Free biodiversity workshop, Mon Mar 19, Surry Hills Library

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Feb 282012

The City of Sydney is holding a free workshop on Mon, Mar 19 on how to create habitat to promote biodiversity in your backyard, on your balcony, or at your school. It will be run by Steve Batley (of Sydney Organic Gardens) and will be quite hands on – we’ll show you how to put together the various components of a habitat garden, including plants to encourage small birds and features such as a frog pond, rocks for reptiles etc. It will be at the Surry Hills Library on Mon, Mar 19 from 6-8pm; further details and booking info at link below:

Please feel free to forward this to your networks.

Thank you and regards,


Katie Oxenham, Manager Urban Ecology

CO Peter Driscol Permaculture East

 Posted by at 9:42 am

Reminder Tomorrow – AuSES 28 February 2012 – NSW Branch

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Feb 272012

6.00 for 6.30 pm, Tuesday, 28 February 2012
University of Technology, Sydney
Ultimo campus, Room CB02.05.33

Main Speaker: Thomas Bywater (Greenforce Energy Pty Ltd)
Topic: Rooftop PV systems with AC output

Future Directions Speaker: Seamus Balkin (Ecovantage)

For details, see our new registration page.  Please RSVP for the event by emailing AuSES NSW Secretary or online at our new registration page.

 Posted by at 4:16 pm

Transition Bondi events a GM talk at UTS

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Feb 252012

Dear Transitioners,

The week’s events ahead:

  • Wednesday 29th 7-9pm film “A new We – Ecological Communities in Europe” (part 2) Chapel-by-the-Sea 95 Roscoe St Bondi Beach
  • Friday 2nd March 11-1 organising meeting (contact Lance if you want to come)
  • Saturday 3rd March, Dig in the Community Garden at 241 Bondi Rd 10-12.
  • NB prior to the Wed evening event we now have a “Think-tank” from 5pm to explore plans and possible projects, including grant applications.  This is also at the Chapel.

SPECIAL LECTURE ON MONDAY 27th UTS….. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 6:52 pm


 Transition Bondi  Comments Off on TRANSITION BONDI: SURVEY TIME!
Feb 222012

Transition Bondi is very happy to announce a special workshop with Donnie from Project Australia on Wed evening, March 7. The few minutes you take to complete this anonymous survey is very valuable to our group and will help us to facilitate this session. If you have any questions regarding the survey please email me! (kit shepherd kitshep @ hotmail .com)

Survey Link


Behaviour change for Sustainability tools

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Feb 082012

It can be quite hard to bring people over to views that we need to care for our environment, this includes natural, social and economic sustainability.

Why is there so much misinformation and why are facts not enough ?.

You will go someway to answering these questions if you read the following item on “The Conversation” a new information source written by people who know what they are talking about, rather than after a underpaid rushed journalist has manipulated the facts Fighting fact-free journalism: a how-to guide. I can thoroughly recommend you get the Debunking Handbook referred to.

If you want to get right into it consider downloading the paper The Second National Risk and Culture Study: Making Sense of – and Making Progress In – The American Culture War of Fact which is still relevant in Australia.

Finally if you would like to start a project to work with others to dispel misinformation and promote facts for sustainability why not join us in the topic Behaviour change for Sustainability tools at LaSourceProjects Google group.

 Posted by at 12:24 pm

This weekend Big Solar Boot Camp

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Feb 062012

Original Link

Join renewable energy campaigners from across Australia at beautiful Port Hacking in Sydney on Saturday Feb 11th and Sunday Feb 12th 2012.

Bringing together fellow campaigners from around Australia, the bootcamp will be a fantastic weekend of training, speakers and action.

Energise yourself for another successful year of campaigning to help get big solar built in 2012!

Costs: $140 (waged), $60 (unwaged)

 Posted by at 5:34 pm