‘Ethical Shopping Charades’SLF2012

A workshop as part of the 2014 Sustainable Living Festival.


Tuesday 18th February 2012 5.45pm-8.30pm
Mezzanine Meeting Room (Sue Healy Room)
Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne,

Come along for some interactive fun as you find out how the products on your shopping list stack up for the planet. In the spirit of charades, there will be some ‘guess work’, but it’s not all hard work. You too can make a difference with your everyday purchases.


  • What are the issues that reflect the true cost of the products we buy?
  • What are “best buys” for our health, our communities and our planet?
  • How can you find the most sustainable purchase amongst the options available?

Find out more about the products, companies and related issues that are part of your weekly supermarket shopping adventures. We’ll explore practical ways to help you in making more ethical choices and lighten your impact. Time to share questions, experiences, and to feast on some positive alternatives.

This 2 ½ hour session will include a trip to local supermarket and a light meal following.

Cost: $20 ($5 will go towards food bought on the night)
Due to limited places booking is essential. To register your place on this workshop, contact Nick on 0417 114 492 or nick@ethical.org.au

Presented by Nick Ray of the Ethical Consumer Group.


About the Sustainable Living Festivalslf2014

The Festival attracts over 150,000 visits annually and engages with hundreds of organisations and individuals to stage Australia’s largest and oldest sustainability festival.

This year’s Festival theme – Stayin’ Alive – is inspired by 70’s disco …. yes, that’s right! We are inviting people to get on down and bust out their best moves for sustainability. As climate fever heats up, we are calling for a cool new beat. So “whether you’re a mother or whether you’re a brother” come and join the party that’s Stayin’ Alive, renewing your energy and soothing your soul. The Festival’s diverse program includes delightfully different perspectives bound to challenge, delight and inspire action.

The Festival’s Big Weekend event at Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne will continue to celebrate the very best examples of ecological and social sustainability. The event embraces interactive workshops, talks, demonstrations, artworks, exhibits, films and live performances.