Events & Workshops
International Co-op Day
Sustainable Societies thru Co-operation
Sat, 7 July, 1-5.30pm
The International Day of Co-operatives is an annual celebration of the global co-operative movement across many sectors. Federation of Housing Collectives (FOHCOL) initiated co-op day events, with a housing focus, 17 years ago & we’ve enjoyed many fine gatherings, workshops & tours as a part of this celebration in that time.
Flag your interest & look-out for local details soon!
Venue: Reid Library, UWA Crawley
Hosted by Green Fabric & FOHCOL in conjunction with Common Equity NSW .
Contact: FOHCOL Project Co-ordinator Robyn Williams, email@example.com or 0424 587 262.
Wed, 18 July, 5.30-7.30pm
Guest speakers: Nadja Kampfenkel, Sustainability Manager WA, Communities at Lendlease, Eugenie Stockmann, Founder of Green Fabric & Joanne Fotakis, from Activate Perth.
The 2nd “Sustainable Built Environment” event organised by the United Nations Assoc of Aust WA Branch (UNAAWA)
Nibblies & Networking + 1hr seminar
Cost: $20 for non members, $15 UNAA WA members
Venue: City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi St , West Perth, WA 6005
Social Impact Summit
Thurs, 19 July, 9-5pm & Fri, 20 July, 9-7pm
Bringing together aspiring & experienced leaders of social change & innovation, this 2 day Summit is designed to inspire & empower. It moves far beyond just talking – it is a carefully designed journey for learning & co-creating our future together.
We believe facilitating connection, building capacity, and empowering others to make meaningful contributions are all key ingredients for solving today’s greatest challenges and creating a future where well-being is experienced across all of society. This is what the Summit is all about.
Green Fabric will be offering an interactive workshop on creating ‘Sustainable Community Led Developments’ as part of this Summit.
Venue: UWA Business School, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
Cost: $99 (individual conc) – $2,999 (business group)
Registrations: Early Bird registrations close Friday 22 June | Standard registrations close Monday 9 July
The Summit is the key event of the Social Impact Festival 2018, hosted by the Centre for Social Impact UWA.
Learning from DECOHOUSING, Denmark, WA
Monday 6 August, 7-9pm
The DecoHousing Denmark Group, a co-housing community, in the South West of WA, is building the largest hempcrete project in the Southern Hemisphere. Hear & learn from the co-founders about how they made it happen, the challenges & the rewards!
Cost: $35 / concession $25 (use discount code RSVP)
Venue: The Meeting Place, 245 South Tce, Fremantle
This event is part of our Sustainable Community Building & Living Series.
PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY BUILDING & LIVING Series
In our Sustainable Community Building & Living Series we learn about & from the people that made projects a reality &/or call them home. We will hear from professionals that assist groups along the way, they will share their wisdom, & inspire us to realise our own dreams.
Future dates to put in your diary are: 6 August and 22 October. All events will be held at The Meeting Place in Fremantle, 7-9pm.
Different Financial Models for Community Living
Tues 20 Feb, 2018
All around Australia various financial models have been used to realise community building & living projects. Finance & funding is the topic most people ask us about regarding projects. In this event Eugenie took everyone on a journey, traveling to places both close to home & across borders to find out, from a financial perspective, how these projects became a reality.
Housing Co-operatives: What, why & how
Tues 1 May, 2018
Co-operatives have been around for a long time; traditionally in farming, wholesale and retail. There is a growing interest in the co-op model, especially in housing. In this workshop Eugenie Stockmann & Elizabeth Cheong provided a brief history of co-ops & discussed their characteristics, such as values, principles, decision making, ownership & responsibility. We stepped through some of the basic how-to’s in forming & running a co-op, & shared a number of international & Australian examples.
Green Fabric Professional Networking Event
Thurs, 19th April 2018
This informal night was all about creating connections for future opportunities, to learn more about Green Fabric, it’s Professionals Members, our projects and where we are heading. It gave everyone a chance to meet the Green Fabric Professional Members and talk to them regarding their passions in this industry and how they can enter into future collaborations together.
This was our first bi-yearly Networking event, kindly supported by Brickworks Design Studios in Perth.
Albany Collaborative Housing Workshop
23-25 June 2017
Albany Cohousing was a newly formed group of people working towards developing a cohousing project in Albany, WA. They invited Eugenie from Green Fabric to work with them and facilitate a workshop that would help the group towards realising their vision of a housing development that is designed to be ecologically efficient, maximise positive interactions between residents include some shared facilities, incorporate shared food gardens.
While in Albany, Green Fabric facilitated a workshop for the City of Albany, surrounding shires and other Government departments on Infill Development and Collective Building Groups which was attended by around 25 people.
Living Together, Living Better – workshop series
In collaboration with Meriam Salama from The Henry Project, Green Fabric hosted the successful ‘Living Together – Living Together Workshop Series. Over three Sunday afternoons, these half day workshops provided participants with a taste of what community living is like and whether it may be for them. The video is an impression of this series.