The revolutionary HotHouse event series is about innovative solutions for positive change, comprising big ideas, music, projection art, quickie interviews, full speed presentations from inspirational change makers and an engaging workshop from the founder of U.LAB.
HotHouse has been created for young professionals across business, government and civil society organisations. It is the brainchild of Green Capital, the business sustainability arm of the Total Environment Centre, in partnership with the Powerhouse Museum and supported by initial grant funding from the City of Sydney.
“A lot of people got bored with sustainability in the noughties,” says Green Capital’s new Program Manager, Andrew Tovey. “There was too much lip-service and not enough inspirational thinking. Some amazing work was done but it left many of us wondering whether anything had really changed.”
Andrew wants HotHouse to go big and explore the major creative challenges of our times, while also going macro to find the practical solutions for every day issues of sustainable living,
“From the office to the factory floor and into our homes after work, ‘new sustainability’ has got to be people-centric, systemic in scope and truly transformative,” he added.
Each HotHouse event will unpack a single theme. The first to be explored is ‘Space’, in the sense of where we work, exploring physical infrastructure, human behaviours and all the clean, cost effective, solutions that are now available through contemporary technologies, creative thinking and design.
Subsequent themes include ‘Stuff’, ‘Money’, ‘Water’, ‘Power’ and ‘Cities’.
“HotHouse celebrates the innovative Australians leading the field and creating a brighter, healthier future for all of us,” says Green Capital’s senior consultant Murray Hogarth. “It will inspire and empower you to create positive change where-ever you work”.
The HotHouse series launches in the Turbine Hall at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum on the 26th of March from 6pm to 9:30pm with a super-charged mix of speakers, creative programming and an interactive workshop.
HotHouse events are open to everyone for $20 a ticket ($12 conc), including one complimentary drink.
Emily McMillan is Marketing and Events Manager at Green Capital.