Posted on September 11, 2012 by Sustainability @ Wodonga TAFE
In 1825 Jean Anthèlme Brillat-Savarin wrote in his magnum opus, The Physiology of Taste, that “the destiny of nations depends on the manner in which they are fed.”
Assuming that to be so, you may well be interested in examining two documents that have the potential to alter the direction our ‘food focus’ takes in the foreseeable future.
The National Food Plan (NFP) describes the framework Government strategy to meet the burgeoning demand for food production. The NFP suggests that globally, the demand for food will have increased 77% by 2050 over today’s food production levels. This document then goes on to explore the anticipated role Australia should have in exporting food (sometimes said to be the equivalent of exporting water concentrate).
If you are interested and can put aside the time, then visit the National Food Plan at the link provided below.
In the interest of an alternate approach and debate, Gene Ethics have developed their ‘People’s Food Plan (PFP) – a democratic counterpoint to the NFP.’ This document can be read here
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Posted on September 3, 2012 by Sustainability @ Wodonga TAFE
Albury Sunday 9th of September, 2012
We’re opening two Albury homes for this year’s Sustainable House Day. This is your personal invitation to see what these homeowners have done and how their ideas can apply to you!
If you’re thinking about improving your home’s energy, water or waste management efficiency, or saving some money on those, speaking to homeowners about their own experiences is a must. Even if you’d just like to see what others have done, we bet you’ll be inspired.
The homes will be open between 10am and 4pm, and entry is FREE!
No need to rsvp or book, just come along. Addresses will be published at: www.sustainablehouseday.com.
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Posted on August 21, 2012 by Sustainability @ Wodonga TAFE
Save water, save money! – Assess household water use CPPHSA4003A
Learn the skills you need to assess your household water use and develop ways to improve your water efficiency and save money.
Dates: 2 sessions Tuesday 28th Aug & 4th Sep | Time: 6pm to 9pm| Cost: $150 FFS
Smarter Homes – Top 10 Home hints for saving money NA12SHOME
Do you need to find ways to save money on your bills at home? This custom designed course offers you the skills to interpret energy bills, improve the comfort of your homes and to reduce energy bills. We will be sharing our ‘Top 10 Hints’ for saving money. Come along and get personal advice from a household sustainability expert.
Dates: 1 session Thursday 30th Aug | Time: 6pm – 9pm| Cost: $50 FFS
Other session dates: 27th Sep, 1st Nov & 29th Nov
Call the Centre for Sustainable Skills on 02 6055 6669 to book your place now! See the tab at the top of this page to see the other great courses we have on offer in the upcoming weeks
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Posted on July 19, 2012 by Sustainability @ Wodonga TAFE
Are you confused about what you can and can’t recycle?
Not sure if that chinese takeaway container lives in the rubbish bin or the recycling bin?
Get it right on bin night is a useful website with detailed information as to what you can and can’t recycle. The site also provides you with information on how recycling works and how you can get more involved in helping to keep out planet green.
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Posted on July 5, 2012 by Sustainability @ Wodonga TAFE
Awareness and reliable information enables you as a consumer to understand Clean Energy Future initiative. Below is a link and information provided by the Climate Instititue for you to consider:
Launched by consumer advocate CHOICE, the Australian Council of Social Service and policy research organisation The Climate Institute, this study gives households the tools to weigh up their own costs, financial support and potential savings under the carbon price with an independent online tool – yourcarbonprice.com.au. The CSIRO-AECOM research underpins the figures used in the tool, as well as a national information program available to councils, schools, faith groups, business groups and other organisations. Click Here
Calculate the benifits or the effects of your carbon price
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