A man much wiser than me told me that the sustainability movement is dead, its just an aesthetic discourse.
Walking around Melbourne’s inner north I totally see what he means. Single speed bikes, magazines printed on raw paper with soy inks, tight jeans kept up by suspender belts and artisan bakeries are just the start of it. But I can’t help but wonder if despite the apparent ‘branding’ of sustainability there still lies an undercurrent that hopes and dreams about environmental change.
Enter, the Open Table. An excellent initiative set up by, well yes a few inner north hipsters (but be careful here as one of them has been my student!) to feed the community with leftover food from Fairshare every week. The dinners are held on Sunday nights at the Brunswick Community House using excess food that would overwise go to waste. Outstanding considering Australian’s waste $8 billion worth of edible food every year. Rude.
Details: First Sunday of every month from 6pm (the next one is this Sunday 2nd June) at Brunswick Community House on De Carle Street Brunswick. Hot.