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February 2019

SLF Big Weekend (VIC)

February 8 - February 10
Free

Come along to the National Sustainable Living Festival's Big Weekend to meet the cream of the organic crop at this iconic sustainability event. Featuring a huge program over three days at Fed Square and Birrarung Marr, the weekend will include workshops, talks, performances and more. Settle back on the banks of the Yarra River and enjoy a tasty bite by day or night at the Festival's sustainable food market serving delicious local, organic treats. Fri: 12pm – 9pm Sat: 10am…

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House design-build-performance monitor forum

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Goodwood Community Centre, 32 Rosa St
Goodwood, SA Australia
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Presenters: Paul Hendy, architect at TS4 Living, Cathryn Hamilton, energy-efficient home owner-builder, and Ruth Nordstrom, studio manager at Sustainability House This exciting meeting of Renew’s Adelaide Branch will consist of short presentations covering the following: Planning your new build. Deciding your needs and selecting a site Renovating or extending an existing house: What do you have? How does it perform? What modifications are possible? What’s worth doing? When to engage a designer and what to look for What’s so special about building an…

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Guaranteeing energy supply in a changing market (VIC)

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Copland Theatre – The Spot (Building 110), 198 Berkeley St
Parkville, Victoria Australia
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Free

Presentation: Dr Kerry Schott AO head of the Energy Security Board will talk about the ESBs role, resources and responsibilities. Dr Schott was a major architect of the National Energy Guarantee, which reflects the role of the Energy Security Board in creating security in the Energy Market. Her talk will inform debate about the role of Renewable Energy in the National Energy Market. Speaker: Kerry Schott is Chair of the Energy Security Board, Chair of Moorebank Intermodal Company, a Director of NBN, and a…

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Solar snapshot and the life cycle of Australian buildings

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Home Base, 55 Salvado Road
Wembley, Western Australia 6008 Australia
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$5.00 – $10.00

Update on Solar PV: There are many changes afoot in the energy industry in Perth. But for early adopters of rooftop solar this also means a nearing end to the favourable feed in tariffs. So where to from here? Craig Donohue from Clean NRG will provide a snapshot of where we are currently placed in the solar industry and some up to date recommendations and options available for solar early adopters and other PV customers. So if you have rooftop solar…

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The ‘Green Swing’ Tour (WA)

February 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$25 – $35

… a living example in one street of how to bring together community. Tour the award winning ‘Green Swing’ Lathlain projects; The Siding & Genesis.  View the properties, hear about their journeys & experience the community gardens. These projects are a living example of how two small community residential projects in one street has connected local residents & created community.  There will be time for casual conversation & connection, with nibbles,  after this event.

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Thoughts on our energy future

February 28 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Rd, Windsor
Windsor, QLD 4030 Australia
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$2

Presentations: The evening will consist of 2 presentations. The first is prepared by Harold Waring and presented by his friend John Murray. This presentation is an overview of energy use in our society - it's sources, uses, efficiency and areas for improvement. Secondly, John Murray will cover the area of electric vehicles based on his ebook, "Supercharged Momentum: The century of the electric car", that he has written for electric car owners re his experiences over the past 4 years…

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March 2019

EV Expo (VIC)

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Melbourne International Karting Complex, Todd Rd & Cook Street
Port Melbourne, 3207 Australia
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$10

The EV Expo offers a unique experience to test-drive and ride a diverse range of electric vehicles. Learn more about the future of electric vehicles in Australia from exhibitors and talk to owners about their experiences driving electric vehicles. At the Expo you will be able to: Test drive new cars on the track and go for a ride on the road in privately owned EVs. Test ride an electric bike, trike, skateboard and more on the small vehicle track. Get advice…

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Transform 2019

March 19 - March 20
Roundhouse UNSW, Anzac Parade
Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia
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Join the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) at its new flagship conference for the sustainable built environment – TRANSFORM 2019. Set over two days at UNSW’s iconic Roundhouse, be part of a dynamic and engaging experience that will challenge the way we envision the future of our buildings, cities and communities. Hear from industry movers and shakers, including former Managing Director of Facebook Australia & New Zealand, Stephen Scheeler. As we respond to the rapid development of new technologies, climate…

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April 2019

Lane Cove Speed Date a Sustainability Expert (NSW)

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lane Cove Council Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road
Lane Cove, Australia
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Free

Are you looking to go off-gas to create an all-electric home? Thinking about solar, batteries or efficient hot water? Are you renovating or building and looking for environmentally friendly options? Or maybe you want to lower your energy or water bills. Get advice and tips from Sydney’s leading green architects and experts on going off gas, energy efficient products, solar, batteries and more at Speed Date a Sustainable Expert Lane Cove. Sponsored by the Lane Cove Council. The event is…

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