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Green Cross Australia is happy to promote a range of events that are dedicated to supporting the awareness and conservation of the environment. Search for events above by keyword, date or state. Feel free to let us know if you are hosting any 'green' events and we'll include them too!

Green Cross Australia will introduce the Community & Culture session of the Brisbane 202020 Vision Growing The Seeds Tour. The Tour will unearth, share and scale ways in which organisations all over Australia are overcoming the barriers that prevent more and better green space.

When: 24 November 2014 - 24 November 2014
Time: All day
Where: Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, St Lucia

2013 National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development

Green Cross Australia will be moderating an important Panel discussion about adaptive and resilient business models at this year's unmissable National Business Leaders Forum (NBLF) on Sustainable Development.

When: 27 June 2013 - 27 June 2013
Time: 1:45pm
Where: Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra

AIOP Office Professionals' Day Breakfast - Brisbane

Australian Institute of Office Professionals (AIOP) Breakfast

When: 03 May 2013
Time: 6:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Where: Pullman Hotel, King George Square, Brisbane

Adapt & Survive: Building Resilience

This series of half-day seminars, to be held across Australia and New Zealand in March and April 2013, address the issue of property resilience in the face of climate change.

When: 12 March 2013 - 17 April 2013
Time: Various
Where: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Wellington, Auckland

Amazonia Eterna - Brazil Film Festival Panel Discussion

Don't miss this screening of the award-winning documentary 'Amazonia Eterna' followed by a panel discussion with leading experts.

When: 20 February 2013 - 28 February 2013
Time: See website.
Where: Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide

2 Countries, 1 Future

In celebration of World Environment Day primary school kids from across Australia and the US participate in a panel discussion about a clean energy future.

When: 07 June 2012
Time: 8:30am-9:45am
Where: Questacon (Canberra) and worldwide via the Internet

2nd Australian Annual Conference on Electric Vehicles

After the success of the 2009 Electric Vehicle (EV) conference the event has expanded. Not only will it explore the short and long term consequences for all stakeholders of EVs arriving on the Australian market but it will also have a parallel conference on smart grids.

When: 21 October 2010
Time: -
Where: Novatel Brisbane

350 - 10/10/10 Global Party

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand. The mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis-to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.

When: 10 October 2010
Time: All the day
Where: Visit 350.org to find out an event near you

350 - International Day of Climate Action

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand. The mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis-to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.

When: 24 October 2009
Time: All day!
Where: All around the world!

A Conversation with Peter Singer

The Ideas Festival presents A Conversation with Peter Singer. At this special event to launch his new book The life you can save: Acting now to end world poverty, Peter Singer will discuss the moral implications of greed and poverty, and his suggestion extreme poverty could be abolished if the world’s wealthiest 10 per cent of people donated a fraction of their income

When: 05 February 2009
Time: 6.30pm
Where: State Library of Queensland, SLQ Auditorium 1, Cultural Centre, South Bank

Anti Poverty Week

Anti-Poverty Week aims to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and within Australia. It also aims to encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

When: 12 October 2008
Time: All Week!
Where: WorldWide

A Musical Evening

Griffith University and Green Cross Australia invite you to A Musical Evening, a night of classical music, drinks and refreshments to mark the launch of the 2008 National People’s Assembly and celebrate the greater Green Cross community.

When: 08 August 2008
Time: 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Where: Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Griffith Conservatorium, South Bank, Brisbane

Banksia Forum

The Banksia Forum is all about hearing examples of inspirational achievements from driven individuals who have sought and implemented real solutions, exemplified by winning a Banksia Award.

When: 27 October 2012
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Biodiversity Month

Biodiversity Month, supported by the Australian government, is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.

When: 01 September 2010 - 30 September 2010
Time: All the month!
Where: All around Australia

Bleach* Festival: Shored Up

Join Green Cross Australia at the Bleach* Festival for Queensland's Premiere Screening of 'Shored Up' - Winner of the Sundance Institute Hilton LightStay Sustainability Award.

When: 16 March 2014 - 16 March 2014
Time: 11am - 2pm
Where: Bleach* Boulevard, Tomewin St Currumbin QLD, 4223

Business Resilience Roundtable Breakfast

Our new Business Adaptation Network will lead a groundbreaking "Get Ready Queensland" breakfast discussion in Brisbane on October 16 involving four Ministers, an audience of 200 business leaders, and a panel of senior executives who take disaster resilience seriously.

When: 16 October 2013 - 16 October 2013
Time: 6.45am arrival (for 7.00am start) to 9.00am
Where: Room 360, Level 10, Y Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus

EIANZ Forum: Naturally Hazardous Queensland

EIANZ is hosting a full day forum around the future of Queensland under increasingly frequent natural hazardous events - floods, landslides and the odd bushfire.

When: 09 May 2013
Time: 9am - 5pm
Where: 200 Creek St, Novotel Brisbane

every rooftop launch

Green Cross Australia warmly invites you to an evening of sizzling networking and the launch of our latest program: every rooftop.

When: 27 March 2013
Time: 5-7pm
Where: Wesley House Rooftop Space. 140 Ann Street, Brisbane

CI2012 Creative Innovation Asia Pacific Conference

Building on the success of Ci2010 and Ci2011, over 40 innovators, thinkers and business leaders will present valuable strategies, stories and insights to create an interactive and un-missable event of a lifetime.

When: 28 November 2012
Time: 9am to 9:30pm
Where: Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Melbourne CMIANZ Networking Event

A networking opportunity about carbon management hosted by Carbon Management Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

When: 10 October 2012
Time: 6pm
Where: Hub Melbourne (lvl 3 673 Bourket St, Melbourne)

Sydney CMIANZ Networking Event

A networking opportunity about carbon management hosted by Carbon Management Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

When: 20 September 2012
Time: 5:45 pm
Where: The Occidental (43 York Street, Sydney)

A Conversation over Lunch with the Dalai Lama on Values in Leadership, Environmental Thinking and Action Required

We are delighted to announce that on Friday June 17 2011, a special gathering of 1000 business and community leaders will have a unique chance to build a personal heart connection about our precious environment. A Conversation over Lunch with the Dalai Lama on Values in Leadership, Environmental Thinking and Action Required, is proudly presented by Dalai Lama in Australia, and proudly hosted by Green Cross Australia.

When: 17 June 2011
Time: 11.30am - 2.30pm
Where: Plaza Ballroom, Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre, South Brisbane

Earth Day

From greening schools to hosting town hall discussions on clean energy investment and green jobs, Earth Day Network leads its network in thousands of Earth Day events and actions worldwide each year. To catalyze global environmental activism, Earth Day Network has chosen A Billion Acts of Green® as the theme for Earth Day 2011.

When: 22 April 2011
Time: All day!
Where: All around the world!

CEDA: Managing Major Catastrophes

With every reason to be proud of operational responses to catastrophes Australia must ask whether its policy and funding models are equally strong. Have responses to events in these past months been the best we can do and will they serve us well into the future? Can we produce better results that drive future productivity and resilience through recovery? This CEDA half day thought leadership forum will take discussion beyond the current economic outlook and policy.

When: 13 April 2011
Time: Half Day Breakfast Forum (7.15am - 12.00pm)
Where: Brisbane Hilton, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD

Clean Up Australia Day

Every year hundreds of thousands of Australians help clean up, fix up and conserve our environment on Clean Up Australia Day. Clean Up Australia Day is fun, easy and everyone can get involved. Individuals and local groups can either organise a Clean Up site or volunteer to join an existing site.

When: 06 March 2011
Time: All Day!
Where: Australia-wide!

Clean Up the World Weekend

In 2010 the campaign's flagship event Clean Up the World Weekend will be held from the 17-19 of September. Clean Up the World encourages participants to organise an activity on, or around this weekend and celebrate their environmental achievements.

When: 17 September 2010 - 19 September 2010
Time: All the weekend
Where: All around the world

Australia Pacific Earth Charter +10 Festival

The Australia Pacific Earth Charter +10 Festival is a celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter and will focus on living and building sustainable communities in the face of global challenges. The Festival will bring people to Brisbane from across Australia and from neighbouring countries in the Pacific region to share ideas in an atmosphere of celebration and collaboration.

When: 16 September 2010 - 18 September 2010
Time: Visit the website to find specific details closer to the date
Where: Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Youth Leadership for Sustainability Forum

Presented by Brisbane Youth Environment Network, Brisbane Youth Leadership for Sustainability Forum is an opportunity people who care about the environment to get involved and have their say.

When: 09 July 2010 - 09 July 2010
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Where: Visible Ink Youth Space 54 Berwick Street Fortitude Valley

Earth Hour 2010

Created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

When: 27 March 2010 - 27 March 2010
Time: 8.30-9.30pm
Where: Around the world!

Clean Up Australia Day

2010 marks the 20th anniversary of Clean Up Australia Day. Thousands of Australians will take to their local park, beach, bushland and streets and really help to make a difference to the environment. Individuals and local groups can either organise a clean up site or volunteer to join an existing site.

When: 07 March 2010
Time: All Day!
Where: All over Australia - check out the Clean Up Australia website for updates!

Climate Change @ Work Brisbane: Creating the sustainable workplace

The Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney, is one of Australia's leading authorities on working life. Climate change is changing jobs, human resource management practice, workplace relations and skill demands. Experts from leading organisations will discuss the actions workplaces need to take to develop new approaches to green education, training and carbon reduction in the workplace. This is your unique opportunity to get the latest insights from key thought leaders on Australia's increased sustainability in the workplace.

When: 29 October 2009
Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Where: Ship Inn, South Bank, Brisbane, QLD

Future Shots Sustainability Film Challenge

If you are living in Victoria and aged 21 and under, Future Shots invites you to create a short film (three minutes or less) that answers the question Sustainability: What's it all about? Win up to $8000 in prizes in Victoria for 10 best films about sustainability and the top 20 films will be screened one week before the climate talks and the top few films with be screened 3 times a day at Federation Square during the climate talks.

When: 30 September 2009 - 06 November 2009
Time: Closing date November 6th
Where: Open to Victorian residents only

Community Development Conference

The Community Development Conference, held in Brisbane, is a collaboration between the International Association of Community Development and Community Development Queensland. The conference focuses on breaking the barriers between social, environmental and economic issues to form environmentally sustainable communities.

When: 16 June 2009 - 19 June 2009
Time: All week!
Where: Brisbane

Earth Day

The first Earth Day in 1970 brought more than 20 million people out into the streets to protest against environmental destruction and changed history!

When: 22 April 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

Green Cross Australia and TCB Centre host 'Colour Therapy'

Climate change has devastating effects all over the world, from extreme weather to sea levels rising. It is also contributing to the bleaching of Australia's beautiful coral reefs - destroying a fragile ecosystem. Green Cross Australia and TCB Fashion Mall are hosting a fashion, style, and pamper night to raise awareness about this important topic.

When: 12 February 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: TCB Centre, 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD

Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty

Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.

When: 15 October 2008
Time: All Day!
Where: Worldwide!

Carbon Emissions Trading - What is it and how will it affect us?

The emerging Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme will affect us all. But what is it all about? Come along to the EcoCentre forum and learn from those who know including Simon McCabe, Richard Sanders and Graeme Taylor.

When: 09 October 2008
Time: from 5.30pm
Where: Griffith University EcoCentre, Nathan Campus

Clean Up Australia Day

Every year, from Perth to Penrith, hundreds of thousands of Australians get stuck in and clean up their local environment by collecting and removing rubbish on Clean Up Australia Day.

When: 02 March 2008
Time: All day!
Where: Around Australia!

Green Lane Diary 2012 begins Term 3

Schools around Australia are about to start their Green Lane Diaries in Term 3. Be a part of this wonderful free educational program and register now!

When: 09 July 2012
Time: During school
Where: In primary schools around Australia

Green Heart Fair - Chermside

Would you like to see Brisbane become Australia's most sustainable city? Put aside Sunday, 15 May 2011 and join us at the sustainability Green Heart Fair from 10am - 3pm at 7th Brigade Park, Murphy Road, Chermside.

When: 15 May 2011
Time: 10am - 3pm
Where: 7th Brigade Park, Murphy Road, Chermside

Global Green Challenge

A road race like no other - with cars totally reliant on the sun. Known as the 'brain sport' of our time, the Global Green Challenge participants will traverse more than 3,000 kilometres of the Australian continent from tropical Darwin to Adelaide, in cars powered by nothing more than the sun!

When: 16 August 2010 - 23 August 2010
Time: As long as the sun shines!
Where: From Darwin to Adelaide!

Going Green Expo

GOING GREEN EXPO is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the latest products, services and new technologies available for every Australian industry and household to reduce environmental impact, greenhouse emissions, climate change and contribute to a healthier planet.

When: 05 June 2008 - 08 June 2008
Time: 5 - 8 June 2008
Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre

Victoria faces a changing climate with more frequent and intense major weather events. Join the Business Adaptation Network to learn about cutting-edge property resilience tools that empower property managers to adapt to variability, and the role that green infrastructure plays.

When: 12 November 2014 - 12 November 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Where: Melbourne Town Hall

Real food - Bright future

Join us for an evening of conversation, drinks and exquisite canapés made by Brisbane's top chef Alejandro Cancino at award winning restaurant Urbane. Celebrate the return of Queensland's environmental mojo!

When: 23 September 2014 - 23 September 2014
Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm
Where: Urbane, 181 Mary Street Brisbane

Not-So-Hypothetical: A Heated Conversation

Though itʼs been dangerously hot in Melbourne already, unprecedented heat waves may likely lie ahead. This hypothetical style event will explore how Melbourneʼs energy, water, transport and systems will respond as community services struggle to meet demand.

When: 31 March 2014 - 31 March 2014
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: BMW Edge in Federation Square

Australia-Brazil Chamber of Commerce Roundtable

Green Cross Australia is partnering with the Australia Brazil Chamber of Commerce to lead a Sydney forum about green trade opportunities as the 2014 Brisbane G20 meeting approaches. Join the discussion about how GE Ecomagination, LanzaTech and Baker McKenzie assess renewable energy, aviation biofuels and carbon offset market developments.

When: 03 October 2013 - 03 October 2013
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm, followed by drinks and Brazilian snacks from 7:00pm to 8:00pmpm
Where: Faculty Common Room, Level 4, Law School, University of Sydney

Green Star Awards 2013

The Green Star Awards recognize those who have made remarkable efforts to prevent, prepare for, and respond to environmental disasters around the world.

When: 02 September 2013 - 02 September 2013
Time: 9am (local time)
Where: Geneva, Switzerland

Musical - 2050: The Future We Want

'2050 – The Future We Wan't musical is organised to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Green Cross International, an organisation started by Nobel Peace Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev. The musical will be staged in Geneva, Switzerland at the UN’s Palais des Nations on September 3rd.

When: 03 August 2013 - 03 September 2013
Time: 7pm
Where: Assembly Hall, Palais des Nations, United Nations at Geneva, Switzerland

Learning to Adapt 5

Join the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand on Thursday August 1st, 2013, to build professional capacity to address climate change issues.

When: 01 August 2013 - 01 August 2013
Time: 8.30am to 5.15pm
Where: University of New South Wales, Kensington

NCCARF Climate Adaptation Conference 2013

The NCCARF Climate Adaptation 2013 knowledge+partnerships conference will bring together end users and researchers from across Australia to share experience in adaptation and showcase activities, strategies and research.

When: 27 June 2013 - 24 June 2013
Time: 9am
Where: Hilton Hotel, Sydney

International Women's Day 2013 - Women in Focus Breakfast

Women in Focus invites you to join us at a breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day. Throughout our national series we will share the stories of women who are changing the world through business and discuss how we can create sustainable business models to support and empower our future generations.

When: 08 March 2013
Time: 7-9am
Where: The Art Gallery, Customs House 339 Queen Street Brisbane, Queensland 4001 Australia

It's the weather, stupid!

Join Green Cross Australia CEO Mara Bun for this free event at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne, and learn how networked resilience grows, as severe weather intensifies.

When: 17 February 2013
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Where: Under the Gum, Birrarung Marr Park, Victoria

Rescue

How would you react in a high-pressure scenario with people’s lives at stake? Rescue puts you in charge as you discover what it’s like to be involved in land, sea and air rescues.

When: 07 November 2012 - 28 January 2013
Time: 10am to 5pm daily
Where: Ipswich Art Gallery, Nicholas Street, Ipswich 4305

International Cities, Town Centres and Communities Conference 2012

The ICTC 2012 Conference is being hosted by the Gold Coast City Council and will be held at the Outrigger, Surfers Paradise, from Tuesday 16th October to Friday 19th October 2012.

When: 16 October 2012 - 19 October 2012
Time: All day
Where: Outrigger, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Property Council of Australia Sustainable Development Conference

The 2012 Sustainable Development Conference will take you on a quantum leap into the future of sustainability. Resilience, adaptation and enterprise are the new bottom line as the realities of extreme climate events and the business of everyday life come together.

When: 09 August 2012
Time: 9am to 4pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Perth, Western Australia

Healthy Buildings 2012

Balance of Power: Energy Conservation versus indoor Environment Quality, One Day Symposium

Around the world current public debate is focused on the global problem of climate change. A crucial part of this discussion is how greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced.

But what kind of indoor environments can we expect in future buildings if energy efficiency is the main target? Is it possible to strike a balance between these competing interests? Or are we already there?

The subject of this symposium will be balancing the need for energy conservation, while improving indoor environmental quality. Bringing together key industry stakeholders, this will be an opportunity to hear and learn from experts on the current situation; contribute discussions on future direction; and provide a chance for interdisciplinary networking.



When: 12 July 2012
Time: 
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

RUOK? DAY

Thursday 15 September, 2011 is R U OK? Day. It’s a national day of action which aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about.

When: 15 September 2011 - 15 September 2011
Time: All day!
Where: Australia

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the largest celebration of volunteers and volunteerism in Australia, and provides an opportunity to highlight the role of volunteers in our communities and to say thank you to the more than 5 million Australians who volunteer. The theme for National Volunteer Week, 9-15 May 2011 is...Inspiring the Volunteer in You

When: 09 May 2011 - 15 May 2011
Time: All week!
Where: Around Australia!

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is held annually around the world to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women throughout history and across nations.

When: 08 March 2011
Time: All Day!
Where: All around the world!

National Recycling Week

Now in its 14th year National Recycling Week provides us all with an opportunity to move towards avoiding waste through building on our daily habits to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in the community.

When: 08 November 2010 - 14 November 2010
Time: All the week
Where: All around Australia

International Volunteer Managers Day

Behind the army of volunteers around the world lies an equally dedicated group of individuals and agencies - skilled professionals who are adept at taking singular passion and turning it into effective action. That is why we celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day every year on November 5.

When: 05 November 2010
Time: All the day
Where: Visit the official website to find out an event near you

National Water Week

National Water Week is an annual awareness week that aims to raise public awareness and improve understanding of water issues in Australia. National Water Week is the only event in Australia that provides a national focus for water issues. In 2010 National Water Week will take place on 17 - 23 October.

When: 17 October 2010 - 23 October 2010
Time: Visit the National Water Week to find an event near you
Where: All around Australia

Ride to Work Day

National Ride To Work Day is a non-profit event aimed at getting more people to ride to work more often. It encourages health, fitness and an awareness of the environment as well as creating and increasing bike commuter communities. On Wednesday 14 October Australians all around the country will hop on their bikes and demonstrate the power of the pedal for National Ride to Work Day.

When: 13 October 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around Australia

Smart Living 2010

Smart Living means different things to different people. This year, Ipswich City Council has restructured the way in which people can approach 'smart living' by offering an open stage for local people, businesses, industry and organisations to showcase smarter ways of living and provide new innovations and alternative choices for local residents.

When: 26 September 2010
Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Where: Ipswich Showgrounds, 81 Warwick Road, Ipswich

International Cleanup Day

Organized by the Project AWARE Foundation, this massive volunteer event is the largest of its kind - when underwater teams of dive volunteers in more than 100 countries tackle marine debris issues head on.

When: 25 September 2010
Time: Visit the AWARE website for further information
Where: All around the world

Ozone Day

On 19 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date, in 1987, on which the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed.

When: 16 September 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around the world

National Bilby Day

Save the Bilby Fund was set up by conservationists Frank Manthey and Peter McRae to raise money to help put a stop to the steady decline of this delightful marsupial.

When: 12 September 2010
Time: All the day
Where: Charlesville

National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day is held on 7 September each year to encourage the community to help conserve Australia's unique native fauna and flora. We can all take action to prevent further extinctions by restoring healthy numbers of endangered species and ecological communities in the wild.

When: 07 September 2010
Time: All day
Where: All around Australia

Landcare Week

Landcare Australia is encouraging everyone to become a citizen scientist during Landcare Week, from September 6 to 13.

When: 06 September 2010 - 13 September 2010
Time: All the week
Where: All around Australia

Save the Koala Month

The Australian Koala Foundation organises Save the Koala Month (September) annually to raise funds and awareness.

When: 01 September 2010 - 30 September 2010
Time: All the month
Where: All around Australia

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Held in the last week of August each year, Keep Australia Beautiful Week was developed by KAB to help focus and remind people of the simple things that they can do in their daily lives to help protect the environment.

When: 23 August 2010 - 29 August 2010
Time: All week!
Where: All around Australia

National Science Week

The National Science Week, supported by the Australian Government and key industry bodies like Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), is held each year all around Australia. In 2010, the school theme is biodiversity!

When: 14 August 2010 - 22 August 2010
Time: Visit the National Science Week website for events near you
Where: All around Australia

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

The 9 August is celebrated by the United Nations as the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. It is an opportunity for everyone to acknowledge the significant place that indigenous cultures occupy in the world's cultural landscape, and the important contribution they make to our rich cultural diversity.

When: 09 August 2010
Time: Visit the United Nations website to find out events around the world
Where: All around the world

NAIDOC 2010

NAIDOC celebrates the survival of Indigenous culture and the Indigenous contribution to modern Australia. All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities. The 2010 National NAIDOC theme is 'Unsung Heroes - Closing the Gap by Leading Their Way'.

When: 04 July 2010 - 11 July 2010
Time: All week!
Where: Host city is Melbourne - but celebrations happening around Australia.

National Business Leaders Forum on Sutainable Development - Building Resilient Cities: a hypothetical

The National Business Leaders Forum on Sutainable Development is pleased to announce that the 2010 program will include Building Resilient Cities: a hypothetical to be chaired by ABC Radio National's Fran Kelly

When: 28 May 2010
Time: 9.30am
Where: Parliament House, Canberra

International Human Rights Day

The International Human Rights Day marks the anniversary of the Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Over the years, a whole network of human rights instruments and mechanisms has been developed to ensure the primacy of human rights and to confront human rights violations wherever they occur.

When: 10 December 2009
Time: All day!
Where: All around the world!

HIA BuildGreen Expo

Building a house? Drought proofing your garden? Greening your home or workplace? Or looking to protect our precious environment? Then don't miss Australia's largest showcase of products and services which save water and energy, increase recycling and save the environment. The HIA BuildGreen Expo returns to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from Friday 16 - Sunday 18 October 2009.

When: 16 October 2009 - 18 October 2009
Time: 10am - 6pm daily
Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre, (2 Clarendon Street, SOUTBANK)

International Day of Peace

Marked every September 21st, the United Nations’ International Day of Peace is a global holiday where individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.

When: 21 September 2009 - 21 September 2009
Time: All Day!
Where: Around the world

National Sustainable House Day

As part of the 8th annual Sustainable House Day, homes across the country will open so others can learn and experience the benefits of all aspects of sustainable living.

When: 13 September 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around Australia!

Brisbane Festival

The 2009 Brisbane Festival, a merger of the Riverfestival and the Brisbane Festival, is set to be one of Australia’s biggest arts festivals, offering extraordinary International and Australian artists, productions, free world-class events and theatre.

When: 12 September 2009 - 03 October 2009
Time: For event times, check the Brisbane Festival 2009 programme, to be released in June 2009.
Where: Brisbane

National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day is held on 7 September each year to encourage the community to help conserve Australia's unique native fauna and flora. We can all take action to prevent further extinctions by restoring healthy numbers of endangered species and ecological communities in the wild.

When: 07 September 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around Australia!

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Held in the last week of August each year, Keep Australia Beautiful Week was developed by KAB to help focus and remind people of the simple things that they can do in their daily lives to help protect the environment.

When: 24 August 2009 - 30 August 2009
Time: All week!
Where: Around Australia!

National Tree Day

Planet Ark's National Tree Day is Australia's biggest community tree-planting event and since Tree Day started in 1996 over 11.5 million native trees and shrubs have been planted by more than 1.5 million volunteers!

When: 02 August 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around Australia!

SIGG Design Competition

Want to be a famous designer - with your creations seen and loved all over the world? Now is your chance to get your design placed on one of the most unique, enduring and environmentally conscious products on the planet - the SIGG water bottle. SIGG is currently running a fantastic competition open to artists from all walks of life to design their own SIGG bottle. The competition begins June 15th and is running until August 31st.

When: 15 June 2009 - 31 August 2009
Time: All day
Where: Across Australia

Greenfest

Greenfest is Australia's largest free green festival to celebrate World Environment Day and align envrionmental and economic opportunities. It is a motivating and electric event with free public concerts featuring a great line up of artists, films, speakers, workshops and exhibitions!

When: 05 June 2009 - 07 June 2009
Time: All weekend!
Where: Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

National Business Leader's Forum

The 10th National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development will be held on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 May 2009 at Parliament House in Canberra. The theme of this year's Forum is Redesigning the Global Economy: turning risks into sustainable business opportunities and will showcase the best current thinking and practice in sustainable development from prominent global leaders in business, government, science and academe.

When: 28 May 2009 - 29 May 2009
Time: 
Where: 

National Volunteers Week

Volunteering Queensland will be holding a number of events across Brisbane for National Volunteer Week including forums, cocktail seminars, entertainment and a day at the races to show appreciation to the value of volunteering.

When: 11 May 2009 - 17 May 2009
Time: All week!
Where: 

One Just World

One Just World is an initiative of AusAID, World Vision and International Women's Development Agency. The One Just World series aims to inform and provide ways to get more involved in making the changes needed to end global poverty and inequality and together build a more just and sustainable future.

When: 11 May 2009 - 11 May 2009
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Where: The Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Russel Street, South Bank

National Youth Leadership Day Congress and Multicultural Concert

Brisbane non-profit incorporated organisation, Youth4Unity, will hold its first annual National Youth Leadership Day Congress in April 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations. Youth4Unity will also launch a new song for Queensland and with its talented Kidz2Kidz Choir in a Multicultural Concert; these events will be held at QUT’s Gardens Theatre and Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre respectively.

When: 03 April 2009
Time: Congress: 8.30am – 3.30pm Concert: 6:30pm - 9.30pm
Where: Congress @QUT Gardens Theatre Concert @ Roma Street Parkland Amphitheatre

MOSS Sustainability Series

The 2009 Sustainability Series is 13 Events across 5 cities from April to June. With the current economic crisis and the knowledge of how time poor everyone is, MOSS has joined forces with leading law firm Minter Ellison and over a dozen specialists from around the country to bring to you, what we believe will be one of the most important series of events that will help you to understand the complexities of NGERs, the Carbon Pollution Scheme, and a changing consumer and financial landscape.

When: 31 March 2009 - 20 May 2009
Time: Various
Where: Various

Neighbour Day

Participating in Neighbour Day is easy. You don’t make a donation, you don’t wear a ribbon and you don’t buy a badge. You don’t even have to register or volunteer or set up a committee! Simply say G'day to your neighbours and make a special effort to introduce yourself to older residents in your street and anyone who lives alone.

When: 29 March 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

International Women's Day 2009... with Green Cross Australia

Have lunch with the Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce and Green Cross Australia to celebrate International Women's Day. Hear Mara's fascinating personal and professional journey from Brazil, the States and Australia and how Mara is bringing together many groups in innovative ways to educate and empower new generations, and in particular our own children, to live and breathe the values of Green Cross Australia.

When: 09 March 2009
Time: 12.00pm – 2.00pm
Where: Community Centre, Kedron Wavell Services Club, Hamilton Road, Chermside

National Ground Water Awareness Week

Ground Water Awareness Week will be celebrating the International Year of Planet Earth. Just as periodic checks of furnaces and smoke detectors are recommended, so is an annual water well checkup.

When: 09 March 2009 - 15 March 2009
Time: All Week!
Where: Around Australia

International Human Rights Day

This theme for 2008, “Dignity and justice for all of us,” reinforces the vision of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a commitment to universal dignity and justice.

When: 10 December 2008
Time: All day
Where: All around the world

International Volunteer Day

In 1985, the United Nations designated 5 December as International volunteer day. This day celebrates the efforts of those who have made an important contribution to society by giving their time as volunteers.

When: 05 December 2008
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

Oxfam Challenge: a life-changing adventure

Ride through China's culturally diverse Yunnan province or the friendly villages of Vietnam and Cambodia with Oxfam Challenge and raise funds for our work in 29 countries.

When: 30 November 2008
Time: TBA
Where: China/ Vietnam-Cambodia

GreenHeart CitySmart Neighbourhood Fair- Bracken Ridge

The GreenHeart CitySmart Neighbourhood Fair is encouraging residents to come and learn about their local neighbourhood, local communities, environmental and sustainable issues and to green up their back yards whilst enjoying free entertainment.

When: 02 November 2008
Time: 10am - 1pm
Where: McPherson Park Yaraan St, Bracken Ridge

GreenFest

Enjoy hundreds of fresh ideas and some of Australia's best emerging bands, local short films, speakers, interactive arts and more. By just turning up you could make the difference with new friends and networks coming together to build a cooler future.

When: 10 October 2008 - 12 October 2008
Time: Three days!
Where: South Bank, Brisbane

People on the Move at the Noosa Longweekend Festival

Green Cross Australia is presenting the People on the Move - Dealing with Climate Change forum at the Noosa Long Weekend Festival on 13 July 2008, featuring a panel of cool heads on the hot topic of rising water levels for coastal populations.

When: 13 July 2008
Time: 9.30am
Where: The J

The economics of climate change

Join our CEO, Mara Bún, for the release of CEDA's policy perspective 'The Economics of Climate Change'. The event will focus on how we can best minimise the cost of climate change.

When: 19 June 2014 - 19 June 2014
Time: 12pm to 2pm (lunch)
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Grey Street, South Bank, QLD

Green Cross Australia is partnering with Townsville City Council to visualise and plan a community response to a hypothetical Cyclone Yasi-like event that hits Townsville directly.

When: 29 May 2014 - 29 May 2014
Time: Approx 11am to 3pm
Where: C2, Civic Theatre, Townsville

What will Queensland look like in the future?

Join Queensland Conservation and a panel of industry leaders as they pose the question… What will Queensland look like in the future? This ‘Sustainability Breakfast’ event will be held on Wednesday 31 July.

When: 31 July 2013 - 31 July 2013
Time: 7am - 9am
Where: Hilton Hotel, Brisbane (Queens Ballroom)

United Nations Association Australia's World Environment Day Awards Presentation Dinner 2013

Each year, in support of UNEP World Environment Day (June 5), the United Nations Association of Australia hosts the World Environment Day Awards. Winners are announced at the Awards Presentation Dinner, and this gala event celebrates the outstanding achievements of the year’s winners and finalists.

When: 07 June 2013
Time: 6:30pm for 7:00pm   
Where:  Ballroom, Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Square (off Parliament Place), Melbourne, Victoria

Speed Date a Sustainable Designer

Fifteen leading sustainable architects and building designers will provide free advice to the public at upcoming Speed Date a Sustainable Designer events in Brisbane and Sydney.

When: 18 May 2013 - 01 June 2013
Time: 2.30 - 4.30pm Brisbane 18 May | 2.30 - 4.30pm Sydney 1June
Where: Brisbane and Sydney

United Nations Youth Queensland State Summit 2013: The Number Games

Summit is a 3 day residential youth conference for outstanding students in years 10-12 with a focus on foreign affairs, politics and youth issues.

When: 08 March 2013
Time: 9am
Where: Anglican Church Grammar School

What's Politics Got To Do With It?

This interview-style session at Green Cities 2013 will challenge the perspectives and politics surrounding our nation’s biggest opportunity and challenge – making our cities work.

When: 06 March 2013
Time: 1.45pm - 2.20pm
Where: Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre

WetlandCare Australia's National Art and Photography Competition

WetlandCare Australia invites artists and photographers to enter the 6th annual National Art and Photography Competition. Help promote wetlands and have your work exhibited at Hunter Wetlands Centre, Newcastle to celebrate World Wetlands Day on Saturday 2 February 2013.

When: 07 November 2012 - 09 November 2012
Time: 
Where: Australia-wide

Sustainable Planning & Development Conference Qld

Explore the current status of planning and development issues in Queensland.

When: 02 August 2012
Time: All Day
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Tour de Office

Phew! Our supersonic CEO Mara, dynamic director Kym and super sporty Lisa and Megan all put in 110% to raise money for a worthy cause last week.

When: 16 July 2012
Time: All day
Where: Green Leaf Engineering Office, Brisbane

Speed Date a Sustainable Designer

15 of Queensland's leading sustainable architects will be available to discuss ideas and explore the best environmental options for your home.

When: 26 May 2012
Time: 1-3pm
Where: Queensland Terrace, State Library of Queensland, Southbank

Property Council of Australia's QLD The Big Future Rebuilding Queensland Symposium

The Property Council's The BIG Future one day symposium will focus on rebuilding Queensland, restoring investor confidence and creating resilient communities in the wake of the worst flooding disaster and cyclone in the State's history.

When: 18 March 2011
Time: 7.00am - 3.00pm
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Universal Children Day

In 1954 the United Nations General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. Universal Children's Day is now observed across Australia on the fourth Wednesday in October and forms the central focus of Children's Week celebrations.

When: 27 October 2010
Time: Visit the Universal Children Day website for further information
Where: All around the world

World Animal Day

World Animal Day celebrates humankind’s unique relationship with the animal kingdom, and acknowledges the numerous ways in which animals enrich our lives.

When: 04 October 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around the world

Walk to Work Day

National Walk to Work Day is an annual event being held on Friday, 1 October 2010 involving workers and workplaces around the country. Now in its 8th year as a national initiative, Walk to Work Day helps workplaces to support their employees to include regular walking in their daily routine.

When: 01 October 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around Australia

World Carfree Day

Every September 22, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to remind the world that we don't have to accept our car-dominated society. World Carfree Day is aimed at showcasing just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars...365 days a year.

When: 22 September 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around the World

World Water Monitoring Day

World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.

When: 18 September 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around the world

Sustainable House Day

As part of the 9th annual Sustainable House Day, homes across the country will open so others can learn and experience the benefits of all aspects of sustainable living. And what's more, these houses appear normal on the outside...so it's only when stepping inside that the learning begins!

When: 12 September 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around Australia

2010 Centennial Celebrations of Wattle Day

National Wattle Day is celebrated throughout Australia on the 1st September each year. This year, the Centennial Celebrations of Wattle Day will be held in Canberra, organized by the Wattle Day Association.

When: 01 September 2010
Time: 7 PM
Where: Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant, The Australian National University, Canberra

Walk Against Warming

Walk Against Warming will be held in King George Square on August 15, the last weekend before the 2010 election. Walk in unity through the city streets for a cooler Australia, an Australia with an effective climate change policy for a healthy environment; healthy new business opportunities in clean tech and transport, healthy individual choices for local fresh food, fitness and greener consumer choices... and then enjoy a free concert in King George Square!

When: 15 August 2010
Time: 11 am
Where: King George Square - Brisbane

Walk Against Warming

Walk Against Warming is Australia's largest day of community action on climate change. This year, Walk Against Warming will take place in locations across Australia to coincide with the midpoint of the Copenhagen Climate Summit and the International Day of Action on Climate Change. Join thousands of fellow Australians on this day of action to take positive action on climate change.

When: 12 December 2009
Time: Visit the website to find specific details closer to the date
Where: Around Australia!

UN Negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark

At the end of 2009 nearly 200 nations will meet in Copenhagen to construct a global climate deal which will hopefully set out the most extensive plan ever to tackle the problem of climate change.

When: 07 December 2009 - 18 December 2009
Time: UN Negotiations will take place across the 2 week period
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark

UN Human Rights Day

United National Human Rights Day is an annual celebration, campaigning to increase knowledge and awareness of human rights among the largest number of right holders so that they can claim and enjoy their rights.

When: 20 October 2009 - 20 October 2009
Time: Check the website for updates on times and dates of events
Where: Check the website for updates on locations of events

Sustainable Living Festival

The Sustainable Living Festival showcases a huge range of exhibitors, talks, workshops, art, films and performances celebrating and inspiring sustainable communities. Come and explore the Festival's three-day program in the heart of the city of Melbourne and be a part of the celebrations.

When: 20 February 2009 - 22 February 2009
Time: 10am - 6pm ...but visit the website for specific program times
Where: Federation Square and Birrarrung Marr, Melbourne

Walk Against Warming 08

Join thousands of families, workplaces and communities in a walk for renewable energy and a safe climate future for our children. With vital decisions being made this year, Walk Against Warming is the community standing up to vested interests and calling for urgent action on climate change and justice for developing nations affected by global warming.

When: 15 November 2008
Time: 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Where: Queens Park (behind Casino) to Roma Street Parklands Ampitheatre, Brisbane

World Animal Day

World Animal Day celebrates humankind’s unique relationship with the animal kingdom, and acknowledges the numerous ways in which animals enrich our lives.

When: 04 October 2008
Time: All Day!
Where: Worldwide!

World Carfree Day

World Carfree Day is an annual celebration of cities and public life, free from the noise, stress and pollution of cars. Each year on September 22, people around the world organize events of all sizes to showcase alternatives to the automobile.

When: 22 September 2008
Time: All Day!
Where: Worldwide!

The People's Assembly: Sustainable Solutions for Victims of Sea Level Rise

In August 2008, Green Cross will enlist a group of everyday Australians to help us decide what action our country should take to prepare for sea level rise and population displacement. The National People's Assembly will be open to the public as part of the Riverfestival.

When: 29 August 2008 - 30 August 2008
Time: 9.00am-5.00pm
Where: State Library of Queensland, South Bank

Walk our Talk

Want to see a better world? Let's get together to... WALK OUR TALK! Oxfam Australia and Green Cross Australia get together on Tuesday 5 August at the MaryMac Community Centre for the 'Green is the New Black' Quiz and Information Night.

When: 05 August 2008 - 05 August 2008
Time: 6.00pm
Where: Marymac Community Centre, 616 Ipswich Road, Annerley

International Biodiversity Day

Green Cross Australia, in partnership with Brisbane City Council, has assembed an attractive, informative and entertaining group of speakers to mark International Biodivesirty Day, at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

When: 22 May 2008
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00-7:30pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

International Biodiversity Day

Green Cross Australia, in partnership with Brisbane City Council, has assembed an attractive, informative and entertaining group of speakers to mark International Biodivesirty Day, at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

When: 22 May 2008
Time: 5.30pm for 6.00-7:30pm
Where: Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Voices from Bangladesh Speaking Tour

This national speaking tour aims to raise awareness of the unequal impacts of climate change and to voice the urgent need for Australia to support development projects that are socially and environmentally just, rather than destructive.

When: 14 May 2008
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Where: Ahimsa House, 26 Horan St, West End, Brisbane

Volunteer Managers Network Meeting

Volunteering Queensland is providing an opportunity for managers and coordinators of volunteers from all sectors of the community to network, discuss current issues affecting volunteering, contribute to government policy on volunteering, hear from experts, find resources and information for your volunteer program.

When: 28 March 2008
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Where: Volunteering Queensland - Brisbane Training Room

World Environment Day

World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

When: 05 June 2010
Time: All day!
Where: Worldwide!

World Fisheries Day

World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities. Fishing communities worldwide celebrate this day through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries.

When: 21 November 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around the world

World Food Day

Celebrated annually on the 16 October, World Food Day draws attention to the international effort needed to defeat hunger. The aim of World Food Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

When: 16 October 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around the world

World Green Building Week

The theme for this year's celebration is "Tackling Climate Change – Meeting Local Priorities", making the link between green building and other economic realities that governments around the world are currently facing, such as the need for affordable housing, job creation, and adapting to local impacts of climate change. The Green Building Council of Australia will be holding a Green Tie Gala Dinner event in Sydney with invited government representatives to raise the profile of green building.

When: 20 September 2010 - 24 September 2010
Time: All the week
Where: All around the world

World Habitat Day

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat. The United Nations chose the theme Better City, Better Life to highlight our collective vision of a sustainable urban world that harnesses the potential and possibilities, mitigates inequalities and disparities, and provides a home for people of all cultures and ages, both rich and poor.

When: 04 August 2010
Time: All the day
Where: All around the world

World Meteorological Day

Each year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization, its 188 Members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day.

When: 23 March 2010
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world

World Habitat Day

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat. The United Nations chose the theme Planning our urban future to raise awareness of the need to improve urban planning to deal with new major challenges of the 21st century.

When: 05 October 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

World Population Day 2009

On 11 July 2009, people around the world will be observing the 20th World Population Day in different ways. This year's theme 'Fight Poverty. Educate Girls.' is a chance to build awareness of the importance of educating girls to a wide range of development issues, including poverty, human rights and gender equality.

When: 11 July 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

World Refugee Day

On June 20, we celebrate World Refugee Day. We turn our attention to the millions of refugees who live without material, social and legal protection.

When: 20 June 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day is an opportunity each year to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. The Ocean Project, working closely with the World Ocean Network, helps each year to coordinate events and activities with aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations, universities, schools, businesses.

When: 08 June 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

World Forestry Day

World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them.

When: 21 March 2009
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

World Food Day

Celebrated annually on the 16 October, World Food Day draws attention to the international effort needed to defeat hunger. The aim of World Food Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

When: 16 October 2008
Time: All Day!
Where: Worldwide!

World Habitat Day

The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October each year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.

When: 06 October 2008
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

World Water Monitoring Day

World Water Monitoring Day™ is an international education and outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world by engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies.

When: 18 September 2008
Time: All Day!
Where: Worldwide!

World Forestry Day

World Forestry Day has been celebrated around the world for 30 years to remind communities of the importance of forests and the many benefits which we gain from them.

When: 21 March 2008
Time: All day!
Where: Around the world!

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