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Aquaponics Class with Dr Wilson Lennard

Posted in Events, Models by Virginia on May 1st, 2009

Dr Wilson Lennard, Australia’s leading aquaponics systems designer and researcher is running a course at CERES which will cover the science and engineering of backyard scale aquaponics systems (fish, biofilters, veggies, propagation, hydraulics, greenhouses, feedstock, water testing etc). The course will run over two days and will provide you
with an in depth understanding of how to design, build and manage a backyard system.

Event: Two Day Aquaponics Workshop with Dr Wilson Lennard

When: May 23rd and 24th, 10am-4pm

Where: CERES Community Environment Park, Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East

Melways reference: Map 30 B7

Cost: $180 CERES members, $170 concession

RSVP: CERES reception on 9387 2609 or

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Mountain Goat Brewery

Posted in Models, RDAG by Virginia on April 28th, 2009

The Mountain Goat Brewery is a microbrewery based in Richmond, Melbourne. Microbreweries are typically small industrial operations that craft unique beer – more than twenty microbreweries exist in Victoria. Microbreweries consume a lot of power and water and often have significant levels of emissions yet their range of sizes and diversity creates potential for new, more sustainable products, production processes and distribution methods.

The Mountain Goat Brewery is a successful example producing 400,000 litres of beer per year with an annual sales growth of approximately twenty percent. Mountain Goat goes beyond simple carbon offsetting to incorporate many other sustainable techniques such as choosing an existing building with north-facing solar orientation to allow winter sunlight and to fuel the nine solar panels and installing an 11,000 litre tank for drinking and toilet flushing. Mountain Goat adheres to localism values by retaining eighty percent of their beer within a twenty-kilometre radius of the brewery and strives to purchase local, good quality ingredients. They also consider social sustainability with the company encouraging their employees to ride to work. To find out more about the Mountain Goat Brewery visit their website at

This is from “Social Innovations of Victorian Food Systems’ case studies by Ferne Edwards.

Hepburn Community Wind Park

Posted in Models by Maeztri on November 17th, 2008

Hepburn Wind is a registered co-operative (Hepburn Community Wind Park Co-operative Ltd). Hepburn Wind will be the owner and operator of the Hepburn Community Wind Park, Australias first community owned wind farm.

The Wind Park was initiated by the Hepburn Renewable Energy Association (HREA) in conjunction with Future Energy Pty Ltd. Hepburn Wind is managed by an elected Board of Directors, representing the community, as well as business and environmental interests.

As a community owned wind farm, locals and non-locals alike will have the opportunity to invest in the Hepburn Community Wind Park. When you invest in wind energy, you are investing in your future and that of the generations to come.