Test 'drive' a Switched on Cycles electric bike: ANU Twilight Festival - Thursday 27 November

.... and join in SEE-Change's Electric Bike Bulk Buy.

Do you have friends or colleagues who would like to ride a bike to work but find that last hill is just too steep?  
Bring them along to the Twilight Festival to try out one of the electric bicycles on display. Switched on Cycles   will be bringing three kinds of electric bicycles along for people to test drive cycle.  The Twilight Festival is a family-friendly end-of-year celebration of everything ANU for staff, students and alumni. Enjoy the festivities with colleagues, family and friends.  The festival is 5pm-8pm Thursday 27 November, ANU School of Art precinct, Childers Street.

How the bulk-buy works:

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 - a savings of up to $300!!

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:

Bike trailer rental - new and improved!

SEE-Change rents out cargo and kids bike trailers as a way of encouraging you onto your bike to take your children to school, do the grocery shopping or just visit friends by bike.

We call the scheme 'BERT' - which stands for the Bicycle CO2 Emission Reduction Trial, and we designed it to help you 'try before you buy', knowing that trailers can be quite expensive.

The kid’s bike trailer easily transforms into a pram or jogger AND it contains large behind-the-seat storage areas just for you!

We now have NEW double and single bike trailers available.

Hire costs:  

  • Kid’s bike trailer: $60 for the first month and then $2/day.
  • Cargo trailers are $60 for the first month and then $1/day.

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.

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:

Australia's Fuel Security

On Thursday 28 August 2014, SEE-Change and Fusion Canberra organised a lecture about the issue of local and global food, and fuel security titled: Australia's Fuel Security - She'll be right? 

The Presenter was Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO (retired), formerly Deputy Chief of the RAAF, and now a consultant in the fields of Defence and National Security. The NRMA has published two of his reports on Australia's Liquid Fuel Security, the most recent in February 2014.

Based on this presentation, it is clear that fuel security is something that needs greater consideration.

For a copy of the lecture present

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