Plastic bag ban passed by assembly

Click here for the media release.

Bike Trailers for SALE!

As many of you will probably be aware, SEE-Change runs a bike-trailer hire program (BERT), lending cargo and kid trailers at discounted prices to encourage people to use their bike for short trips instead of taking the car .

This very successful program was originally started by our Belconnen (formerly Jamison) group, and is now coordinated through our central office.

Social research - community segmentation and environmental attitudes

Ipsos Eureka Social Research Institute has recently completed a study on community segmentations based on environmental attitudes. The paper can be found here.

Review of the Nature Conservation Act 1980

The Nature Conservation Act 1980 is the chief legislation for the protection of native plants and animals in the ACT and for the management of the conservation reserve network. A review of the Act is being undertaken by the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water on behalf of the ACT Government. A Discussion Paper is now available for public comment. Submission are due by 18th February. For more information and the discussion paper click here.

Call for nominations - ACT Climate Change Council

The ACT Climate Change Council is a statutory body of five to nine members of the ACT community representing a broad range of skills and knowledge relating to addressing or adapting to climate change. Nominations are sought from representatives of the community in guiding the ACT towards carbon neutrality. The Climate Change Council will advise the ACT Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water on strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address and adapt to climate change. Nominations close 24th December.

Know Your Household Recycling

SEE-Change recently organised a twilight excursion to the Mugga Lane recycling facility.  A few intrepid SEE-Changers enjoyed a guided tour of the facility, offering an inside look at the recycling habits of Canberrans.

Having seen first-hand the effects of our recycling habits, it seemed a good opportunity to share some recycling basics with our general readership.

ACT benchmarks clean energy future

3250 household solar PV installations - and growing! Read Simon Corbell's media release here.

The Story of Electronics

Annie Leonard (from the Story of Stuff) has released a new video about the story of electronics.  This short animation explains the theory of planned obsolescence, the real costs of replacing your gadget every few months, and suggests ways in which we can bypass the cycle of use and disposal.

New solar research facility right in our own backyard

A new solar laboratory has been opened at the Australian National University in Canberra. Click here for a little more info and here to read an ABC report.

Peak Oil - an end to economic growth?

ACT Peak Oil invites you to a public meeting with Prof Kjell Aleklett, International President, Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas (ASPO). Monday 13th December. Further details can be found here.

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