Simple changes towards sustainable living

Through education, community programmes, useful resources and information Living Smart aims to empower the Sunshine Coast to adopt simple, sustainable lifestyle changes that make a positive impact now and for future generations.

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23 November - 26 November

Virtual Cleantech Conference & Exhibition is happening 24 - 26 November 2020

This is not another zoom meeting disguised as a ‘virtual event’!

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23 November - 26 November

Virtual Cleantech Conference & Exhibition is happening 24 - 26 November 2020

This is not another zoom meeting disguised as a ‘virtual event’!

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05 October - 05 October

Speed Date one of Australia’s leading Sustainable Architects - for FREE

To celebrate World Architecture Day, the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) is very proud to partner with RENEW to offer Queensland residents the chance to meet with some of Australia’s leading sustainable architects.

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30 September - 30 September

Sustainable House Day - 'Design for Place': Free, energy-efficient house plans from Your Home

Join architect Ben Walker and Felicity Woodhams, Assistant Manager of the Your Home Team from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, as they discuss the recent release of Design For Place energy-efficient house plans.

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01 October - 01 October

Sustainable House Day - Understanding electric vehicles, home batteries and the grid

Thinking of installing a home battery? Our three speakers will discuss the interaction between your local electricity tariffs, your EV usage and how these affect your home battery selection and use.

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28 September - 28 September

Sustainable House Day - Passive House for everyone

creating a healthy, comfortable and efficient house that doesn’t cost the earth.

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24 September - 24 September

Sustainable house day - Sustainability for Renters

You shouldn’t be stuck with high energy bills just because you rent.

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22 September - 22 September

Sustainable house day - Getting off gas

Creating a cost-effective and highly efficient all-electric home.

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02 October - 03 September

GUIDED GARDEN TOUR

Want to know what and how to grow in the sub-tropics?

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07 October - 07 October

DESIGN COURSE FOR BUDDING GARDEN ARCHITECTS

This 8-week, after school program, covers the ethics, principles and practices of permaculture for the junior garden architect.

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02 October - 03 October

COMPOSTING FOR KIDS

Get your hands dirty again, as you learn how to build super strong compost that will enrich your garden, fill it with millions of micro-organisms and ancient minerals, and you can take some home to get you started.

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01 September - 30 April

FABRIC Slow Fashion Artful Living Program

Fabric celebrates the extraordinary talents of our regions artists, designers and sustainability change-makers.

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25 September - 26 September

Kids’ Program: Worm Lasagne and Magic Potion

Get your hands dirty as you learn how to build a self-feeding vegetable bed called the “Worm Lasagne” that brings minerals, life and vegetables into your garden.

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25 September - 26 September

Spring into scavenge

Keen to connect with your community, clean-up the area and listen to some funky live tunes?

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16 September - 16 September

Episode #4: Matt Jancauscas and Christine Ballinger

We are thrilled to announce that for episode #4 of the Crafting a Circular Economy event series we are headed to the hinterland at the Brouhaha Brewery in Maleny.

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14 September - 14 September

The Big Bike Film Night 2020 - Nambour/ Sunshine Coast

They're riding into town! What’s the Big Bike Film Night all about? Sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you!

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19 August - 19 August

Episode #3: Roz White, Michele Lipner and Cameron McKenzie

This episode is hosted at White's Supa IGA Baringa with White's IGA's Roz White, OzHarvest's Michele Lipner and a guest feature from Cameron McKenzie of ASPIRE PL.

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12 July - 23 August

Major Grants Program for not-for-profit organisations

Council values engaged, resilient and inclusive communities that embrace diversity. The Major Grants Program supports not-for-profit organisations to deliver one-off projects, events and activities with broad community benefit. Applications must align to a specific grant category as detailed in the guidelines.

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01 August - 02 August

Doonan Open Data Expo & National Tree Day

Sunshine Coast Council invites you to connect, create and care for our environment when two great events combine.

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22 January - 22 January

2021 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards

The Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards are a celebration of the contribution that individuals, community groups and organisations make in our region.

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15 July - 15 July

Episode #2: Matt Hepburn, Christen McGarry and Bernie Craven

Todd Widdicombe is on the couch with Your Mates Brewery owners, Matt Hepburn and Christen McGarry.

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21 June - 31 August

Horizon Festival: PLASTIC BELLY

Plastic Belly is a contemporary dance performance by Sunshine Coast-based choreographer Courtney Scheu and visual artist Itamar Freed, created with the support of dramaturge Liesel Zink.

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15 July - 15 July

MODERN CLOTH NAPPIES with Vashti Wadwell and Kelly Lavery

Join in the video workshop, Cloth Nappies 101 with Vashti from Nest Nappies and Kelly from Strucket to chat all things Modern Cloth Nappies on Wednesday 15 July at 10am. They explore the reusable options available so you can choose the right nappy or combination of styles for you and your bub.

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22 July - 22 July

Make your own beeswax wraps with Natasha Odgers

Join Natasha Odgers from Natural Connections Wax Wraps Workshops on Wednesday 22 July at 10 am and learn how to make your own beeswax wraps.

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17 July - 17 July

Beach clean up Free T-Shirt Bag Workshop

Visionary Ocean Warriors are doing a free T-shirt bag making workshop at their beach clean up on Saturday 18 July.

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25 July - 25 July

Be part of the solution – plastic free July beach clean-ups

Did you know a whopping 130,000 tonnes of plastic finds is way into Australian waterways and oceans every year? Replace with local marine debris.

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17 July - 17 July

Our Visionary Ocean Warriors – turn trash into treasure

Fuelled by a passion for protecting our ocean life, two local teenagers are set to launch an innovative combined beach clean-up and recycled market called Seaside Scavenge.

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29 June - 28 September

SPRUNGG Sustainable Change Accelerator Program

SPRUNGG is designed to help food and ag companies implement radical change, better innovation and more sustainable business practices.

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17 June - 17 June

Episode #1 : Michelle Christoe, Yas Grigaliunas and Todd Widdicombe

Has there ever been a better time to challenge how we do things? Are you wanting to expand your knowledge and work towards practicing more sustainable habits, most especially in your work environment?

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29 Sep 2020

Virtual Cleantech Conference & Exhibition is happening 24 - 26 November 2020

VCTCE2020 will deliver connections via networking opportunities, interactions with speakers and other attendees as well as face-to-face meetings with exhibitors. To fit in with our attendee’s busy schedule and based on their feedback, we’ve structured the conference to run over 3 x half days allowing them to grow their business while building their industry network.

25 Sep 2020

Speed Date one of Australia’s leading Sustainable Architects - for FREE

Attendees have the opportunity to meet with 2 architects who are experts in environmentally sustainable design, for 20 minutes each on Monday 5 October between 3-5:30pm .

21 Sep 2020

Sustainable House Day - 'Design for Place': Free, energy-efficient house plans from Your Home

This webinar will provide an introduction to the new free house plans and supporting materials, and will outline the key energy-efficiency principles demonstrated by the plans.

21 Sep 2020

Sustainable House Day - Understanding electric vehicles, home batteries and the grid

For more information visit: https://events.humanitix.com/understanding-ev

21 Sep 2020

Sustainable House Day - Passive House for everyone

Sanctuary magazine and the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) bring you a discussion with Passive House experts, focusing on the basics of the Passive House standard and how these high-performing, low-energy homes can be achieved on a reasonable budget.

21 Sep 2020

Sustainable house day - Sustainability for Renters

As part of Sustainable House Day, this discussion will cover practical tips that renters can take to save money on heating and cooling, what your rights are as a renter, and the campaign to bring Australia’s rental homes up to scratch when it comes to thermal performance and energy efficiency!

21 Sep 2020

Sustainable house day - Getting off gas

This webinar will cover what it is like going all-electric for both existing and new homes across Australia. Join experts from Renew and CHOICE, as well as Sustainable House Day homeowner Michelle Stephens to learn more about how and when to transition away from gas, tips on creating an efficient all-electric home and the benefits environmentally and economically.

18 Sep 2020

Sustainable House Day 2020 provides the opportunity to explore some of Australia’s most unique and inspiring homes.

Throughout the day three virtual rooms will host sessions delving into topics from design, building, renovating or retrofitting sustainable homes. Topics include: First steps to your sustainable home Designing Climate Resilient Homes Creating an edible oasis Sustainability on a budget Creating a Sustainable Development, Community or Village Going All-Electric Creating Carbon Neutral and Carbon Positive Housing How to heat and cool your home naturally Insulation and draught proofing How to participate in the program

17 Sep 2020

Aspire circular economy marketplace for business

If your business has unwanted resources (e.g. electronics, wood, metal and by-product), instead of sending it to landfill, you put it to better use by listing it on ASPIRE for other businesses to source and use.

15 Sep 2020

Connect and Share with Spare Harvest

Moving to the Sunshine Coast several years ago, Helen wanted her family to experience the same connection to food that she did growing up, so they bought acreage where the family could grow their own produce.

15 Sep 2020

GUIDED GARDEN TOUR

See Permaculture principles and design ideas in action. Come along for an inspiring & informative tour of our gardens on the first Saturday of each month.

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