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Sustainable Environmental Practices – Free Talk Tue 24 July

The Princes Hill Community Centre is running a series of free Tuesday evening talks on Sustainable Environmental Practices – how we can change our lifestyles to reduce our global footprint.

The building code regulations for energy ratings are changing, and in the future it may be necessary to declare the rating of a house when it is sold. Rising energy bills and increasing awareness of the need to reduce environmental impact of our lifestyles makes this talk a must!

YCAN’s very own Local Action Group volunteer Ande Bunbury (Ande Bunbury Architects) and Andreas Sederof (Sunpower Designs Pty Ltd) will show examples and speak about projects they have been involved in and energy efficient elements they integrate into their designs. There will be the opportunity for Q & A.

Tuesday 24 July

Don Chipp Theatrette, Visy Park, Royal Parade, Parkville

7pm for 7.15pm start

Light refreshments provided

For more information and to register click here


Volunteers for Burnley Neighbourhood House

From the Yarra News publication:

Burnley Neighbourhood Centre in Richmond is offering free training in household energy and water conservation to people who volunteer to help turn the centre into an EcoLiving demonstration site.

The training is available as part of the Greener Houses Growing Greener Neighbourhoods project running in five neighbourhood houses in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

The five neighbourhood houses will be developed into environmental showcases. Burnley Neighbourhood Centre will be retrofitted with water and energy saving fittings and other environmental appliances to create a display building for residents wanting to learn how to make their own homes more environmentally friendly.

To help with the makeover, the Centre is looking for volunteers who would like to help create an environmental showcase and learn skills to implement in their own home. Training will be provided by experts from Moreland Energy Foundation.

People interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact Burnley Neighbourhood Centre on 9428 9901 or email burnleync@yarranet.net.au.