Preparing Brisbane for a Sustainable Future
The Brisbane Transition Town Hub is a “Transition Town Initiating Hub”.
The Earthworks course initiated the first week of August. As we were not undertaking a major Earthworks project on the property, everyone had a look at works already done on the property and a dam being dug elsewhere. Contour and surveying was taught and some practical experience had. The plants planted on the new swale were also looked at, and Tom explained the multiple purposes of the plants, including erosion control on the swale mounds.
Debates about CSG (Coal Seam Gas) mining are ongoing. There is talk about highly polluted human manure polluting water with oestrogens, prozac and other hormones, drugs and pollutants. Our waste keeps piling up and our energy sources keep depleting.
We have to face the fact that as long as consumers buy products, companies will do their best to source or produce those products. To ensure that we make a change, we will have to hit companies where it hurts them most: the hip pocket! The…Continue
July has been a very busy month for all at Maungaraeeda. End of June we started a 2 week PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) course which finished early July. We were very blessed to have a group of wonderful people staying with us for that course, who all shared a variety of life experience with us and made us all feel richer for knowing them. The course was very successful, with …Continue
Green Drinks Brisbane is on and you are welcome to come along :)
Further event details here.
We have had lots of interesting conversations ranging from permaculture, composting, green jobs, climate change, green buildings, renewable energy, and vegetarianism; to modern nuclear power and CSG... and chances are, at the next Green Drinks I am going to be bubbling about…Continue
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Groups are to bring like minded people together, and for focused discussion for that group. Each Initiative can create its own group to help centralise communications. You can also create a group for a specific project, it can always be taken down when not needed any more. Groups are a place to… Continue
Local Power is a community initiative based in West End which does bulk buys and instalations of PV solar systems.
Their systems are well below the normal retail price and their service is excellent. Below is their latest newsletter.
Happy New Year !
Thank you for your interest in Local Power. Here is a quick…Continue
I've just come across this interesting initiative, it's called "No Impact Project" and this is the website:
All started with the Beaven family trying to reduce their carbon footprint. In their blog you can find a lot of interesting resources:
Check it out!