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
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.
A talk given by Professor Thomas Faunce of the ANU College of Law and ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Monday 17 March, at the CES Public Forum.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
What is GreenPower?
GreenPower is a program that offers electricity consumers the chance to support renewable energy generation.
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.