Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sustainability Events

Reduce your food energy, Eat sustainably and live well seminar
Saturday 13th August 10am - 4pm
Join a host of speakers and interested community members at Windsor Community Centre, 1 Windsor Drive, Riverside, Launceston. Download Reduce Your Food Energy flyer or schedule. Supported by: Tamar NRM

Our Food, Our Hands, Our Future - Certificate 1 in Horticulture
18 August - 20 October - Thursdays 4:45-6:45pm
This horticultural course will also provide you with the skills to: empower people at risk of food insecurity to participate in their own solution communicate with the community about how to start a veggie patch; enthuse, reward and keep volunteers in your community garden; produce a veggie patch out of discarded materials; how to use gardening as a social inclusion tool; how to integrate literacy and numeracy into gardening and cooking; and teach the community how to use basic vegetables to cook an interesting meal. For more info download the flyer.
Enrol now by calling Ben on 03 623 6059 or emailing
Blue Sky Series presents Professor Will Steffen: Surviving the Anthropocene – The Critical Decade
Tuesday, 23 August 6pm for 6:30 start
Minister for Climate Change Cassy O’Connor MP hosts pre-eminent climate scientist Professor Will Steffen for a confronting and thought-provoking presentation about the science of climate change and the decisions we must make. Venue: Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS Sandy Bay campus 

Go SoHo - Better Ways of Getting Around Transport Forum
Wednesday, 24 August 6:30-8pm
SHSC are presenting this transport forum to our members to stimulate thought about how we move around our suburb. Whether walking, cycling, bussing or driving, many of us are looking to minimise personal car use. Recent events such as the launch of the Rivulet Strategic Plan, the looming spectre of Peak Oil, the advent of bike racks on buses, the rising popularity of electric bikes, Car Pooling and many others. We are bringing together a range of information and demonstrations to both raise awareness of what is happening in South Hobart as well as to inspire us to move more sustainably. We will also have hold our brief AGM during this forum. Venue: South Hobart Primary School – Music Room. Refreshments provided. Gold coin donation entry appreciated.

Sustainable House Day
Sunday, 11 September
Thousands of Tasmanians continue to embrace renewable energy, recycling, alternative building products and other sustainable practices designed to lessen our impact on the planet. Last year over 40,000 people visited 272 homes that opened across Australia.
Sustainable House Day gives people the chance to get a real-life look inside houses that have been designed, built or fitted out with sustainability in mind and talk to owners, receiving unbiased advice. All free of charge. For more info

Open Space Facilitation Training - Professional Development
September 29th & 30th - 9:30-4pm Moonah Open Space Technology (OST) was developed by Harrison Own over 20 years ago and has been used effectively in groups from 5 to 2000 people all around the world in a multitude of contexts.  In this workshop you will learn how to facilitate using OST and you will be able to use OST in meetings, forums and other settings where it can assist in creating and achieving goals within your organisation/community. OST is a remarkable tool to have in your facilitation kit bag, as the principles of the process will assist you far beyond the bounds of being a facilitator. For a registration form and details:

Designing and Facilitating Effective Workshops - Professional Development
October 6th & 7th - 9:30-4pm Moonah
This training will equip you with the skills to design and facilitate fantastic workshops in your topic of interest. Being able to create workshops will assit you to conduct effective meetings, help your community learn new skills and assist you to present information to groups effectively.  In this 2 day workshop you will learn how about: Engaging people and effectively communicating your message; Learning styles – people learn differently, so you will cover different ways to reach your audience so they get value from your workshops; Dealing with diversity and creating a strong community. For a registration form and details:

Tasmania's Sustainable Living Expo
5 & 6 November - PW1 Hobart Waterfront
A community celebration of sustainability - 2 days of live music, talks, demonstrations, kids activities, art, workshops, displays and more. Find out all the details on the SLE 2011 website.
Critical Mass "Cycle Celebration"
5:15pm @ Franklin Square Last Friday of every month!!
Please come take part in a ride around Hobart to show your support for cycling and advocate for improved cycling infrastructure.

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