‘The Dance.’

Announcing this year’s fun dance…. ‘The Dance’….! 1pm in the courtyard at Deakin Waterfront Sun 6 Oct at the @humansingeelongexpo2019. Last year we presented the surprise Flashmob to ‘This is Me’, this year ‘The Dance’ is for everyone, we want you all to join in. We are creating a video clip made up of about 80 scenes/groups from our region, including scenes from people we’ve done stories on O.S. Steve Beatty of We All Rotate in Nepal has sent in his clip already.

The aim of ‘The Dance’ is to showcase diversity and our beautiful region. The scenes will be set to local hero, Chrissy Amphlett’s song “I’ll make you happy.” Fun fact – Chrissy was a few years ahead of me at Belmont High School.

There will be a story that goes along with ‘The Dance’ which will explain the individuals or groups involved, their cause and the location. We got this inspiring idea from @projectonelife ‘1000 people of Dance’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOEmeyBie6g I’ve been in touch with creator Matt Bray and unfortunately he’s not able to join us at the Expo.

At 1pm, in the courtyard, we’re going to start with a conga line which will weave through the gallery and collect as many people as possible. We’ll head back in to the courtyard where we’ll all clap to the right, clap to our left, clap to our right etc. above our heads to the music. This will all be filmed by our star videographer @jessemalthouse who’ll be up on the balcony above. This scene will become part of the film clip so only participate if you don’t mind going viral! LOL!

Groups and individuals who want to participate in this ongoing project over the next few months, DM us, we’d love to have you involved. Love the Humans in Geelong team.

Film clip: Team members Jacqui Bennett, Bec Picone, Charion Botha and Rini Lombard having a bit of fun with ‘The Dance’ at Buckley Falls.

Sustainable House Day 2019.

Hear Vicki Perrett of Geelong Sustainability speak about this year’s 10th Sustainable House Day at the Humans in Geelong Expo Sun 6 Oct at 11.45am in room D2.204 at Deakin Waterfront. The Expo is a free community event with everyone welcome and something for everyone!

“Learn from locals how to live well! Sustainable House Day on Sunday 13 October is Geelong Sustainability’s most popular annual event. This unique event enables people to inspect exemplar homes firsthand, to see the materials and technologies in situ, to talk directly with homeowners and to get free technical advice from onsite experts. The 2019 program is the largest and most diverse with 15 properties opening across our region in Inverleigh, Batesford, Norlane (2), Hamlyn Heights, Newcomb, Highton, Portarlington (2), Ocean Grove (2), Pt Lonsdale (2), Torquay and Wensleydale. In this talk, I as Event Coordinator, Vicki Perrett will showcase all the homes and describe their key features so you can decide which ones should be on your must-see list!” Vicki Perrett President of Geelong Sustainability.

For more information about Sustainable House Day go to the Geelong Sustainability website. https://www.geelongsustainability.org.au/product/sustainable-house-day-geelong-2019/

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The Empowerment Challenge, Michelle.

16 on a bus, pregnant, feeling eyes upon her, thoughts of worthlessness and embarrassment for the situation she finds herself in. Unable to go home. 16 on a bus to take herself into an agency for help to keep herself off the streets. 16, pregnant, family with a history of mental health issues, she can feel herself slipping downhill into anxiety and depression. Her body shakes uncontrollably at the most random times, she wonders if she is broken on a daily basis. 16, a mother, the baby screams as she enters the bus, eyes shift to stare. She takes a seat and tries to settle the baby, only to hear people and their words cut through “a child having a baby, how disgusting.” She wants the world to swallow her whole.

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This was the reality of Michelle’s life. A life that has led her to supporting others just like her. Michelle is part of a group of incredible local women who have begun @TheEmpowermentChallenge

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School Strike for Climate, Sept 20th.

#schoolstrikeforclimate this Friday, 20 Sept. 10am meet outside Geelong City Hall. ALL WELCOME! All ages, all walks of life, please join us as this affects everyone. PLEASE SHARE! We hear more from @ayccgeelong’s Jarrah Wishart and Erica Crawford who spoke at the Corangamite Youth Climate Forum hosted by Libby Coker MP.

Erica: “I live in Ocean Grove and love nature and want to protect it.”

Jarrah: “I moved to Point Lonsdale in early ’18 and have been living by the coast for the last 5 years. You can see the impacts of climate change on the coast.”

ClimateStrike AYCC Jarrah, ... Erica

Erica: “Our first AYCC Australian Youth for Climate Coalition meeting was held on the 10th of April after the second Geelong school strike. We talked about the problems and solutions as to how we can lower our environmental footprint. Eg by having more bike lanes and better public transport.”

Jarrah: “We are a like-minded group of about 20-30 young people with the drive to push to solutions.”

Erica: “We are empowering young people to drive positive change. For example, we’ve held a clothes swap because the fast fashion industry has a very large negative impact on the environment.”

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Jack Gatto is Elvis.

“For work, I use to be sweeping floors and from November I’ll be touring with the Wiggles. Can you believe it! The Wiggles are like the Beatles but for children.” We hear from one of the World’s leading Elvis Presley tribute artists and Geelong local, Jack Gatto.

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“I had to listen Elvis all the time because that’s all Dad played around the house. At 16 I said to dad, if I can sing like this guy will you stop playing him all the time. ‘No-one can sing like Elvis’ said dad, but I proved him wrong. Now I’m a big Elvis and Johnny Cash fan.

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This Hot Mess relaunch, Kim.

Humans in Geelong team member, singer, MC and micro influencer, Kim Cooper, is in hot demand. Her exciting relaunch of her blog ‘This Hot Mess’ is tomorrow night on Murphys Rooftop, with her closest friends, Geelong locals she admires and a special few ticket winners.

Kim This hot mess

The launch will feature an exciting panel; Steph Sanzaro, a plant based eating specialist and mental health advocate from Instagram blog ‘Plant Based Body’, Asti Maree, a sexual energy and female empowerment coach from the podcast ‘Sex, Sass and Soul’, Caitlyn Menzel of ‘Caitlyn Menzel Coaching’, Huntress Hair/Hunter Barber and Bec Dunifield, owner of Zero Point Yoga and fully qualified psychotherapist.

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Humans in Geelong Book Launch, thanks.

The Humans in Geelong Book is being distributed all around the region thanks to the 500 people who attended the Book Launch on Sunday. The launch was held at the Hangar, let free to community groups, thanks to the major sponsor of the Humans in Geelong Expo 2019, Rory Costelloe and Villawood Properties.

Thanks to Rory and Noel Murphy and Villawood for joining the team and helping to inspire, connect and strengthen our community. Rory is pictured with Founder Jacqui Bennett and Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood. We really appreciate all the support we gain from the City of Greater Geelong.


Thanks also to Kardinia Rotary Club who were on tea, coffee and washing up. Althea and Kerry from the Club are also Humans in Geelong team members. Our auspice, the amazing Geelong Sustainability supplied the ‘War Against Waste’ crockery and cutlery kit.

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