Education

hot-water

Decoding hot water systems

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Have you got the right kind of hot water system? Find out the energy requirements of solar, electric, or instantaneous in your home.

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School holiday activity: growing peanuts

Monday, 24 November 2014

These school holidays, try growing peanuts as a fun garden experiment for kids. You can even grow them from nuts bought at the health food store!

Corroboree Sydney 2014

Corroboree Sydney 2014

20–30 November, 2014.

Sydney’s second Corroboree festival features tours of major cultural institutions, an indigenous arts market and a film program. The largely free event will conclude with a free outdoor performance by Bangarra Dance Theatre on the Sydney Opera House forecourt, to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Australian Museum’s new exhibition Corrobborree Sydney is featuring a range of workshops and classes in conjunction with the festival, including Aboriginal Storytelling, an Education Program and a Behind the Scenes Tour.

Where: Across Sydney, NSW.
When: Thursday 20 – Sunday 30 November, 2014.
Costs: Various.
Click here for more info.

Edible Gardens in Small Spaces

Edible Gardens in Small Spaces

22 November, 2014

Join to learn how to make the most of small spaces for gardening. Cover what potting mix to use, what pots to choose, and what plants will thrive. For more details, and to book in, contact Yolande Presland, Sustainability Education Officer on (02) 9936 8314, sustainabilityeductaion.northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Where: Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, NSW.
When: 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 22 November, 2014.
Cost: Free.
Click here for more info.

Mission Blue

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Mission Blue tells the story of world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels the globe on an urgent mission to shed light on the dire condition of Earth's oceans.

Watch the trailer above, and get excited about the arrival of Netflix in Australia in March 2015, when you can purchase this film to watch at home.

Green cleaning swaps

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Simple swaps to make, that’ll earn you serious eco-brownie points, along with health benefits to boot.

Softnecks

A few words for garlic obsessives

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

TV presenter turned biodynamic farmer Patrice Newell shares her love of garlic with us.

Whaling

Japan likely to whale again

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Whaling could continue in the southern ocean if Japan’s new proposal meets international standards.

xmas-plants

Planting for Christmas

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Make the silly season a little less silly by enjoying home-grown produce from your own garden with a bit of prep right now.

Bob Brown

Bob Brown, the optimist

Monday, 17 November 2014

How on earth can Bob Brown remain an optimist in today’s society? He shares with us some of his brilliant philosophies to remain positive, many of which he reflects upon in his new book, Optimism.

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