Landcare: NE Landcare – Upcoming environmental events

Please find information below about 3 upcoming environmental events. Please pass this information around your networks.

National Environment Centre organic farm tour

When: THIS Sat18th June, 10.30am – 12.00pm

Where: Ettamogah Road, Thurgoona NSW

Cost: Free

The National Environment Centre, which is part of TAFE NSW, will be holding a tour of their 200ha organic farm. The farm, which is run by students undertaking courses in organic production and permaculture, produces organic vegetables and herbs, organic lamb and pork, paddock-based chickens and eggs, organic olives and honey. (Flier attached)

Please RSVP to Rob Fenton (02 6043 6722 / rob.fenton )

Sustainability Victoria Solar Energy Workshop

When: Tues 21st June, 10.30am – 4.00pm

Where: Wodonga TAFEspace, 158 Lawrence Street, Wodonga

Cost: Free

Michael Williamson, Sustainability Victoria’s Principal Strategic Advisor Sustainable Energy, and Tim Shilling, Project Manager, Solar North-East, will cover a

range of solar topics, including feed-in tariffs, rebates, energy prices, government policy implications for the renewable energy sector, tips for reducing home energy use, the new Solar North-East project (http://www.solarnortheast.com.au) and how you can benefit.

Following a networking lunch, visit Birallee Park Neighbourhood House and the Wodonga Diamonds Soccer Club to see how they are helping their community to adapt to climate change by implementing some of the energy and cost saving techniques discussed at the workshop. This is your chance to learn from projects already under way and see how you could adapt their ideas to suit your group’s needs. Both groups have received financial support from the Victorian Government and information and support from Sustainability Victoria to implement their sustainability and education projects. (Agenda attached)

Please RSVP to Ann Roberts (03 5821 1963 or 0400 592 810 / ann.roberts )

Wodonga Sustainability Fair

When: Sunday 21st August, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Where: La Trobe University, Wodonga

The 4th Wodonga Sustainbility Fair retains its orientation towards sustainable living and related practices that preserve resources and reduce the negative impact on our environment.
2010 saw thirty-four organisations display a variety of sustainable products and services and the day attracted over 1000 visitors.

As in the past, the Fair will be held in conjunction with La Trobe’s Albury-Wodonga campus Open Day, which attracts significant attendance from across the region.

Relevant environmental organisations and businesses are invited to register to exhibit at the event (no cost). Online registration is available on the website or contact Kelly Bick (02 6024 9820 / sustainability.aw ). Registration is required by 22nd July.

Website: www.latrobe.edu.au/aw/events/major-campus-events/sustainability-fair

National Env Centre tour.pdf

Sustainability Victoria workshop agenda.pdf

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About Julian Carroll

Principal of Black Star Angus Regional Chair SAMRC Central Vic
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