24 May 2014

Solar Roadways!

Solar panels that you can drive, park, and walk on. They melt snow and... cut greenhouse gases by 75-percent?!!!

I remember, years ago, talking with friends, we were discussing the possibilities what if parking lots and roads were covered in solar panels.
And see, here is this couple from the US on Indiegogo pursuing their project which is actually doing it!!!
Have a look and you can still invest; 8 more days to go!
Check here

Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

23 May 2014

Perth 2050

Want to be part of it, Book here

8 May 2014

Compost Month of May - Movie night

More screenings of Dirt:
 “Dirt! The Movie”. Free Movie Night.  A story with heart and soil. Monday 26th May. An event by Victoria Park Transition Network. Doors open 6:30pm. Movie goes from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, followed by a discussion on Victoria Park Transition Network activities from 8:30-9:00pm. Victoria Park Art Centre, 12 Kent St, East Victoria Park. This is an insightful and timely film that tells the story of the glorious and unappreciated material beneath our feet. Inspired by William Bryant Logan’s acclaimed book Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth. For more info please contact Rowena 0459 209 934 or Eugenie 0438718247
Please join Transition Town Mount Hawthorn on Thursday 15 May 2013 at the Mount Hawthorn Community Centre, Lesser Hall (downstairs), 197 Scarborough Beach Road. 

The screening of Dirt, the movie, will be followed by information about composting through traditional methods, bokashi and worm farming.

This is a free event, your gold coin donation would be appreciated. Please also help us set-up and pack away on the night.
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie starts at 7pm, composting information from 8:30-9pm.

Please spread the word and bring your friends along. No RSVP required, but tell us if you plan to attend with a bigger group of people. More info from Irma 0466 640 455 or Kim 0458 202 270.

The screening is a collaborative project within the Perth Transition Town Network. If you cannot make it to our screening, watch the movie on Tuesday 13 May in Guildford, at the Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James Street, doors open at 6pm, movie starts at 7pm. That screening is organised by Transition Town Guildford.

Perth Green Drinks 14 May

While in nature materials are endlessly used in different cycles, human economies operate in a linear fashion. We are able to make glass from sand or plastic from oil, but not the other way around. The result is waste. There are estimates that the world produces more than 2.5 trillion pounds of garbage every year  materials that won’t disappear easily. 
To discuss our waste situation in WA, learn how to generate less and imagine a world without waste, please join our panel:
Adam Johnson is founder of Garbologie, an entrepreneurial business disrupting waste management to create a world without waste. It does that by developing a network of niche businesses to extract valuable materials from waste. Currently, Garbologie operates a mattress recycling business and a Tip/Shop. Adam previously held senior management roles in local government in Perth, and worked as a consultant and a regulator in Sydney and Melbourne. 
Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is an educator with the award winning Earth Carers program. A visit to a recycling facility was an overwhelming experience which transformed her idea that putting recycling into a yellow-lidded bin is a virtuous environmental action. Her question became: "How did I come to having this item in the first place?". Focusing on the "reduce" message, she was involved in starting the Plastic Free July challenge  a personal undertaking that in 3 years has grown into a global movement with over 4,000 participants.
Jenny Campbell is a founding director of Encycle Consulting and has been involved in the environmental and waste management fields in both public and private sectors since the year 2000. With a wealth of experience in developing and implementing waste management plans in industry sectors such as hospitality, manufacturing, construction and mining, Jenny was the recepient of the National Australian Women in Construction WA Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Award earlier this year.
Bring a friend, questions for our panelists, enjoy a beer and lots of networking! 

Looking forward to seeing you there! Register here
25 Aberdeen St is in walking distance from Perth train station and near several bus routes and the Blue Cat. Street parking is available and there are Perth Council carparks nearby. 
As always, a huge THANK YOU to our sponsors Central Institute of Technology andLittle Creatures Brewing.

1 May 2014

This is probably why...

Fossil fuels face $30 trillion losses from climate, renewables

The global fossil fuel industry faces a loss of $US28 trillion ($A30.2 trillion) in revenues over the next two decades, if the world takes action to address climate change, cleans up pollution and moves to decarbonise the global energy system.
The assessment, made by leading European broking house Kepler Chevreux, underlines what’s at stake for the fossil fuel industry from a push to cleaner fuels and concerted efforts to reduce emissions, and helps explain the enormous push back from the oil and coal industries in particular against such policies.
Read article

World's deadliest animals

And why the WA government still wants to keep on culling sharks... 

Take action or here
Or sign the petition to use the locally designed and developed Eco Barrier instead.

Government in Australia has trouble seeing the real picture

They are surrounded by big corporations waving with $$$ and pulling the strings. It's like the first video of the Story of Stuff where Annie Leonard explains how things work in the US, where the government is polishing the shoes of big corporations, where instead of 'working' for the people they are ruled by corporations.That's where Australia is now

How can a government who is paid and chosen by the people work against the people? Why do we accept this?
Why do we let the government spend 12 billion on fighter jets and subsidising fossil fuels and mining industry? While on the other hand they are planning to cut the money for a surplus away from everything we build up to be a good community? Education cuts, cuts on Environment, etc.