Enabling change in our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE)

Woden Past Events

Feb
9
Mon
Woden Local Group meeting
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is the first Woden local group meeting for 2015 from 7pm.
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Mar
29
Sun
Passivhaus Under Construction Tour – Sunday 29 March 2015 – SOLD OUT!
Mar 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


The term passive house (Passivhaus in German) refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building.
These buildings are ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.Come and see a house being built to passivhaus standard, ie no air leaks, virtually no heating or cooling required, for only slightly more than a normal house; and it is shaping up to be attractive too.
This tour is of the partially finished house so you can see what will eventually be behind the walls and ceilings. This includes:

the special breathable building wrap
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Apr
26
Sun
Woden SEE-Change Passivhaus Tour – SOLD OUT!
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm

The term passive house (Passivhaus in German) refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building.
A Chifley home owner has built two Passivhaus houses, one behind the other.
The house at the rear is accessed from the side as the houses are on a corner, both facing north.
Each is a three bedroom house, the front with a double garage and the rear one with a single car garage.
The rear house is the mirror image of the front house apart from the garage.
Both have been built to Passivhaus standard and Harley, the owner, has finally been given certification for his two hou1 ...
Jun
27
Sat
Passivhaus Under Construction Tour
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Passivhaus Under Construction Tour @ Location provided when you register | Ainslie | Australian Capital Territory | Australia


This tour is of a partially finished Passivhaus, and follows on from a tour of the house that was conducted in March 2015.
Check out the video and images of the previous tour here.
The term passive house (Passivhaus in German) refers to a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building.
These buildings are ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.
Come and see a house being built to passivhaus standard, ie no air leaks, virtually no heating or cooling required, for only slightly more than a normal house; and it is shaping up to be at1 ...
Jul
4
Sat
House Blitz Workshop
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm
House Blitz Workshop @ Location provided when you register | Curtin | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

This SEE-Change and ACTSmart draught proofing house blitz workshop will first of all do a blower-door test on the house and see just how bad the draughts are, everyone will then seal the house and then the house will be re-tested to see the difference.
It will be a great way for people to experience first-hand just how draughty a typical home can be and also provide hands-on experience of how to improve a home.
View photos and information of the May 2015 house blitz draught-proof workshop here
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Aug
8
Sat
Sustainable House Tour
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sustainable House Tour @ Location provided when you register | Uriarra | New South Wales | Australia

This sustainable house in Uriarra has a burnished concrete floor with underfloor heating, double glazing with thermally broken aluminium frames, it is reverse construction (corro on the outside, brick on the inside, with insulation in between), it has sustainable hoop pine ceiling, oriented to the north with suitable overhangs so little sun comes in during summer, while the winter sun goes to the back wall in the living room (so it is solar passive).
It has solar hot water heating and use honey comb blinds.
It has high hopper windows to let out heat and low windows on the southern side to dra1 ...
Oct
30
Fri
City to Country Exchange – modern sustainable farming solutions
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 9:00 am

Woden SEE-Change in collaboration with City2Country Exchange invite you to participate in an overnight stay at the newly refurbished Tombarra Function Centre in Mongarlowe and a one day City2Country Exchange – be a part of modern sustainable solutions, Canberra to Mongarlowe and Braidwood.
The ‘Tombarra’ Function Centre, Mongarlowe, can host a limited number of people to stay overnight.
It will mean that you can wind down after a big week and be refreshed for the activities ahead.
This overnight stay/workshop event is an opportunity for members from different SEE-Change groups to get together1 ...
Oct
31
Sat
SEE-Change Woden: Over the back fence tour
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am
SEE-Change Woden: Over the back fence tour @ Wanniassa Hills Primary | Wanniassa | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

This is a tour of Wanniassa Hills Primary school kitchen garden with Deb Shaw as our guide.
Deb is the teacher in charge of this Stephanie Alexander inspired project which gives children the opportunity to discover the pleasures of hands-on food education, through regular classes in a productive vegetable garden and a home-style kitchen classroom.
Read more about the garden here: www.kitchengardenfoundation.org.au
Please register for this event so we can provide you with additional information and know numbers for the event.
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Nov
8
Sun
Curtin Spring Garden Over the Back Fence Tour
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Curtin Spring Garden Over the Back Fence Tour @ Curtin | Australian Capital Territory | Australia















This Curtin garden is just one of a kind.
Totally over grown with a huge variety of plants, leaving virtually no room for weeds.
Where weeds exist they are considered friends, as they help to build the healthy soil.
In combination with vegetables, chickens and weeds this is an opportunity to see how gardening can be made to look easy.
Nothing goes off the property, as everything has a use and a place.
Come and visit this wonderful gem of a garden, with the owner who lives and breathes plants and gardens.
Numbers are strictly limited to 6 so please book early.














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Nov
28
Sat
2015 Woden SEE-Change AGM/Christmas party
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2015 Woden SEE-Change AGM/Christmas party @ Fetherston Gardens | Weston Creek | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

The 2015 Woden SEE-Change Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Christmas Party is a wonderful opportunity to meet the great people in the Woden group.
BYO all.
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With thanks to our

Sponsors

  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government