A workshop on keeping healthy and happy chickens in your backyard.
A tour around the Kiama Primary School permaculture garden, with lots of photos.
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!
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 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 … [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…]
Kiama Council has been putting on a series of focus group workshops this week, on topics such as health, community, waste, and environment. Last night I participated in the Food workshop. What an awesome experience! The room at the Harbourside Brighton was packed with people passionate about all aspects of food – there was a … [Read more…]
Photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/h2oalchemist/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 The proper disposal of ewaste (electronic waste – old TVs, stereos, computers, faxes, printers, etc) is becoming a significant issue. These products contain toxic materials such as lead, cadmium, beryllium and brominated flame retardents. People are upgrading to flat-screen TVs in record numbers, leaving them with huge unwanted … [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…]