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September 2018

Bringing the Living Building Challenge to Queensland

18 September 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
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Join us at the Brisbane Square Library on Tuesday September 18th to learn about the Living Building Challenge (LBC) and how we can bring it to Queensland.  You'll also hear updates on the programs and progress of the Living Future Institute of Australia & International Living Future Institute. We'll be seeking expressions of interest on the night to launch and develop the Living Future Collaborative in Brisbane. Please meet the group outside the library at 7.30pm for after hours entry.…

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October 2018

Living Future Symposium 2018

10 October 2018 at 6:00 pm - 11 October 2018 at 5:00 pm
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Australia
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$245 – $305

This year's Symposium will be held in Melbourne on Thursday October 11th. A full day of discussions, talks and workshops will focus on the theme of Generosity within the streams of biophilic design, healthy materials, and special projects. We will come together to explore how to create a Living Future that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative. Our Before-After-Party preceding the event (10th October) in a secret Melbourne location is a seriously fun start to the Symposium. Head to our Symposium 2018…

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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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