Australia: Living the Change events in each state

Across Australia Australian Religious Response to Climate Change supporters – and fellow travellers of good will – will have the opportunity to attend Week of Living the Change celebrations in the week of October 7 – 14. These will be held separately in Adelaide, Perth, Hobart, Otford (NSW South Coast), Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.


Each event will offer a chance to talk about our individual lifestyle changes in the areas of transport, diet and/or energy use, and to share what inspires us, our triumphs and struggles. Religious leaders will speak about their efforts to reduce their own carbon footprint.

We are excited to be celebrating with a delicious vegan meal at each event, an interfaith reflective ritual, and some events will feature musical performances.

There will also be workshops and a webinar on our new push for solar, “Switch to Sunshine” for faith communities.

Be part of this exciting global initiative! Details for all the events can be found here:

Make your commitment online here:

The basic details of each event

If you’d like to come along, please book for catering purposes.

Switch to Sunshine webinar 1 – 2.15, Tues Sep 25 – Hear from guest experts about current information regarding solar in Australia; this webinar will outline practical steps you need to take in order to install solar on your community’s buildings. RSVP here.

Living the Change Workshop, 1.30 – 4 pm, Sat Sep 29, Newtown – at the Sydney Buddhist Centre, 24 Enmore Rod, Newtown. We will be learning, sharing and encouraging each other to make lifestyle changes which reduce our carbon footprint. RSVP here.

Adelaide celebrates Living the Change, 3.30 – 7 pm, Sun Oct 7 – at the Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Ct; includes Aboriginal Dance troupe Dusty Feet, music and an interfaith blessing; organised in conjunction with the Multi-Faith Association of SA. Book tickets here.

Living the Change celebration Sydney, 12.30 – 3.30 pm, Sat Oct 13
– Pitt Street Uniting Church; join us for a vegan lunch, music, interfaith reflective ritual and sharing regarding lifestyle commitments. Book tickets/RSVP here.

Our responsibility to our world”, 10.30 am – 12 noon, Sun Oct 14, Greenslopes – South Brisbane Jewish Congregation Synagogue; talk by Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black from a Jewish perspective, followed by discussion.

Living the Change Celebration Brisbane, 12 noon – 3 pm, Sun Oct 14, Greenslopes – South Brisbane Jewish Congregation Synagogue; a vegan lunch will be served, followed by sharing regarding lifestyle commitments being considered as part of Living the Change. Ends with afternoon tea at 3 pm.

For the above two Brisbane events, exact location will be provided when you RSVP to Heather Abramson or 0401 238 882.

Living the Change celebration Otford, (near Helensburgh) 10.30 am – 2 pm, Sun Oct 14 – Govinda Valley Retreat Centre; there will be showcasing of Sustainable projects, How To Make a Bird Box workshop, music by the Govinda Valley Kirtan team and a sharing by Wollongong Mayor and others. Bring your friends and whole family. To RSVP call Wendy on 0412 614 684 for catering purposes.

Living the Change celebration Melbourne, 2.30 – 5.15 pm, Sun Oct 14 – Multicultural Hub; join us for an afternoon of sustenance for the heart, body and earth: music, speakers and discussion, culminating with delicious vegan food; organised in conjunction with Religions for Peace and the United Religions Initiative. Please book here:

Living the Change celebration Hobart, 3 – 5.30 pm, Sun Oct 14 – Sandy Bay, UTAS Multifaith Centre, TUU Building; an opportunity to reflect together and share our stories of walking on earth gently; please bring vegan food to share. RSVP to Terry Sussmilch on or 0438 069 728.

Living the Change workshop, Melbourne, 2.30 – 4 pm, Sun Nov 18 – part of the Faith Communities Council of Victoria Conference; we will be learning, sharing and encouraging each other to make lifestyle changes which reduce our carbon footprint. Presenter will be Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black. Book tickets here.


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