Sustainable Living Festival is on this weekend.

The Sustainable Living Festival is on this weekend. The Sustainable Living Festival aims to inspire
and empower everyday Australians to accelerate the uptake of
sustainable living.

Check here for details on FoE workshops at the festival.

The Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing tangible solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face.

In 2009 the Festival at Federation Square attracted over 124,000 visits and engaged more than 450 community volunteers.

In its eleventh year, the Festival is getting even bigger!

The 2010 Festival will include 2 programs, the Main Event at Federation Square (19-21 February 2010)

Can Nuclear Power Solve the Climate Crisis?

Fri 19th February 5.00 pm - 5.50 pm
Think Tent

Nuclear power is being heavily promoted as a low-carbon energy source. This workshop aims to help sort fact from fission and to assess the various pathways to a low-carbon future. Presenters

Dr Gavin Mudd is a Lecturer and Course Director of Environmental Engineering at Monash University.
Dr Jim Green is the National Nuclear Campaigner with Friends of the Earth ( and a member of the EnergyScience Coalition (

7 Grains For Health And Sustainability

Sat 20th February 5.00 pm - 5.50 pm
Feast Tent

Friends of the Earth Co-op present an introduction to 7 different grains (including quinoa, millet, spelt) that are great for your health and the planet. Includes a cooking demonstration. Presenter

Presented by Beth and Carmen from Friends of the Earth Food Co-op

Friends of the Earth
The Friends of the Earth (FoE) Food Co-op is an ethical trader that has been going in Melbourne for more than 30 years. It provides affordable, low packaged (bulk) food, fruit and vegetables, health and eco-cleaning products. Our particular emphasis is to provide natural, organic produce that is grown and prepared locally - preferably by small companies and producers.

FoE stall and info

Justin will be running the FoE stall in the main square. Please feel free to drop in and say hello.

For full details on the festival, and how to find venues, please check here.