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Would you like to SEE-Change in Gungahlin? Monday 9 February 2015

Currently SEE-Change has local groups in Belconnen, Inner North, Inner South and Woden, but we are interested in exploring the set-up of a new Gungahlin group.

If you are interested in finding out more about SEE-Change, come along to our information session at the Gungahlin Library on Monday 9 February 2015 starting at 7pm.

If you cannot attend the event and are keen to see a SEE-Change Gungahlin local group established, please email office@see-change.org.au.

Curtain Retrofit Pilot Project - helpers needed!

We are currently looking for someone with sewing skills to help us with the first stage of our curtain retrofit pilot project. 

The role will be to produce a template curtain and then head up a small team to sew the curtains.

Initially the program is looking at producing 10 curtains.

Sewing skills are essential and curtain-making experience is desirable.

 

Making hot compost - 8 March 2015

Learn how to make a compost heap that 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).  

Make a donation

Donating to SEE-Change is a great way that you can help us to really see change in our community and achieve a sustainable society, environment and economy.

All donations over $2.00 are Tax Deductible.

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Home Energy Advice Workshops

Come along to one of the many free home energy advice workshops during 2015.

 

 

 

 

Climate Change Challenge Accepted

The Environment and Planning Directorate is holding a ‘snap and send’ photo competition.

The theme of the competition is:

what will Canberra be like in 2060?

Prizes include a jet flight simulator experience, go-karting at Power Kart Raceway and boat hire at Lake Burley Griffin.

The competition is open until 15 February 2015 to all Canberra residents over 16 years of age (excluding employees of the Environment and Planning Directorate).

Diggity Mentoring Program

Are you interested in learning more about food growing?

Are you skilled in gardening and keen to help others to get into food production and exchange?

If you answer 'yes' to either of the above questions, the Diggity Mentoring Program is ideal for you!

Voice of the People-Kitchen Table Conversations - Where next?

As at 3 December 2014, 24 Kitchen Table Conversations hosts and their scribes have lodged with the Belconnen SEE-Change coordinating group, a report of conversations that involved approximately 170 people from across Canberra.

These conversations reflected on the questions “What is important to you?” and “What needs to change?”

The process concentrated specifically on dialogue and respectful listening - not debate or advocacy.

On the 3 December 2014, 25 hosts and organisers held a fascinatin

ActewAGL Distribution Energy Consumer Reference Council

On Thursday 22 January, SEE-Change attended the second ActewAGL Distribution ECRC meeting, which discussed in detail how gas distribution in the ACT works, the opportunities for the community to engage in the future planning for ActewAGL Distribution and challenges they are currently facing over electricity tariff settings.

SEE-Change Membership Review

In the second half of 2014, students of the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society course (Complex Environmental Problems in Action), undertook research for SEE-Change to find out more about SEE-Change Membership.

The rationale for this research was that SEE-Change had a significant gap in our membership data and we did not know what our members were interested in and the demographics of our members.

The method used by the students consisted of online surveys, telephone surveys and desktop research.

The key findings of this research are shown in the following diagram.

Recommendations that were made by the students will be implemented during 2015.

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