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Events & Activities


All sustainability events are free.


Online Author Talk wiht Natalie Isaacs

Join us for an inspiring online author talk with Natalie Isaac, founder and CEO of the global climate action movement 1 Million Women.

The book 'Right Here, Right Now' explains why the place for climate action is here, why the time is now, and how women can work together to lead the way. We need to build a new world, starting immediately.

Recognised internationally for her inspirational and thought-provoking public speaking, Natalie argues in her new book that it is women, set to be most adversely affected by climate change, who have the power in numbers and the emotional intelligence to make the necessary changes happen.

With optimism as its heart, the book sets out what we as a community and as individuals need to achieve in the next ten years, globally, nationally and locally. The good news is, it's all achievable - we just have to put our shoulders to the wheel and get it done.

Tuesday 6 September
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sustainability Lane - Save the Date

Sustainability Lane and the Lane Cove Rotary Fair return this October after a two year hiatus. The event showcases sustainable living through a variety of stalls, demonstrations, and live entertainment.

Do you have a sustainability product or organisation that you'd like to showcase at Sustainability Lane? Council is calling for stallholders. View the Stallholder Application form to find out all the details.

The Canopy 
Sunday 9 October 
09:00am - 4:00pm
Passivehaus Online Talk and Tour

Join Chris Nunn, sustainability advocate and professional, as he shows us around his local family home which is incredibly both Passivehaus and green star certified - and the first of its kind in the world. 

The Nunn family had a typical Sydney home: cold in winter and hot in summer, as well as bushfire and black mould prone, and replaced it with a premium certified and uniquely sustainable home. The gorgeous light and airy Asquith home now produces significantly more electricity than it consumes, even after allowing for electric vehicles. It also supports a living food production garden, a bee garden, water re-use and reticulation, as well as being bushfire ember attack protected.

Thursday 13 October 
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Humanity's Movement: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope

When climate scientist Joëlle Gergis set to work on the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report, the research she encountered kept her up at night.

Through countless hours spent with the world’s top scientists to piece together the latest global assessment of climate change, she realised that the impacts were occurring faster than anyone had predicted.
In her latest book, Humanity’s Moment, Joëlle takes us through the science in the IPCC report with clear-eyed honesty, explaining what it means for our future, while sharing her personal reflections on bearing witness to the heartbreak of the climate emergency unfolding in real time.

But this is not a lament for a lost world. It is an inspiring reminder that human history is an endless tug-of-war for social justice. We are each a part of an eternal evolutionary force that can transform our world.

Joelle will sit down to chat about her new book and have an in-depth discussion about the latest IPCC report findings and what this means for the future. This is your chance to ask your most pressing climate question from one of the world's leading climate scientist.

This free online event is run in partnership with Ku-ring-gai Council, Lane Cove Council, Mosman Council, North Sydney Council and Willoughby Council.

Wednesday 19 October 2022
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registrations essential

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In Your Own Time...

Lane Cove Library has its very own Sustainable Community Collection to help inspire you to live more sustainably. The collection includes books, DVDs and magazines and with more items being added to the collection all the time you’ll b sure to find something of interest to you.