Green Wedge Public Lectures are a once-a-month free, engaging lecture open to everyone. On these Sundays we don’t hold a church service, but rather invite experts to help us grapple with important topics like environmental issues, mental health and spirituality. They are held at the Senior’s Hall in Eltham (Library Place) on the fourth Sunday of each month from 10:30 – 11:30 am.
These public lectures are not church services, so you will not be asked to sing, pray or give. Rather you are warmly invited to listen to a speaker, ask questions if you wish, and take away something practical on an issue relevant to our world and our community.
VENUE: Eltham Senior’s Hall – Library Place Eltham (just back from Main Rd between the fire station and the Library)
TIME: 10:30am to 11:30am
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 0418 459 779
Green Wedge Public Lecture # 6 – How can we work toward right relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples? by Naomi Wolfe and Andy Mitchell Sunday, August 28 at 10:30am
Green Wedge Public Lecture # 5 – Staying sane in a world gone mad. Tips from a Psychiatrist by Dr. AJ Singh. Sunday, July 24 at 10:30am
AJ will be speaking on the crucial topic of mental health. How privileged we are to hear this free public lecture from a practicing psychiatrist. His foci will be on sophisticated self-help, and navigating a saturated mental healthcare system. Please sign up for this important lecture, which includes a question time and morning tea after the session.
Look back on previous recordings of public lectures:
GREEN WEDGE PUBLIC LECTURE #1: Backyard Biodiversity
GREEN WEDGE PUBLIC LECTURE #1: Insects, biodiversity and what you can do in your own backyard, by Phil Batterham, Sunday, February 27 2022
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Our first-ever event was a talk presented on Sunday, February 27 by Professor Philip Batterham. Phil completed his PhD in genetics at Monash University, lectured at Melbourne University and is an expert in the field of insecticide resistance.
Philip’s easy-to-understand style engaged us as he explains the complex world of insects, biodiversity and insecticides. The audience came away equipped with vital information on our environment, our control of insects, and some do’s and don’t’s around what to do in our own backyards.
The link above will take you to the recorded event, and you can also download Phil’s slides from the day.
GREEN WEDGE PUBLIC LECTURE #2: Fast Fashion
GREEN WEDGE PUBLIC LECTURE #2: Fast Fashion: Stories of hope from Bangkok, by Jodie MacCartney, Sunday, 27 March 2022
Jodie will be speaking to us out of 14 years experience living in an informal settlement in Bangkok. She has first-hand experience of the impact fast fashion has on the poorest in our global community. Jodie will share stories of hope from the social enterprise she cofounded, as well as giving us practical tips on how to combat fast fashion in Australia today.
GREEN WEDGE PUBLIC LECTURE # 3: Human Trafficking
GREEN WEDGE PUBLIC LECTURE # 3 – Not impossible! Creative responses to the tragedy of human trafficking by Michelle Kerr, Country Manager of Eden Australia. Sunday, 24 April 2022
GREEN WEDGE PUBLIC LECTURE # 4: Mental Health
GREEN WEDGE PUBLIC LECTURE # 4 – Bear at the window! Simple tips for managing pre-pandemic stress! Sunday, 22 May 2022
You’re invited to hear Zoe speak about the prolonged effects of pandemic stress and what you can do about it. There will be strategies taught on the day as well as links to other resources. The lecture is suitable for all ages.
Green Wedge Public Lecture # 6 – Indigenous issues in Australia today by Andy Mitchell and Naomi Wolfe. Sunday, August 28 at 10:30am
Green Wedge Public Lecture # 7 – An update on refugees and asylum seekers in Melbourne by Sam Farbod. Sunday, September 25th at 10:30am