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Propagation Workshop

This weekend Urban Agriculture Australia, which is a collaboration between SEE-Change and a range of other groups around Canberra, is having the first propagation workshop in preparation for Floriade 2014.

 

The details for this workshop are as follows:

When: Sunday 25th May 2pm - 4pm

Where: COGS garden Dickson

What needs to be done:

- container prep (ie drilling drainage holes)

- planting out whatever is brought along

- initial seed planting

- tidying and organising glasshouse

Australian Capital Region Regional Food Hub Information Session

Please join us for the inaugural Australian Capital Region Regional Food Hub information session.

Learn how we can all help to:

- Build a resilient local food economy in the Canberra region

- Make local food more accessible by bridging the gap between producers and consumers

This information session is hosted by Regional Development Australia Southern Inland in collaboration with numerous community groups working in the s

Gang Gang May Muster Count

This is an exciting citizen science project and community activity to encourage Canberra residents to report sightings of the iconic Gang Gang bird in their gardens, local neighbourhoods and nature reserves.

It is part of a series of Canberra Ornithologists Group’s (COG) projects designed to celebrate 50 years of birding in the ACT and region.

The May Muster Count is happening between 21-27 May 2014.

Book launch: The Human Capacity for Transformational Change

Join collective thinker Barry Jones and the authors (who includes Valerie Brown rom SEE-Change Inner South) in venturing beyond destructive fragmentation and empty consensus to a new and richer understanding of the world.

This event is happening at 5.30pm, Tuesday, 27 May 2014 at The Great Hall, University House, Balmain Crescent, The Australian National University.

See their flyer for more details.

 

ACTSmart Home Energy Advice service

The ACTSmart Home Energy Advice service provides free, independent advice, information and resources to help householders minimise their home energy use without compromising on comfort.

The service offers two options:

1.

Car Share coming to Canberra

SEE-Change and Canberra Loves 40% have put forward a proposal to the ACT Government to establish a car share scheme for the ACT.

Car share schemes provide short-term hire of passenger and light commercial vehicles for personal and business uses. They offer an alternative option to car ownership, while transferring the costs and troubles of purchasing and maintaining a private vehicle to the car share provider.

SAVING ENERGY TOGETHER

The National Energy Efficiency Network (NEEN) is launching in Canberra on Wednesday 30 April 2014.

Join leaders & change agents from across the community sector in exploring the benefits & opportunities energy efficient practices can bring to their organisations and the communities within which they work.

Commencing at 9am with a tea/coffee registration, the NEEN + Communities launch combines an e

Climate Change Improvers - Ideas to try

A SEE-Change member recently asked friends for ideas of things people can do about climate change.

Here is the list of what they came up with:

Recycling plastic packaging

Did you know that you can recycle all sorts of soft plastics? These include:

  • Shopping bags (including reusable 'green’ bags)
  • Fresh fruit and vegie bags
  • Bread bags
  • Biscuit packaging and confectionery packaging
  • Rice & pasta packets and frozen food bags
  • Glad wrap
  • Thin plastic lids found on lots of refridgerated items

Green Bins located outside Coles supermarkets recycle both plastic bags AND the soft plastics that can't go into your recycling bin.

Book launch of "Sack the Economists" Thursday 3 April

The book "Sack the Economists and disband their departments" by Geoff Davies will be launched by Professor Bob Douglas, Professor Emeritus and Director of Australia 21.

Mainstream economists failed comprehensively to foresee the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-8, widely regarded as the greatest economic malfunction since the Great Depression. Such failures arise from fundamental flaws in mainstream economic thinking and practice.

The subject needs to be remade, using modern systems concepts and modern knowledge of people, societies and the world. More stable economies serving humane societies within a thriving natural world would then be feasible.

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