New SEE-Change Tuggeranong group?

We have established that there are now 20 members of SEE-Change who are resident in the Tuggeranong area. We wonder whether that constitutes a critical mass for establishing a new SEE-Change regional group to serve the residents of Southern Canberra. 
 
Accordingly, we would like to invite Tuggernanong members to discuss common interests and possibilities for new activity in this field.

Outcomes of Time to Talk 2030 Released

The ACT Government has issued a media release with the outcomes of their recent Time to Talk 2030 community consulation.  

The biggest consulation excercise in ACT Government history saw 20,000 people visit the dedicated website, with almost 34,000 opinions and comments posted.  Almost 2,500 people participated in online and telephone surveys, while hundreds more attended face-to-face forums, focus groups, workshops and provided opinions via postcards and the media. 

ReNew Newsletter - DIY Sustainable Living Online

ReNew have a brand new edition of their newsletter online, with lots of great articles.  There's a questionnaire for potential buyers to ask their PV supplier, a solar hot-water buyer's guide, and lots more.

You can view the newsletter online, or contact ReNew to subscribe.

 

Under the Moruya Moon

Aside from the unseasonably mild and overcast weather, the south coast is as good as it gets. The ocean is chilly but refreshing and sometimes the town pool is the best option.

There is enough interplay and communication with Canberra to not feel too out of touch with friends and events. And the good people concerned about climate change and sustainability are abundant here too.

Accessibility to elected officials is if anything more available here. the other night I attended a meeting of the Eurobodalla Ratepayers Association, and no fewer than 5 Counsellors attended.

Draft ACT Sustainable Waste Strategy 2010-2025 - for comment

The ACT Government launched this draft strategy on 8 December 2010. The strategy focuses on achieving four key outcomes: less waste generated, full resource recovery, a clean Canberra and a carbon neutral waste sector.

The ACT Government is seeking your views on the draft strategy and will be holding community meetings throughout February (details can be found here). 

2020 Vision – How will we change? ACT’s carbon reduction challenge - is your school interested?

 

SEE-Change's 2020 Vision project will operate in 20 ACT pilot schools and colleges throughout 2011. It aims to engage the imagination of young people and involve them in planning for their future. It is about new sources of energy, different modes of transport, new approaches to food and different ways of thinking about our world. Importantly, it is also about being optimistic about the future.

Switched On Cycles

Switched on Cycles are importing good quality, mid-priced electric bikes to Canberra, to get more people out and riding, helping their own fitness and leaving the car at home.

In addition to their normally low-price, Switched on Cycles are offering specials for SEE-Change members. 

  • 10% discount for SEE-Change members on any bicycle purchased
  • 20% discount for bulk buys of 10 bikes or more
  • free 2 day trial
  • rent a bike for $50 a week

QuipShare on the south coast

A group of people from the Tilba Growers Market has set up QuipShare as a community-based equipment sourcing and lend8ing program.

This is a concept I've long thought would work in Canberra, and isn't too far removed from the bike trailer program that SEE Change runs.

The idea is simple, and is one of many ways that community cooperation and therefore resilience can be built. It also contributes to building a local green economy.

Inner North SEE-Change film and supper night - Food, Inc

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

Plastic bag ban passed by assembly

Click here for the media release.

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