Permaculture TalkThis month's free Sustainability Workshop - every 3rd Wednesday of the month:

You've heard the buzz about this thing called Permaculture, but never really found the time or had the opportunity to have it explained? Then this jam packed free, one hour lunchtime workshop is for you (also live screened to facebook).

Workshop Date: Wednesday 17th April Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central

Read more: What is Permaculture? Sustainability Workshop

Bioenergy 2018 06 20Bioenergy, Australia's largest, most cost-effective and versatile renewable.

Looking at the renewable energy strategies in countries like Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Spain, and the scope to adopt similar approaches for Australia (and locally)

Presentation by Andrew Lang.

Smart Living Ballarat in association with BREAZE Inc. is providing this free one-hour sustainability-themed workshop. The workshops are presented every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Ballarat Library.

Everyone is welcome to attend and no booking is required. However, you can book online at https://smartlivingballarat.eventbrite.com.au

More about Bioenergy from Landline - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-18/waste-not-want-not:-the-bio-digester-turning-farm/9459758

Andrew Lang is a farmer and farm forester in the Western District of Victoria, Australia, managing about 130 hectares of multipurpose farm sawlog woodlots.

Read more: Bioenergy

Wednesday 20th February from 12:30 - 1:30

(optional tour afterwards 1:30 -3:00 @ botanical gardens and nursery)Wildlife Friendly Garden Details

Ballarat Born and Bred: Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden

How to encourage the neighbouring wildlife into your urban garden.

Smart Living Ballarat Talk at the Eastwood Leisure Centre (New Venue)

Presentation & tour by Stephanie Davidson, STEM Outreach Coordinator | Faculty of Science and Technology Federation University

This event will be available on Facebook Live

Read more: SLB Talk - Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden

Home Energy Saving Tips Tech pngWednesday 20th March from 12:30 - 1:30pm 

Practical DIY, Trade assisted retrofits & eco ideas to save you $$$.

How to assess your unwanted energy losses and gains.
Hands-on demos and of DIY materials and solutions.

Smart Living Ballarat Talk at the Eastwood Leisure Centre (New Venue)

Presentation by Joe Boin & John Petheram

This event will be available on Facebook Live

Read more: Home Energy Saving Tips & Tech

Wednesday 21st March at 12:30 - 1:30

at the Ballarat library

preserveTo Preserve or Conserve

What do you do with all your excess homegrown fruit and vegetables?

Come and learn the basic differences between the various home preserving processes & methods such as pickling, fermenting, sweet jams, hot bottling & freezing.

 

Presented by passionate local people and volunteers from

  • Ballarat Community Garden
  • Ballarat permaculture Guild
  • Smart living Ballarat
  • BREAZE

Come and hear local eco-group representatives introduce and describe their activities.  A chance to network, join in, make plans and celebrate a year of Smart Living in Ballarat.

Read more: To Preserve or Conserve

passivehouseWednesday 19th September from 12:30 - 1:30

Smart Living Ballarat Talk at the Ballarat library

 Passive House is a globally recognised building construction standard.

 It is relatively new to Australia and delivers year-round thermal comfort and excellent indoor air quality with minimal energy input. Detailed building physics calculations along with rigorous construction-stage verification ensure the outcomes are predictable, verifiable and accurate.

Presentation by Eric Zehrung
Architect, Green Point Design
Certified Passive House Designer

This event will be available on Facebook Live

Read more: Passive Home

war on wasteWednesday 21st November at 12:30 - 1:30

at the Ballarat library

War on Waste

Continuing the Revolution for Change

Presented by La Vergne Lehmann

As we continue to seek answers to our growing waste problem, there is much that we can all do to bring about the revolutionary changes that we need to make. Come and hear about some of the innovations, behavioural changes and simple solutions that are already happening, along with the challenges we have yet to tackle.

Read more: War on Waste
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