Lots of photos from the Kiama Sustainability Expo and Kiama Community Garden Open Day, held on Sunday. There were lots of local organisations and businesses present, as well as celebrity gardener Costa from SBS. What a top day!
I was interviewed by Gavin Webber from The Greening Of Gavin as part of a series of podcasts he’s done with sustainable bloggers from around Australia. Let me know what you think!
I spent most of Sunday helping to staff the Jamberoo FutureCare table at the Shellharbour Solar Expo, at Shellharbour Workers’ Club (who actually have 22 kW of solar panels installed themselves – see photo). The expo was organised by Jamberoo FutureCare, in conjunction with Shellharbour and Kiama Councils. There were a number of solar power … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
I attended an event at the Kiama Library last night, “Sustaining The Library”, put on by the Kiama Greens. Ten years ago, The Greens donated about $1200 worth of books and CDs about the environment and sustainability to the Kiama Library. Last night they did it again. There are some great books in the collection … [Read more…]
I spent the day on Saturday manning a sustainability stall at the [Kiama Show](http://www.kiamashow.com.au/), and really enjoyed getting to talk to the many people that stopped by. I was wearing a few hats on the day – representing [Jamberoo Community Growers](http://sites.google.com/site/jamberoocommunitygrowers/), [Kiama FutureCare](http://kiamafuturecare.org/) and [Jamberoo FutureCare](http://jamberoofuturecare.org/). The three groups pooled our resources and had information … [Read more…]
What a great night Friday night was, with the official launch of [Kiama FutureCare](http://KiamaFutureCare.org). A little over 60 people attended as the Mayor of Kiama, Sandra McCarthy, spoke about climate change, about what the Council has done and continues to do, and about the role that grass-roots community groups like Jamberoo FutureCare and Kiama FutureCare … [Read more…]
We had another meeting of the [Kiama FutureCare](http://kiamafuturecare.org) group last night – a big thanks to Edwin from [Little Blowhole Computers](http://www.ironstone.com.au/) for once again offering up his home as a meeting place. Kiama FutureCare is a grass-roots group of motivated community members interesting in promoting the concept of sustainability in the Kiama area. We are … [Read more…]
Are you interested in learning more about getting grid-connected solar power for your home? You may be able to take advantage of the $8000 means-tested Government rebate which ends 30th June 2009, or the new non-means-tested solar credit scheme starting from 1st July 2009! Jamberoo FutureCare will be hosting two information sessions, in association with … [Read more…]
Last night I attended my first meeting of the [Jamberoo FutureCare](http://jamberoofuturecare.googlepages.com/) group. What a great meeting! The members are all very switched-on people, with a wide variety of knowledge and experience in different aspects of sustainability. It was reallly encouraging and motivating for me to meet people like that so close to home. We discussed … [Read more…]