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

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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

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

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

smart givingWednesday 19th December at 12:30 - 1:30

at the Ballarat library

What does it mean to live and give Smarter?

Come along and help us celebrate the year of sustainable activities, and look towards 2019. 

Light refreshments will be served - all welcome!

There will be people from a wide variety of Sustainability and Environment groups, from Ballarat and surrounds.

Come along,  have a chat, get some new ideas, and join in.

Read more: Sustainable Giving - Smart Living Ballarat

Energy auditThe Home Energy Audit will show you how to go around your home and work out where you are using energy, how you can minimise this and therefore cut energy bills. We’ll help you to prioritise the changes.

Sustainability workshops at the Central Library

Learn about living sustainably.

Topics involve responsible ways of making your home more comfortable and cheaper to run.  The program covers ways in which you can live in closer harmony with your environment.  Held on the third Wednesday of the month.

Wednesday the15th of March 2017 - 12.30 to 1.30pm

Address: Ballarat Library - 178 Doveton St N, Ballarat Central VIC 3353

Bookings not required.




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