Past Meetup

Sustaining change - exploring personal sustainability

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49 people went

Price: A$15.00 /per person
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GreenUps is delighted to hold our November event in conjunction with the inaugural national Change Makers Festival ( running across the country.

As a social-networking evening that has run for almost 5 years GreenUps has showcased, inspired, facilitated, connected and supported change-makers passionate about making the world around them more sustainable.

Every greenups we pick a theme drawn from the sustainability movement, framed by the context of 'change making', this month we thought it might be interesting to explore the concept of personal sustainability - the set of tools practices and rituals needed in ones life to nurture the personal wellbeing required to sustain a committed and flourishing life able to creating positive change in the world.

To nurture your mind we've invited three leaders in their respective fields to share what the concept of personal sustainability means to them and what they do to nurture their own lives.

To sustain your belly we'll have some wholesome and nutritious food thanks to Iku Wholefoods (MLC Centre) ( and organic coconut water thanks to Nakula Organics ( .


• Giselle Cooke - holistic health consultant (

Giselle has practised wholistic & integrative medicine since graduating in Medicine from the UNSW in 1979. After training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism, Nutrition and Ayurveda. Giselle is the author of two books and innumerable health articles, she appeared regularly on national radio, has lectured at universities and naturopathic colleges and international conferences. Giselle is currently doing research in nutrition and gynaecology.

• Mike Britton - Evolution to Wellbeing (

Mike is the founder of Evolution to Wellbeing a holistic fitness program that promotes community, accountability and commitment as part of a daily group exercise regime.

• Cecilia Macaulay - Urban Permaculture (

Permaculture design is for much more than gardens. "I share design tricks that help us get more out of our ‘inner’ life - inside our homes, our relationships, and our thinking".

• Daragh Byrne - Guerrilla Mindfulness (

Daragh started Guerrilla Mindfulness to raise awareness of the value of putting mindfulness practice into everyday life. "I can see the relationship between mindfulness and personal sustainability - mindfulness is a tool I use to help me direct my attention and energy in a more considered and therefore sustainable manner!"

Daragh will take the group through a mindfulness meditation exercise.

Wholesome and nutritious food thanks to Iku Wholefoods ( (MLC Centre) and Nakula Organics (