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November 2018

We Declare a Celebration!

28 November 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Staves Brewery, 4 Grose St
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia
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Join us at Staves Brewery for a showcase and celebration of Australian products and manufacturers dedicated to transparency and Red List Free materials. Declare is the nutrition label for materials. A growing number of manufacturers are getting on board with not only disclosing their ingredients but working to reduce chemicals known to cause harm to human and environmental health. The Declare program is a vital part of the Living Building Challenge, and Declared products are the first choice for specification…

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February 2019

The (Living) Future of the Commons

1 February at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – $30

There is a lot of talk a lot about 'sustainability' across many sectors today. We should know. We facilitate a lot of it. But, what are we trying to sustain? And, to that point, how can we manage resources effectively and equitably without evoking a 'tragedy of the commons'? In 2012, Economist Elinor Ostrom became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics for thoroughly disproving the 'Tragedy' theory, providing a model for how we can sustainably govern…

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BIDERAP ‘Reconnecting for Better Health’

7 February at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shaw Contract, 3a/650 Church St
Richmond, VIC 3121 Australia
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Humanity is the product of it evolved relationship to Nature, countless yesterdays of ongoing interaction and experience of the natural world. Our senses, our emotions, our intellect, and even our culture developed in close association with and in adaptive response to, the nonhuman world. (Stephen Kellert) Join us to hear from Jane Toner, Biomimicry Professional and Jessica Bennett, Senior ESD Engineer at Aurecon, sharing their project experience, approaches and perspectives on Health and Happiness and why our own well being is…

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March 2019

IUK ‘Water Positive Stories’

7 March at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aurecon Centre, 850 Collins St
Docklands, VIC 3008 Australia
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Water is Earth’s only self-renewing vital resource and a commons we share with all living systems. So how can we transform the way we use water in our communities to be in harmony with natural water cycles such that all life can thrive? Date: Thursday 7th March 2019 Time: 6 - 8pm Place: Aurecon Centre Register: Eventbrite This is the fourth in our series of Seven Living Building Challenge events taking place in Melbourne over the next few months.   Given that there…

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April 2019

Beauty Integral to Performance | Living Building Conversations #16

3 April at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brickworks Adelaide CBD Design Studio, 70 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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The Living Building Challenge mandates 'Beauty' to be part of the performance brief to 'recognise the need for beauty as a precursor to caring enough to preserve, conserve, and serve the greater good'. This is a acknowledgement that our buildings are opportunities to inspire our communities through delight and become an embodiment of sustainability values. Join us at Living Building Conversation #16 to discuss how Beauty is integral to performance. Our panel includes: Josephine Evans - Director at JPE Design Studio Nick…

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Brisbane Collaborative Meetup

15 April at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Wandering Cooks, Corner of Fish Lane & Cordelia St
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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Join the Living Future Brisbane Collaborative for its next meet up at the The Wandering Cooks. The evening will kick off with Scott Taylor from Terrain speaking about Public Realm Environmental and Landscape Guidelines in the UAE, covering several projects. Lisa Hinde from JLL will then speak briefly about her experiences with the Sydney Collaborative, following which there will be a general discussion about the Brisbane Collaborative direction – what would we like to see, do, and achieve. No need…

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