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SENG SA Newsletter - February 2018

People Power and PolitiX

Meet Nick Xenophon and Graham Davies (immediate past Chair of SENG) to discuss issues in SA and Waite, including:
- Why we need open, honest, accountable government;
- Education, infrastructure, transport, health, conservation;
- Jobs, the economy, cost of living.
Have a solar powered chilled beer and a bite while discussing energy, and community power roll out schemes.

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2018
Time: 11am to 3pm
Venue: Mitcham Cultural Village - 103C Princes Rd, Adelaide SA 5062
Cost: Free
Host: Graham Davies - SA Best Candidate for Waite
Register: For further information follow this link.

 

Energy Improvements to Older Houses

David Whaley of UniSA will examine the costs and benefits of renovating older SA homes for energy efficiency. What energy improvements can be made, what do they cost and how effective are they? He'll also describe using the ATA's FLIR camera to check the thermal efficiency of his own recently built house.

Date: Monday, 19 February 2018
Time: 7.30pm to 9pm
Venue: Goodwood Community Centre - 32-34 Rosa Street, Goodwood SA 5034
Cost: $2 ATA members, $5 non-members
Host: Alternative Technology Association (ATA)
Register: Event details are here, and on Facebook.

 

South Australia: Our Future - Election Forum

The 2018 South Australian state election comes at a critical moment, both for nature protection and making the transition to clean energy. Come and hear the leaders of the major parties put forward their case for why they deserve your vote based on some of the most pressing environmental issues in our state. This event will also be streamed live via Facebook.

Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Time: 11.30am to 1pm
Venue: The Science Exchange - 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Free
Hosts: Conservation Council SA, SolarCitizens, Australian Conservation Foundation, The Wilderness Society
Register: For further information, or to register, see Eventbrite or Facebook.

 

Unmaking Waste 2018 International Conference

With a particular emphasis on redesigning systems, processes and products to ‘unmake’ waste, this conference is intended to challenge researchers, from every relevant discipline, to rethink what can be done about our global consumption problem and its multiple effects. The conference’s themes are Eco-Design and Development, Sustainable Consumption, Waste Minimization, and Circular Economy.

Date: Thursday, 20 September to Sunday 23 September 2018
Venue: Adelaide SA 5000
Hosts: China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, and the University of South Australia
Register: For further information, to register, and to read the 2015 conference proceedings, follow this link.

 

No More Bad Investments - Presentation Recording Available 

A recording of Ian Dunlop's presentation on 'The Case for Emergency Action on Climate Change' from November 23rd's forum last year is now available here. The forum explored climate risk and examined the proposed No More Bad Investments (NMBI) model legislation drafted by Environment Justice Australia and Philip Sutton.
The legislation’s purpose is to facilitate a transition to a ‘safe climate economy’ through the prevention of activities with adverse climate impacts, and through driving a transition to activities without these impacts. The NMBI Q&A document can be downloaded here.

 

Driving towards a cleaner future: help produce a car for tomorrow

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the Flinders Automotive Solar Team (FAST). FAST has produced its inaugural solar powered car providing a fantastic opportunity for students and volunteers of Flinders University to be involved in a project that contributes to a positive environmental future. Initially produced for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, their main goal is to produce a car that is capable of being road registered, for everyday use. To achieve this goal they require financial support. Follow this link to make a tax deductible donation to the team, or this link to find out more about sponsorship opportunities to gain local, national and international exposure for your business. Follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For further information, see the project website, or contact Dr Stuart Wildy, Director of FAST, at info@fastsolar.com.au 

 

Undergraduate Student Awards

Applications are open for SENG SA's next round of undergraduate student awards, for projects completed in 2017. For further information and to apply, email Kurt van Ryswyk, SA Awards Coordinator.

 

What Do You Want To See?

Have yourSAy on SA Government policies and initiatives here.

EPA SA consultations can be found here.

Get in touch with the SENG SA committee; we welcome feedback, suggestions, and content contributions. Or join us on LinkedIn.

 

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