callistemon 3360610 640Its Christmas time at BREAZE.   To help us celebrate the year and plan next year, we have organised our events with a celebratory theme.

At GREEN drinks, we will be providing nibbles and pizzas.    We are inviting people from a range of environmental groups around Ballarat.   So come and celebrate and socialise with people with a like mind.   You can also let us know what topics you are interested in 2020.

Our SLB talk this month will be a two short films.   We will also let you know what BREAZE has done this year.   We are also interested in knowing what we (with your help)  should doing next year.  So come along to help us finish off the year.

If you don't know what to give as a present this year, think about $1 for 1 Watt.   This tax debuctible gift will not only help the environment but also help our socially disadvantaged.

For your new years resolution think about climate change.   What are you going to do in 2020?  What can you do personally, in your lolocal community and on the larger scale.

We are still looking for more board members and volunteers.   At the next meeting it is likely that Mary Debrett will be confirmed as the new President.    The secretarial role will be shared among the current board.   If you can help in any way give Paul a call on 0432 390492.

BREAZE wishes all its volunteers, members and friends a happy and fulfilling time for the holiday season, and wishes you all the best in 2020.

2019 breaze AGM boardThe new BREAZE board - Mary Debrett - President (to be confirmed), Peter Reid - Treasurer, Ordinary Members- Paul Duggan, Joe Natoli, Emily Lee, Pat Hockey, Therese Footner, Simon Reid

Not in picture, Barry Sullivan, Barbara Whitfield, Jeremy Hunt.

Positions vacant- Secretary, Vice President

Read more: BREAZE 2019 AGM - New Board

Climate Reality LogoOur climate is changing – rapidly. We see extreme heat waves and weather events around the world and at home. How are these affecting us?   How do we adapt to an environment which is hotter, drier and creates far more challenging weather conditions?

In 2019 -20 BREAZE is hosting a series of Climate Change adaptation forums. We want these forums to give the regional Ballarat community an opportunity to understand the challenges we face with global warming and a determination to take action as a community.

We have already completed an Adaption Discussion / Promotion regarding these events. 

We look forward to your support.

 

Invitation to participate in Forum.pdf

 

AUGUST 22 2019Courier masthead mainRochelle Kirkham

 

Veteran Ballarat backyard gardener John Ditchburn shared his knowledge on growing vegetables in Ballarat to a crowd of keen gardeners on Wednesday as part the monthly Smart Living Ballarat talks. 

GROWING VEGETABLESPicture Lachlan Bence
GROWING VEGETABLES: Veteran Ballarat backyard gardener John Ditchburn spoke as part of Smart Living Ballarat on vegetable planting success. Picture: Lachlan Bence

Read more: Gardening tips from Ballarat's veteran backyard grower John Ditchburn

  • Image by John Hain Pixabay CommunityLETSis shorthand for Local Exchange Trading System, or sometimes Local Energy Trading System. 
  • It is a way to trade within your community, without the need for money.
  • The "Energy" is the community of activities, skills and knowledge share!
  • Call for Volunteers to investigate and run Ballarat LETS
  • This is a whole of community activity between, at least, the members of BREAZE, Ballarat Permaculture Guild, Ballarat U3A.

We are looking to set up a management committee and a team of committed volunteers to run this. Email  to get on board.

Read more: Local Exchange Trading Systems - LETS