GreenUps is doing Vivid for June. Come and hear from some leading creatives as they talk about how they incorporate re-use, re-purposing and sustainability principles into their work.
Zev Bianchi is an industrial product designer who has spent much of his professional career living and working in New York City, Berlin Germany and of course Sydney. He is passionate about creating the best living environments in the least space, focusing on sustainable materials and compact design.
At Vivid GreenUps Zev will talk about how sustainability and smart design influences his practice as well as his Protohub concept, a community project to encourage like-minded designers to design, create & collaborate in a shared workshop and show case their fruits of labor, designs and prototypes in Protohub’s ever changing showroom.
Belle Flaneur and two of her collaborators will talk about the changing consumer attitudes to waste. Natalie Coulter, principal of the visual merchandising and education group Belle Flaneur, uses unlikely urban treasures for her window displays, art installations and more. Two of her frequent collaborators are Milk Crate Events, who will present their astounding work involving recycled milk cartons and crates, and architect Sophie Hoppe, who will discuss her architecture and jewellery crafted from construction waste.
As part of the Rocks Windmill project, May GreenUps is co-curated by Rekindle Projects. We will present an intimate evening where GreenUppers will learn about the Rekindle Project. We will be encouraged to think about the types of skills we would like to learn or share to provide us with sustainable cross-cultural and cross-generational solutions that are practical and effective.
So think about what Grannies and our elders from around the world have done to be ‘sustainable’ without meaning to be, i.e. preserving, pickling, jamming, knitting, seed saving, gardening, fixing things. We hope to celebrate these connections and think about applying them to our current sustainable practices and life.
Guests speakers on the night include:
Refreshments care of The Apple Thief Cidre and Wok on Inn.
Ticket price Includes & a tasty glass of Apple Thief Cider.
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GreenUps – green drinking to inspire green thinking.
Green Drinks International happens in more than 45 countries and 448 cities around the world. The Sydney Chapter, GreenUps is an informal monthly drinks night that helps support the creative, inspired and lively community of people who already immersed or curious about sustainability.
The first GreenUps was held at (our spiritual home) the Falconer Cafe in March 2009 and we’ve painted Sydney-town green every first Tuesday of the month (except the Januaries) ever since.
Most months we choose a GreenUps theme. Themes have included food, fashion, film, art, design, business, investment, activism, bikes as well as our less formal ‘grab-a-drink-and-hang-out’ nights.
People generally rock-up at around 6.30, grab a drink or two, listen to our speakers and get to know each other. Great things have come out of GreenUps events – jobs, new projects, new wardrobes, prizes, inspiration, and even true love.
Not usually. GreenUps is hosted by an independent committee of diverse individuals, no-one (except maybe the venues) makes any money from GreenUps so on the few occasion that we ticket an event or ask for a donation it is to cover costs like food or drinks at a non-pub/bar venue.
Anyone and everyone! Artists, filmmakers, scientists, lawyers, gardeners, Government folk, corporate folk, Not-for-profit folk, fashionistas, foodies, hippies, media and just about everyone in between come to GreenUps – that’s the whole point.
More than anything GreenUps should be fun. So we kindly ask that if you have an idea for a speaker, event theme, cause, event or product to promote that you get in touch with one of the committee members well ahead of time.
We not so keen on the idea of GreenUps being a great big spruik and want to maintain it’s uniqueness. So please don’t bring fliers or other promo material to events, you are of course more than welcome to post discussion topics and other relevant info to our facebook or meetups pages.
When is it?
GreenUps is always the first Tuesday of the month – except for January (imagine if it fell on New Year’s Day!)
Where is it?
Wherever possible GreenUps chooses to support independent bars and venues, however due to our ever-increasing numbers we can’t always fit everyone in.
If you have a cracker idea for a venue we want to know about it! We can’t afford to hire the place, but we can certainly bring a bunch of business on a Tuesday evening.
GreenUps kicks-off at around 6-6.30pm and winds-up around 9.30-10pm.
If we have speakers they will usually take the floor at around 7pm. We try to keep the formal parts of the evening to an hour maximum so that you get to talk to people.
GreenUps is an Encoporated Not-for-Profit Association. It's overseen by a board of volunteers from diverse backgrounds. We are passionate about sustainability and truly believe that it takes all types of people and interesting ideas to solve the big complicated problems with which we are all faced.
GreenUps Board Members:
The GreenUps events are a collaborative process. We rely on the help of a dedicated core of volunteers and often co-host events in conjunction with other creative and passionate groups.
Special Thanks must go to:
Dan Cass, Dave Gravina, Phill Stubbs, Kate Betwell, Mell Flanigan, Merissa Guber, Shelby Burns, Katherine Lustig, Bethan Harris,
At the moment we’re giving a lot of thought as to how we make GreenUps even better.
We’re looking for ways to formalise the group so we can do even cooler things (things that require public liability insurance and some money), have volunteers involved, Co-Curators, and perhaps pay someone to help us with the day-to-day admin.
We’re really open to your ideas and feedback as to how this could happen (and also what you wouldn’t like to see happen). So please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You can contact us via email: email@example.com Join the GreenUps facebook group. Follow GreenUps updates on twitter. The GreenUps on the International Green Drinks: See you at GreenUps!