Events to create change by beyondzeroemissions.org

ZCA Presentations in Melbourne Libraries

Beyond Zero Emissions will be presenting our award winning Zero Carbon Australian Plan Stationary Energy Plan (ZCA) at various libraries in the Melbourne Metropolitan Area, over the coming months. The plan details how Australia can get to 100% renewable energy within a decade. The ZCA plan has been endorsed by many influential figures such as Professor Tim Flannery and Sir Gustav Nossal. If you and your friends live nearby, we encourage you to come along and hear about it.

When: Thursday 16 February 2012
Time: 6:15pm – 8:00pm sharp
Where: Environmental Resource Centre @ Altona Library – 123 Queen Street, Altona VIC 3018
Cost: Free
RSVP: To register call 1300 HOB LIB, or online via http://beyondzero.eventbrite.com/ to reserve your seat

When: Wednesday 22 February 2012
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Glen Waverley Library – 112 Kingsway, Glen Waverley VIC 3150
Cost: Free
RSVP: To register call  Glen Waverley Library on 9560 1655 to reserve your seat

When: Thursday 19 April 2012
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: Mount Waverley Library – 41 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley VIC 3149
Cost: Free
RSVP: To register call Mount Waverley Library on 9807 5022, to reserve your seat

Outreach Team - Meet up this Thursday 3rd November

Where:

Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 3065

When:

5.30pm, Thursday 3rd November

Transport: Tram 112, stop 16 (cnr Johnston & Brunswick St).

Are you good at talking to people?

Do you want to use your communication skills to help BZE get the word out there?

BZE Film Nights present "Growing Change" by Simon Cunich

Location: Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 3065

Time: 6.30pm, Wednesday 16th November

Transport: Tram 112, stop 16 (cnr Johnston & Brunswick St).

This month we're proud to present the Melbourne premiere of "Growing Change". Last month's evening was a great sucess and we're excited to follow up with this fantastic documentary.

Growing Change follows the filmmaker's journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger.  It's a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges.

The documentary takes us through a new food system as it's being constructed almost from scratch and it's an inspirational story full of lively characters, thought provoking insights, stunning scenery and ideas to transform the food system.

"(Astro) Turf Wars" by Taki Oldham

 

Location: Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 3065

Time: 6.30pm, Wednesday 19th October

Transport: Tram 112, stop 16 (cnr Johnston & Brunswick St).

Beyond Zero Emissions film nights continue this month with a screening of (Astro) Turf Wars. The last night was a huge success, but this month we are looking to bring in even more new fans.

We'll be kicking off as close to 6.30pm as possible, but feel free to come along before and settle. We'll be around from 6 to welcome you in, and afterward there will be time for discussion.

A GOLD COIN donation would be much appreciated, but anyone is welcome regardless of their ability to pay.

"Flow: For Love of Water" by Irena Salina

Location: Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 3065

Time: 6.30pm, Wednesday 21st September

Beyond Zero Emissions film nights continue this month at our new time of 6.30pm on every third Wednesday. We learned alot from our first showing and will be maximising the comfort factor as well as beefing up our screening technology.

We'll be kicking off as close to 6.30pm as possible, but feel free to come along before and settle. We'll be around from 6 to welcome you in, and afterward there will be time for discussion.

A GOLD COIN donation would be much appreciated, but anyone is welcome regardless of their ability to pay.

The Climate Change, Despair and Empowerment 2011 workshop - Melbourne and Ballart

The Climate Change, Despair and Empowerment workshop series aims to support climate action groups and individuals to increase personal empowerment as well as climate action sustainability and effectiveness.

MELBOURNE WORKSHOP DETAILS

WHEN: 17th September. Saturday 10am – 6pm,
WHERE: Kindness House . 288 Brunswick Street St, Fitzroy, 3065 2nd floor
COST: Suggested donation $100 (or whatever you can afford)
All proceeds to Beyond Zero Emissions, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, and 100% Renewables Campaign.
BOOKINGS: johnseed1@ozemail.com.au

Please bring a cushion to sit on and food to share for lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

BALLARAT WORKSHOP DETAILS
WHEN: 18th September. Sunday 10am – 6pm,
WHERE: University of Ballarat, Primary Industries Training Centre, Cnr Gillies and Gregory Streets
COST: Suggested donation $100 (or whatever you can afford)
All proceeds to Beyond Zero Emissions, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, and 100% Renewables Campaign and Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions Inc.
BOOKINGS: admin@breaze.org.au 5329 1730

Live music show in Sydney: "Love Your Planet"

Time: 01 September · 20:00 - 23:00
Location: Notes Live, 75 Enmore Road, Newtown, Sydney, Australia
Phone:(02) 9557 5111
Created by: The Lucky Wonders

Info: The Lucky Wonders and Leroy Lee play an intimate show at Notes, one of Sydneys' best venues. All proceeds of the night will be donated to Beyond Zero Emissions and 100% Renewables. Tix $20 for show only or you can make a night of it and book dinner and a show for $44.40
www.noteslive.net.au

Presentation at UNSW NTEU: Re-powering Australia for a safer future

For people who live in NSW, Come and hear our award winning plan for getting to 100% renewable energy within a decade. Endorsed by Professor Tim Flannery, Sir Gustav Nossal and former Australian Chief Scientist, Robin Batterham. The plan is

- Designed by a broad coalition of engineers, academics, and industry experts
- Fully costed
- Uses proven, existing, renewable technologies
- Can be built within the next decade
- Zero carbon emissions

Venue: The Unviversity of New South Wales, College Rd, Central Lecture Block, Theatre 8
Time: 17th August, 1pm-2pm
Presentation: open to public and is presented by Mark Ogge, Strategic Director of BZE

Click here for the map of location

 

BZE Film Nights

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People of Melbourne, get involved and get educated through the easy to digest medium of the film. Every month, starting August 24th @ 7pm, BZE is hosting a documentary night at Kindness House, 288 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065.

The first film is "Home" (http://www.homethemovie.org/), a breathtaking aerial spectacular that shows the planet we're fighting to protect in all its glory. Come along, bring a friend, tell everyone, and enjoy a FREE evening out.

Premiere of the Australian film: Anima Mundi

Premiere of the Australian film Anima Mundi at the Chauvel Cinema, cnr Oxford St and Oatley Rd Paddington, Sydney. A benefit for Australian Youth Climate Coalition, 100% Renewables Campaign and Beyond Zero Emissions

7pm Launch by David Holmgren of the book "Permaculture Pioneers"

7.25  Anima Mundi - Permaculture, Climate Change, Peak Oil and the Soul of the World

8.45 Costa Georgiadis: Why coal seam gas is everyone's business... How our food security and water security are being decided without us!

9.00  Networking, schmoozing and drinks in the foyer. Opportunities to engage with likeminded people. Local organic fingerfood by Food Connect

Facebook event HERE. Please share with  your FB friends.

Ticketing  is now live at www.animamundi.eventzilla.net

Australian Youth Climate Coalition, 100% Renewables Campaign and Beyond Zero Emissions will all have info tables in the foyer and there will be a Permaculture Pioneers booksigning station as well as various other permaculture and environment info tables. Film-maker Peter Downey will be present to sign DVDs http://animamundimovie.com/

Presentation on the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan, Melbourne - VIC

Come and hear our award winning plan for getting to 100% renewable energy within a decade

Presentation: 30 minute presentation followed by Q & A time. Discussion over drinks and canapes at around 6.15pm.

Audience: open to the public, we invite our members and stakeholders and also advertise externally Cost: free of charge and without obligation

Time: Wed, 17 August, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: VicSuper, Level 6/90 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC

2011 Community Forum Series: ZCAStationary Energy Plan Presentation at Griffith University Nathan Campus, QLD

Now you can hear our groudbreaking plan about how to get to 100% renewable energy within a decade in Australia. The plan is:

  • Produced by Beyond Zero Emissions in partnership with the University of Melbourne Energy Institute 
  • Uses a combination of Solar and Wind power to meet Australia's full energy demand 
  • Fully costed
  • Uses proven, existing, renewable technologies
  • Can be built within the next decade
  • Zero carbon emissions

Presenters: Brad Shultz and Rob Farago
When: Thu, 11 August, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Griffith University, Nathan Campus, QLD

Click here for details of the event

Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan Presentation at the Footprint Festival 2011, Kariong - NSW

Featuring creative steps to a sustainable future, the Footprints Festival  is a new environmental & sustainability festival on the Central Coast.

Time: Sat, 23 July, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Kariong Eco Garden, Dandaloo Street, Kariong (corner Woy Woy Road), Kariong, NSW

You are invited to come and here our award-winning plan presented by our active member from Sydney team: Geoff Cameron. The plan is:

- Designed by a broad coalition of engineers, academics, and industry experts
- Fully costed
- Uses proven, existing, renewable technologies
- Can be built within the next decade
- Zero carbon emissions

Find out more, visit:

http://www.fusionarts.org.au/Festivals/791-The-Footprint-Festival-2011.html

Mosman Rotary lunch meeting: Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan, Mosman - NSW

Beyond Zero Emissions will be presenting our award winning plan for getting to 100% renewable energy within a decade in Mosman. Come here about this ground-breaking plan.

19 July, 12:30pm- 13:30pm
2nd floor of the Mosman RSL, 719 Military Road, Mosman


Presenter: Geoff Cameron(Sydney Speaker Team)

Gippsland Climate & Coal Forum in Poowong Town Hall, VIC

When: 7pm Friday the 24th of June
Where: Poowong Town Hall, Main street, Poowong, Victoria

A non-political forum & question time for open & honest discussion on climate science, renewable energy, jobs & coal licensing in the Gippsland region. Put together by community groups who are concerned about the impact for local residents, workers, farmers & our environment.

Guest Speakers:
Professor David Karoly (Climate Scientist)
Mark Ogge (Beyond Zero Emissions)
Coalwatch speaker, Victoria McKenzie-McHarg (Environment Victoria)

Groups involved:
Baw Baw Sustainability Network
Poowong/Strzelecki Uniting Church
Lions Club Poowong
Beyond Zero Emissions
EnvironmentVictoria                                                                                                                                        
For further details contact Ursula 0403 905 477

Beyond Zero Emissions presentation at Sustainability Expo 2011: Cardinia Environment Forum

Beyond Zero Emissions volunteer David Rothfield will be presenting our award winning plan for getting to 100% renewable energy within a decade. Come hear about this ground-breaking plan.

David will detail the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan -

  • Produced by Beyond Zero Emissions in partnership with the University of Melbourne Energy Institute
  • Uses a combination of Solar and Wind power to meet Australia's full energy demand
  • Fully costed
  • Uses proven, existing, renewable technologies
  • Can be built within the next decade
  • Zero carbon emissions

Location: Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham, VIC
Time: Sat, 11 June, 11:30am – 12:30pm

For more information, click here

Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Plan Presentation, West End - QLD

If you and your friends live in/near West End, come and hear our award winning plan.

A 40min talk by our BZE volunteer Rob Farago about a fully costed, technically feasible blueprint on how Australia can generate jobs and secure its energy future by moving to 100% renewables.

Our ground-breaking plan details Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan:

  • Uses only existing, commercially available technologies that are already powering China, Spain, Germany and the U.S.
  • Recommends baseload (concentrated) solar thermal, wind power and an upgraded tranmission network
  • Is jobs rich, providing over 150,000 direct jobs in construction, manufacturing and ongoing operation and maintenance.

Free entry

Time: Thurs 9th June 7:30pm
Venue: 44 Thomas St West End, Blackstar coffee, QLD

Flyer with more information here http://localpower.net.au/pdf/BZE-blackstar.pdf

BZE present Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan at Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF): Turning over a new leaf, Meadowbrook - QLD

Come to Logan's eco festival to find out more about your local environment, what we should do to protect it and best of all see how you can save money.

The World Environment Day event is on at Griffith University's Logan Campus from 10 am to 4 pm, and will feature an array of exhibitors, live music, wildlife shows, demonstrations and hands-on workshops, organic food, kids' activities, giveaways, prizes and much more! This free community festival welcomes everyone of all ages to attend and most importantly, participate!

Executive Director of BZE Matthew Wright will present the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan at this upcoming event.

When: Sunday 5 June 2011

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Where: Griffith University Logan Campus, University Drive, Meadowbrook

More details, visit:
http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/about-logan/calendar/calendar-events/council...

100% Renewable Energy for Australia by 2020? Public lunchtime presentation of the proposal for a Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan, Canberra - ACT

The presentation will be made by Mark Spain, Senior Partner of
Global Learning, Vice-Chairman of See-Change Inc, and a Volunteer
Ambassador for the Melbourne based Beyond Zero Emissions
Project.

Writing about this project, Prof. Robin Batterham, President of the Australian
Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and formerly Chief
Scientist of Australia says about the ZCASEP, “With our natural
advantage Australia can and should be positioning itself as a global renewable
superpower for future prosperity. 

This report will help shift the climate debate to
focus on energy; security; affordability; export and of course opportunity. Beyond
Zero Emissions offers a new and invigorating message that is much needed.”
Mark will present the main findings from this recently published groundbreaking
study of Australian potential and there will be an opportunity for questions and
discussion.

This meeting is one of a series of events leading up to a National Day of Action
on Climate Change and a citizens walk across Commonwealth Bridge on World
Environment Day Sunday, June 5 commencing at Regatta point 1.30 pm

Where: Legislative Assembly,Canberra Civic ACT 2601
When: 31th May, meet at 12.15pm for 12.30pm start

Reservations http://bze31052011.eventbrite.com
For more details contact
Bob Douglas at 0409 233138 or Mark Spain 0404 411353

Presentation and Discussion. Zero Carbon Australia - 100% renewable energy for Australia plan - ATA South Australia branch meeting

Beyond Zero Emissions volunteer Patrick Greene will be presenting our award winning plan for getting to 100% renewable energy within a decade. Come hear about this ground-breaking plan.

Patrick will detail the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan - 

  • Produced by Beyond Zero Emissions in partnership with the University of Melbourne Energy Institute 
  • Uses a combination of Solar and Wind power to meet Australia's full energy demand 
  • Fully costed
  • Uses proven, existing, renewable technologies
  • Can be built within the next decade
  • Zero carbon emissions

When: Monday 16 May 2011
Time: 7.30pm sharp
Where: Goodwood Community Centre (Banquet Hall), 32/34 Rosa St, Goodwood SA (Goodwood Community Centre is convenient to the tram (stop 3), several buses and (a healthy walk from) the train. The centre is on the eastern side of Goodwood Rd between Florence St and Rose St. Enter the car park via Florence St.). 
Entry fee: ATA members $2.   Non-members, very welcome, $5.
RSVP: register your attendance at saevents@ata.org.au to reserve your seat.

Flood Mitigation conference: How to minimise destruction incurred during Australian floods - Brisbane, QLD

Flood mitigation for the 21st Century should be viewed as part of the great transition towards a more sustainable Australia. Requiring a ‘big shift’ in infrastructure, town planning, policy, economics, logistics and emergency management, flood mitigation is no longer merely a dam building exercise.

The Flood Mitigation Conference will, for the first time in Australia, assemble all of the different elements necessary for a comprehensive flood strategy that is able to withstand our changing climate.

Our event will feature case studies from several flood prone local councils, as well as a number of leading climate scientists and sustainable infrastructure advocates. Financial, agricultural, logistical and insurance industry issues will also be addressed on the conference agenda

Contributions from keynote presenters including:
* Yasser Al El-Ansary, Tax Counsel, Institute of Chartered Accountants
* Trent Hawkins, Residential Planning Expert, Beyond Zero Emissions
* Karyn Brinkly, CEO, The Brisbane Institute
* Camile Rose, Water Engineer, North Central Catchment Management Authority


And more...

All town planners, economists, underwriters, engineers and private developers with vested interests in flood prone areas should strongly consider attending this crucial event.

Location: Hilton Hotel,190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, Australia, 4000
When: 27-28 June, 9am-5pm


For more information about the developing agenda, contact the conference producer, Adam.Jones@informa.com.au

or visit
http://www.informa.com.au/conferences/government/flood-mitigation

There is nothing that can be done to mitigate flooding events, but destruction can be a thing of the past.

Book your spot today and get flood ready!

Early booking discounts now apply; reserve your conference registration before 31st March 2011 and save $200 off the registration fee

ZCA Stationary Energy Plan Presentation in The Gap, Brisbane

Beyond Zero Emissions will be presenting our award winning plan for getting to 100% renewable energy within a decade in Brisbane. Come here about this ground-breaking plan.

18 May, 7- 8pm
SOWN Headquarters, 98 Yoorala Street, The Gap, Brisbane


Speakers: Sue and Bruce Cooke, Jennie Elsten, Dr Sandra Bayley

2011 National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development - Canberra

This year the Forum will hear from key thought leaders from around the world on:

Business Leadership in the New Global Green Economy – The Race is On

The Forum will be a chance to cover a broad spectrum of issues and to explore the leadership opportunities they provide for sustainable development within the region.

Key speakers for 2011 include:
 
Mr. Kishor Chaukar Managing Director, Tata Industries Ltd Rod Leaver CEO, Lend Lease
The Hon Tony Abbott Leader of the Opposition
Michael Costello CEO, ActewAGL
Rev. Tim Costello CEO, World Vision Australia
Romilly Madew CEO, Green Building Council of Australia
Simon Longstaff Executive Director, St James Ethics Centre
Matthew Wright, Executive Director, Beyond Zero Emissions


When:16-17 June, 8.30am-9.30pm
Location: Parliament House, Canberra

For more information and cost of registration, visit: http://www.nblf.com.au/forum-2011/

Public Forum: Hypothetical, Energy/Sustainability in Brisbane

Matthew Wright will be on the panel for this event.

CRCA 2011 - Keeping Ahead of the Curve
Public Forum: Hypothetical – Energy/Sustainability

When: Tue, 17th May, 1700-1830
Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Cnr Merivale & Glenelg Sts South Bank QLD 4101

For further information contact,  Jenni Metcalfe, Director, Econnect Communication (www.econnect.com.au)
jenni@econnect.com.au
Phone: 040 855 1866, 07 3846 7111

NSW presentation: ZCA Stationary Energy Plan presented in Ashfield


You are invited to attend a presentation on the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan.

The presentation will focus on the NSW elements of the ZCA Stationary Energy Plan, including the locations of the proposed wind and solar sites, and the estimated costs and job opportunities arising from manufacturing, construction, operations and maintenance.

Presenter:   Adam Lucas
When:  5 May, 7 - 9pm
Where:  Cadigal Room at Ashfield Aquatic Centre,160-178 Elizabeth Street (cnr Frederick & Elizabeth Streets), Ashfield

The Climate Change Our Future hold presentation on ZCA Stationary Energy Plan in Oakleigh, VIC

A TOWER surrounded by hundreds of mirrors will be shown as a shining light in the fight against climate change at a public meeting in Oakleigh.

The Climate Change Our Future talk, by Wheelers Hill resident and physicist Ken McGregor and energy sector engineer Jens Rumoller, will include a 1m model of a concentrated solar thermal power plant.

These plants, mooted by non-profit organisation Beyond Zero Emissions as a possible means of creating renewable energy in Australia, use an array of mirrors to direct sunlight at a central tower to heat liquid used to turn turbines to make electricity, BZE associate Dr McGregor said.

“We are trying to look at the options,” he said.

“BZE produced a major report last year on renewable energy. It’s trying to put some figures and costings on what can be reasonably achieved.”

The talk would also provide “useful information” for considering environmental policy such as a carbon tax.

“People need to have a bit of background to help them make important decisions,” Dr McGregor said.

When: 7.30-9pm on Thursday, May 5

Where: The Oakleigh Primary School hall, Logie St, Oakleigh

For details, call Sharron Pfueller at Climate Change Our Future on 9545 5898.

Perth Launch: Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan

Solar and wind can supply Australia's energy needs within 10 years. This forum will discuss what steps need to be taken now to make it a reality.

  • Designed by a broad coalition of engineers, academics, and industry experts
  • Fully costed
  • Uses proven, existing, renewable technologies
  • Can be built within the next decade
  • Zero carbon emissions


SPEAKERS/PANELLISTS INCLUDE:

Senator Scott Ludlam, Greens Senator for WA
Hon. Alannah MacTiernan, Former WA Planning and Infrastructure Minister
Mr Matthew Wright, Executive Director, Beyond Zero Emissions and Young Environmentalist of the Year
Mr Steve Gates, Chair, Sustainable Energy Now

Prof Paul Hardisty, Global Director of Economics and Sustainability, WorleyParsons

MC Verity James, ABC Radio broadcaster

Book your ticket at www.zcaperthlaunch.eventbrite.com

When:
Monday 14 March
Arriving 5.45pm for a 6pm sharp start
Where:
Perth Town Hall
Corner Barrack St and Hay St, Perth
Free entry

Brisbane: Zero Carbon Australia Speaker Training

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Location:  B124 in B Block, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point, 2 George St, Brisbane QLD 4001

The Presenter Training runs for two days over the weekend:
Saturday February 26, 9.30 am - 4 pm
and
Sunday February 27, 9.30 am - 4 pm

Beyond Zero Emissions has successfully run a pilot program to train speakers in Victoria. The trained speakers are volunteers who give presentations to a range of groups - from lay people to technical audiences. BZE is now extending the presenter training program across Australia. The aim is to add more trained people to our list of speakers....

Beyond Zero Emissions at the Sustainable Living Festival 2011

Australia's largest sustainability festival is on again in Melbourne. The 12th annual Sustainable Living Festival (mission: safe climate) features a huge range of fascinating workshops, talks, exhibitions, stalls and markets.

The program can be downloaded from here.

Beyond Zero Emissions is participating in various events, including:

  • How do we feed and clothe the world in 2050? (with Fran Kelly from Radio National)  Wednesday 16 February, 5:30-7:30pm, The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
  • 100% renewable energy - more than just a big idea (with Mark Jacobson of Stanford University) Saturday 19 February, 3.30-5pm, The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
  • Zero Carbon Concert, Saturday 19 February, 4-6pm, Federation Square main stage, Melbourne

Further information in the program or on the BZE calendar.

Zero Carbon Australia 2020 Stationary Energy Plan - Adelaide Launch

BZE is coming to Adelaide!

Come along to hear about the ground-breaking plan for 100% renewable energy within a decade.

Friday, December 3
6:00pm for a 6.30pm start
Elder Hall, Adelaide University, North Tce, Adelaide
Free Entry

To RSVP click here.

Featuring:

  • Mark Ogge, Communications Director at Beyond Zero Emissions and originator of the Zero Carbon Australia concept
  • Cr Eddie Hughes, Whyalla City Council
  • A/Prof. John Spoehr, Economist, University of Adelaide
  • Patrick Hearps, lead author Zero Carbon Australia Plan

Presented by the Climate Emergency Network of South Australia (CLEAN SA), www.cleansa.org.au, 0437 714 786
Sponsored by the School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide.