Lecture presented by Dr Jennifer Wilkins on Thursday 30th May 2013
Centre for Research and Action in Public Health Lecture Series and MDB Futures Collaborative Network
Ann Harding Conference Centre, The University of Canberra
5pm drinks and canapés, 6pm lecture
RSVP by 23rd May 2013 to Maryanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
MySchoolRide - developing a portal for parents to find ride or walk to school groups for young childrenSubmitted by SCAdmin on Wed, 22/05/2013 - 9:50am
Complete a 5 minute survey before Sunday 26th May to go in a draw to win a 50 GBP (approx A$75) voucher to online UK-based sports store Wiggle!!
MySchoolRide is developing a website to assist parents to find and share cycling and walking to school groups in their school community. We are inviting parents of primary school children (or younger) to please help us by completing the 5 minute survey before Sunday 26th May.
To start the survey go to: http://tinyurl.com/bvgayvj
Please visit the coldest house in Canberra website to find out more .
Entries close 30th June 2013, with finalists announced on the 1st of July, and the winning entry on the 29th of July.
This video begins by asking the question: where will the world be in 50 years? The answers - provided by people from a variety of fields - provide a powerful insight into where, why and how change is happening around the world.
Many of the subjects upon which they speak will resonate with our community of changemakers.
It certainly made me feel positive about what we are doing in SEE-Change.
I hope you will be inspired too. You can view the video via YouTube.
In case you missed Renew Economy's Graph of The Day on the 26th of April.
It's sobering news for anyone with an interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
If you read this and feel sad, angry or helpless please get in touch. If you feel unconcerned, please get in touch. If you feel inspired to do something but you're not sure what, please get in touch. If you have an idea for community based emission reduction that you'd like to develop, please get in touch. And if you've already taken action to reduce your CO2 emissions, then please consider sharing your story with the SEE-Change community.
Contact email@example.com. or phone 02 6162 2320.
It's not too late to get along to the Sustainability Network's Talking the Walk tomorrow, Saturday 27th of April. This month's topic will be The Next Hundred Years – Designing a Sustainable Canberra; a public discussion led by Professor Barbara Norman. More information is available from the Canberra Environment Centre website.
Our good friends there are always on the lookout for people to demonstrate sustainable technologies of all kinds. If you have an interest in grey water recycling (or any other area of expertise you'd like to share) then please contact me directly at the SEE-Change office.
If you're on the southside please try to make it along to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands event this Sunday the 28th of April. The Friends of Jerrabomberra Wetlands have some great activities planned. More here.
Ben Elliston, a Canberra resident and SEE-Change member, is researching his PhD in partnership with colleagues at UNSW on renewable energy and the Australian electricity market. This is a highly relevant topic for the future of Australia in energy investment, climate change and political decision making.
On 9 April the Belconnen SEE-Change group hosted a presentation of Ben's research findings, and a rich discussion with 19 people around "Is it possible and cost effective for Australia's total electricity market to be generated with 100% renewable energy?". Many excellent ideas were shared and questions explored. Ben has recently co-authored a peer reviewed article in an international journal [read the article here].
Participants felt it was important for more people, and especially politicians, to be aware of the implications of the detailed research findings for the future of electricity generation in Australia. Please forward this link to others, as well as the Grattan Institute report on energy options (which includes a section on fossil fuel subsidies), and an online article on renewable electricity which references Ben's article.
Parts Per Million is a theatre project to explore our thoughts and feelings about living in a rapidly changing climate, and what we want to express about this. Anyone who is concerned about our changing climate and wishes to enter a process to explore their concern is welcome. No previous theatre experience is necessary, and there are no auditions.
Dates, times and places: Monday evenings, 6-9pm at the Downer Community Centre, from April 8.
For more information or to join contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Double glazed units are also known as Insulated Glass Units (IGU). They are just as important to your home as the batts in your walls and ceiling. They mainly insulate your home against heat loss and with a change to the glass makeup can reduce heat coming into your home.
Standard double glazing will not stop the sun coming in during winter. This is one of the most commonly asked questions from our clients. You need the sun to come into your home so that you can benefit from the free heating. Double glazing lets it in and then traps it in the home.