Bringing Sydney’s main ‘green’ and ‘sustainability’ networking events together is such a good idea … that we’ve done it.
In 2016, the only place to be for Sydney’s Green Drinks (and some eats too) will be The Greenhouse www.greenhouse.org.au
One regular night (first Tuesday of each month), at one great inner-city venue, presented by an awesome alliance of:
- The Total Environment Centre (TEC) and its HotHouse public engagement program
- Community sustainability networking groups Greenups and Sustainability Drinks (Sydney)
- The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) as content partners and venue hosts (Junction Café, Level 1 of the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, adjacent to The Goods Line)
- Foundation sponsorship support from local sustainable water and energy utility provider Flow Systems
The first event this evening (Tuesday April 5th) is Shoreline Frontline, focusing on interactions between oceans and people from the perspective of one of the world’s most famous waterway cities, Sydney.
Shoreline Frontline and all events at The Greenhouse are open to the public with a small attendance charge. Bookings are recommended but tickets also are available at the door unless sold out. (Book tickets online here.)
A pilot event for The Greenhouse on March 1st attracted nearly 200 people for a vibrant panel discussion that explored women’s leadership and innovation in sustainability and climate action.
Convener Ben Ward, from Greenups, said that the launch of The Greenhouse collaboration ushered in a new era for sustainability networking in Sydney.
‘The concept of a regular green drinks gathering happens in cities around the world,’ said Ward. ‘Our objective is an optimism-fuelled evening of sustainability inspiration, engagement and networking. It’s a one-stop shop whether you’re looking for a job, a date, a transformative solution … or just a great night out!’
TEC Executive Director Jeff Angel welcomed the advent of the new event series, adding: ‘The Total Environment Centre has a long history of initiating sustainability dialogue and networking forums, starting with our founding of the long-running Green Capital business sustainability program back in 2002, the launch of the HotHouse public engagement program in 2014, and the Smart Locale Ultimo Pyrmont local sustainable economy initiative in 2015.’
Flow Systems Managing Director Terry Leckie welcomed the alignment of three key sustainability networks to strengthen community demand for more sustainable liveable solutions. ‘We are now at a time when the community needs to apply more pressure on government and industry to continue to deliver sustainable communities, the role of The Greenhouse will be essential in making this happen.’
MAAS Head of Programs, Janson Hews, said the event was a perfect fit for the Museum. ‘The applied sciences in the Museum’s remit are exemplified by the discussions and expertise represented at The Greenhouse. We are proud to be supporting future thinking, collaboration and the growth of professional communities in this space.’
The arrival of The Greenhouse in Ultimo also has been welcomed by another TEC initiative, Smart Locale Ultimo Pyrmont, which aims to fast-track a sustainable local economy. Smart Locale adviser Murray Hogarth said: 'The Greenhouse confirms Ultimo as the heart of sustainability networking in Sydney.'
Following the opening event tonight, the next outing of The Greenhouse will be Tuesday evening May 3rd, followed by June 7th.
ABOUT: The Greenhouse project is a collaboration between Greenups, Sustainability Drinks Australia (Sydney), the Total Environment Centre via its HotHouse public engagement program, and the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (MAAS). It is proudly supported by Flow Systems.
Smart Locale Ultimo Pyrmont
Smart Locale Ultimo Pyrmont is a collaborative initiative of the Total Environment Centre (TEC) to fast-track sustainable local economies, starting in the business precinct of Ultimo Pyrmont on the western edge of the Sydney CBD. The TEC is a founding partner of The Greenhouse project alliance http://greenhouse.org.au through Smart Locale and the TEC's HotHouse public engagement program.
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