Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

What is a Water-Sensitive City? Workshop

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on May 24th, 2012

5 June , 2012
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Clearwater, in partnership with Warrnambool City Council and Horizon 21, will be delivering a free workshop to learn about the benefits of applying Water Sensitive Urban Design, a range of sustainable water management techniques, and relevant policy and legislation.

Tuesday June 5th, 4-6pm

This workshop is appropriate for those who plan and manage the urban built environment (streetscape, carpark and parkland elements) and are looking for ways to utilise stormwater and improve the quality of run off stormwater and create a water sensitive City.  This session is ideal for planners, engineers, drafts people, architects, horticulturalists, builders and site supervisors. At the end of this session you will:

  • become familiar with the concepts required to design an effective stormwater harvesting project
  • learn about the latest research in stormwater pollutants
  • gain an understanding of how to plan for and apply stormwater technologies
  • learn about an innovative water harvesting project underway in the South West.
RSVP by Friday 1 June 2012 via the Clearwater website.

Winter Veggie Gardening Workshop

Posted in Events, Uncategorized by kheffer on March 16th, 2012

31 March , 2012
10:00 amto1:00 pm

Launching Kyneton Edible Gardens: Mega Working Bee

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on March 14th, 2012

24 March , 2012
25 March , 2012
Source: Kyneton Transition Hub

Swale Workshop: Photo by green-house via flickr CC

Come and join the fun and learning at the launch of Kyneton Edible Gardens, a new initiative of the Kyneton Transition Hub. It will be launched with its first working bee and workshop on 24—25th March. This will be a mega-blitz that we hope will become a showcase for the town and for our group.

We promise a fun and productive time. Kyneton Edible Gardens group consists of people who come together as a community to help each other design and establish a sustainable, efficient and edible garden.

The location for our first working bee and workshop is a town block that belongs to one of our members. The activities will include: installing swales in a gently sloping backyard; revamping the chook run around the original chook house and providing small ponds for the ducks; establishing a herb spiral; rendering a north-facing wall to provide for a passion fruit vine; and planting vegetables and fruit trees.

There will be a workshop on brewing and using compost tea and you can take some home for your own garden.
No gardening experience is necessary.
Come for Saturday, Sunday or both.

Healthy lunch provided, with drinks and nibbles after 4 pm for those who wish to stay for a while.

Please bring your favourite gardening gloves and tools if you have them.

Visit the Kyneton Transition Hub website for more information and contact details.

Cultivating Sustainability: Learn to engage people

Posted in Events by timc on March 13th, 2012

27 March , 2012
9:30 amto4:00 pm

Tuesday  March 27th,  2012,  9:30am – 4:00pm

Cultivating Sustainability is a 1-day workshop which provides sustainability advocates with insights, models and tools to engage and inspire people for sustainable action. This workshop will assist you to:

  • Identify what people need in order to embrace sustainability
  • Target your efforts and resources to the points of most leverage
  • Incorporate psychological principles to your sustainability programs
  • Communicate about sustainability more effectively
  • Meet others who are dealing with similar challenges and share ideas and success stories.

Presented by Tim Cotter, a psychologist specialising in the psychology of sustainability.

Venue: South Melbourne Commons

$140pp Individuals/Community Groups

$225pp Not for profits/Govt

$275pp Corporates/For profit

For information and online registration click here

Urban Growth: Workshops and compost relays (!)

Posted in Events by Moloney on March 9th, 2012

18 March , 2012
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Cultivating Community and Yarra Climate Action Now combine forces to bring Urban Growth to Yarra. Designed as a community garden and home-composting information session; the event includes free workshops, a food swap, compost relay and special guest Yarra City Council’s Urban Agriculture Officer, Pete Huff.

Sunday March 18th
Gordon St Laneway, access next to 23 Gordon St, Clifton Hill
Melways 44 E2

For more info, contact Hannah Moloney, 9429 3084

Seed Saving Workshop

Posted in Events by kheffer on February 17th, 2012

4 March , 2012
11:00 amto1:00 pm 

Keep your cool with trees and vines

Posted in Events, Uncategorized by kheffer on February 8th, 2012

21 February , 2012
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Victorian Small and Community Scale Wind Workshop

Posted in Events, Policies by Enhar on February 7th, 2012

9 February , 2012
10:00 amto1:30 pm

Planning Issues for Small Wind and Community Wind in Victoria

In Victoria, proponents of wind turbine projects for domestic, business and community
use, although smaller in scale than large wind farms, may be asked to satisfy the same
environmental criteria as a large wind farm. Meanwhile, local authority decision-makers
are faced with ambiguities in the planning system on how to respond to applications for
small wind turbines: when are proposals exempt from the new 2km restrictions for

Wind projects which are smaller than large commercial wind farms may have a lower
impact on the landscape and the environment. Planning controls for large wind farms in
Victoria may not always be applied to small wind projects, but how should local
authorities in Victoria determine what constitutes an acceptable smaller wind project?

Enhar is organising this event to cater for those who are motivated to find answers to
these questions.

Date & Time:
Thursday 9th Feb
2012 from 10am – 1:30pm

Gravell Room
Brunswick Business Incubator
420 Victoria Street
Brunswick 3056, Melbourne

$50+GST including light lunch

Demian Natakhan: Director, Enhar:
“A case for clearer planning guidance for small wind in Victoria”

John Phillips: Acting Director, Department of Planning and Community Development, Victorian Government:
“Existing planning controls for small wind in Victoria”

WSUD 2012 Conference: Associated workshop & tour

Posted in Events by Clearwater on February 6th, 2012

24 January , 2012
20 February , 2012

Clearwater offers a number of capacity building initiatives that can help broaden your skills and knowledge in sustainable urban water management.

There are currently two unique development opportunities being delivered in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design.

Gaining Institutional Capacity for WSUD will provide council staff with the skills to assess organisational capacity, build commitment into planning and policy, and engage stakeholders to adopt new initiatives.  This one day workshop will be held on Monday 20th February – click here for more information.

2012 WSUD Technical Site Tour will highlight how innovative WSUD stormwater treatment measures and harvesting systems contribute to a water sensitive city vision.  The tour will visit new and established WSUD sites at a range of scales across Melbourne.  This one day tour will be held on Friday 24 February – click here for more information.

Speed Date a Sustainable Designer

Posted in Events by sashashtargot on January 30th, 2012

19 February , 2012
1:00 pmto3:00 pm

Are you renovating or building? Do you have plans and ideas you’d like to discuss with green architects or building designers?  The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) would like to invite you to Speed Date a Sustainable Designer.

When: Sunday 19th February

Time: 1-3pm

Where: The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne

Speed Date a Sustainable Designer brings together Australia’s leading sustainable architects and building designers so that you can discuss your plans in a relaxed ‘no obligations’ environment.

What to Bring

Bring your sketches, plans and photographs on your tablet, laptop or good old hard copies! The designers will offer solutions, ideas and alternative viewpoints.

You can watch the short YouTube video from the last event here:

Supported by bankmecu

A free event. Limited spots available!  Bookings are essential. Go to