[YarraBUG-list] [Fwd: The Sustainable Living Festival!]

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Sun Feb 14 22:01:57 AEDT 2010

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Subject: 	The Sustainable Living Festival!
Date: 	Sun, 14 Feb 2010 12:07:27 +1100
From: 	Jess Adams <jess at slf.org.au>
Reply-To: 	Jess Adams <jess at slf.org.au>
Organisation: 	Sustainable Living Festival
To: 	<Undisclosed-Recipient:;>

Dear Bicycle User Groups,


It would be fantastic if you could please send the following information 
to your members - great free opportunities for bike enthusiasts and 
people with a passion for sustainable living.


The Sustainable Living Festival at Federation Square is coming up again 
- Friday 19 - Sunday 21 February. With 100 talks and workshops, 40 
performances, films, exhibitor expo, food and licensed area...this 
year's Festival is bigger than ever. And its Free!


There is some fantastic bike related content this year -


The Human Powered Approach to Home Bike Maintenance 


Presented by:  Human Powered Cycles


Sun 21st February 11.00 am - 11.50 am


An introduction to cycling and bike maintenance, this workshop is aimed 
at starting out cyclists and those already cycling but who are not yet 
familiar with the bike maintenance basics. BYO Bike for an instructive 
session with qualified mechanics! 



How Car Dependence Is Turning The Suburban Dream To Nightmare 


Presented by: Institute for Sensible Transport


Fri 19th February 2.00 pm - 2.50 pm


Using never before published data, the Institute for Sensible Transport 
has mapped the level of oil vulnerability across Melbourne's local 



The Tao of Cycling <http://festival.slf.org.au/program/talk/tao-cycling>


Presented by:  Austin-Mercy BUG and Banyule BUG


Sat 20th February 10.00 am - 10.50 am


Cycling offers the most energy efficient and pollution-free form of 
transport known to humans. In Australia the smallest group of cyclists 
is the relaxed commuters, mainly women, cycling around their 
neighbourhood on various errands, shopping and going to work. This group 
dominate cycling in the Netherlands and other cycling countries, and 
have the greatest growth potential for Australian cycling.


CycleWise - Tips for Surviving and Thriving on the Roads 


Hosted by: Bikes @ Work


Sat 20th February 12.00 pm - 12.50 pm


Designed for novice riders who'd like to ride more, ride to work, ride 
for transport but don't feel confident on the roads. The talk covers: 
choosing the right bike and accessories, bike set-up and safety checks, 
cyclist rights and responsibilities, route planning, tips for avoiding 
car doors, being seen and safe at intersections, what to do if you have 
a crash and more.


For more information, check out the Festival 


Hope to see you there!


    */Jess Adams
    Program Coordinator
    Sustainable Living Festival 2010/*

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