logoTackling Climate Change and Health Facebook Event Cover 1200x628In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, Ballarat Health, who were giving the next talk, have been advised to assess any work commitments that involve a gathering of a large number of people. 

We have therefore decided to cancel next Wednesday's Smart Living Ballarat (SLB) talk,  "Climate Change, Tackling its Impact on Health". 

BREAZE apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause.

BREAZE is currently reviewing its commitments for its upcoming public events.



Mar green drinksClimate Change: Threat or Emergency? -  with Liz Boulton

At the Lake View Hotel Wednesday 11th March

How can we mobilise people and politicians to care more about the climate emergency so they act upon it? Liz Boulton explores whether recasting the Climate Emergency as a military style threat (a hyperthreat) may have more traction than rehashing the same old technocratic and dry arguments of the past.

Liz Boulton has worked in the climate science and policy sector in Australia and in emergency logistics in food security and health with NGOs in Africa and as an Australian Army Officer more widely. She has been invited to talk on future directions for the Australian Defence White Paper in June. She is finalising her PhD at the ANU.


March 2020 event header

Green Drinks is held at The Lake View Hotel, 22 Wendouree Parade on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Speakers from 7:30 pm and meals and drinks from about 6:30 pm.

About Green Drinks 

Green Drinks Ballarat is non-political.  It is not associated with "The Greens" political party.


Green Drinks are an internationally recognised event held in over 550 cities worldwide; from Brazil to Bulgaria, Thailand to Trinidad and Tobago, and Uganda to the UK.

In Australia there are  at least 13 separate Green Drinks events held all over the country. You have found Green Drinks Ballarat !

They are an event to bring like-minded people from environment groups, business, government, academia and even as individuals together.

Green Drinkers mingle and share insights and provoke and exasperate and inspire and delight each other.

There are moments of serendipity and a lot of “oh, you if are interested in X then I must introduce you to that person over there who knows all about it”.

2020SBALExpo3Over 2000 people came through the expo, caring enough and daring to make changes to their lives to help the environment. 

With over 21,000 people reached via the (free) facebook campaign, along with our paid advertisments in the the local newspapers, and the post card and poster plastering around Buninyong, Ballarat and afar, the word was out about this fantastic sustainability filled day.

The Smart Building and Living Expo has just completed it's 7th year, and this time there were many returning businesses and community groups, plus quite a few first timers - all had a very busy day.  

BREAZE Inc. was well represented with almost all the board members "personing" our information stall for a time on the day, as well as helping with set up or pull down. Paul Duggan is the site organiser for the event, and did a fantastic job on the layout, and getting all the competing and sometimes conflicting wants and needs of exhibitors sorted, and the field of dreams built by 9:30 am!

Gayle Terry and Jill at SBALExpo2020The BREAZE volunteers that came to help, either for set up, for running the event, and for packing up, were very much appreciated and were a huge help to us.

Read more: Results - Smart Building and Living Expo

Zali Steggal billZali Steggall has proposed a Climate Change Act

The bill includes a proposal for a net zero emissions target by 2050, a carbon emissions budget, and assessments every five years of national climate change risk. Zali has called on the major parties to bring the bill to the floor and allow a conscience vote.

Find out more and sign the petition.