Melbourne Sustainable Living Festival

February 26, 2016

The city of Melbourne loves a good festival, and this weekend marks the closing events of one of our favourite causes to celebrate - the Sustainable Living Festival. The aim of the festival is to raise awareness and provide tools for change to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living and seek solutions to global warming, to bring our planet back to its safe climate as fast as possible.

The festival has been a three week celebration of educating, eating, growing and discussing. To help you guide your way through the many events on this weekend, we have shortlisted some of our favorites we think are worthwhile taking part in.


A range of talks talking place at Melbourne Town Hall that provide information on how to make the most of small spaces (backyards, balconies and rooftops) to grow delicious edible plants.


The idea of this community sharing economy started in Berlin - a small stand at the Williamstown library encourages people to leave clean unwanted treasures and in return can take something they wish to take home, such as clothes, books or toys.

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This workshop covers key sustainable building techniques for those dreaming and scheming their own earth home. The course runs for two days and is instructed by inspiring builders, architects and designers in the field.


This awesome art exhibition is a venture from Melbourne-based social enterprise, Many Hands. The artwork is inspired by the Great Barrier Reef and the transformation it has endured over the years, and more importantly to raise awareness around the change that needs to happen to save the reef and its environment.

Head to the Sustainable Living Festival website for more information.