The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has published the new report Environmental Sustainability: understanding the attitudes and behaviour of Australian households. This report describes research that aimed to understand the water and energy use and waste reduction attitudes and practices of Australian households and how these have changed over time.
Thursday 24th March - come along to learn more about SEE-Change, to meet others from your local community and to discuss ideas about starting a new Tuggeranong SEE-Change group... all the details you need are here.
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2010 Environment Minister's Young Environmentalist of the Year, discussing ....
100% Renewable Energy for Australia in a Decade, Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan
Five committee members of SEE-Change joined a number of other Canberra grassroots sustainability groups recently for a half-day workshop to consider ways we can work together to make Canberra both more sustainable and a better place to live. We were keen to follow up the successful Canberra Loves 40% campaign in 2010, which helped to bring about an ambitious carbon target for 2020 that was legislated late last year by the ACT Legislative Assembly.
The fact that Australian governments have not articulated what our population size ought to be, nor how, and where population growth or contraction should be managed, is an indication of the complexity and divisiveness of the topic.
Working with SEE-Change, I have had the good fortune to see firsthand the energy and optimism of the many people willing to act for what they believe in. I think that you are all leaders, because you all do what leaders do: inspire. This free workshop, offered by Global Learning, is a rare opporunity to cultivate the leadership qualities that we all possess, with just an honest investment of time. Places are limited to only 18, and applications close by Friday the 8th of April. And please, take the time to forward these details to everyone who inspires you.
What an amazing event!
On Thursday 15 February, around 50 people came along to the second of the transport series featuring electric bicycles at Horse Park, O'Connor.
Switched-on-Cycles (www.switchedoncycles.com.au) provided a run-down of how the bicycles work, the bulk buy discount being offered to SEE-Change members (20% off the price of the bikes) and everyone got to ride the bikes to test them out.
The bikes were heaps of fun, the evening was great and we look forward now to the next session on:
Read more about the Netherland's approach to a new urban precinct in the north of the country (click here). Wouldn't it be lovely ...