Transition Newcastle hosts the second Fair Share Festival.

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  1. Michaelangelica

    Michaelangelica Junior Member

    May 2, 2006
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    Highlights include:

    - Friday evening, 6.30pm to 8.30pm: A Q&A-type forum - Closing the Poverty Gap. Panellists include Cheryl Kernot (chair of the Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand and former member of parliament); Doris Puiahi (Tugeda Tude fo Tumoro Project, Solomon Islands); Daniel Ben-Ami (finance and economic journalist, author of Ferraris for All); and Donnie Maclurcan (Founder and ideas person at Project Australia and co-founder of the Post Growth Institute).

    - Saturday, 10am to 5pm: Workshops, speakers, stalls, music, entertainment. Presentations and workshops will cover a range of topics including community gardens, a co-operatively run solar hot water factory, how the Sunshine Coast aims to become the most sustainable area in Australia, permaculture beyond the garden, and strategies for a successful transition to a more sustainable future. There will also be music, entertainment, food, and fair trade and craft stalls.

    - Sunday, 10am to 3.30: Workshops, ideas expo, entertainment. Workshops on spirituality and sustainability, asset-based community development and school gardens. There is also a drama workshop for children and practical workshops on blogs and tumblrs, and building a 12-volt sound system with pedal power. The expo will allow people who have good ideas that could help create a fairer, sustainable world to set up a table and share their ideas with others.

    - Friday, 6.30pm to Sunday, 3.30pm: Slum Survivor (an initiative of TEAR Australia). Over the weekend of the festival, 10 18- to 25-year-olds will build their own slum housing and participate in a simulation experience designed to help us get a small taste of what life might be like in a slum and to think about how we can respond.

    The festival is a partnership between Transition Newcastle, Hamilton Public School, the Family Action Centre (University of Newcastle), Permaculture Hunter and One Just World
  2. purplepear

    purplepear Junior Member

    Aug 11, 2009
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    Farm manager/ educator
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    warm temperate - some frost - changing every year
    come and see the Purple Pear team address the issues raised by chapter 14 of the design manual Saturday afternoon
  3. eco4560

    eco4560 New Member

    Feb 9, 2009
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    Go Purple Pear! And say hello any Sunny Coasters who pop over to see you. Wish I had time to pop down.

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