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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.


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Just got this one through the ol’ email. If you rekon recycling’s a good thing, read on…

can refundSupport 10c Deposits on Monday!

Senators in Melbourne on Monday
The Senate Inquiry on a national drink container deposit scheme will have hearings in Melbourne this Monday 24 August.

Local campaigners are planning to dump a few thousand bottles and cans outside the doors (we’ll clean them up afterwards!). The Senators will all walk past the display on their way into the building, and will have an opportunity to chat, if they’re friendly.

Come along and tell them you support container deposits!

Monday 24 August 2009
9.30am – 10.30am
St James Conference Centre
12 Batman Street West Melbourne (off King Street, near Flagstaff Gardens).

You are welcome to attend the public hearings – they start at 10.30. The Senators will talk to representatives of local councils, industry and environment groups.

Senator Scott Ludlam will be there. He introduced the Greens legislation in the Senate for a 10c deposit on every drink container in the country (my Bill only related to Victoria). Your support will help him convince his fellow Senators of the broad community engagement with this issue.

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The-Collins-FamilyWell 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.

Image Source: www.sustainableillawarra.com.au

P.S. Check out Kev’s Patch, it’s time Kev Kev got on board with the green happenings. What you think?

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DSCF9949G’day g’day, #7 is where Up Your Jumper is at, and where you are at this very moment.

About to jump right in. 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. Rejuvenated 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.

Suss it out

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DSCF9677Ahoi there, how are we all? Episode #6 is where it’s at, Up Your Jumper style. 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.

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DSCF9608Hello hello, good to have you back around the traps again. Half way to double figures, #5 is where we’re sitting. 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.

Get into it and hear how smoking helps germination, in plants anyhow.

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h_bannerLogoHow’s it rocking? Well hopefully… It is now time to unveil #4 of the Up Your Jumper! Podcast series.

In #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.


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