Here’s a great opportunity to have a tour of one of the Illawarra’s most sustainable homes – the Rowes’ residence in Shellharbour.
Get involved in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day this week! Plus, leave a comment and go in the draw to win a $100 Bunnings voucher.
A very photo-heavy tour of the permaculture garden that was recently opened at Mt Terry Public School in Albion Park.
I applied for, and was awarded, a Council scholarship to do a Permaculture Design Course. I can’t wait to get started!
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!
What I’ve been reading about this week – worming pigs naturally, butchering pigs, sustainable display homes, KiamaSphere, Book Depository, modern homesteading, how to freeze eggs, and the solar nest.
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…]
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…]
The NSW Government has been trialling their [Fridge Buyback Scheme](http://fridgebuyback.com.au/) in Sydney for a while now, and starting next month the scheme will be broadened to include the Illawarra. At this stage it will only encompass the Wollongong and Shellharbour Council areas, but hopefully it will extend to Kiama in the near future. The scheme … [Read more…]