• Janet Laurence: After Nature Tour and Talk + VIVID Party - World Environment Day

    Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

    It's World Environment Day! Come celebrate the day and join the Greenups crew on a guided tour of the Janet Laurence: After Nature exhibition at the MCA. After the Tour we'll head upstairs to the MCA Sounds on the Terrace to grab a drink, mingle, discuss the art and watch the VIVID lights unfold before us across the quay. TICKETS ------------ This is a ticketed event, with limited capacity. Don't miss out, grab your ticket now on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/janet-laurence-after-nature-tour-and-talk-vivid-party-tickets-62415881582 About the exhibition ---------------------------- This exhibition marks the first major survey of Janet Laurence, one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Encompassing key works and themes from the artist’s practice, the exhibition features sculpture, installation, photography and video. For over 30 years, Laurence has explored the interconnection of all living things – animal, plant, mineral – through a multi-disciplinary approach. She has employed diverse materials to explore the natural world in all its beauty and complexity, and to highlight the environmental challenges it faces today: the era of the Anthropocene. The Guided Tour ----------------------- 06:30 PM–07:30 PM , starting from Level 1 next to the Information Desk. Capacity ------------ We have a very limited capacity for the tour, so please grab your ticket off EVENTBRITE to avoid disappointment. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/janet-laurence-after-nature-tour-and-talk-vivid-party-tickets-62415881582 Where to meet -------------------- From 6pm, we'll be gathering out front of the quay-side entrance to the MCA, under the awning, next to the glass doors. TICKETS ------------ https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/janet-laurence-after-nature-tour-and-talk-vivid-party-tickets-62415881582

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  • GreenUps x Transitions Film Festival 2019: More Human than Human & Dirt Rich

    GreenUps is a proud supporter of the Transitions Film Festival. https://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/sydney-program-2019/ On Wednesday the 3rd come join the Greenups crew for night of thought-provoking films, kicking off at 6:30 with an exploration of AI risk and it's social consequences in "More Human Than Human". At 8:30 we check in for a much needed tale of hope and positivity, with the promise of soil-based geo-therapy in "Dirt Rich" . We'll be hanging round the Dendy bar, discussing the films and before, between and after. Come find us!... More Human Than Human ***************************** Dendy Cinemas Newtown, Wednesday, April 3 @ 6:30 pm Featuring an interview with Garry Kasparov and many more AI experts, More Human Than Human explores what it means to live in the age of intelligent machines. In this personal, playful and at times dramatic quest, the filmmaker finds out how much of his creativity and human values are at stake as he builds his own robot to replace himself as a filmmaker. Will artificial intelligence (AI), infinitely smarter, interconnected and possibly self-aware, render humanity obsolete? Check out the trailer: https://vimeo.com/259174870 Dirt Rich ********** Dendy Cinemas Newtown, Wednesday, April 3 @ 8:30 pm In a world full of catastrophic headlines, we need stories of hope. Dirt Rich showcases the revolutionary new tools and techniques that can help reverse the effects of runaway climate change. Exploring the epic potential of ‘geo-therapy,’ Dirt Rich shows us how, by returning carbon to the earth, we can re-stabilise our climate and revitalise the soils that give us life. TICKETS AT THE TRANSITIONS FILM FESTIVAL WEBSITE https://www.transitionsfilmfestival.com/sydney-program-2019/

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  • The Future of Us - Have we done enough to save our planet?

    TICKETS HERE https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-of-us-have-we-done-enough-to-save-our-planet-tickets-51635807089 The Greenhouse Sessions gather influential business leaders, passionate change-makers, experts and people curious to understand how we can leverage emerging technology to save the planet. But this is so much more than just another tech meet-up. Using the power of story, a panel of experts, a sprinkling of start-ups, content capture and collaboration, the Greenhouse Sessions promise to educate, inspire and create a framework for collaboration - leaving the audience with the power to author a different future. In this session we will examine the ultimate question - have we done enough to save the planet? And if not, what do we need to do? This event will feature two well-known Aussie actors reading stories set in the future. And drawing on what we have learned over the course of the event series, this epic finale will pull it all together in... a game show debate! Be prepared for some tough questions, and some interesting answers from our panelists: - Jess Scully - City of Sydney Councillor - Ross Dawson - Futurist and Chairman of Future Exploration Network - Jon Dee - Anchor host of ‘Smart Money’ and Co-Founder of Planet Ark - Anna Rose - Australian Author, Activist, and Co-Founder of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition - Josh Bishop - Leads WWF-Australia’s work on Sustainable Food, from paddock-to-pantry and bait-to-plate - Theresa Anderson - Data and Information Ethicist, building a network of like-minded practitioners through the Human Grounded Data Alliance The evening's event will also feature the winning start-ups to date, pitching for your vote and the ultimate prize of $10,000! Get your tickets quickly as all previous events have sold out! This event is supported by City of Sydney. The venue is sponsored by CBA and the plant-based food is provided by Chomp.

  • Future of Mobility - Will our children ever learn to drive?

    The Greenhouse Sessions - a collaboration between WWF's Panda Labs and GreenUps - are a monthly gathering of influential business leaders, passionate change-makers, experts and people curious to understand how we can leverage emerging technology to save the planet. Using the power of story, a panel of experts, a sprinkling of start-ups, content capture and collaboration, the Greenhouse Sessions promise to educate, inspire and create a framework for collaboration - leaving the audience with the power to author a different future. In this session, we will be looking at the future of mobility. From autonomous vehicles to multi-modal transport systems, hyperloops and space travel, we will go on a journey through how the proposed transport infrastructure of the future will change how we travel. And most importantly, how the future of mobility will change us, from the way our cities are organised to the way we communicate and even the way we interact and build relationships. Be prepared for some tough questions, and some interesting answers from our panelists: - Lisa McLean - CEO of the Open Cities Service Alliance - Andrew Mehaffey - Director of HMI Technologies - Dr Michelle Zeibots - Research Director at the Institute of Sustainable Futures, Research Director for the UTS Transport Research Centre and Senior Lecturer at the UTS School of Civil Engineering - Philip Thalis - Independent Councillor at City of Sydney The evening's event will also feature three innovative start-ups pitching for your vote, $1,000 in prize money and the chance to win $10,000 at the grand finale. Get your tickets quickly as this event will reach capacity quickly. TICKETS THROUGH EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-of-mobility-will-our-children-ever-learn-to-drive-tickets-51538276372 This event is proudly supported by City of Sydney and brought to you in partnership with Lendlease.

  • The Greenhouse Sessions: Future of Homes - Will our homes control our lives?

    TICKETS ON EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-of-homes-will-our-homes-control-our-lives-tickets-51538030637 Following on from a successful 2017 season, The Greenhouse Sessions are a monthly gathering of influential business leaders, passionate change-makers, experts and people curious to understand how we can leverage emerging technology to save the planet. But this is so much more than just another tech meet-up. Using the power of story, a panel of experts, a sprinkling of start-ups, content capture and collaboration, the Greenhouse Sessions promise to educate, inspire and create a framework for collaboration - leaving the audience with the power to author a different future. In this session, we will be looking at the future of our homes and everything that they are connected to. From looking at changes in how we power our homes to how our smart appliances connected to the internet of things will run our lives, it will be an intriguing (and immersive) glimpse into the home of tomorrow. Be prepared for some tough questions, and some interesting answers from our panelists: - Jason Twill - Director at Urban Apostles - Joseph Zane Sikulu - Pacific Climate Warrior at 350.org - Katerina Kimmorley - Founder of Pollinate Energy & the Innovation Fund, a Cleantech expert, Venture Capitalist, and Social Entrepreneur - Gillian Folan - Mechatronics Engineer with Schneider Electric. The evening's event will also feature three innovative start-ups pitching for your vote, $1,000 in prize money and the chance to win $10,000 at the grand finale. Get your tickets quickly as this event will reach capacity quickly. This event is proudly supported by City of Sydney and brought to you in partnership with Lendlease.

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  • The Greenhouse Sessions: Future of Waste - Can we create a world without waste?

    TICKETS HERE: THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT - there is a wait list at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-of-waste-can-we-create-a-world-without-waste-tickets-51061286683 DETAILS Following on from a successful 2017 season, The Greenhouse Sessions are a monthly gathering of influential business leaders, passionate change-makers, experts and people curious to understand how we can leverage emerging technology to save the planet. But this is so much more than just another tech meet-up. Using the power of story, a panel of experts, a sprinkling of start-ups, content capture and collaboration, the Greenhouse Sessions promise to educate, inspire and create a framework for collaboration - leaving the audience with the power to author a different future. In this session, we will be looking at the future of waste. Examining new circular economy production models to the latest advances in plastic eating microbes, we will be looking at what will happen to our waste, and if we will even have any. Be prepared for some tough questions, and some interesting answers from our panelists: PANELISTS - Jodi Boylan - Executive Producer of War on Waste - Ronni Kahn - Founder of OzHarvest - Dr. Melissa Edwards - Senior Lecturer at the UTS Business School and a Research Director at the Centre for Business and Social Innovation - Mark Chenery - Co-Director at Common Cause Australia The evening's event will also feature three innovative start-ups pitching for your vote, $1,000 in prize money and the chance to win $10,000 at the grand finale. THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUT - there is a wait list at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-of-waste-can-we-create-a-world-without-waste-tickets-51061286683 This event is supported by City of Sydney. The venue for this event is sponsored by Stone & Chalk. The food for this is event is provided by OzHarvest. This event was funded by Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation Melbourne.

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  • GreenUps November - impact

    Assembly Bar

    Let’s have a chat about how to make the greatest impact we can. Work is often central to our idea of how we can make change in the world. Whether that is or isn’t the case, a lot of us invest a significant part of our lives at work. Odds are, if you’ve been to GreenUps before, you also have an interest in the virtually unending series of crises of a social and environmental persuasion that plays out in the world. So how do you work out what it is that you want to do, and what might suit you best? We don’t have answers, but plenty of food for thought! Some resources that could be of use in this conversation – ‘80,000 hours’ https://80000hours.org/ and ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You’ by Cal Newport http://calnewport.com/books/so-good/ . Both are books that in their own way challenge the oft-given wisdom of "follow your passion" or at least deconstruct it. Image used under Creative Commons license from Flickr user joiseyshowaa.

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  • The Greenhouse Sessions - 'Future of Food'

    Stone & Chalk 1

    A$20.00

    Following on from a successful 2017 season, Greenups and WWF are again collaborating to present The Greenhouse - are a monthly gathering of influential business leaders, passionate change-makers, experts and people curious to understand how we can leverage emerging technology to save the planet. Using the power of story, a panel of experts, a sprinkling of start-ups, content capture and collaboration, the Greenhouse Sessions promise to educate, inspire and create a framework for collaboration - leaving the audience with the power to author a different future. In this session, we will be covering a lot of ground. Using the power of storytelling by a famous Aussie actor, and some of Australia’s leading thinkers, we will be looking at the impact of humans on the environment, and the megatrends that are influencing our future food production. From insects on our plate, to 3D printers magically making our dinners, we will be exploring what our changing climate means for our dinner plate and how technology will change what we eat. HOW WILL WE FEED 9 BILLION PEOPLE IN FUTURE SUSTAINABLY, AND WITHOUT FURTHER DAMAGE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT? Be prepared for some tough questions, and some imaginative answers from our panelists: * Chris Russell - Agricultural Scientist and host of Agriminders podcast * Thomas King - CEO, Food Frontier * Bridie Ohlsson - Project Lead, AgriDigital * Monty Koludrovic - Executive Chef, Icebergs * Skye Blackburn - Owner, Edible Bug Shop The evening's event will also feature three innovative start-ups pitching for your vote and $1,000 in prize money and the chance to win $10,000 at the grand finale. Get your tickets quickly as this event will reach capacity quickly. * TICKETS HERE * http://greenhouse-future-of-food.eventbrite.com.au/ This event is supported by City of Sydney. The venue for this event is sponsored by Stone & Chalk.

  • The Greenhouse 2018 Series Launch - FUTURE SO FAR

    Stone & Chalk

    Following on from a successful 2017 season, Greenups and WWF are again collaborating to present The Greenhouse - are a monthly gathering of influential business leaders, passionate change-makers, experts and people curious to understand how we can leverage emerging technology to save the planet. Using the power of story, a panel of experts, a sprinkling of start-ups, content capture and collaboration, the Greenhouse Sessions promise to educate, inspire and create a framework for collaboration - leaving the audience with the power to author a different future. In the first session, we will be covering a lot of ground. We will be looking at the impact of humans on the environment, but also the megatrends that are influencing our future. But ultimately this session will lay out the ethical questions that we need to grapple with. Be prepared for some tough questions, and some interesting answers from our panellists. FUTURE SO FAR - SHOULD WE TURN DECISION-MAKING OVER TO ROBOTS? * Ross Dawson - Futurist * Prof. James Arvanitakis - Professor and Activist * Mikaela Jade - Indigenous Artist and Technologist * Dr. Theresa Anderson - Data Ethicist The evening's event will also feature three innovative start-ups pitching for your vote, $1,000 in prize money and the chance to win $10,000 at the grand finale. Get your tickets quickly as this event will reach capacity quickly. * TICKETS HERE * https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/future-so-far-should-we-turn-decision-making-over-to-robots-tickets-49369731195?ref=estw This event is supported by City of Sydney. The venue for this event is sponsored by Stone & Chalk.

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  • GreenUps: Socialised problem solving

    Abdul's Lebanese Restaurant

    Hey there, Let's have a meal and put our brains together to solve a social-environmental problem. We're inspired by the Wine and Whiteboards concept developed by B.Kindred in Melbourne. https://bkindred.com.au/2017/02/humanising-problem-solving-with-wine/ How will it work? You turn up, we'll pick a problem, and over a snack or a share plate, we'll come up with a solution. Bring your problem-solving brains! Image credit: https://ccmit.mit.edu/problem-solving/

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