating.  You will be using pencils and acrylic paint in this class, so bring an old shirt to protect your clothes.

    Who will be teaching?

    When Janine Hellard was a kid at school she had some raw artistic talent but she was steered away from art because it would not lead to a career direction that would provide a decent income.

    Throughout her years, trying many careers, art was on the back-burner until recently.  Now it is time to share her exploration of creativity and discovery.  She has assisted children through to seniors develop an understanding of how they can maximise their capabilities and produce art works that they both enjoy creating and of which they are duly proud.

    Any questions?

    Please email lifelearning@geelongsustainability.org.au if you have any questions about the class.

    Please Note: Classes are for adults only.

    Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 06:15 PM · $13.00 AUD · 9 rsvps
    Eastern Hub Geelong in East Geelong , Australia
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  • Life Learning - Laughter Yoga

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    What’s it all about?

    The laughter yoga session will be informative interactive and loads of fun.  We will be laughing out loud without resorting to jokes or humour  You simply wear your everyday clothes and don’t need to bring anything along, other than preparedness for your inner child to come out.  

    What will we cover?

    The benefits of laughter.  They are usually noticeable during the laughter yoga session and can be felt initially on a physical level. The feeling stays well after people leave the session and is further felt on a mental and emotional level.  No need for note taking, just sheer enjoyment as the informative background about laughing is enlightened. 

    Who will be teaching?

    Phillipa Challis who is known as The Laughter Lady.  A trained laughter leader and certified laughter yoga teacher she has through her business Live Life Laughing shared a laugh with thousands of people in business and industry.  Of note she founded community laughter clubs in Victoria 15 years ago with the establishment of Laughter Club Geelong. 

    Any questions?

    Please email lifelearning@geelongsustainability.org.au if you have any questions about the class.

    Please Note: Classes are for adults only.

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 06:15 PM · $10.00 AUD
    Beav's Lounge Bar in Geelong , Australia
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  • Sustainable House Day Geelong 2017

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    Sustainable House Day continues to be our most popular annual event. WHY? Because it gives people the opportunity to see inside houses that have been designed, built, renovated or retro-fitted with sustainability in mind.  It's an inspirational event in which people can see and explore the latest building materials, design ideas and technologies. In addition, most homes have technical experts, such as builders, architects and solar designers on-site to explain specific features and answer questions from visitors.

    SHD2017 in Geelong and surrounding region is Sunday 15 October.

    Do you have an 8+ star home? Does your home have ESD (Environmentally Sustainable Design) features?
    If YES, would you be willing to share your knowledge and experience with the public?

    If YES, contact the SHD Coordinator at shdgeelong@gmail.com or 0425 802 116 for more information or to arrange a site visit.

    <<Visit main SHD page>>

    Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM · 26 rsvps
    Various locations in Geelong & surrounding region
    26 RSVPs
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