MARCH 2016

OLO_050211_SimpleLivingCommon Thread events – 2016

2 March 2016 – 6.45 PM
Simple Living – live better with less

At: Signatures Café – Marion Cultural Centre

Hear from Dani Austin about back-to-basic skills that can increase wellbeing and reduce our impact on the environment.


Cara_Diffey_posterFrom November 27th to 29th the People’s Climate Marches in Australia will kick off a global wave of action right around the world. People everywhere will stand together, peacefully and powerfully, to show we are determined to create a brighter future.

Find a march near you and join us!


Film  – ‘This Changes Everything’

Promoted by Conservation Council SA

Reserve Your Tickets


Monday, November 02 6:30PM – 7:59PM

at Wallis Cinemas Piccadilly
181 O’Connell St., North Adelaide, SA, AU, 5006
$20.00 AUD General

  • What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

    Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

    Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.


Health impacts of climate change @ Marion Cultural Centre

Event Type Awareness Event
Event Focus Environment, Health, Sustainability
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Community
Price Free
Dates 07/10/2015 to 07/10/2015
Start Time 6.45pm for 7pm start
Location Signatures Cafe
Marion Cultural Centre
287 Diagonal Road
Oaklands Park SA 5046
Contact Jess Mitchell
08 8375 6600
Do you want to learn about the health impacts of climate change?

Join us for Common Thread in October when we hear from Eleanor Evans on the impact of climate change on public health.

Her talk is framed around the book ‘Merchants of Doubt‘, which explains how a ‘small, yet potent’ group of scientists ‘with extensive political connections, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades’.

Campaigns related to tobacco, acid rain, the ozone hole, global warming and DDT.

Eleanor will share how she sees similar strategies being used today to undermine the public’s understanding of climate change and its health impacts.

You will learn about what these health impacts are, and what you can do to make a difference.

Food and drink
  • Some food and drinks will be available for purchase from Signatures Cafe.

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Eleanor is a GP and partner of the Blackwood Clinic. She is also a general committee member of the South Australian branch of Doctors for the Environment Australia.

Following four years working at the grassroots level with Sustainable Communities SA she decided to shift her efforts and work with colleagues.

Eleanor has wonderful storytelling skills, which bring to life public health implications of issues such climate change.


June 2015

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Dr Robert Crocker from UniSA’s Zero Waste SA Research Centre will speak about global over-consumption and waste at the City of Marion ‘Common Thread’ event on 1st of July  .

Robert Crocker will provide a ‘systems-based’ overview, that looks at food, electronics and ‘time saver’ (convenience) products. I  will share how we ‘shrunk’ our waste bin, eliminating almost all our household’s waste!

APRIL 2015

Fbag itilm: ‘Bag It’ – Free

1st April 2015 at 7PM

Where: Signatures Café Marion Cultural Centre 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046

Bag It the movie follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but someone who decides to take a closer look at how plastics have infiltrated our lives – and what we can do about it. Bookings and information: or 8375 6600.



" Drought in the nesting grounds "‘Earth can survive without people; people cannot survive without Earth’

Lecture by Professor Germaine Greer

When: 15 April 2015, 6pm

Cost: $20       Click HERE to register

Where: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke building, City west campus

Download campus map

MARCH 2015

1505349_815440375203341_1211610723350720752_nSeed saving and Lowering Food Wastage in your home  Sustainability workshop #5

Presenters Steven Hoepfner & Silvia Volonta – Wagtail Urban Farm

When: Tuesday 19th March

Where: Glenelg North Community Centre, Alison St, Glenelg North 10:00am

Bookings Essential: email by Monday 12 January, 2014 (limited numbers so book quickly)

sophie thomson1Workshop:  ‘Grow your own – falling in love with your soil’ with Sophie Thomson – Saturday 21st March, 2pm

Where: Fullarton Park community centre, 441 Fullarton Road, Fullarton.

Cost: Gold coin donation – RSVP: by email to peter Croft or phone 0401122 54



Free Film: In Transition 2.0

4th March 2015 at 7PM

Where: Signatures Café Marion Cultural Centre 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046

In Transition 2.0 is the latest full length film about the Transition movement. It’s an amazing story about how Transition groups around the world are responding to the challenges of depleting and costly energy resources, financial instability and environmental change.

For more information and bookings visit the In Transition 2.0 event page.


Merchants of Doubt – Film/ Documentary – See trailer below


Saturday, 28 February 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM – Mercury Cinema, Adelaide, SA

Presented by Doctors for the Environment Australia ( and Transitions Film Festival.

Based on the Naomi Oreskes ground-breaking book of the same name, this powerful documentary by Robert Kenner [Food Inc.] investigates the shadowy world of professional sceptics, whose services are paid for by corporations and other special interests to cast doubt and delay action on climate change. Kenner profiles key climate sceptics, uncovering their credentials and motivations and shows how they navigate media and government to disseminate disinformation.

Book at Eventbrite link

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10931459_794362633977782_2400213725405184208_nCaring for chickens- Free Sustainability Workshop #4

Thursday February 19th, 2015

Glenelg North Community Centre, Alison St, Glenelg North 10:00am

Bookings Essential: email by Monday 12 January, 2014 (limited numbers so book quickly)





Monday 26th January 2015

11am to 7pm

Semaphore foreshore

Corner of Esplanade & Semaphore road


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Thursday January 15, 2014 Glenelg North Community Centre, Alison St, Glenelg North 10:00am

Learn about sustainability, low food mileage, feeding your family nutrient dense food, recycling and more at this FREE child friendly, interactive workshop….bring the kids along to join in the fun! Bookings Essential: email by Monday 12 January, 2014 (limited numbers so book quickly)


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Henley Fruit and Veg swap
Meet at Henley Community Garden, 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month

10:15am for a swap at 10:30am sharp

Further information:




EXPLORE SUSTAINABLE LIVING IN LYNTON Saturday December 13 2:00-4:00pm Come and tour a recently built sustainable house in Lynton and listen to a discussion about the design features of the house that make it sustainable and the process gone through in building an ecologically friendly home. This is a great opportunity for all those interested in building a sustainable home to hear a firsthand account from owners who have just been through the building process. Entry is by gold coin donation and afternoon tea will be available for purchase on the day. Register for the Davenport Sustainable House Tour and obtain the address details by sending an email to



Glenelg North Community Garden


mulching 2013 002 - CopySunday 16th November –  10am to 2pm

Kibby Reserve, corner of Kibby Avenue and Alison Street, Glenelg North


Sustainability Workshop

Learn about simple food preserving methods and how to create beautiful gifts for family and friends.

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Thursday November 20, 2014 – at 10am, Glenelg North Community Centre, Alison St, Glenelg North

Bookings Essential: email by Monday 17 November, 2014


Growing Bush Foods in your vegetable garden

This workshop is for growers who want to make bush foods part of their diet. Bush foods are noted for being high in essential nutrients and are, naturally, suited to growing in our climate and forming part of our biodiversity.

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Saturday 22nd November 2014 at 2pm – Cost: free

Unley Community Centre, Arthur Street, Unley

Register by calling Peter on 0401122547 or email


Climate Change Action at Home

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Wednesday 26 November 6:30pm-8pm – Council building, Brighton Jetty Road, Holdfast Bay

To register your interest in attending or for more information please contact Holdfast Bay customer service on (08) 8229 9999.

Holdfast Bay Green Living Workshop

Kaurna place namesNatural Areas Tour

Saturday October 18 10.00am-12pm

A bus tour of the various natural areas in Holdfast Bay and the important roles these areas play in the local Kaurna community.

To register your interest in attending a workshop or for more information on the Green Living program please contact customer service on (08) 8229 9999.

october 2014October is Kitchen Garden Month, and Kitchen Gardens SA (an initiative of The Botanic Gardens of Adelaide) is hosting heaps of activities (many of them free) celebrating edible gardening in South Australia. Check out their website for more details. It all looks great, with films, garden tours, children’s activities and plenty more.

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Henley Community Garden will be one of the host garden sites for the Kitchen Gardens SA Community Garden bus tour on the 26th October. More information is available on the Kitchen Garden SA website. Henley Community Garden will be hosting a garden visit, for Fair Food Week, on 12th October. See Henley Community Garden – Home | South Australia  for details.

fair food 2014Fair Food Week — 10-19 October 2014 This year, fair Food Week celebrates the International Year of Family Farming. Fair Food Week is about food fairness for all, from paddock to plate.

Transition film festival 2014
The Transitions Film Festival is returning to the Mercury Cinema for the 3rd year, with an amazing line up of world-changing documentaries.



 People’s Climate Mobilisation

ADELAIDE join me

When: 11am, Saturday 20th September 2014

Where: Rundle Park (Corner of East and North Terraces)


AUGUST  2014

Holdfast Bay Community Planting Days:

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  • Sunday 3 August 2014  |  Tjilbruke Springs  (Meet at the Brighton Caravan Park car park, Kingston Park)
  • Thursday 14 August 2014  |  Minda Dunes (Meet at the corner of Repton Road and the Esplanade, Somerton Park)

If you are interested in regular volunteering, contact Mike on 8229 9915 or email to

 JULY 2014

National Tree Day
When: Sunday 27th July – 10am to 1pm

Where: Chappell Drive, Glenelg

Join our environmental volunteers in planting local native plants and stay for a free BBQ lunch!

More information for activities in other areas at National Tree Day

‘Climate change impacts on South Australia’

Darren RaySpeaker: Darren Ray, senior meteorologist and manager of the Bureau of Meteorology SA Climate Section. Topics covered include:

  •   Evidence of human influence on climate change
  •   Natural variability and how it contributes to climate changes
  •   International reaction to climate change
  •   The IPCC report and its implications for SA, Australia and the world

When: Monday 21st July
Time: 7.30 sharp
Where: Goodwood community centre (banquet hall), 32/34 Rosa Street, Goodwood
Entry: ATA-ASC members $2, non-members $5. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.



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