Would you like to SEE-Change in Gungahlin? Monday 9 February 2015

Currently SEE-Change has local groups in Belconnen, Inner North, Inner South and Woden, but we are interested in exploring the set-up of a new Gungahlin group.

If you are interested in finding out more about SEE-Change, come along to our information session at the Gungahlin Library on Monday 9 February 2015 starting at 7pm.

If you cannot attend the event and are keen to see a SEE-Change Gungahlin local group established, please email office@see-change.org.au.

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Curtain Retrofit Pilot Project - helpers needed!

We are currently looking for someone with sewing skills to help us with the first stage of our curtain retrofit pilot project. 

The role will be to produce a template curtain and then head up a small team to sew the curtains.

Initially the program is looking at producing 10 curtains.

Sewing skills are essential and curtain-making experience is desirable.

 

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).  

Sustainable House Tours - next tour Sunday 22 February 2015

The first home to be showcased in 2015 for our monthly Sustainable House Tours, is how a shipping container can be converted in a backyard into a lovely comfortable 20sqm of living/dining/eating and sleeping space.

It features the converted shipping container, an aquaponics system and an organic vegetable garden. 

  • Time: 2-4pm
  • Date: Sunday 22 February
  • Cost: $2 for members and $5 for non-members
  • RSVP: Please email event@see-change.org.au if you would like to attend the tours and get the house location details.

Bike trailer rental - new and improved!

SEE-Change rent cargo and kids bike trailers for 1 month at a time, as a way of supporting you onto your bike.

This scheme, known as BERT – the Bicycle CO2 Emission Reduction Trial – is designed to enable you to ‘try before you buy’, knowing that trailers can be fairly expensive.

The kid’s bike trailer easily transforms into a pram or jogger AND it contains large behind-the-seat storage areas, making it really easy to take your children to school, do the grocery shopping or just visit friends by bike!

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.

We have double and single bike trailers available.

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).

Diggity Mentoring Program

Are you interested in learning more about food growing?

Are you skilled in gardening and keen to help others to get into food production and exchange?

If you answer 'yes' to either of the above questions, the Diggity Mentoring Program is ideal for you!

Voice of the People-Kitchen Table Conversations - Where next?

As at 3 December 2014, 24 Kitchen Table Conversations hosts and their scribes have lodged with the Belconnen SEE-Change coordinating group, a report of conversations that involved approximately 170 people from across Canberra.

These conversations reflected on the questions “What is important to you?” and “What needs to change?”

The process concentrated specifically on dialogue and respectful listening - not debate or advocacy.

On the 3 December 2014, 25 hosts and organisers held a fascinatin

ActewAGL Distribution Energy Consumer Reference Council

On Thursday 22 January, SEE-Change attended the second ActewAGL Distribution ECRC meeting, which discussed in detail how gas distribution in the ACT works, the opportunities for the community to engage in the future planning for ActewAGL Distribution and challenges they are currently facing over electricity tariff settings.

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