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Eco-Retrofit Workshop

Eco-Retrofit Workshop

September 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Alf Faulkner Hall, Eden Hill WA 6054, Australia

Join us for a Sustainable Sunday in September with the Town of Bassendean and learn about all things sustainable living and eco-retrofit!

There continues to be a strong demand in the community for high quality information to help households and businesses design and reshape to make their premises more energy efficient and resilient in WA’s tough 21st Century climate.

This free community workshop will focus on the latest energy efficiency gadgets and techniques, passive solar landscaping, building design and renewable energy systems.

This session is a must for anyone in the community keen to improve the efficiency and workability of their built premises!

Sustainable House Day Bus Tour

Sustainable House Day Bus Tour

September 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Environment House, 125 King William St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Environment House in Bayswater with the support of Switch Your Thinking is running a bus tour of three homes willing to open their doors for Sustainable House Day 2018. These are homes in the eastern region of Perth.

Sustainable House Day is organised by the Alternative Technology Association and takes place Australia wide each year.

Kim Wilkinson will be your guide for the day. Kim lives in a passive solar designed home and is also on the ATA Committee in WA. Kim has researched each home so that you get the most from each visit. Each home has been chosen because they are designs that are affordable and provide comfortable, efficient and beautiful spaces to live in. If you are considering a build, a renovation or a retrofit of your home to reduce your bills and increase your comfort levels, then you will get a lot of useful information from this event.
Sustainable builds are simple, smart and reap rewards for ever.

Cost $12

Sustainable Tradies meet up

Sustainable Tradies meet up

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
High Street Mall, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Come in with your plans, ideas, projects or problems for an opportunity to ask questions, learn and get in touch with experts who can help you to live more sustainably.

We have a range of sustainability experts, tradespeople and professional services on hand to help you progress your project for example:
-Solar passive design
-Low impact, low toxicity construction
-Learn to reduce your impact in how you live
-Sustainable repairs, restorations & renovations
-Native, eco urban, Mediterranean, vegetable & verge gardens
-Chook pens, compost beds, garden beds & worm farms
-Reticulation, water ponds & grey water systems
-Building from waste with style

Grab a coffee from a nearby cafe and come and chat with our experts in sustainable housing solutions and innovations.

The Seasonal Home and Garden with Josh Byrne

The Seasonal Home and Garden with Josh Byrne

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
19 Grigg Pl, Hilton WA 6163, Australia

Please join us for a two-part workshop series with Josh Byrne on preparing your home and garden for the two big seasonal changes: Winter Pruning, Spring Planting, plus advice on year-round Comfort and Efficiency in the home.
A fundraising event for Hazel Orme Community Kindergarten.

Josh Byrne is a well-known local sustainability expert and Gardening Australia presenter. Josh’s passion for gardening is irresistible and his deep understanding of how homes and gardens fit into the big picture of a sustainable future is inspiring. Josh will be supported by Mark Taylor, building sustainability and energy expert, who will discuss easy ways of making your home more comfortable and efficient across the seasons.

The venue is Josh’s House. Josh’s House combines the highest levels of comfort and energy efficiency with an amazing, productive suburban garden.

Winter Workshop: 23rd June
The winter workshop will cover pruning and helping your garden through winter, as well as ways of keeping your home warm and cosy with less energy.

Spring Workshop: 15th September
The Spring workshop will look at planting, fertilizing and irrigation, and how to keep your home cool without relying on the air conditioner.

Tickets: $95 covering both workshops and refreshments on the day. If only one of the workshops works for you, single tickets are $55.
Contact: (0481 067 265) to register for tickets.

Sustainability show offs!

Sustainability show offs!

September 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
High Street Mall, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Get a quick fix of sustainability with this Pecha Kucha inspired event.

Ten local home owners and architects will showcase their sustainable home project in a series of rapid fire presentations (20 slides with 20 seconds to speak on each slide).

Presenters include Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, who will talk about his own sustainable home renovation, Dimitri Kapetas from EHDO architecture will present the exciting Nightingale project, Rachel Pemberton will present about Ecoburbia, plus get a sneak preview about some of the homes that will be open for Sustainable House Day on 16 September.

Join us for a drink to celebrate the launch of Fremantle’s Sustainable House Day 2018!

One Planet Community Developments – Panel Discussion

One Planet Community Developments – Panel Discussion

September 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Liv Apartments, 51 Queen Victoria St, Fremantle, Western Australia

The Property Council invites you to attend a panel discussion, hosted by ABC TV’s Josh Byrne, that will feature insights from three of Fremantle’s One Planet Community developments. These large scale housing developments have incorporated significant measures to deliver more a sustainable and socially connected developments utilising the One Planet principals.

Find out how and why they did a One Planet Community development, and if it was worthwhile.

Refreshments and networking will follow.

Winter Warmer Films – Small is Beautiful

Winter Warmer Films – Small is Beautiful

August 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
St Barnabas Hall, 40 Railway Rd, Kalamunda, Western Australia

Small is Beautiful follows four people as they try to gain independence by building their own tiny house, but their desire to live tiny is more difficult than they imagine.
Matt Hickman, writes “… It shows that tiny house building isn’t the proverbial walk in the park that it’s often made out to be. It’s hard. And it’s in discussing these hardships that Small is Beautiful – a rare and incredibly poignant documentary about small living that manages to choke you up – really shines.”

The independently made documentary looks at the honest and vulnerable side of people choosing to build their own tiny house.

This event is fundraising for Transition Town Kalamunda. Tickets are $10 incluing a bowl of homemade vegie soup. Please register via Eventbrite and pay cash on the night.

Doors open at 6:30. Movie starts at 7:15.
Ages 12+