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Local Harvest Australia: Connecting and supporting local consumers & producers

Posted in Movements, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on December 14th, 2011

Local Harvest is a new national initiative aiming to help people find local sources of food and grow their own.

A directory of sustainable food in Australia
A national directory for finding food co-ops, swap meets, community gardens, farmers markets, box systems, organic retailers and more by simply entering your postcode.

Helping you to produce your own
DIY alternatives for food production and meeting essential needs, including resources for growing and making your own.

Local Harvest Challenge
Take up the Local Harvest Challenge, where for one week you attempt to reduce the ‘degrees of separation’ from your food. Based on the Household Action Challenge run in previous years.

There is a fantastic similar resource existing for the USA found at www.localharvest.org on which this project has been based.

Local Harvest will launch in February 2012, and is currently has a funding call-out on Pozible.  Check out the website to find out more.


Shaping Tomorrow’s World: Website Launch

Posted in Opinion, Research, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on May 17th, 2011

From climate change to peak oil and food insecurity, our societies are confronted with many serious challenges that, if left unresolved, will threaten the well-being of present and future generations, and the natural world. This website is dedicated to discussion of those challenges and potential solutions based on scientific evidence and scholarly analysis. Our goal is to provide a platform for re-examining some of the assumptions we make about our technological, social and economic systems.

The posts on this site are generally written by domain experts, specialists and scholars with an interest in these problems and we hope they will generate informed and constructive debate. We will archive seminal papers and posts for future reference.

We are now open for conversation. Our initial posts provide a preview of what’s to come. At the moment, most of the categories of topics remain to be filled, and we need to take up more policy issues. This will all happen over time—we have lots more content coming over the next few weeks and months. Just sign up to our RSS feed and you’ll stay informed.

www.shapingtomorrowsworld.org


Resource: ACF’s GreenHome Website

Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on January 21st, 2011

Every day, Australians make choices at home that have a significant impact on our environment.

The Australian Conservation Foundation’s GreenHome Program is a pioneering environmental education program that works with communities to find individual and collective solutions to environmental issues.

Australia’s beautiful and diverse natural environment is increasingly affected by rising levels of greenhouse gases and many other forms of pollution. Climate change is the most pressing issue confronting us, but the washing of chemicals into our waterways, growing rubbish tips and habitual over consumption that strains our natural resources are all contributing to the degradation of our wonderful environment. And in the wake of our dwindling rivers, our overfished oceans and the unhealthy legacy of our heavy industries comes unwanted economic and social hardship.

Fortunately, there is a solution – YOU.

By understanding the consequences of your daily decisions, from how much energy you use by leaving appliances on standby, to the amount of water lost from a leaking toilet, you can begin to make more informed choices. Taking environmentally friendly action in your own home is often easy and can save you money in the long run. Better yet, the benefits are far-reaching, extending not just to you and your family, but also to the people in your community and to the country as a whole. You can improve your own wellbeing and at the same time inspire positive change all around you.

Check out the new GreenHome website: www2.acfonline.org.au


Electric Cars in Australia: MyElectricCar Website

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on March 25th, 2010

Source: GreenRazor, the GreenPages Newsletter


Image: Mitsubishi Mirage conversion via MyElectricCar

A new information website has been launched in Australia to inform motorists about electric cars. MyElectricCar.com.au has been created to bring Australians up to date information on the global and local Australian electric car market.

This non commercial site is a resource centre to bring Australians the latest information on the global surge in electric vehicle development. It provides videos, photos and information on the vehicles currently in production or due for release over the next two years and covers issues surrounding the transport fleet such as health, air quality, battery technology and other environmental concerns. There is a fuel savings calculator which compares petrol vehicle running costs to electric vehicle running costs as well as CO2 emissions outputs.

The site has been developed and built by former CEO and founder of not for profit Carbon Neutral Ltd., Leo Kerr who has been driving an electric car for the past year.

“It is important for Australians to have current information on the global surge in electric car development and its implications for Australia. I couldn’t find any local sites which gave an overview of the developments in electric vehicle technology and covered the issues surrounding the electrification of the fleet. Electric vehicles are the future of transport over the next five to ten years for a whole host of reasons. It’s important the Australian public is educated and prepared for the changes that I’m convinced are inevitable,” commented Leo.

MyElectricCar features videos and roundups on electric vehicles such as the Mitsubishi Miev, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Roadster, GM Volt as well as information on vehicles converted from petrol to electric.


A new look to the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab website

Posted in Visions by Ferne Edwards on December 22nd, 2008

The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab (VEIL) has recently launched a new look to their website. Beautifully designed and easy to navigate, the new website features news about VEIL activities, showcases the VEIL visions, reveals the present at VEIL in terms of project work in current sustainability initiatives and has heaps of resources for public access such as publications and videos. The parent of Sustainable Melbourne and Sustainable Cities Net, the ongoing outcomes of the VEIL project are beautifully presented for all to enjoy. Visit the new look VEIL website here.


People Plan for Melbourne

Posted in Policies by Devin Maeztri on November 7th, 2008

The Australian Greens Victoria have just launched a new Melbourne transport website and discussion paper called The People Plan. Also watch the The Brumby Mole YouTube video to see more about this plan!

This would cost $4 billion less than the Eddington proposals and deliver a massive increase in public transport usage, right across Melbourne. The website contains a map showing the train, tram and bus lines/extensions/ services we propose. Rationales and costings are in the supporting document. A massive effort is needed from to help communicate this plan to the general public, and ensure it is seen as the positive alternative to driving-as-usual proposal.

Please talk to your workmates, family, friends, neighbours and others about it, and send the website address to everyone who might be interested i.e. everyone who lives in or visits Melbourne, or cares about people and the planet.

Download the Discussion Paper on the Future of Melbourne’s Public Transport System for more information about The People Plan.


BeGreen Community

Posted in Models by Devin Maeztri on October 22nd, 2008

Do you want to know the best way to live green? Maybe to build a green house? Or to have a green job? Also to have green investment?

Visit The Environment Site for Australians


Post your sustainability events, initiatives, research & even questions for free DIRECTLY on SustainableMelbourne.com!

Posted in Events, Seeking, Sustainable Cities Round Tables, Visions by Ferne Edwards on October 1st, 2008

This is to reminder that you are welcome to post your sustainability events, initiatives, research & even questions & ideas for free DIRECTLY on SustainableMelbourne.com!

SustainableMelbourne.com is a communications hub for re-inventing Melbourne as ecologically, socially and culturally sustainable. This blog serves to to deliver information, to connect people and projects, to accelerate the citys transformation. Since it’s beginning just over a year ago, SustainableMelbourne.com has drastically grown its readership to receive international recognition. By posting your sustainability events, research & even questions & ideas on this site, your post may also be selected to feature in the Sustainable Melbourne Newsletter which has a growing audience based of over 1,300 people based locally in Melbourne!

To contribute a post click here and follow the instructions. If you have any problems posting your data please contact either:
Ferne Edwards, Project co-ordinator & site moderator at fedwards @unimelb.edu.au or
Simon DAlfonso, Technical support at dals @unimelb.edu.au.


Alternatives Blog from the Melbourne Social Forum

Posted in Models by Devin Maeztri on September 15th, 2008

This announcement was listed on MSF Newsletter – September issue. MSF has launched a new website and an Alternatives Blog

Announcing the MSF Alternatives Blog

The Alternatives Blog gives you the opportunity to post your visions for a socially just, ecologically sustainable and peaceful world. Entries might include how you would like to see the world, current social alternatives being developed or active campaigns and projects.

Send your contribution to us at blogmelbournesocialforum.org or create an account on the MSF website to post your own entry. “Another World is Possible”