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mural4Well I’ve doubled the number of podcasts! There’s now two.

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.

– Tim

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G’day and welcome to ‘Up Your Jumper’! Why the name? Well this blog, journey, experience is going to be a bit of everything, so hence the saying.

Now you may have stumbled upon this from a whole range of reasons. I may have approached you for a chat about an interesting project your working on. Maybe I’ve been chatting with you somewhere about the plans for the semester and rambled on about this trip. Maybe you’ve stumbled in off the wide and tangled road of the internet.

However you’ve ended up here, welcome.

The gist of all of this can be found here. But in a nutshell I am embarking on a study tour of Australia this semester. I will be investigating projects to do with Sustainable Design and Living, Renewable Energy and Water. I have no set route around Australia, but my intial trajectory is westward, Adelaide and then onto Perth.

Bear with me through this birthing time. Still got to get the right feel for the blog, but it’ll come together over the next week.

On the horizon and soon to appear on ‘Up Your Jumper’

* A case study on the Thurgoona Campus of Charles Sturt University. Slots into the sustainable design/living chunk. Think mudbrick houses, grey water recycling and composting toilets. All at a studying, working, living university.

* Your Sister’s Wardrobe is expanding into Adelaide! Well its not quite that big, would be sizeable wardrobe from here to Adelaide, about 1000km long. No the clothing exchange, fashion recycling phenomenon that has been growing in Melbourne, has sprouted in Adelaide. I’m going  to look into how this has panned out so far.

* Also in Adelaide, Hydrogen buses.  Are they real? Apparently they’ve been around in Perth for a good 5 years. But I’ll be in Adelaide, so I’ll hopefully be looking into Adelaide’s alternative public transport. They’ve even got a solar powered bus as well.

So that’s what is on the horizon, hit that RSS and stay tuned…

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