SEE-Change and Canberra City Farm invite you to join us in celebrating the new pop-up garden that will be revealed outside the SEE-Change office as part of the Parties at the Shops event on Saturday 15 March 2014 between 10am-2pm.
Whether you are, or are not, a member of SEE-Change or Canberra City Farm, this is a great opportunity to learn more about:
Community Climate Chest or C3 is a new initiative that gives you access to cheaper, tax-deductible GreenPower and carbon offsets online, at the same time as supporting SEE-Change.
Are you interested in a professional service to help you make your home more energy efficient and sustainable?
The Northbourne Avenue corridor to Gungahlin urban transit project combined with release of the draft City Plan and establishment of Capital Metro is a defining moment in Canberra's urban transformation.
Expanding a city designed for cars calls for innovation in dealing with density, integration of land use patterns and the balancing of redevelopment.
The SEE-Change March event was a visit to a botanically diverse bee-friendly garden in the Belconnen suburbs.
The tour was lead by Carmen and her son Mitch from Canberra Urban Honey who have hives scattered around Canberra.
This 38 year-old garden has plants ranging from ground covers to large trees on an average size suburban block.
SEE-Change Woden has donated a range of books to the ACT Library. Keep an eye out for these books and the SEE-Change sticker on them:
- The Passivhaus Handbook
- City Cycling
- Children & Their Urban Environment
- Carbon Energy Taxation: Lessons from Europe
- No Impact Man
- The Story of Stuff
- One Magic Square
- Cycle space
Review by Audrey Severino, Woden SEE-Change member
One Magic Square: Wakefield Press, 2008, reprinted 2013
‘IN THE ABSENCE OF TREATY” CANBERRA BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION. THURSDAY FEB 6 ANU COOP STORE 5:30 FOR 6.00 RSVPSubmitted by Bob Douglas on Thu, 23/01/2014 - 9:36am
This book defines how, through changes to legislation and by engaging Aboriginal peoples in decision-making without access to independent advice, control is slipping away from them. The book explores the current inadequacy of the processes used in engaging with Aboriginal people and the way in which government has continued to blatantly ignore the recommendations of their own committees in this regard.
For anyone wanting to explore more deeply the reasons for the ongoing and growing frustration of many Aboriginal people in the NT, this book provides a concise, but incisive account from recent reports. In doing this it hints at possibly the only solution - treaties.
How important is it that every schoolchild develops a balanced understanding of the challenge of sustainability, including the science of climate change and the kind of environmental threats that they and their offspring will inherit? My own view is that for children now in the education system, a sophisticated understanding of these matters will be quite as important to their future as literacy and numeracy.