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August 24, 2014

CORENA: Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia

Australians are a ‘can do’ people, especially it seems when it comes to doing something about energy. CORENA – Citizens’ Own Renewable Energy Network Australia – is but one example. What Beechworth Montessori School In Victoria’s North-east Is Doing After […]
August 15, 2014

A Green Electricity Guide: Courtesy of Greenpeace

A friend just emailed me the Greenpeace link to a Green Electricity Guide plus some info our electricity suppliers. Greenpeace asks: Is There Confusion About Where Our Power Comes From? “Electricity companies spend millions of dollars advertising a ‘clean and […]
August 14, 2014

Solar Thermal, Desalination, Veggies & Jobs At Port Augusta

RenewEconomy reports on Australia’s largest solar power tower plus a desalination plant at Port Augusta, approved recently for Sundrop Farms, a commercial greenhouse business which already uses solar power and seawater to grow vegetables. The project will total 20 hectares […]
August 12, 2014

Climate Change, Lack Of Leadership, And A Monster Petition

The Victorian suffragettes of 1891 pressed for voting rights in a ‘Monster Petition’ and today the Victorian Women’s Trust is providing another Monster Petition so Australians can indicate their concern about ‘the almost total lack of national leadership on securing […]
August 7, 2014

Awakening The Dreamer Symposium: Croydon Vic. 24 August

Jane Monk is a Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator for the ‘Awakening the Dreamer Symposium’ which is now being offered in over 60 countries. The next symposium in Melbourne is 24 August (2.30pm to 6pm) at the Croydon Library. It’s free […]
July 17, 2014

Natural Disaster Mitigation – To Save Taxpayers Billions?

“An open-source platform that provides access to information about disasters such as floods and bushfires could help yield savings of $500 million to $2.4 billion alone.” The Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience & Safer Communities. About The Roundtable’s Report […]
July 16, 2014

Smart ‘Everything’. Utilities Connecting, Saving $s, Emissions

Dr. Thomas Kiessling is Chief Product and Innovation Officer (CPIO) at Deutsche Telekom. He makes the following insightful observations about life in inner cities now and into the future: Technolgical Innovation Not Just Austerity Measures Imperative As the 3.5 billion+ […]
May 16, 2014

Interested In Participating In Sydney’s EcoXpo 2014?

Last year Dr. David Suzuki helped the EcoXpo celebrate its 5th anniversary – a great success, by all accounts – and this year the City of Sydney will be a partner, recognising the EcoXpo as the major sustainable event in […]
May 13, 2014

Tackling Rhino Poaching – A Realistic Female Approach

The Guardian has reported a fascinating piece of realistic communication strategy from Melbourne businesswoman, Lyn Johnson, who wants to stop the multimillion-dollar business of importing rhino horn into Vietnam. 100g of rhino horn can fetch $6000, dearer than gold. Lyn […]
April 30, 2014

Energy Storage: New York MTA, Towoomba Airport…

RenewEconomy has a special edition on Energy Storage and tells us that NYC transit authority has installed a huge on-site energy storage system as part of an effort to cut its energy consumption by ‘increasing its smarts and shaving peak […]
April 16, 2014

Community Energy Conference – Canberra 16-17 June 2014

Since the election last year the Coalition for Community Energy has been working to put community energy on the policy agenda with the new Ministers. Community Energy Is Catching On Right across Australia local communities are working hard to set […]
April 16, 2014

The Ideas Nest: Food, Collaboration, Sustainability Today

Check out The Ideas Nest – a new collaborative effort that is “a collective of organisations dedicated to educating individuals on how small, positive lifestyle changes contribute to a sustainable future both for ourselves and for our environment”. The Ideas […]