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Goodness Festival 2018

Goodness Festival is the regional festival all about science, sustainability and innovation.

Hear from Astrophysicist Natasha Hurley-Walker on using radio waves to explore the distant reaches of the Universe, discover the unseen science happening around Geraldton on a secret spaces tour, and bring the family to the Tools of the Trade Discovery Day at the Geraldton Regional Trade Training Centre.

Having engaged more than 6,000 people last year, the Goodness Festival 2018 – dedicated to science, sustainability and innovation is shaping up to be the best one yet!

The Goodness Festival is a series of family-friendly events that challenge participants to discover all kinds of science in the Mid West – often in the places you’d least expect.

So come along and get your science on!

Purpose

The Goodness Festival 2018 overall objective is to inspire and engage more than 6000 people in science, sustainability and innovation engagement activities through a week-long festival of activities. We have specific purposes aligned with National Science WeekPollinators and Scinapse strategies.

  • Purpose 1: To spark broad interest in science, sustainability and innovation — using everyday activities and interests as a entry point for deeper experiences and understanding.
  • Purpose 2: To help move those who are simply interested to become engaged — partnering with locals to create pathways to ongoing engagement in community or research activities.
  • Purpose 3: To provide opportunities for all — ensuring a mix of the types, timing and level of activities and the way in which they are promoted.
  • Purpose 4: To foster partnerships between the community, research organisations and industry — working practically together on themes, activities to achieve mutual outcomes.
  • Purpose 5: To trial new engagement methods and showcase innovative content— use technology for webcasting and outreach, sharing pitches, ideas and innovations.
Values
  • Engagement – with nature, science, each other, past, present and future,
  • Energy – enabling expression of our passion, intelligence, drive and creativity,
  • Enquiry – into local opportunities, global challenges and collaborative solutions,
  • Enjoyment – having fun while engaging in critical discussions and serious topics.
Contacts

Coordination – Mark Canny mark.canny@gmail.com Mob: 0428 617 205

Organisation – Emma Jackson Emma.Jackson@nacc.com.au Mob: 0438 925 058

Engagement – Kirsty Kipling community@pollinators.org.au Mob: 0435 200 898

Visit the Goodness website to find out more!

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Energy Efficiency Network – Workshop

Join us on March 4th March for this workshop focused on energy efficiency and sustainability for NFPs and community organisations in Geraldton.

This will be relevant to:

  • NFP, Community and Sporting group leaders,
  • Facilities and Operations managers,
  • Environmental and Sustainability professionals.

This first network meeting will focus on energy efficiency: You can’t control the cost of energy but you can control how you use it – and by using it more efficiently – benefit your organisation through reduced energy costs, and the planet through reduced carbon emissions.

This workshop on 4th March will provide attendees with the opportunity to connect, hear case studies of energy efficiency savings and be introduced to new tools to use less to save more.

Optional follow-up sessions will grow a peer network to take action collaboratively, using the resources available, and be part of a thriving Learning Community for the future.

Register and make the most of this fabulous opportunity to realise a more resilient and positive energy future for your organisation. Morning tea and lunch in the workshop, so please RSVP for catering purposes.

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Energy Efficiency Network – Briefing

Join us on March 3rd for this briefing and introduction to a new energy efficiency and sustainability network for Geraldton.

This will be relevant to:

  • NFP and Community group leaders,
  • Facilities and Operations managers,
  • Environmental and Sustainability professionals.

This first network meeting will focus on energy efficiency: You can’t control the cost of energy but you can control how you use it – and by using it more efficiently – benefit your organisation, community and the planet.

The briefing on Tuesday 3rd March will introduce you to the new network model, benefits and case studies of impact.

Register and make the most of this fabulous opportunity to realise a more resilient and positive energy future for your organisation. Drinks and nibbles will be included in the evening event, so please RSVP for catering purposes.

Download the flyer in pdf format, NEEN Geraldton flyer_v2.

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Goodness Festival 2014

The Goodness Festival 2014 showcases and celebrates innovation and achievement towards sustainability in the Mid West. A commitment to being, relating and doing more that is aligned with ‘Goodness’ is central to ensuring we are ecologically, socially and economically sustainable as a community. You can read more about the ethos behind Goodness Festival, written by Festival Patron Hugh Mackay.

Goodness Festival exists to make it easy and inspiring for every individual and organisation to contribute positively to growing our local economies, protecting our local ecosystems and creating a just and equitable community. Unique to the Mid West, Goodness Festival will run from the 15th to 31st of August and will feature more than 30 tours, exhibitions, seminars, workshops and events in and around Geraldton. From relaxing Chapman River Biodiversity tours to intense Startup Weekend events; there’s something for everyone! Book a ticket to an event.

An awards night Saturday August the 30th will celebrate individuals and organisations who are making our community a better place. Award categories including Leadership, Innovation, Science, Natural Resource Management, Zero Waste, Social Enterprise, Health and more.Nominate someone for an award.

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