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Sustainable September as its title indicates, is for the whole month of September 2020, delivered virtually! You'll find many inspiring events to keep you engaged; all pointing towards a positive environmental message. With everything online, you'll find live events, videos that'll get you thinking, exclusive film screenings, activities to be done at home, insightful podcast conversations, recipes and even the popular Little Food Festival.

Participating and providing content for the month are big names we recognise like Sea Shepherd, Sandro Demaio Foundation, Monash University, Sustainability Victoria, Oz Harvest, Food Art Week, the Royal Botanical Garden, Stephanie Alexander, AfroHub, and more. In these restrictive times even though we can't all get together right now, the message is clear. We can still all step up and educate ourselves and our children on how we can take care of, and continue to do our bit to nurture our environment and care for the planet we live on.

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Some of the highlights of Sustainable September are as follows.

Mon 14 Sep 7-10pm - Film Screening with Sea Shepherd - FREE but you need to BOOK via link given. This is one man's (Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson) journey to protect marine life. In addition to the screening, there's a pre-film screening of shorts from the Sea Shepherd archives, and the film is followed by a live Q&A with environmental activist and icon Paul Watson himself.
Wed 30 Sep 10am-3pm - The Little Food Festival - a vibrant and immersive online celebration of all things food, in partnership with Sandro Demaio Foundation, Monash University and City of Melbourne. You'll find educational videos, DIY activities, interactive content for kids, lunchtime cooking to crafternoon and cameo appearances from sustainability superstars like Oz Harvest, Lentil as Anything, Stephanie Alexander and more. Again, FREE, but please BOOK via link given. Sign up before the end of the month and you'll be sent a downloadable activity booklet for the young 'uns.

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1-30 Sep - Anything But Square's weekly podcast will be outputting a back-to-back series of sustainability-focused episodes throughout the month. Watch out for the chat with Sea Shepherd's Jeff Hanson himself. Meanwhile, there's still a lot of chats and interviews on there that may well interest you.
4-30 Sep - Food Art Week - a collaborative event with Berlin-based Food Art Week (videos) that mix it up with food, art and sustainability, with an artistic twist thrown in. It all serves to work towards positive environmental and social change. Free and no bookings required.
1-30 Sep - Sea Shepherd Recipes - from the bowels of the high seas, these are recipes of dishes that the crew of Sea Shepherd prepare. From pesto to vegan lemon meringue pie, give it a go and have a look at how you can GET INVOLVED in the Sea Shepherd movement.
1-30 Sep - Healthy and Home - a wealth of kid-friendly content to inspire positive changes for our health and environment through food. Developed by the Sandro Demaio Foundation you'll find the favourites via the link given, however, there's more on the Healthy and Home website.

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Sea Shepherd Recipes

1-30 Sep - Love Food Hate Waste - a campaign that raises awareness of avoidable food waste from our households.
1-30 Sep - Royal Botanical Gardens Virtual Tour - take a look at fantastic virtual content for kids. Find out more about bandicoots, bush food and more.
1-30 Sep - 60 Second Docs - you'll also find MORE HERE, and you might want to check out the website. From 7 year old presidents of their own company to a man where garbage is gold, there's so much there to interest every 60 seconds. Amazing.
1-30 Sep - Edgar's Mission Virtual Tour - a virtual tour of the all-vegan not-for-profit sanctuary for rescued farm animals. The kids will love it, with cameo appearances from Hakuna Matata the orphaned lamb, loveable Leon Trotsky the pig and, of course, Tim-Tam the goat.

Jump onto Virtual Square for a planet-saving virtual extravaganza that inspires, and will give you plenty to think about.


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