Rewind a couple of weeks … was your New Year’s resolution to get more in touch with what’s happening in your community? Us too! Here are our top picks of social impact, arts, culture and environmental events that need to find their way into your 2018 schedule.
FEBRUARY all month: Sustainable Living Festival
Melburnians, take note: The Sustainable Living Festival , which lasts all of February, engages individuals and communities to host and promote sustainability events. Celebrating the very best examples of ecological and social sustainability the event embraces interactive workshops, talks, demonstrations, artworks, exhibits, films and live performances.
FEBRUARY 27-28: Purpose conference
You could call it a conference, but it’s more than that. Purpose.do is two days to gather with people who are passionate about purpose-driven businesses: working in them, running them, launching them, and thinking hard about how they fit in the world in 2018.
MARCH 4: All About Women
Returning for its sixth year to the Sydney Opera House, the All About Women festival features an incredible line-up of speakers on intersectionality, #metoo, Trump, climate justice, and other issues that matter to women (and everyone!) in 2018. Tickets are going fast to the most popular sessions.
MARCH 4: Clean Up Australia Day
Also happening on March 4 is the 27th annual Clean Up Australia Day. You can make a real difference to your local environment by registering to collect rubbish at your local park, beach, bushland and help promote a cleaner community.
MARCH 24: Earth Hour
Today is Earth Hour, the world’s largest grassroots movement for climate change action. Millions of people in over 180 countries take part in Earth Hour by switching off their lights from 8:30-9:30pm local time as a symbolic gesture to show that our planet needs stronger action on climate change.
MAY 25: TEDx Sydney
Returning for its 9th year, TEDxSydney is an independently organised event that will feature inspirational talks and performances from leading thinkers with ideas worth spreading. Discussion will focus around technology, design, science and culture.
- Stay tuned for our follow up events calendar for the second half of 2018 featuring Vivid, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Mental Health Week and more.
- Visit the Inspired Adventures Calendar to add a big date to your calendar this year when you take on an epic adventure