The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is bringing the Climate Challenge program to the Illawarra – and it’s free!
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 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…]
A few weeks ago I attended another Sustainable Illawarra workshop – “Starting a Backyard Veggie Patch” at Jamberoo Primary School. Megan then attended the repeat of the workshop a week later. It was great that we were both able to do effectively the same workshop without need to organise child care! The workshop was delivered … [Read more…]
I spoke at the launch of the [Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge](http://www.sustainableillawarra.com.au/The-SuperChallenge.html) Round 2 today at the Dapto Ribbonwood Center. Sorry guys if I rambled too much :-). It was a great session, with beautiful food and lots of local families to meet. I was pleased to see a nice strong Kiama contingent! It was great … [Read more…]
Tomorrow morning, Kiama Library will be holding a [Living Books session](http://green-change.com/2009/06/12/kiama-living-library-world-environment-day/) 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 … [Read more…]
The Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge, the program that started us working on being more sustainable (and which led to the creation of this blog!), is [calling for 50 new participants for Round 2](http://www.sustainableillawarra.com.au/The-SuperChallenge.html) (scroll down a little on that page and you’ll see a photo of us!). Although the name sounds like an eco version … [Read more…]
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 … [Read more…]
Tonight we had the first meeting of the Kiama Sustainability Advisory Committee at the Council Chambers in Kiama. This first meeting was basically for all the committee members to meet each other, to review our Terms Of Reference, to get a brief overview of current sustainability projects in our municipality, and to figure out what … [Read more…]
On Sunday I drove up to the Wollongong Wholesale Nursery at Albion Park Rail to buy some fruit trees with my Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge vouchers. The staff there were really helpful, and gave me some good ideas for the types of trees that would suit our needs for the front yard. I pretty much … [Read more…]