Electric Bike Bulk Buy - OPEN NOW!

SEE-Change is once again offering an Electric Bike Bulk Buy.

How this works is that 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.

On Thursday 16 October 2014, 26 SEE-Change members, friends and supporters came along to hear Simone and Kym from Switched on Cycles talk about electric bikes, and to ride them around the park in O'Connor.

SEE-Change Review, Celebration and AGM - Thursday 23 October 2014

If you are a SEE-Change member or are interested in finding out more about SEE-Change, please join us on Thursday 23 October for a review and celebration session followed by our Annual General Meeting (AGM). 

By being a SEE-Change member and joining the SEE-Change Committee, you get to be more engaged and provide direction to the organisation.

Members initiate and sustain great projects around Canberra to support and inspire people to reduce our collective ecological footprint and to build a regenerative economy, with local groups in Woden, Inner South, Inner North and Belconnen.

Voice of the People - Kitchen Table Conversations: October/November 2014

Are you interested in being part of the October-November Kitchen Table Conversation Project?

You can learn about this initiative by reading the Host Kit and the article by Ross Peake in The Canberra Times at this address:

You can download invitation letters to your guests with ground rules and advice to scribes:

Sustainable House Tours - next tour 25 October 2014

SEE-Change, ACTSmart and the Australian Institute of Architects have collaborated to bring you monthly 'over-the-back-fence' tours of sustainable houses, townhouses and apartments around Canberra.

See below a table of the features, dates, times and locations of the different house tours.

The next tour is on Saturday 25 October in O'Connor.

This event is designed for renovators, home owners and renters who want to tour an amazing array of everyday homes all built and cre

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

Bringing people together through recycling, handprint and papermaking

On Thursday 11 September, Jodie Pipkorn the SEE-Change Executive Officer launched a botanic garden exhibit titled: It’s child’s play.

Paperworks Inc’s whimsical interaction with symbolic people and plants aims to stimulate thought on sustainable choices while simultaneously touching on collective contributions from various cultures and environments that fed into contemporary Australian society. Our society is a confirmation of the transcendency of knowledge.

Think just a little outside the box - SEE-Change member discount

Ventis Canberra have been working away without government rebates or incentives for the past 2.5 years in Canberra, installing an Eco friendly solar space heating and cooling solution into Canberra homes. They have just surpassed the 1,000th mark in installs the ACT region.

Canberra is unique when compared to other Australian cities and to those around the world.

In Australia, we are in a heating zone 9 area which is almost the highest in the country. We consume a considerable amount on trying to stay warm or for some people we bunker down in one room to survive our long winters.

O'Connor House Tour - snapshot

Helen, Hardy, Stephen and Rebecca have kindly opened their home for SEE-Change on a number of occasions this year.

BIG thank you to all of them, as their house is truely inspiring.

These two newly constructed houses on one block are the homes of a husband and wife (in their 70s) and of their son and his family of five people.

Both houses are solar passive featuring the usual principles of such dwellings...orientation, insulation and ventilation.

The houses are constructed of 100mm "green board", have double glazing and PVC window frames.

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