EIANZ Members Drinks and Pixel Building Tour
Thursday 23rd February 5.30pm-7.30pm
Bring a friend free!
The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand is pleased to welcome members into an inspired 2012 at the annual Members Networking Drinks. Come join us to celebrate and network with other environmental practitioners on Thursday, 23 February.
This event has two parts, which attendees can come to either or both of:
Pixel Building Tour – 5.30 to 6.15pm
The Pixel Building is recognised as an example of cutting edge sustainable design and is the first building to achieve a perfect Green Star rating. The building was designed as a prototype office of the future, with features ranging from the distinctive 'pixelated' sun shade system to reed beds that filter grey water and cool the air. The Pixel Building has won a suite of awards for sustainability, including Banksia, Premier’s and BPN.
The tour of the Pixel Building will commence sharply at 5.40pm from 205 Queensberry Street, Carlton. The tour is limited to 30 people - RSVP fast to secure a spot and please let us know immediately if you won’t be able to attend so we can give your spot to someone else.
Members’ Drinks – 6.15 to 7.30pm
The annual members’ drinks are a chance to meet and network with other EIANZ members and environmental practitioners over drinks and nibbles. Drinks will be held at Hotel Lincoln at 91 Cardigan St, Carlton. You do not have to attend the tour to come to the drinks.
TIME: Thursday 23 February, 5.30-7.30pm
COST: $25 (covers both tour and drinks/canapés). Bring a non member friend free
VENUE: Pixel Tour - 5.30pm Pixel Building, 205 Queensberry Street, Carlton
Members Drinks - 6.15 pm, Hotel Lincoln at 91 Cardigan St, Carlton
The Wind Chill Factor
The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand in conjunction with Sinclair Knight Merz invites you to an informal evening seminar on renewable energy developments in Antarctica.
We are delighted to invite Nam Quach from TRUenergy to share anecdotes from his recent journey to Antarctica. He will chat about innovative renewable energy initiatives that are currently being piloted in this remote region, with a few photos of penguins thrown in!
Join us for a very relaxed, informal presentation followed by drinks and networking. Members are invited to attend FREE of charge. We also encourage non-members to come along for only $15 (drinks included).
Cost: FREE for members (Non members for $15, cost includes drinks and canapés)
Date: Tuesday 29 November
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Location: Level 16, 452 Flinders Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
Registration is essential BY Wednesday 23rd November to Sue Oliver via email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax using the registation form.
Tips and Tricks - Best Practice in Environment Effects Statements
Presentations are now available:
Department of Planning and Community Development
Sinclair Knight Merz
When: Wednesday 9 November 5.30-7.30
Where:Freehills, Level 42, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne
Sponsored by Freehills and presented by EIANZ, PIA and NELA
Every year, billions of potential invesment in Victorian projects is assessed under the Environment Effects Act 1978. While the environmental assessment processes established under this Act have withstood the test of time, if not managed properly they can also be lengthy, complicated, politicised and expensive. This seminar will explore the best practices that can be utilised to simplify and streamline this process.
See registration form for more details and to apply.
The Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand would like to invite you to join us for the opening night of The Environmental Film Festival
When: Tuesday 11th October, 7.15 pm (meet us at the Kino Bar at 6.30pm)
Where: Kino Cinemas 45 Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost: $18.00 ($14.00 concession) at the Kino box office
Hosted by Kino Cinemas and showing environmental documentaries from all over the world, the festival runs from the 11th to the 16th October and is in its second year.
The film being shown on the night is ‘Call of Life’ (see synopsis below) and will be followed by a Q&A session. Come and join us for a drink after at the Elephant and Wheel Burrow on the corner of Bourke and Exhibition Streets.
Please email email@example.com and let us know if you intend to join us. You will need to buy your own individual tickets at the Kino box office.
Feel free to forward this invite onto your friends, the more the merrier!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Michael Lambden (Committee member, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call of Life (1 hour 20 mins)
By: Monte Thompson
All over the world species are becoming extinct at an astonishing rate, from 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than normal. The loss of biodiversity has become so severe that scientists are calling it a "mass extinction" event.
"Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction" is the first feature documentary to investigate the growing threat to Earth's life support systems from this unprecedented loss of biodiversity. Through interviews with leading scientists, psychologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and indigenous and religious leaders, the film explores the causes, the scope, and the potential effects of the mass extinction, but also looks beyond the immediate causes of the crisis to consider how our cultural and economic systems, along with deep-seated psychological and behavioral patterns, have allowed this situation to develop, continue to reinforce it, and even determine our response to it.
"Call of Life" tells the story of a crisis not only in nature, but also in human nature, a crisis more threatening than anything human beings have ever faced before.
'Energy for Sustainability' Symposium - Member discount
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) is hosting the ‘Energy for Sustainability’ Symposium and Networking Dinner, featuring Dr Ziggy Switkowski speaking on nuclear energy, a Lead Production Chemist on Coal Seam Gas, and a range of expert speakers on innovative energy and renewable energy.
Thanks to negotiations by your Vic Committee, EIANZ Members have been offered a 30% discount on this event
The event will be held at 3:30pm for 4:00pm - 9:40pm on Thursday 1 September 2011, at Engineers Australia, 21 Bedford Street, North Melbourne. To book, email email@example.com for a registration form.