Soon to appear
At the moment, I have around 30 odd interviews in the pipeline, waiting to be edited. These include a whole range of projects and happenings, relating in some way to sustainable design and living, along with renewable energy. They include to name a few:
– Business Treading Lightly, a group helping businesses to cut energy consumption.
– Little Blowhole Computers, building low energy computers designed for the job.
– A creator of chook motels.
– Home bike repairs
Keep a look out!
G’day how’s it? For #9 we’re in Warrawong, at Futureworld. I spoke with Meryl about the centre. Meryl spoke of the renewable technologies it showcases, including local innovations and the educational value of the centre. Have a listen.
Well we’re at number 8 of the Up Your Jumper adventure, and in Wollongong and surrounds for a little while. First out of the Illawarra, I had a chat with Darren, who’s part of Sustainable Illawarra’s Super Challenge. This is a program run in collaboration with a number of councils, where 100 odd families sign up to live more sustainably for a year. Darren is tracking his family’s journey through the Super Challenge via a blog, Green Change, check it out to see how they’re travelling.
In this episode, your up for an interview with Roseanne, Director of City Farm. City Farm, is just that, a centre for environmental education for young people and the community at large. Rejuvinated from a former scrap metal yard into a community hub, City Farm, has evolved from it’s environmental roots to weave in community arts, music and all sorts of tangents of Perth society, within the site. City Farm is also the site for Perth’s first organic/biodynamic market.
In this episode I speak with Shanie and Tim from the Painted Fish. The Painted Fish is a B&B near the Fremantle beaches, built and designed to encourage and educate people about sustainable living and design. Shanie and Tim, speak a bit about how the Painted Fish has evolved and the other positives that have sprouted within their street.
In #5 I visited the Apace Natives Nursery. Apace is “is a self-supporting, community-based organization promoting appropriate technology and environmentally sustainable development”, on the banks of the Swan River in North Fremantle, Perth.
I spoke to Aryan, who gave me a bit of background on what sort of projects the centre has been involved in, in the past, and the directions it is now taking.
in Episode #4, I spoke to Gina from CleanLife, “an Eco-Ganic Consultancy aimed at helping individuals lighten their environmental footprint and chemical load.”
Based in Perth, but with subscribers nationwide, and even a few from overseas, CleanLife offers advice and direction on how to live a more eco friendly lifestyle, and has a directory of eco-product alternatives from food and drink, to clothes to cleaning to skin care products.
I spoke to Gina about how CleanLife came about, the thinking behind it, and the wider scope of ‘green’ consumption.
#3 is where we’re at! In this episode you’ll hear a bit about what’s happening in Perth. #3 is so packed full of stuff, it comes in two parts.
In part 2, you’ll hear from Alex, sustainability officer at Fremantle Council. He spoke about some of the intiatives that the council have going. As well he spoke about two ventures he’s been involved with, that while not succeeding, are interesting to hear about all the same.To find out more about Living Smart, check it out here.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Chantal and Kyrstal, about the up coming premiere of the Adelaide Clothing Exchange. You may have heard about the original Clothing Exchange that has been happening in Melbourne since 2004, well now its sprouting in Adelaide.
Also while in Adelaide, I visited Chrisie Walk. Christie Walk is a sustainable housing development, just south of Adelaide’s CBD. As well as being built and designed around sustainable design principles, Christie Walk has a focus of developing a sense of community. I had a chat with Joan, a long time resident, who showed me about.
first episode, I’m in Adelaide. There I had a chat with Christian Haag, CEO of Bikes SA. He spoke to me about the Adelaide City Bikes program, which is a free bike hire service. Also in Adelaide I’ll take you on a ride on the world’s first ever solar powered bus, Tindo. Listen to it here…
To begin the journey, I headed to my home town of Albury, to check out the Charles Sturt University’s Thurgoona campus. The campus was established with sustainable design and building practices strongly in the for front, and has a number of buildings and intiatives onsite, that act as living, studying and working trials. Think rammed earth, composting toilets, and wetlands. All at a living, fuctioning university. Check out a write up of CSU’s Thurgoona campus here
This page has the following sub pages.
- Charles Sturt Sustainable Thurgoona Campus
- #3: EV Conversions, Living Smart, Nexus Car Share and Greenedge
- #4: CleanLife, online advice to eco living
- #5 Up Your Jumper! Apace Natives Nursery
- #7 Up Your Jumper! City Farm
- #6 Up Your Jumper! The Painted Fish
- #8 Up Your Jumper! Super Challenge Illawarra
- #9 Up Your Jumper! Futureworld
- Adelaide! It’s ok!