I am watching "Burn Up" ABC Sunday night (April 25). What a crock of oily green rubbish. I was about to switch it off when they brought the Tar Sands into the plot.
I have a certain nostalgic fondness for the ole Tar Sands. I worked in the (Great Canadian Oil Sands) mines over two long university breaks. Six day week, ten hour day. Great Canadian Oil Money! Oil definitely paid my way through university. Oh, how I loved the smell of oil in the morning.
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Last week I attended Tech Trade 09 at the Wagga Wagga campus of CSU and as the theme of this conference was sustainability, I thought it was worth reporting on here and passing on some of the lessons being learned by CSU which are worth noting in our community too.
Issues which were covered included building, energy efficiency, renewable energy sytems, community awareness , carbon polution abatement, food production, biodiversity, transport systems and water conservation.
Pedalling along many thoughts come and go.
I would like to share some of these with you in respect to sustainable living and Bathurst.
Darwin's 200 year anniversary, a book by local authors, Bland and Dangerfield, solar heated pools, pigs and bicycles are a few of these which come to mind.
Taking place in Canberra from:
Saturday 31st January to Tuesday 3rd February, 2009
The first 2 days aim to create a strategic national campaign and a grassroots network.
On the Monday there will be practical workshops.
On the Tuesday there will be a call for action to deal with Climate Change.
The Bathurst Harvest Festival will take place this year on the weekend of 17th, 18th and 19th April.
Further details to follow.
At the recent BCCAN steering committee meeting, it was discussed that we need to become better informed on the issues surrounding biosequestration as a means of becoming carbon "neutral" in particular but the other mechanisms involved in the carbon trading scenario. As there is increasing interest amongst individuals, companies, organisations and governement bodies in using these instruments, we decided we need to be better informed if we are going to become more fully engaged in this debate.