I spent the weekend with my family at Kanangara-Boyd National Park. Apparently it had been planned to bulldoze a fair slap of what is now the park and establish a pine plantation there. At the last moment the conservation movement, won the day and convinced government that this site was a genuine wilderness area and needed preservation.
I am thinking of building a new home with straw bales. Does anyone know of anyone else building or has built with this material in the Bathurst region or how I might go about finding out more about the whole process.
I currently have a hot water system which uses electricity and in winter utilises heat from our slow combustion stove.
I would like to add a solar booster to assist and to help cut down our electricity bills which are likely to increase in the near future.
Any advice on best models suited for the central west and local suppliers/installers would be gratefully received.
The 3 R's of Sustainable Living.
My take on these R's is not quite the conventional one.
I take a slightly different view of number 1 in that when one is faced with a purchase I am more easily reminded of Refusing to make that purchase rather than reducing my purchases.
It all comes down to the same thing in the end, but it is just easier for me to rember that and try to act on it.
The Country Energy Sustainable Living Expo will form part of the Bathurst Australia Day celebrations in Bicentennial Park on the Macquarie River.
Visit the BCCAN stall for a chat and pick up information on various topics.
Too long between blogs for me - New Year's Resolution number 1. Make my blog regular every week.
I have to admire Tracy who gets her newspaper article written on time every week for publication in the Advocate. It is an incredibly valuable service for the community and for BCCAN. I know this blog is not in the same category in terms of readership but if I hope to attract readers and more particularly, regular visistors to the BCCAN website, then some sort of consistencey is essential.
There - I have given myself a good talking too so we shall see.
This image was uploaded with the post CSU Sustainability Conference - Wagga Wagga.
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.