Connecting the sustainable community

On 29 January 2014, The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse had three guests in the radio studio to give the listeners the lastest news about various sustainable community initiatives in Geelong region:

Goshen Watts, Transition South Barwon (0:00–12:00)
Leo Renkin, 94.7 The Pulse (16:00–28:00)
Suzette Jackson, Innate Ecology (32:00–45:00)

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They talked about Transition groups, the Sustainability Expo ‘Discover Solutions’, contemplations over installation of solar on the roof, the Sustainable Living Festival Geelong and its Sustainable Business Forum, Sustainable Food and Farm Entrepeneurs Forum, Sustainable House Forum, Edible Gardens Expo, and more.


Listen to The Sustainable Hour no. 10:



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Mentioned in the programme

Transition towns and groups

Transition South Barwon
www.transitionsouthbarwon.org.au

Transition East Geelong
transitioneastgeelong.groupsite.com

Transition Bell
transitionbell.groupsite.com

Transition Towns info on Facebook
facebook.com/pages/Transition-Towns/108005995886569

Transition Towns are about creating local-scale sustainable communities to address the twin challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change. See www.transitiontowns.org and www.transitionculture.org for more info about the concept.

Sustainability Expo in Geelong
Saturday 8 February 2014 at 10:00am–1:00pm
GPAC in Geelong, Victoria, Australia
» Facebook event-page: www.facebook.com

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Solar community links

An incomplete list of community solar initiatives and funding projects, listed in alphabetic order:

100% Renewable
www.100percent.org.au
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Alternative Energy Association
www.ata.org.au
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Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia
www.corenafund.org.au
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Coalition for Community Energy
www.fundcommunityenergy.org
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Community Owned Renewable Energy
www.core.futureplans.org.au
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Earthworker Co-operative
www.earthworker.org
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Energetic Communities
www.energeticcommunities.org.au
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Energy for the People
www.energyforthepeople
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Solar Citizens
www.solarcitizens.org.au
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Yes 2 Renewables
www.yes2renewables.org
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Sustainable Living Festival
The statewide Sustainable Living Festival is on again, and Geelong is hosting more than 50 events. Kicking off with the Sustainability Expo at GPAC and the Backyard Harvest “pop-up” Incredible Edible Garden at GPAC on Saturday 8 February.

Sustainability Expo
Saturday 8 February at 10:00am–1:00pm
GPAC in Geelong, Victoria
» Facebook event-page: www.facebook.com

Sustainable Multi-Residential Developments
Thinking of creating a multi – residential development in Geelong Australia? Join us to hear how the worlds best sustainable communities are created, from One Planet Living principles as described in the new CoGG Environmental Management Strategy for Geelong.
Thursday 13 February at 9:00am
Geelong Performing Arts Centre in Geelong, Victoria
» Facebook event-page: www.facebook.com

Sustainable Housing, Healthy Living
Not only can you hear about energy efficient appliances and fittings, solar and ten star houses you can also learn how to create a food garden and green roofs. Join us for the afternoon of forums.
Thursday 13 February at 12:30pm
Geelong Performing Arts Centre in Geelong, Victoria
» Facebook event-page: www.facebook.com

Farm Entrepreneurs – Food Production
Wanting to know how farmers are diversifying, building sustainable farms and crowdsourcing? Join us for the is free event for farmers and would be farmers.
Friday 14 February at 9:00am
Geelong Performing Arts Centre in Geelong, Victoria
» Facebook event-page: www.facebook.com

Farm Entrepreneurs – Alternative Food Distribution
This is a great forum for farmers and would be farmers, highlighting new opportunities for direct producer to consumer sales methods, harvest support and an online marketplace.
Friday 14 February at 10:30am
Geelong Performing Arts Centre in Geelong, Victoria
» Facebook event-page: www.facebook.com

Wood workshop for children
Balanced Sustainability and Men’s Sheds in Geelong and district
Sunday 16 February 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Geelong, Victoria
» Sign up


The Smarter Living Seminars
Over 30 free, fabulous presentations, workshops and seminars hosted by Future Proofing Geelong, VECCI and Innate Ecology and made possible by our wonderful event partners GPAC:

Wed 12 Feb: Retrofitting your home
Thu 13 Feb: Sustainable Housing, Healthy Living
Fri 14 Feb: Healthy, local foods followed by special guest Costa Georgiadis from
      ABC’s Gardening Australia to inspire Incredible Edible Gardens.
Wed 19 Feb: Sustainability for Business
Thu 20 Feb: Community in Action

With so much to choose from, come to one or come to them all. For more local Geelong event detail go to www.futureproofinggeelong.com



» Sustainable Living Festival Geelong Facebook-page: facebook.com/SustainableLivingFestivalGeelong

» Facebook-group: Get Growing

» For more information about the festival go to: www.slf.org.au


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Music

These were the songs we played in The Sustainable Hour on 29 January 2014:

SolarEdge: ‘Scream & Shout’

Uploaded on Vimeo.com on 16 December 2013


Formidable Vegetable Sound System: ‘End of Oil’

Formidable Vegetable Sound System is a three-piece band from Fremantle, which puts gently funny lyrics about living a permaculture lifestyle. Mgee who writes the music and lyrics and plays ukelele says: “This is a way to make sustainability fun”.
Uploaded on youtube on 12 June 2012.


Pete Seeger: ‘This Land is Your Land’

We paid tribute to Pete Seeger in The Sustainable Hour on 94.7 The Pulse, and played the September 2013 recording of his song ‘This Land is Your Land’ where he changed one of the verses to call for a frack free New York.






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