Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Green Unplugged Film Festival

The Green Unplugged Film Festival features many free online films of interest to us all...
Highly recommended is the opening film Green Unplugged, from New Zealand.
It features lots of amazing footage on the beauties of nature and carries a strong message of change.
You can watch the film online, or if you are reading this in your email you can watch by clicking on this link.



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Community Dinner

Did you know that the word "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, night and day are about equal length?

Image from here

Come and help celebrate the coming spring equinox with a community dinner.

Bring a plate to share of vegetarian home-grown, local or preserved food, and something to drink.

Hepburn Primary School (enter on 14th street).
Thursday September 26.
7pm for 7.30 start.

Please feel free to bring along music, a poem, a song, a short story or whatever you fancy to help celebrate the changing of the seasons.

Equinox is 6.44am on Sept 23rd, if anyone wants to know.

RSVP
by Tues September 24, please.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How are you going?

A couple of months ago the editor of the U.S. journal, Natural Hazards Observer, published by the University of Colorado, invited bushfire safety expert Joan Webster to write an article on ‘the fate of the Australian policy of leave early or stay and defend.’ You can read her article here.

It has been archived in the Bushfire Preparation section of this blog, which you can find in the top right menu tab. Well worth a look as we head into the warmer months.

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Hop on your bike and head on over to Paradise Books on Friday Oct 4 for the book launch of Changing Gears:
Looking for inspiration about how to simplify their lives, Greg Foyster and Sophie Chishkovsky cycle from Melbourne to Far North Queensland (via Tasmania, naturally). Preposterously underprepared, they are propelled by the many inspiring and eccentric characters they meet – from a forest activist living up a tree to an 18th-century woodsman and a monk walking barefoot through Queensland. Featuring eye-opening encounters with DIY downshifters and leading figures in sustainability, Changing Gears is a jaunty adventure that explores an important question for the future: can we be happier with less?
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And speaking of bikes, here are some pics from last Sunday's e-bike demonstration:










If you weren't able to make it, you can always contact Sam at Ballarat e-Bikes directly.