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Coming up on March 3rd: exploring Charles Eisenstein’s Sacred Economics with our EarthSong Film Circle

“Like many people, I have a feeling that there is a Next Step about to happen, in my work and beyond. I don’t know what it is, but I do know its revelation will come through transforming experiences that reveal and heal things I was blind to.”

(http://charleseisenstein.net/about-charles/)

What are you up to on Tuesday March 3rd? Join us for our EarthSong Film Circle, where we will be exploring Charles Eisenstein’s concept of The Gift Economy and how it can move our economy forward. Charles’ work, Sacred Economics, follows the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, and looks at the detrimental effects that money has had on our society. 7.30 – 9.00 at The Treacy Centre (126 The Avenue, Parkville). Gold coin donation appreciated.  Email pat@earthsong.org.au if you have any questions. Access the flyer here.

On Now: The Sustainable Living Festival February 7th – March 1st 2015

The SLF is here again! It’s a fantastic celebration of Sustainable Living in Australia, aiming to celebrate the innovations of those embracing a more sustainable way of life, and encouraging others to get more involved. You can search for the events that interest you and find out all about the SLF by visiting the website. Below are a couple of events that we thought look particularly interesting:

  • Urban Koorie Experience Tours

Throughout the SLF, 60 minute tours are being run that offer a unique insight into Melbourne’s Aboriginal and early history through Koorie eyes. You will be able to see all the modern day landmarks in a different light! 10.00am and 12.30pm Monday – Friday, leaving from the Melbourne Visitor Centre (Federation Square). Find more information here.

  • Garden Shed Activities

“Visit the Garden Shed and let the Garden Ambassadors pour you a glass of native iced tea. Speak with them about sustainable gardening practices for your home, and let them answer any other questions you may have from topics such as drought tolerant plants to how to set up a worm farm.” Running until March 1 at Royal Botanical Gardens Cranbourne (Cnr Ballarto Rd & Botanic Drive, Cranbourne). Call (03) 5990 2200 to register. Free!

An exciting year ahead: our program list for 2015 is now available

Please visit our 2015 Programs page from the top menu to explore the program schedule for this year. We are offering all the usual events that you enjoy, including reading and film circles, retreats and our annual symposium (19th-20th June). We also have NEW additions, including the “Listening to Earth” series, which focuses on immersing ourselves in the natural beauty around Melbourne, and a weekend Seminar on the New Cosmology. Email pat@earthsong.org.au or call 8359 0107 if you have any questions. Access a full-colour flyer outlining the programs that EarthSong will be offering this year here.

 Shop Ethical

Make it your New Year’s resolution to be more mindful about the products that you purchase. As consumers, the choices that we make in the shopping centre every day have far-reaching consequences for the treatment of our planet and also the people who work in food production. Shop Ethical allows you to effortlessly see the environmental and social record of many well-known brands so that you can make the right choices when you buy. Visit their website www.shopethical.org.au or download their app to your phone so that you have this great information with you at all times!

February eNotes

View this month’s edition here, which has information on our reading circles, the latest environmental news and some great tips from The Wilderness Society.

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