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Canberra Alliance Meeting: Monday 23 March

Following on from the very successful Kitchen Table Conversations discussions held in late 2014, several groups identified the need for a new structure to be formed to ensure the ongoing 'Voices of the People' are heard by policymakers and politicians.

A proposal put forward was the establishment of a 'Canberra Alliance'.

Come along to this public meeting where we will explore whether we need a Canberra Alliance and what might its purpose and function be.

  • When: 7pm, Monday 23 March 2015
  • Where: Downer Community Centre, Frencham Place, Downer

 

 

Calling all renters! Rental House Blitz: Saturday 11 April

Have you ever wondered what you could do to a rental property you live in to make it more energy efficient?

Join us for an informative and practical blitz workshop, where the wonderful Lish Fejer will explain what you can do to make a rental property more energy efficient and you will get some hands-on experience of doing just that.

This event is being run in collaboration with ACTSmart, so we will also have experts available to answer all of your questions.

 

Community energy forum: Thursday 19 March

Register now and join some exciting speakers from NSW and Victoria to understand more about Community Renewable Energy, what it means for Queanbeyan and how you can get involved.

Speakers include Jodie Pipkorn, Executive Officer of SEE-Change and Lawrence McIntosh, Project Leader of SolarShare.

 

 

 

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).  

The science of climate change: Questions and answers

The Australian Academy of Science released its latest update on the state of climate science, warning of the consequences for Australia if no action is taken to address human-induced climate change.

“The science of climate change: Questions and Answers” aims to counter confusion and misinformation on this important scientific topic.

Written and reviewed by 17 of Australia’s leading experts in a range of climate-related sciences, it examines nine key questions, including what the science says about options to address climate change.

The science of climate change: Questions and Answ

Voices of the People in Kitchen Table Conversations - LAUNCH! Tuesday 24 February

Join us to launch the wonderful 'Voices of the People in Kitchen Table Conversations' Report.

We are delighted that Deputy Chief Minister, Simon Corbell MLA and ABC Radio Host Genevieve Jacobs have agreed to speak at the launch of the report, which the SEE-Change Belconnen organising group has been working hard to produce.

The report comes in two forms: a brief printed 15 page A5 overview and a 45 page A4 PDF which distils the 96 pages of scribe summaries into themes.

Where would you like to SEE-Change in 2015? Tuesday 3 March 2015

Join us for an information, ideas and planning evening for 2015.

At this event, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Find out what the SEE-Change local groups are up to.
  • Share your visions & ideas for SEE-Change in 2015 and beyond.
  • Bring friends, colleagues and anyone wanting to find out more about SEE-Change.
  • Enjoy a tasty meal and nibbles
  • Be in the draw to win lucky door prizes

This is YOUR chance to discuss where you would like to see change in your community.

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.

Donate now

 


 

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).

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