YOUth LEADing the world Nov 27th, 28th & 29th 2012

3 day Youth Leadership Congress where Youth explore local and global issues of sustainability, measure and understand their own eco-footprint and work on action plans to make change in their lives, schools and communities.

Congresses are held simultaneously, digitally linked across multiple australian and global location. YLTW is now in its 4th year set to run in 50 locations.

Wodonga is lucky enough to be a part of this fantastic opportunity for Youth to focus on global sustainability.  See the flyer  here for details on how to register for this fantastic opportunity being held at The Cube, Wodonga.

Sustainable House Day – This Sunday 9th September, 2012

Photo courtesy of Sustainable House Day

              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.

See you at the Wodonga Sustainable Living Fair on Sunday August 5th, 2012

Preparations are under way for the 5th Wodonga Sustainable Living Fair at La Trobe University, Wodonga this coming Sunday. 

Wodonga Institute of TAFE have a stall and will have brochures available on the courses we are currently offering and ones we hope to run in 2013.

Business, Government and the wider community now consider sustainability issues to be an integral part of their operations.  Therefore, there is an increasing demand for employers and employees to actively engage in a low carbon economy.  The courses that Wodonga TAFE are able to offer will enable you to assist your organization to adopt sustainable business practices leading to increased productivity, reduced costs and improved environmental performance.  The skills and knowledge that you will gain will enable you to embed sustainability principles into your everyday work practices and provide you with an additional high-level qualification that will be an asset in your current workplace.

We look forward to seeing you there on Sunday 10am to 2pm.  See flyer for more details

The “Carbon Price” how does it really affect you????

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

Sustainability Training Package

Sustainability Training Package

Is your business designed to succeed?

Sustainability Training Package

North East Energy Expo

North East Energy Expo

Sunday 20 May, 9am-4pm

Oxley Hall

(10 mins from Wangaratta in the heart of the Milawa Gourmet Region)

FREE Entry

Exhibitors & presentations on:

Sunday 20 May

Also featuring a keynote address by The Hon Tim Fischer.

For more information contact the NE regional Landcare Facilitators:

Dave – dave.cromarty@landcarevicnet.au ph: 0418 691 160

Amber – amber.croft@landcarevic.net.au ph: 0429 400 411

 

WIOT – Winners Excellence in Environment & Sustainability Practices – 2011 Chamber Business Awards

Congratulations to Wodonga TAFE and the team at Centre for Sustainable Skills for winning the Excellence in Environment & Sustainability Practices – 2011 Chamber Business Awards.

The Chamber Business Awards  is to provide local businesses the opportunity to celebrate and be recognised for their achievements. The Chamber Business Awards covers a broad range of business functions and areas providing opportunities for all types of organisations.

Wodonga TAFE has demonstrated ‘Excellence in Environment and Sustainable Practices’ and is awarded for upholding their environment and sustainability polices through dedication and commitment. Wodonga TAFE is committed to “act responsibly and sustainably towards our biophysical, social and economic environments” 

This is reflected in our:

Sustainability is Everyones's Business

Sustainability is Everyone's Business

  • Committment
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Environmental Sustainability Practices
  • Staff
  • Contribution to Albury Wodonga
  • Education
  • Products and Services

We believe our multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted holistic approach to achieving our environmental and sustainability goals and objectives is a significant innovation not only in our region, but beyond.  This innovation has delivered additional outcomes and innovations – that of the development of our CSS and TAFEspace, which serves as a hub for developing innovative practices to deliver our sustainability goals and objectives and to assist business in our region and our community to develop and deliver environment and sustainability goals and objectives.  TAFESpace also acts as a model for business and industry to enhance the sustainable norm for the built environment.

Furthermore, our marketing and promotion, facilities management and commitment to resource conservation, and our staff involvement are all significant achievements in progressing us toward our environmental and sustainability goals and objectives as well as contributing to a more sustainable Albury Wodonga region.  We are excited by the opportunities we have in this area and we are committed to continuing along this path and assisting others to either begin or continue their own journey.

For further information and learn how you can make your business sustainable contact the team at Centre for Sustainable Skills at  sustainability@wodongatafe.edu.au

We offer a range of services including accredited training, workshops, focus groups and tailored solutions specific to your business or industry. Embedding sustainability in your business, industry or community group ensures that you are working towards an organisational culture that is more innovative, resilient, prepared for the future and ultimately, more lucrative.