slb talk SeptemberThis month's free Sustainability Workshop - every 3rd Wednesday of the month:

Workshop Date: Wednesday 18th September Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central

This free talk in association with Sustainable House Day focuses on three different alternative house systems: Strawbale, Mudbrick / Rammed Earth and PassivHaus. Architect, Richard Teed, will compare and contrast these styles in relation to their thermal efficiency, livability, upfront cost, and ongoing issues of maintenance and scalability.

Live streamed on Facebook

Read more: SLB - Alternative Building Systems

Tim ForceySustainability Workshops - Wed 20th November 
Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm  
Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central

 Surviving the Rising Costs of Fossil Gas - Can Renewables and Home Energy Efficiency Save Us? 

The warmer weather may be starting to appear but the memory of a long cold winter still lingers strongly in our minds. So too does the rising cost of our gas bills. For a long time fossil gas has been heralded as the cheaper lesser-evil to other fossil fuels, coal and oil.

With major changes in the volume of gas exported outside Australia and a significant reduction in production forecast by 2025, what does the future hold for domestic consumers and how should we be adapting to these changes in gas price and supply?

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Live streamed on Facebook

Read more: 6 Months in a Leaky House

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

This month's free Sustainability Workshop - every 3rd Wednesday of the month:Electric Cars SLB May 2019 Poster FB1

Workshop Date: Wednesday 15th May Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central

 

'Electric Cars in Ballarat' is an introduction to electric car use in Ballarat over the next 5 years. Presented by electric car owner and enthusiast, Jason Panosh, this free 1hr talk & discussion is aimed at people who may consider buying an electric car and want to know the issues involved.

Read more: SLB Electric Cars in Ballarat

Solar Rebate June 2019 Poster FB

Download Rene's presentation from here:  pdfSLC solar rebates.pdf358.67 KB05/07/2019, 06:38

State government scheme managed by Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) Registry - rebates for solar, wind, hydro to manage emissions reductions to 2030 - information at https://www.esc.vic.gov.au/victorian-energyupgrades/activities-offered-under-veu-program

This Workshop was held on Wednesday 19th June Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, 20 Eastwood St, Ballarat Central

Read more: Solar Rebate : How it Works

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
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