Sam Rodgers BREAZE is pleased to announce Sam Rodgers as our new Smart Living Coordinator.  We will be publishing our upcoming talks soon.

Sam Rodgers - Smart Living Ballarat Coordinator

Sam brought her young family back to her hometown of Ballarat in 2018 to be closer to family and nature. Her interests include sustainability on a local and global scale, with a focus on community and knowledge sharing.

Knowing she always wanted to work with and for the environment, Sam obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Science, Sustainability Management from Deakin University. She went on to work for local government in sustainability and event management.

In her spare time, she likes to research and write about sustainable living on her blog. Sam is excited to collaborate with the BREAZE team on Smart Living Ballarat.


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Permaculture designer, firefighter and home builder Hamish MacCallum presents a free Zoom webinar on Wednesday 16th Sept at 12.30pm for BREAZE Inc. on how to best prepare your property for the fire season. This presentation is also in association with Sustainable House Day.

A link to the Zoom meeting was sent out to your registered email address a few days before. The event was also be livestreamed to the Smart Living Ballarat Facebook Page. See the video

Read more: Event: Prepare Your Property For Fire: Retrofit; Landscape; Maintain

Sustainability in Time of COVID 19 FB Event PageSustainability in the time of Covid 19

Don't forget to catch this special SLB talk live on FaceBook.

Date: Wednesday 15th April
Time: 12.30 - 1.30 pm
Venue: Exclusively live-streamed online at 

COVID 19 gives us an opportunity  to fundamentally change the way we do things going forward. Steve Burns, founder of Ballarat Permaculture Guild, and owner of Chestnut Farm Cooperative, will talk about, in this exclusively live-streamed presentation, the practical and life enriching things we can do to live a more environmentally sustainable, locally focused and frugal life over this period where we are ‘stuck’ at home.

Don't forget that the event will be available on FaceBook even if you miss the live presentation.

During the COVID 19 restrictions Smart Living Ballarat will still be attempting to provide your monthly lunch time talks on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.  



SHDRevised logoAs part of Sustainable House Day in Ballarat, we are organising a brief talk on sustainable house design.  

Autumn HouseWe are also inviting several architects, designers, builders etc to come along so they can answer your questions on designing / building your environmentally friendly house.    The people who are opening their houses on Sustainable House Day have also been invited.   

Come along and find out what is happening with sustainable housing in Ballarat, and talk to the experts!

Read more: Sustainable House Day

Community PowerHub Horizontal LogoWednesday 21st February at 12:30 - 1:30

at the Ballarat library


Full of Energy: Community Power Hub Unleashed

Come and find out about the projects that have been identified for feasibility studies as Community Power Hub projects in the Ballarat region, including the flagship project. You can also gain a better idea of what the local community powerhub is offering. We will also be looking for more great community energy projects ideas/proposals to add the investigation pipeline.

For information on Community Power Hubs


Read more: Full of Energy: Community Power Hub Unleashed


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