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[11 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on Know Your Government Rebates! | ]

You may have noticed that I’ve just added a new page to the menu bar above these posts, Australian Rebates.

I’ve tried to collect all the information I could find on Australian federal rebate programs, as well as all the different rebate schemes for the various states. There are a lot of good opportunities in there if you’re thinking of retrofitting some sustainable modifications to your house, so check them out and make sure you claim back what you’re entitled to!

The state-specific pages are: NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia, Western …

Media Coverage, Waste »

[4 Nov 2008 | Comments Off on Triple J Hack – Waste | ]

While we were at the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge launch last night, Ally (one of the Super Challenge coordinators) and her partner Richard were simultaneously appearing on Triple J’s Hack Half Hour on ABC2.

The topic of the show was Waste. You can find the episode here (it’s episode 7, 3 Nov 2008), or download the mp4 directly here. Note: the ABC rocks for making their shows available on their web site!

It was an interesting group discussion on the topic of waste, and care for the environment generally. Ally and Richard’s …

Events, Growing Food, Illawarra Councils, Waste »

[25 Oct 2008 | Comments Off on Kiama Council Composting Workshop | ]

This afternoon I attended Kiama Council’s Composting Workshop, held at the Girl Guides’ Hall down in Hindmarsh Park. It was run by Josephine St John, council’s Waste Minimisation Officer.

What a great event!

I had really thought I wouldn’t learn much from this workshop, but I thought it was a good opportunity to meet some interesting people and maybe pick up a few little tips. It turned out to be full of useful information, and well worthwhile.

Kiama Council is currently doing random audits of household rubbish put out for roadside collection. They’re …