The Australian Conservation Foundation Green Home program and Transition Town Bell in postcode 3215 aim to help you reduce your environmental impact and take practical steps to save energy, source and grow local food and work with others to make your household and community more sustainable.
A light locally sourced meal will be available at the workshops.
Monday 6 April – Water smart and food producing gardens
Monday 20 April – Saving energy at home
Monday 27 April – Community action focus
Time:All workshops run from 6.15pm–9.00pm
The Australian Croatian National Hall
101-111 Separation Street, North Geelong
To book call 1800 223 669 - places are limited
Concentrated Solar Power– a FREE community forum
Concentrated Solar Power is one of the utility scale energy sources of the future. It includes solar thermal and concentrated photovoltaic systems. Worldwide investment is already in the billions of Dollars. Come along to the EcoCentre Forum to learn more about this important technology. Presented by local expert Dane Muldoon from the Solar Guys, the seminar looks at the principles of Concentrated Solar Technology, how it can cover base load requirements and examines a range of systems in use around the world.
When:Thursday 26th March 2009
Where:Griffith University EcoCentre Nathan Campus - 6.00pm
Free refreshments starting at 5.30pm
Changes in Environmental Law
On 1 January 2009 the single most far reaching changes to environmental management legislation in Queensland came into effect. The changes will affect the licensing and operation of every environmentally relevant activity (ERA) in Queensland.
This one day workshop will give participants an overview of recent changes to the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and the new Environmental Protection Regulation 2008.
When:April 1 and April 3
For further information call: 1300 130 372
New South Wales
FREE ‘GreenHome Essentials’ workshop series:Get up to speed on your environment
Do you want to get the low down on climate change and how to reduce your impact on our precious environment? Are you stretched for time? Do you want to meet like-minded people in your area?
Through a dynamic mix of informative and interesting presentations, media and activities, you will be provided with up-to-date information on how to reduce household energy use covering:
- simple and cost effective actions that can be made in the home,
- solar hot water,
- solar PV systems,
- current state and federal rebates,
- conducting your own home energy and water audits.
There will be energy-saving prizes as well as a GreenHome Guide and notes for you to take home.
2 & 6 May – Balmain Town Hall
7 & 14 May – Annandale Town Hall
16 May – Balmain Leagues Club
For further information please call: 1800 223 669
Trees For Life:- Bush For Life Workshops
These one-day workshops are designed to introduce participants to the principles of bush management, why it’s so important and the practical steps we can take.
For further information phone 08) 8406 0500.
City of Marion: Healthy Environment– Free Community Forums
With various guest speakers, each 2 hour forum covers a different topic:
- Waste and contamination avoided
- Active response to climate change
- Enhanced landscapes, habitats and local biodiversity
- Responsible management of water resources
For more information and bookings please phone: 08) 8375 6624
The Latest Climate Science- consequences, risks and opportunities for Western Australia
This is an invitation to a special Environment Matters presentation, to hear the latest climate science and the opportunities and risks for Western Australia.
Ongoing scientific research on global greenhouse gas emissions is necessary to provide us with an understanding of what is happening to our climate and the challenges we face in dealing with the consequences of escalating global temperatures.
Professor Jean Palutikof- Currently Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility at Griffiths University.
Dr Graeme Pearman– A national and international expert in research on increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere.
This forum is ideal for CCWA affiliates and supporters, those working or studying in climate change policy, advocacy and research areas and members of the community interested in learning more about the latest climate science implications for WA and Australia.
When:Wednesday 25th March, 6.00 - 8.00pm
Where:State Library Theatre, Francis St, Northbridge
This is an event not to be missed - places are strictly limited. Call (08) 9420 7266
Biodiversity in our Backyard Photography Exhibtion
This exhibition features entries submitted in the 2009 Conservation Week Biodiversity in our Backyard Photography Competition. Entrants were asked to reflect WA's vast and unique biodiversity and portray the importance of biodiversity protection for the future.
When:28th March - 30th April
Further information: 9420 7266
Native Tree Seed Planting
When:All week (March 28 - April 5)
For further information call: Barbara Sing, Derby District High School 0418 935 555
Pancakes in the Park
Bungendore Park Management Committee are inviting you to join them and enjoy freshly cooked pancakes (gold coin donation) and at the same time, view the Armadale reptile centre and Birds of Prey Displays.
When:Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March, 9am - 11am
Where:Bungendore Park, Admiral rd. Bedfordale
Further information: Bungendore Park Management Committee, Ron: 0402 204 975
10th WA Environment Festival- Winds of Change
The Festival is held in the naturally beautiful grounds (1.7ha) of Rockingham Environment Centre, a place of ‘natural encounters’, located opposite Australian Heritage Listed Lake Richmond in Peron.
There will be a wide range of activities, performances, eco-educational displays and events. Stalls and various performers provide entertainment throughout the weekend. This vibrant event provides excitement and stimulation, whilst presenting quality of life options.
Free hands-on activities for children can be found in the Try It Yourself section.
The ever popular wildlife presentations offer a chance to get up close to some of WA’s unique native animals, including reptiles, mammals and birds of prey.
FREE entry and nearby parking is available. Bus 551 stops right outside the door. This is a non smoking event, with BYO food and non alcoholic drinks or….purchase from vendors on site.
When:28th & 29th March, 10am - 5pm
Where:Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Centre, Safety Bay Road, Peron