Entries Tagged 'water resources' ↓
September 26th, 2009 — energy saving, water resources
Having a very good shower is one of life’s pleasures. So switching to an energy-saving shower is often met with skepticism.
From our experience, when doing home assessments, many Australians would rather put up with catastrophic climate change than put up with a second rate shower.
Well it doesn’t have to come to that. It’s all in the science of how water is delivered. With older shower heads most of the water never touches your body, just goes down the drain unused.
Amongst the confusing array of shower heads that are on the market we have picked one (pictured) that gives you a ‘bloody good shower’ whilst using less than half the energy of older technology. We have bulk ordered the one pictured (click here for details) and will be offering them to eligible homes as part of our climate project.
August 20th, 2009 — energy saving, events, food + gardens, solar, water resources
Sustainable houses throughout Australia will be opening their doors for you to look inside on Sunday 13th September.
See the real benefits of sustainable housing up close. Learn what you can do with your own home. Meet the professionals and find out about useful products.
Check out the sustainable house day website for house locations in Hobart area. Admission to all houses is free.
April 3rd, 2009 — events, landcare + faunacare, water resources
This is a special event for community members interested in recovery of waterways, focussed on our creek.
Sunday May 3
Limited to 20 participants
RSVP by April 28
Please see the flyer for details.
October 10th, 2008 — energy saving, events, food + gardens, landcare + faunacare, solar, transport, water resources
Come to the Sustainable Home Expo…. it’s on 1st week-end of November.
Green technologies, ideas, contacts, interesting talks… or just a place to catch up with friends.
September 30th, 2008 — community organising, energy saving, food + gardens, solar, water resources
If we had the energy and commitment we could really do something in this valley. Click HERE and HERE to see information about the Green Precincts program.
The sort of plan that could be funded by this $500,000 program could entail complete solarisation of all the street households, a construction of a demonstration home / education centre for sustainable living and much more.
So… what do you think?
Chris at 195
February 25th, 2008 — solar, water resources
Less than two years ago a few people in our Valley decided it was time to go solar and now, as you walk down Waterworks Road, you will see that the Valley boasts some 10 solar hot water systems installed, with others waiting to be installed.
The one shown is Ian Fletcher’s — he installed it himself. (Ian and Tess live in a small cottage at the top of the valley and do great work looking after injured wildlife.)
The solar initiative was pulled off by negotiating a bulk buy and things just grew from there. In fact, we couldn’t stop it growing. We’ve ended up supplying solar hot water units to buyers from Port Arthur to Bruny Island and the number installed has grown to around 200.
Not wanting to be in commercial business, we have now externalised the solar acquisition scheme, and have set up a non-profit business — EcoTasmania. The solar arm is licensed to Mark Rickards who provides a 5% return to sustainability projects. (Anybody interested in going solar can contact Mark on 6224 0166 or email Mark).
Meanwhile John Tolhurst at 194 Waterworks Rd has been compiling information on water tanks, some community members being keen to see if we can do a similar deal on water harvesting.
This one is a tad more difficult because there are so many different kinds of tanks and sizes and everybody’s need seems to be different. We’ve made this a target for the coming year, so keep tuned.