Sustainable Lifestyle

fair@square 2019

Program Guide

Sustainable Lifestyle is part of the Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival 2019.

Saturday 6th AprilSunday 7th April

• • • Saturday 6th April • • •

khadi

Saturday | 10am – 11am
Reviving Khadi with natural dye
By Kathy Williams

Khadi is a hand spun, handloomed cloth championed by Mahatma Gandhi as the answer to financial independence for rural India, “it takes a village to make Khadi”.
The introduction of powerlooms, mills and fast fashion has pushed Khadi to the verge of extinction. There is a lot of misconception regarding Khadi vs handloom and powerloom. Kathy’s presentation will provide a valuable insight into the world of khadi, sustainable textile practise and natural dye.


ethical money

Saturday | 11:10am – 12:10pm
Ethical Money workshop:Your Values, Your Impact
Presented by Mary Campbell from Gold Leaf Financial Planning
Guest presenter Amy Beattie from Good Green Home Loans

How your money can create a better world?
Does your money reflect your values?
Do you purchase Fairtrade coffee, buy organic groceries and donate to charity?
What are your super and investments supporting? Is your home loan with an ethical bank?

Join us for workshop with experts and learn how to:
• Choose investments and superannuation in line with your personal values
• Invest wisely, both financially and ethically
• Reduce Climate Change risk and divest from fossil fuels
• Make a difference with your mortgage
• Have a positive impact with your money


tassels

Saturday | 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Make tassels from recycled yarn
By Adela

Learn how you can recycle that old jumper or cardigan back into usable yarn.
Learn how to make a quick and easy yarn tassel which can be turned into earrings, key rings or used as decoration, so many possibilities! Materials, tools and a good time are all included.

 


pompoms

Saturday | 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Make pom-poms from tshirt yarn
By Adela

In this workshop you will learn how to recycle old T-shirts into fun and funky pom poms.
All the materials and tools will be provided, although you can bring your own T-shirt to make it extra special! Everyone is welcome to join in.


dogs

Saturday | 2:45pm – 3:45pm
The Real Food Revolution – for DOGS
By Helen McNall

Come to this workshop and learn the why what and how of making healthy real food for your dog’s dinner bowl.
Helen McNall is the top dog at Wellbeing for Dogs a health and wellness company with a passion for education, inspiration and products to help you improve the life of your dog. It all starts with healthy food as the first medicine as Hippocrates so wisely said and Helen’s workshop is to show you how easy fast and simple it can be to improve the dinner bowl of your dog too.

All participants will receive a sample of Wellbeing Essentials Complete 22 to take home to their dog along with a 34pp booklet entitled ‘The Real Food Revolution for Dogs – Homemade Made Easy’.


insects

Saturday| 4pm – 4:30pm
What’s all the hype about edible insects?
By Jessica Wasteney

Crickets are renowned to be the most sustainable and smartest choice of protein on the planet.
They are sustainable and environmentally friendly, kind on you and even kinder on the planet.
Giving you the highest quality of protein whilst having the lowest impact on your environment.
Find out why eating crickets can help power you today and protect your world tomorrow.

waste wise living

Saturday| 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Waste Wise Living
By Kirsty Bishop-Fox

Learn ways you can reduce single-use plastics, kitchen waste and rubbish. Discover simple changes that are better for the planet and can even save you $$$. You might be surprised at what you can do to have an emptier bin and feel good doing your part in the war on waste.

Kirsty Bishop-Fox of Sustainable Pathways is an environmentalist, permaculturalist, sustainability consultant and advocate for Zero Waste Victoria. She has looked at her own waste from the inside out and will share some of the challenges of her journey to reducing waste, easy things you can do and even have fun with it too.

• • • Sunday 7th April • • •

earrings

Sunday | 10am – 11:30am
Earrings: Electric shock’
By Vivian Qiu

None of the earrings in one pair is the same in terms of its appearance, hand or color.
Even the same materials will perform differently. Recycled materials such as electrical wires, which are collected from renovation site and then turned into a form of organic art after being twisted, peeled, cut and folded.
You will learn how to make earrings with electrical wires which have the potential to be transformed and given a brand new life.
We promise, you won’t get electric shock wearing these special earrings.
Join fashion student Vivian Qiu to make you own unique and unpredictable pair of earrings.

 


flowers

Sunday| 11:30am – 1:30pm
Fabric Flowers
By Vivian Qiu

Enjoy the slow process of making flowers from recycled fabric, by tracing and cutting fabric pedals, twisting or shaping them by hand, and constructing pedals together.
Explore flower art and learn useful techniques from fashion student Vivian Qiu, and make some home decoration or simply artificial flowers with your creativity.


khadi

Sunday| 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Reviving Khadi with natural dye
By Kathy Williams

Khadi is a hand spun, handloomed cloth championed by Mahatma Gandhi as the answer to financial independence for rural India, “it takes a village to make Khadi”.
The introduction of powerlooms, mills and fast fashion has pushed Khadi to the verge of extinction. There is a lot of misconception regarding Khadi vs handloom and powerloom. Kathy’s presentation will provide a valuable insight into the world of khadi, sustainable textile practise and natural dye.

wayapa wuurrk

Sunday| 3pm – 4pm
Wayapa Wuurrk

Come and hear from Gunditjmara/Muthi Muthi women Jacara Thomas & Mikaela Egan, as they share wellness through Wayapa Wuurrk: An Earth Mindfulness Practice, based on ancient Indigenous wisdom.
Wayapa combines mindfulness, narrative meditation and physical movement. By including EARTH into MIND, BODY SPIRIT, we can truly create holistic wellbeing and sustainability. Wayapa is a lifestyle of reconnection, reigniting our innate connection as Aboriginal people to mother earth and all the elements that she has in order to create balance in our planet and within our own spirit. Are you ready to connect to mother earth on a deep and meaningful level?


Human Connection

Sunday| 4.15pm – 5.15pm
The Human Connection to Your Shopping Dollar
By Tanya Mathias and Heather Rayside

Do you want to be empowered to have a greater impact in our world? This practical workshop will inspire you with more understanding about how your spending connects to big world issues like slavery, trafficking and environmental impact. Filled with real life stories, tips on how you can make a difference and tools to help you get there.

Come spend an hour talking with Heather Rayside, founder of Melbourne-based social enterprise, For Dignity, which champions the work of ending trafficking and slavery, and Tanya Mathias, founder of The JAM Network, who has a wealth of experience internationally working in anti-trafficking.