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Upcoming SEE-Change Events

Feb
23
Thu
SEE-Change New Member Induction @ SEE-Change Office, Room 4 of the Downer Community Centre
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SEE-Change New Member Induction @ SEE-Change Office, Room 4 of the Downer Community Centre | Downer | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

SEE-Change New Member Induction

New to SEE-Change? Or just want to find out more about us? Come along to one of our monthly inductions, where you’ll get a rundown of our organisation and a chance to meet our staff and board members. We’ll run through what your membership entails, and let you know how to get the most out of it. We would also love to hear your thoughts and ideas on how to make Canberra more equitable and sustainable.

If you intend to attend this induction please RSVP through the green ‘register’ tab above. Thank you!

Feb
25
Sat
Sustainable House Tour – Gundaroo @ Provided when you rsvp
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm

Passivhaus House Tour in Gundaroo – Fully Booked !

If you missed out the very popular August 2016 tour of this house, never fear. The owners have generously agreed to run another Sustainable House Tour in February 2017. This will be your chance to see how this home performs in the height of summer.

This rural home tour showcases a simple but elegant design using German PassivHaus principles, with power supplied from an off-grid 9kW Solar system. The home has been built to a passive-solar design, constructed of natural materials where possible, minimise the chemical toxicity of the building materials, and leverage appropriate levels of technology to reduce the ongoing operational costs for heating, cooling, power and water. All these design features mean that even on cold winter days the temperature of the home doesn’t drop below 19.2 degrees. Summer temperatures are also remaining very comfortable; from between 18 and 25 degrees.

This beautiful home has recently been awarded the HIA Greensmart Energy Efficient house of the year for ACT/Southern NSW. 

For more information on this home please visit this blog


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Mar
4
Sat
Compost workshop @ Inner North
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

SEE-Change and Canberra City Farm are collaborating to bring you a wonderful hands-on workshop about compost.

What you will learn

Jenni will show you how to make a large-scale, hot compost heap.

  • This type of compost heap doesn’t need turning and will get to about 70 degrees – that’s hot enough to knock out all weed seeds!
  • This method generates about two cubic metres of beautiful compost, ready for mid-winter preparation of veggie beds and feeding fruit trees.
  • Building the heap takes all day, and you are welcome to drop in as we demonstrate the Indore method of making compost (outlined in Peter Bennett’s book, The Organic Gardener).

 

Keith will show you how to compost on a smaller scale suitable for everyday kitchen scraps.

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  • How to compost your kitchen and garden waste.
  • How to set up a worm farm.
  • How to use a bokashi bucket.

Time:

10.00am – 2.00pm – Jenni’s hot compost
2.00pm – 3.30pm – Keith’s composting

Please wear appropriate clothing for getting involved with the compost process.

 


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