Z-Day 2012 Hosted by the Zeitgeist Movement SA on 17th March at Adelaide University

The Zeitgeist Movement’s annual flagship event hosts a series of thought-provoking presentations and lectures from academics and experts in the fields of economic, environmental and social sustainability to inspire and empower the desire for change that lies in the hearts of so many. The aim of the event is to focus on practical solutions that are viable right now, and easily accessible to ordinary people.

Adelaide, Australia, March 11, 2012 --(PR.com)-- On Saturday 17th March 2012 the Zeitgeist Movement’s South Australian Chapter will host the fourth annual Z-Day event since the inception of the global sustainability movement.

This year the Movement’s annual flagship event consists of a series of thought-provoking presentations and lectures to inspire and empower the desire for change that lies in the hearts of so many. Hosting academics, experts and activists in the fields of economic, environmental, and social sustainability the Zeitgeist Movement invites people of all backgrounds, ages and interests to participate in the event and learn how they can become the change they wish to see.

Z-Day is a global awareness event held all around the world in mid-March by activists from locations in more than 70 different countries. The event promises to be a day packed with sustenance for the brain with conferences showcasing lectures from experts in alternative energies, finance, and economics, as well as environmentalists, sustainable architects, and advocates of alternative economic and trading models. The aim of the event is to focus on practical solutions that are viable right now, and easily accessible to ordinary people.

Locations throughout Australia will be celebrating in parallel on Saturday 17th with events being held in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane, as well as Adelaide. Further details of Australia-wide events can be found on www.zeitgeistaustralia.org.

Attendees of the Adelaide event, whether able to attend for the whole day or just a single lecture, will be inspired and empowered by practical solutions-focused presentations from Craig Cowling and Sam Scammell of Earth Communities, and Martin Freney of South Australia’s Earthships project, based on Michael Reynolds’ Earthship biotecture model of sustainable autonomy. Other presentations include sustainability solutions from Transition Towns, LETS, the solar energy industry, and a local ethical business model from Bliss Organic Cafe. Speakers from the Zeitgeist Movement will also present the alternative economic model of a Resource-Based Economy, a more sustainable, equitable and democratic model based on a systemic shift in the socio-cultural zeitgeist.

Event details are as follows:

Date: Saturday 17th March 2012
Time: 11am – 6:30pm (Doors 10:30am)
Location: Napier 102 (lecture theatre), Adelaide University, North Terrace, 5000
Price: Free (Event pass available via Eventbrite)

The hosts of this non-profit event will provide refreshments and information materials for donation only. In the spirit of community, freesharing of attendees’ own food and beverages is fully endorsed. For further information regarding this non-profit empowerment event, or for further information regarding the Zeitgeist Movement’s aims, ethos and initiatives, please do not hesitate to contact us via contact@zeitgeistaustralia.org, or visit our website at www.zeitgeistaustralia.org.

About us:
The Zeitgeist Movement is a sustainability advocacy Movement promoting the economic alternative of a Reseource-Based Economic Model, free from political, religious and corporate agendas. Active in more than 70 countries around the world since 2008 The Zeitgeist Movement counts more than half a million members worldwide and ever-increasing support. The Movement is concerned with the sustainability of both the environment and the economy, recognizing that for both humanity and nature to survive a radical new approach is needed.

The contact details for this event are as follows:

The Zeitgeist Movement, South Australia
1/47 Cliff Street, Glenelg East, Adelaide 5045
Contact: Kari McGregor
Email: karin@zeitgeistaustralia.org
Mobile: 0419 462 877
Website: www.zeitgeistaustralia.org

The Zeitgeist Movement South Australia
Kari McGregor