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Media Coverage, Water »
We’re making a documentary!
One of the community groups I belong to, Jamberoo FutureCare, recently teamed up with local documentary filmmaker Russell Hawkins to apply for a cultural grant from Kiama Council. Our proposal was to make a documentary about local people trying to live more sustainably.
Lucky for us, Council liked the idea and awarded us funding to produce it.
There’s an article in today’s Kiama Independent (we snagged the front page!) with a little more info.
Over the next few days I’ll post some more information about what we’re trying to do, …
I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the launch of Kiama Council’s new Kiamasphere web site on Thursday.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably know that our sustainability journey really got going when my family joined the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge. It gave us the impetus to stop thinking and start acting on the changes we wanted to make.
The Sustainable Illawarra web site contains a lot of valuable information and resources to help people learn more about living sustainably in the Illawarra region. …
There was a very good segment on ABC TV’s Landline show last Sunday, How Green Was My Valley, on the challenges faced by dairy farmers as our climate slowly changes. You can watch it online.
The first 10 minutes or so focuses on a Victorian dairy famer, and the problems he faces when water allocations are cut back in dry years.
Then the story moves on to Jamberoo dairy famers Michael and Lynne Strong, from Clover Hill Dairies. They talk about the warming climate trend, and some of the methods they use …
Media Coverage, Super Challenge »
A little while ago I mentioned that I was interviewed for a podcast by Tim Denshire-Key.
Tim is a student from RMIT who has been travelling around Australia, checking out sustainability initiatives and interviewing people. He’s finally back home and working his way through the 50+ interviews he recorded. What a huge job!
Well, my turn has come and my interview has been posted.
I think Tim has done a pretty good job of editing my hour-plus of guff and waffle down to a tight 10-minute recording.
Please let me know what you think!
Events, Illawarra Councils, Media Coverage »
Tomorrow morning, Kiama Library will be holding a Living Books session with World Environment Day as the theme, and I’m going to be one of the “books”! You may have heard me on ABC radio this morning promoting the event :-).
This is an exciting new project which provides the opportunity for you to meet someone with an unusual occupation or lifestyle, or from a different social, religious or ethnic background, in the congenial atmosphere of the library building.
Readers sign up for a half-hour session with a living book …
Media Coverage, Super Challenge »
Yesterday I met up with Tim Denshire-Key at Wollongong University, and he interviewed me about our participation in the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge and our efforts to become more sustainable in an ordinary suburban house. He’ll use the audio in an upcoming podcast.
Tim is studying Industrial Design at RMIT in Melbourne, and is currently undertaking a sustainability study tour of Australia. It sounds like a hoot – he’s travelling around checking out projects relating to sustainable design and living, renewable energy and water. He’s blogging about the journey at Up …
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I’m now officially a suburban eco-warrior – the newspaper said so, so it must be true!
I finally got a chance to scan the Illawarra Mercury article I was interviewed for last week. Click on the small image to see the full-sized one (be warned – it’s about 750 KB). You might have to zoom in and scroll around to read it all.
Let me know if anyone has trouble viewing the large image, and I’ll try to find a better way to post it.
Hannah was funny when they were taking our …