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SEE-Change Woden 2014 AGM - Sunday 30 November 2014

On Sunday 30 November 2014 SEE-Change Woden is having its 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM), prior to a picnic at the Senate Rose Garden (next to Old Parliament House) starting at 4.30pm.

The Woden group plan to hold the meeting and then have a picnic and end of year celebration.

BYO food and drinks to share. 

The suggestion is to bus, cycle, walk or car pool.

Sustainability Experts wanted to assist the 2020 Vision Project in schools

Wanted: Sustainability experts to assist ACT schools taking part in the SEE-Change Parliament of Youth on Sustainability in 2015

Do you have qualifications or expertise in sustainability?

Would you be willing to share your knowledge with school students taking part in the SEE-Change Parliament of Youth on Sustainability: Action for our Future project in Term 1, 2015?

We're looking for people who would be willing to deliver a 5-10 minute presentation to school groups on sustainability in relation to one of the topics listed below, and take part in a 10 minute question and answer session/workshop with the students.

Electric Bike Bulk Buy - OPEN NOW!

SEE-Change is once again offering an Electric Bike Bulk Buy.

How this works is that if 10 SEE-Change members commit to purchase an electric bike as part of the bulk buy, everyone receives 15% off the cost of their electric bike. If 5 SEE-Change members commit, everyone receives 12.5% off.

On Thursday 16 October 2014, 26 SEE-Change members, friends and supporters came along to hear Simone and Kym from Switched on Cycles talk about electric bikes, and to ride them around the park in O'Connor.

Voice of the People - Kitchen Table Conversations: Wednesday 3 December

Throughout October-November, Kitchen Table Conversations have been happening across Canberra.

It is now time to review these conversations and learn from each other about what was discussed.

  • When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 3 December
  • Where: Majura Community Centre, 2 Rosevear Place, Dickson
  • What to bring: Details about your kitchen table conversations

If you would like to discuss the project further please call Bob Douglas at 02 6253 3138 or 0409 233 138 or Mark Spain at 0404 411 353.

 

Passivhaus Tour - Sunday 7 December 2014 - SPACES ARE LIMITED!

The term passive house (Passivhaus in German) refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building.

These buildings are ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.

This Over the Back Fence House Tour of a Passivhaus will show what building an ultra low energy house can be like, with features including:

Canberra City Farm Open Day - Sunday 16 November 2014

SEE-Change has been collaborating with Canberra City Farm and is excited about the upcoming Canberra City Farm Open Day.

  • When: 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m on Sunday 16 November 2014
  • Where: Corner of Masson and Watson Streets, Turner.

Can you help out on the SEE-Change stall?

Bike Trailer Test & Auction - Thursday 6 November

How about getting out of your car and using your bike for family transport?

Snap up a bargain as SEE-Change auctions off our stock of Kiddicarrier bike trailers and help SEE-Change re-launch our new look bike trailer hire program.

Come between 6pm - 8pm to:

  • learn about bike trailers that will suit your family
  • test ride different brands of trailer
  • talk to experts from local bike shops.

No RSVP necessary - the more the better.

For further information call 6162 2320 or email admin@see-change.org.au.

ACTEWAGL Energy Savings

ACTEWAGL have a range of ways that they are supporting the community to save energy and money.

Jodie Pipkorn, Executive Officer and member of SEE-Change, recently took advantage of the FREE ACTEWAGL energy saving house call offer.

As part of this house call ACTEWAGL replaces any incandescent light bulbs, add draught stoppers to the bottom of doors and provide a gadget that reduces the standby load of your TV.

Food Security Roundtable Outcomes

On 22 May 2014 Minister for Agriculture, Shane Rattenbury, held a Minister's Roundtable on food security.

Download the outcomes of the Minister's Roundtable here.

 

 

Be ACTSmart: Learn about energy efficient homes at workshops held in ACT Libraries in November.

At these free workshops, participants will learn how to identify and fix heat loss, the pros and cons of insulation and window coverings, and the importance of draught proofing.

Discover how passive design works and how to prioritise your home improvements.

Presented by the ACTSmart Home Energy Advice service at these dates and locations:

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