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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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DSCF0274G’day g’day, how’s it? Well after all this interviewing, talking, ideas and what not, I’ve decided to try and get something of my own up and rocking.

Do you like picnics, and want to learn about sustainable food options that are near you? Are you university aged? Well read on….


For my major project this semester, I am designing a sustainable living workshop series, aimed at university students, who are transitioning from living at home to living independently/ in Melbourne for the first time.

For my prototyping phase, I will be developing and testing a food workshop. So for this, there will be speakers on topics ranging from community gardens, to organics, to fair trade, to dumpster diving, to wild foraging etc. Each speaker will give a brief explanation of what their take on sustainable food is, and how it’s accessible within Melbourne. Then the picnic will kick off properly. Once this happens you will be able to seek out the speaker(s) that resonated most for you, and find out more.

This test run will happen on Friday, 23 October from 2-4pm.


I’m in the process of lining up people involved with food co-ops, ethical grocery shops, dumpster diving, wild food foraging and urban food production, to come and have a chat. It’s all very time and motion at this stage, but taking shape.


This is where you come in.


If you’re in Melbourne, university aged, and up for an informative picnic next Friday (23 October), send me an email via the contact page.


At this stage I’m looking for about 15 people.


Hope to hear from you soon.

-Tim

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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.

Tim

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DSCF0003There’s a new page to explore now, that could possibly take you on a never ending journey. I’ve put together a bunch of sites I’ve come across while sifting through for projects. Mix of projects, ideas, concepts from where I’ve been and beyond…

Suss it out here.

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Here’s another heads up for those of you Melbourne based

On Tuesday the 5th of May 2009, the final event in our series of eight free seminars and workshops on EcoDesign will be held at the CH2 building. “Communicating EcoDesign” is open to all Victorian designers and registrations can be made through the Design Victoria website. Presentations will be provided by Leyla Acaroglu, Monique MaNamara and Michael Pitcher on how to effectively communicate your eco-designs. Over the last year the Centre for Design has delivered four free events for designers and four for SMEs on Eco-Design. The events have covered a variety of topics and provided informative and engaging presentations by industry leaders. Similar events are currently being planned and will be advertised on the Design Victoria website when available.

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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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Well the internet and I have come to an understanding, and so the first ever podcast of Up Your Jumper! is now online and happening!

In the 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.

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