Posts Tagged ‘ATA’

Coal seam gas – public meeting

Posted in Events, Movements by sashashtargot on October 9th, 2013

16 October , 2013
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

COAL SEAM GAS PROTEST SYDNEY

Coal seam gas – what is it and how does it affect the environment and communities?

Find out at a public meeting on October 16 held by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA).

Coal seam gas extraction involves unconventional techniques to extract gas from coal deposits that are otherwise difficult or impossible to exploit.

These new techniques and the challenges posed by them will be discussed by Mark Ogge of the Australia Institute and Monash University’s Dr Gavin Mudd. The meeting will include an overview of the CSG industry, what the infrastructure looks like, the scale of this infrastructure and the economic impacts of mining booms including gas.  Both speakers have an in-depth knowledge of the topic.

When: October 16, 6.30pm for 7pm
Where: Grace Park Lawn Tennis Club, 6 Hilda Crescent, Hawthorn
Cost: Free, but RSVP on the Alternative Technology Association website.


Insulation Webinar: April 23

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on April 22nd, 2013

23 April , 2013
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

insulation in walls foil in ceiling

Interested in learning more about insulation? How it would work in your home and what options are available?

Join sustainable buildings expert Tony Isaacs in a free online seminar at 2pm on April 23 held by the Alternative Technology Association and bankmecu.

One of the best ways to save money on energy bills is to insulate your home. Insulation is like a barrier, preventing heat passing in and out of the house. By reducing heat flow you can maintain a comfortable temperature inside, regardless of the temperature outside.

Tony Isaacs is a qualified architect specialising in energy efficient buildings, and has lectured on thermal performance. Tony worked for the Sustainable Energy Authority of Victoria (the predecessor to Sustainability Victoria), during which time he was instrumental in the development of FirstRate energy rating software.

When:  2pm on Tuesday 23 April, 2013
Where: at your computer
Cost: FREE

Click here to register. For more details visit the ATA website.

If you’re not able to join in live, the webinar will be recorded and you will be able to view it at the ATA’s YouTube Channel.


Speed Date a Sustainable Designer

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on February 15th, 2013

17 February , 2013
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

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It’s back in 2013! If you missed Speed Date a Sustainable Designer last year, this is your chance to discuss home renovation/building plans and ideas with leading green architects and designers. Held by the Alternative Technology Association with support from bankmecu, it’s free and part of the Sustainable Living Festival.

Ten minutes per ‘date’. All questions asked and answered!

When: Sunday February 17, 3pm

Where: The Green House, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Bookings essential. For more information on the event, designers available on the day and bookings, go to sdsd.ata.org.au

 


Energy efficient lighting webinar: December 6

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on November 29th, 2012

6 December , 2012
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Energy-efficient downlight

Join the Alternative Technology Association’s John Knox in a free webinar as he discusses the best energy-efficient lighting options for the home. Learn about the good, the bad and the ugly in home lighting. John will talk about replacements for energy-hungry halogen downlights, return on lighting spending, LEDs and other new energy-saving technologies.

There will be a Q & A session at the end of John’s presentation.

John Knox is an electronics design draftsman and electronics researcher. He is a seasoned presenter on household energy efficiency, building design and sustainable technologies. In July 2010 he rode his bicycle around Australia talking to communities about the importance of home energy efficiency.

When:  Thursday 6 December 2012

Time: 11am – noon

Click here to register for free to join the live webinar.


Revenge of the Electric Car: Film screening

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on July 31st, 2012

10 August , 2012
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

They’re on the road, seeking battery-powered vengeance: Revenge of the Electric Car is a new documentary narrated by Tim Robbins about electric vehicles to be shown in Melbourne on August 10.

The screening is hosted by the Alternative Technology Association’s  Melbourne & Geelong Electric Vehicle branches together with Beyond Zero Emissions.

If you’re curious about EVs or a big fan, come along and watch this 90 minute documentary!

When: Friday 10th August, 2012

Time: Arrive from 6:15pm onwards for a 7pm start

Where: The Banking Chamber Theatrette, Ground Floor, KPMG, 147 Collins St, Melbourne. (Disabled access via 161 Collins St)

Cost: $10. Pre-purchase tickets online at shop.ata.org.au


DIY Project: Video competition

Posted in Seeking by sashashtargot on July 6th, 2012


Rocket Stove photo by eustatic via flickr CC

Do you have a creative, quirky or interesting DIY project you’d like to share? Maybe you’ve done an inspiring house retrofit, rigged up a unique greywater system, made a gadget or converted a petrol car to electric.

Grab your camera or even your phone, and send ReNew Magazine a video of under five minutes showing the steps you took in your DIY project, and how it improves your life, saves energy or water, or reduces waste.

Submissions will feature on the Alternative Technology Association’s (ATA) YouTube channel to help inspire others. The winner will receive a $500 EnviroShop gift certificate. To enter, click here.

Entries close on July 31, 2012.

ReNew: Technology for a sustainable future is published by the ATA, a not-for-profit organisation promoting renewable energy, sustainable design and water saving.


Building A Sustainable House to Suit Your Site: Free Webinar

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on June 7th, 2012

15 June , 2012
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Learn about the importance of site orientation, location and climate in designing an energy efficient, sustainable home at a free webinar on Friday June 15 from 11am-noon.

This will be the fifth webinar in a series held by the Alternative Technology Association in conjunction with bankmecu.

We will be looking at sustainable design elements incorporated in an owner-built home on Sydney’s northern beaches, looking in particular at how the site’s location and challenges (including slope, proximity to the sea, and limited solar access) influenced the design.

The webinar will include a presentation by designer Dick Clarke of Envirotecture and a conversation with homeowners Barbara Stack and Rodney Reece on their design priorities and what it’s like to live in the finished house. The webinar will finish with a Q&A session.

If you’re not able to join in live, view it at the ATA website from a couple of days afterwards.

To register, click here


Rooftop solar power: free webinar

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on May 11th, 2012

15 May , 2012
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Learn all about solar photovoltaics at the next free webinar by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) on Tuesday, May 15, 11am-noon.

What should you consider before buying a solar system for your home? We will look at system size, panels, warranties, installation and choosing a supplier. We will also touch on rebates and feed-in tariffs.

The webinar will feature presentations from the ATA’s energy expert Damien Moyse and technical specialist Mick Harris.  It will finish with a Q&A session.

The webinar will be broadcast live for view over your web browser. It will be recorded and available a couple of days later to watch if you are not able to join in live.

The ATA is a not-for-profit consumer-based organisation promoting renewable energy, sustainable building and water saving.

Date: Tuesday 15 May, 2012
Time: 11am-12pm

To register for free to join the live webinar, go to: http://www.ata.org.au/news/solar-pv-webinar/


Building an Outstanding Green Home: Free Online Seminar

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on February 24th, 2012

29 February , 2012
11:00 amto12:00 pm

Learn what went into building and designing a new 9.1-star home in Melbourne’s north at a free webinar held by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA).

The webinar will be at 11am on Wednesday, February 29, with Jeremy Spencer of green design and build firm Positive Footprints and the owner of the Preston home, Elizabeth Wheeler.  Passive solar design and sustainable material choice will be two of the items discussed.  It will finish with a Q&A session.

The webinar will be the second in a series of free online presentations by the ATA in conjunction with bankmecu, sharing practical knowledge about energy efficiency, sustainable building and water conservation at home. Webinars are broadcast live for view over your web browser, and will be available for playback on demand afterwards.

When: Wednesday February 29

Time: 11am

Click here to register.

 


Australia Post Electric Bikes: ATA EV Interest Group

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on June 17th, 2011

22 June , 2011
7:00 pmto8:30 pm


Photo: Simon O’Dwyer

ATA Electric Vehicle Interest Group June Meeting: Scott Dickason, Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd.

Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd are attending to the assembly & delivery (& continued development) of electric bicycles & tricycles for Australia Post Delivery Centres throughout Australia. Scott will discuss the new Australia Post/Electric Vehicles Pty Ltd delivery initiative & outline current developments in the electric bicycle/tricycle industry.

Wednesday 22nd June at 7pm
Room EN615, The Engineering Faculty, Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus
Visit the EVIG website for more.

From the March 2011 article by Deborah Gough:

[…]
Australia Post this year will bring back the bike for posties with 1000 new push and electrically assisted bicycles and tricycles after trials in Victoria and New South Wales. Victoria will get about 430 bicycles, mostly to inner suburban areas, where postal rounds are often flatter and more densely populated. The service has also signed up for an electric van in the Victorian Department of Transport’s electric vehicles pilot program. Nationally there are 378 bicycle rounds now and the new figures will nearly triple that number but will still be dwarfed by motorcycle rounds, which sit at about 6300. Andy Trott, Australia Post’s head of sustainability, said it was too early to determine how many rounds would be converted from motorcycle to bicycle but expected it to cut carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions by more than 1000 tonnes each year. “As one of the nation’s largest employers . . . Australia Post is in a unique position to introduce improvements to our operations that will have a real impact on reducing our environmental footprint,” Mr Trott said.
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