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Our pick of the events this week

Scene from National Geographic’s Into the Okavango
Scene from National Geographic’s Into the Okavango

The Living Future Institute of Australia is kindly offering members of The Fifth Estate a 10 per cent discount to the Living Future Symposium to be held this Thursday (11 October) at the Abbotsford Convent four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD.

The Symposium brings together the big minds form multiple communities and industries to examine and challenge what a “living future” could really mean. The theme for the 2018 event is “generosity”.

Guests include Mohawk Group’s vice president of sustainability, George Bandy junior, as well as Planet Ark’s David Rowlinson, Frasers Property Australia’s Kevin De Almeida, and Biomimicry Australia’s Jane Toner. 

Also on this week is the Environmental Film Festival Australia. Running from 11-19 October in Melbourne, this year’s films focus on climate change, Indigenous voices, land conservation and animal rights.

The feature film is National Geographic’s Into the Okavango,a film about saving one of the world’s last remaining wildlife habitats from human interference.

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