Sustainable Dunedin City

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Browsing Posts published in October, 2012

Are you concerned about the industrial food system and where your food comes from?

Interested in learning more about a sustainable food system and what is going on in Dunedin? Join SEA in talking about the challenges of food today and the prospects of a sustainable food future!

A short film screening of author Anne Lappe’s expose of industrial agricultural myths, followed by a discussion panel with Professor of Sociology Hugh Campbell, Bart Acres of the Otago Food web and Otepoti Organics,  permaculturist Jan Foote, and the folks from Taste Nature. Then we invite you to join the discussion!

the-dirt-on-food Refreshments provided by Taste Nature.

Where? Centre for Sustainability Seminar room

547 Castle St.

Friday October 26th 5pm

http://groups.freecycle.org/Dunedin_Freecycle/posts/offer

http://www.nothrow.co.nz/

http://www.renew.org.nz/

http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/waste-minimisation/free-resource-waste-exchange

Are you concerned about the industrial food system and where your food comes from?

Interested in learning more about a sustainable food system and what is going on in Dunedin? Join SEA in talking about the challenges of food today and the prospects of a sustainable food future!

A short film screening of author Anne Lappe’s expose of industrial agricultural myths, followed by a discussion panel with Professor of Sociology Hugh Campbell, Bart Acres of the Otago Food web and Otepoti Organics,  permaculturist Jan Foote, and the folks from Taste Nature. Then we invite you to join the discussion!

the-dirt-on-food Refreshments provided by Taste Nature.

Where? Centre for Sustainability Seminar room

547 Castle St.

15 major items

on coalhttp://coalactionnetworkaotearoa.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/september-newsletter/

Watch Dr Susan Krumdieck, Mechanical Engineering, Uni of Canterbury, presenting on why digging up coal is the ‘dumbest thing to do right now’ to a group of CEOs at Leadership NZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9YRNqewGIY

See also for spring… the latest Spring Seed List from Otepoti Urban Organics – our local seed savers and sharing otepoti-organicsscheme. Growing from local seeds, saving seed and sharing seeds is so important for local food resilience. Thanks to Bart Acres for initiating and continuing this important initiative. Contact Bart at otepoti.urban.organics@gmail.com or check out the website at www.urbanorganics.org.nz/

Otepoti Urban Organics is also looking for people to ‘adopt a crop’, ie raise a certain type of vegetable crop, and later, collect the seeds for the seed exchange. See their website or facebook page for details. They particularly need people to grow a particular variety of pumpkin seeds….

GreenDrinks Dunedin: in the Back Room of Filadelfios at the Gardens

TOPIC THIS MONTH
: Sarah Williamson – playing sustainability music – or rather, music to sustain? Will be lovely, either way!

GREENDRINKS Dunedin provides an opportunity for everyone interested in sustainability and the environment to meet in a relaxed setting. It is organised in Dunedin by the Sustainable Dunedin City Society and is part of GreenDrinks International, a social networking movement. To find out more about GreenDrinks International go to www.greendrinks.org. To get on the GreenDrinks Dunedin elist – or to host a GreenDrinks – please contact Maureen on mhoward@slingshot.co.nz.

Sustainable Dunedin City Society is made up of persons who are interested in the issues of climate change, declining energy security and sustainability, as they affect Dunedin City. The Society is not affiliated with any political party and aims to facilitate a positive, secure and sustainable future for Dunedin City. For more information or to join go to www.sustainabledunedincity.org.nz or email secretary@sustainabledunedincity.org.nz

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