The film and supper night was a blast ! To view some pictures and a list of the generous local and regional food suppliers who donated delicious goods for the evening, click here.
Click here for the media release.
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.
Ipsos Eureka Social Research Institute has recently completed a study on community segmentations based on environmental attitudes. The paper can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
3250 household solar PV installations - and growing! Read Simon Corbell's media release here.
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.