Posts Tagged ‘community’
Posted in Case Study, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, tagged Australia, climate change, coal, community, futureworld, green jobs, Industrial Design, Renewable Energy, renewable energy generation, RMIT, solar power, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, Up Your Jumper!, warrawong, wind power on July 21, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Well it’s been and gone. Powershift kicked off last weekend and over 3 days, there was a lot of excitement, talk, ideas. 1500 young people from all over Australia came together to learn, discuss, and call for change in how we live. Call for a more sustainable world, a new way of thinking. To phase out old and dirty technologies, such as coal, and bring about a renewables revolution. A green economy, a more just and sustainable way of life.
We wore green hardhats, chanted for no new coal. Got fired up. Even danced on the opera house.
But all of that means nothing. What really counts is what happens now. If we’re not going to have any new coal, then we need to get new systems put in place, get new technoligies commercialised and rolled out. We need to get together, get things happening and keep the momentum firing. Stay informed, stay in touch, and get involved.
Youth Decide is the AYCC’s next step from here. But this isn’t the only thing to get involved in. We all met each other in regional breakouts, workshops, around the place. Meet up, have a chat and see what you can spawn in your own area. It’d be really cool to see a whole lot of things flourishing all over the country, focussed on creating a more sustainable world. This would be an amazing influence on society to see a positive path into an uncertain future.
On the Up Your Jumper! front, I’ll start posting podcasts again. Hopefully one a week, maybe more sometimes, maybe less others. I’m hoping by sharing these interviews, it’ll give others ideas and inspiration on what they can get going in their patch of the world. Another good source for inspiration is Live Local, where you can get inspired, and also share your own ideas on how we can get us all rolling along well in a better direction.
Remember it’s up to us, so let’s get it rocking along!
Posted in Case Study, Sustainable Living, tagged APACE, appropriate technology, community, fremantle, gardening, native plants, natives nursery, nursery, Perth, sustainable, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, up, Up Your Jumper!, WA on May 27, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Hello 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.
Posted in Case Study, tagged Australia, CleanLife, community, consumerism, consumption, deep green, eco consumption, environmental footprint, green consumption, Industrial Design, modern eco living, Perth, Renewable Energy, RMIT, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, WA on May 20, 2009| Leave a Comment »
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.
Posted in Case Study, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, tagged Adelaide, Australia, Christie Walk, clothes swapping, clothing exchange, community, fashion, Industrial Design, Melbourne, mosaic, mural, Renewable Energy, RMIT, Sustainable Design, Sustainable Living, Up Your Jumper! on April 16, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Well 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.