Author Entries: climateXchange

Environmental Policy Analytics and Support for Environmental Decision-making: An Agenda for Innovation

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Feb79:30 am What is Happening: Event organised by Climate Change Institute: Developing effective environmental policy and management is...

Latest ACT Government renewable energy initiatives

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There has been a flurry of major ACT Government announcements recently to drive Canberra and region towards a...

Local renewable energy businesses collaborate to power the Canberra region’s future

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Eighty five local renewable energy stakeholders participated in a recent forum aimed at enhancing collaboration and facilitating local...

Latest survey of Canberra community views on climate change

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In mid 2013, the ACT Government commissioned a survey to research community views and issues about climate change...

Food producers in Canberra and the surrounding region

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Have you ever thought that it would be useful to have a map showing where you can buy...

Produce your own vegetables and fish using Aquaponics

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Produce your own vegetables and fish using Aquaponics There are some very exciting initiatives in Canberra aimed at...

Visit Janet & Andy’s Native plant garden on 26-27 October

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Janet and Andy Russell will open their garden to the public on 26-27 October. It is a great...

Exciting developments in renewable energy in Canberra and South East New South Wales

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This is an exciting time for supporters of renewable energy in Canberra and South East NSW. The region...

Climate Change Impacts on the Australian Capital Territory

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Australia’s Climate Commission report, The Critical Decade 2013: Climate Change Science, Risks and Responses, highlights some of the...

“Green Savvy Sunday” market promotes sustainable living

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Canberra’s Old Bus Depot Marketswill again host Green Savvy Sunday on Sunday 15 September 2013. This interactive market...

Coal’s Market Share Sinks to its Lowest Level in Australian History

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The pitt&sherry Carbon Emissions Index (CEDEX®) for February 2013 shows that the steady fall in demand for electricity...

Electricity Demand is Declining and Solar Energy Use is Rising in Eastern Australia

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There is now evidence of a trend towards declining electricity consumption in eastern Australia and a significant increase...

Renewable Energy Precincts Near Canberra

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Renewable energy precincts are developing rapidly in South East New South Wales near Canberra. In 2009, the NSW...

Another Successful Electric Vehicle Festival

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Congratulations to the CanberraEV (Australian Electric Vehicle Association Inc.) and the ACT Electric Vehicle Council Inc for another...

Participate in Renewable Energy Day on 21 November

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For the first time, there will be a special Renewable Energy Day organised in Canberra to promote and...

Electric Vehicle Festival coming up on 1 December

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The annual Canberra International Electric Vehicle Festival is coming up soon. At a new venue in City Walk...

What are ACT Major Political Party Policies and Initiatives on Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability?

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In the lead up to the ACT election on 20 October 2012, you may be interested to know...

The Living Green Festival is back on 14 October

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Back by popular demand after its successful launch in 2011, the Living Green Festival on 14 October brings...

ACT Government’s Weathering the Change Action Plan 2

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On 13 September 2012, the ACT Government released its second climate change action plan aimed at reducing the...

Canberra Business Council highlights opportunities in addressing climate change

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Canberra Business Council CEO Chris Faulks has highlighted the opportunities that can arise from addressing climate change. Speaking...

People Power supports businesses to go eco-friendly!

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Local community groups are partnering to support local small businesses that want to do their bit to reduce...

Tick Tock Type…Wear a little piece of history…

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Tick Tock Type is a Canberra based business that makes beautiful and unique jewellery using items from the...

Creating bags with an artistic edge from recycled leather

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Vintagecreation uses recycled leathers to make new functional bags with an artistic edge. The reclaimed leathers come from...

Transforming recycled copper into beautiful ornaments

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Annie Storey is a Canberra based coppersmith who works exclusively with reclaimed copper to make a range of water...

Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan

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Aug ’12215:30 pm What is Happening: Hear all details of the Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan from one...

Sustainable stallholders wanted for Green Savvy Sunday at the Old Bus Depot Markets

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Canberra’s nationally award winning markets, the Old Bus Depot Markets, will again be hosting its environmentally focused...

New Government Website to Help You Decide About Electricity and Gas Offers

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The Australian Government has set up a new Energy Made Easy website to help consumers make an informed...

Legislative Assembly Members Give Update on Local Renewable Energy

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SEE-Change and the Canberra Clean Energy Connection organised a Community Renewable Energy Forum on 26 July 2012 to...

Are approval processes adequate for Canberra’s high-density residential and commercial developments?

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The ACT Auditor-General, Dr Maxine Cooper, has recently issued a report that highlights areas where the ACT Government...

What are Green-Star Communities?

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The Green Building Council of Australia has developed an independent, national, voluntary rating tool called Green-Star Communities...

Canberra Clean Energy helping Canberra Become Australia’s Solar Capital

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Canberra Clean Energy, a local not-for-profit special interest group of SEE-Change, is running a number of projects to...

Are You Ready? Step up to the Carbon Challenge 2012!

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Get set to shrink that carbon footprint with the Canberra Environment Centre’s Carbon Challenge 2012! Thanks to the...

The ACT Government needs your help in deciding on the pathway to reduce emissions

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The ACT Government needs your help in deciding on the pathway to reduce the ACT’s greenhouse gas emissions...

Butterfly Project can help you track your energy use

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Australia and the world are in the midst of an energy revolution, with renewable energy becoming more competitive...

Community consultation about Draft ACT Planning Strategy

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Nov ’11249:00 am What is Happening: The ACT Government has released  a draft of the ACT Planning Strategy that...

Cook Friendly Grocer (IGA): Reviews Experience with Solar Panels

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climateXchange likes to hear the views of local businesses on their experiences in becoming more energy-efficient. So we...

Community group profile – Nature and Society Forum

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Here at climateXchange we are in the business of sharing climate solutions. We believe that sharing solutions is...

Commonwealth agencies finding it hard to go green

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We must commend the Canberra Times for a very interesting article recently that found energy bills in Parliament...

Surf, Turf and CURF: A Sustainable Regional Future

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Barbara Norman, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Canberra, has called for integrated planning...

How Sensitive is Canberra to Climate Change?

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How will Canberra be affected by climate change? Well, here’s a map – we originally came across this...

Canberra Says “Yes” to Climate Action – World Environment Day

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Many thousands of Canberrans turned out on a cold and windy day on 5 June 2011 to participate...

Canberra and Queanbeyan Envirofairs – World Environment Day

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World Environment Day this year became the focus of celebrations around Canberra and region. In Canberra, the ACT...

More Efficient Office Buildings – Retrofitting is really possible

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We often hear about recently constructed buildings in Canberra that meet high levels of energy efficiency, and...

First Carrotmob in Canberra a Great Success

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Carrotmob Canberra’s “mobbing” of the IGA supermarket in Ainslie on 11 June was a great success, with shoppers...

Sustainability Commissioner’s blueprint for Canberra’s treed landscape

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ACT Sustainability and Environment Commissioner, Dr Maxine Cooper, recently laid out her blueprint for the future management of...

What does your group think? – Share your views with other groups!

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The Canberra Environment and Sustainability Resource Centre is conducting a short survey of community groups with an interest...

Local MP Invites Community Comment on Carbon Price

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Local member for Fraser, Dr Andrew Leigh MP, held a community forum on 2 May 2011 to explain...

Carrotmob Comes to Town

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Using the carrot instead of the stick can be a great way to support businesses in becoming more...

“Real Food” Revolutionising Canberra Community’s Interaction With Food

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A new community group in Canberra called Real Food aims to revolutionise the Canberra community’s interaction with food...

Permablitz turning Canberra’s lawns and backyards into edible gardens

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Permablitz ACT is a local community group that has taken on the challenge of helping Canberrans to turn...

Canberra’s Ecological Footprint – there is a silver lining!

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The ACT Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment has released a report that indicates Canberrans are consuming more...

50 Electric Cars Destined for Canberra!

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You may recall a few months back (see the original forum post), Wollemi Systems took delivery of Canberra’s...

How to Create an Eco Friendly Garden

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You can do many things in your own garden to develop a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether you...

Building Better and More Sustainable Houses in Canberra

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It pays to build a more energy and water efficient house. While other home owners may worry when...

Recycling in the Arts and Crafts

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There’s a growing movement towards adopting principles of sustainability in all aspects of our lifestyles, including the clothes...

Ever Wondered What Happens to Your Waste?

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It’s easy to forget about what happens to your waste once it is picked up in the green...

Sustainability Month at the Canberra Environment Centre

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The Canberra Environment and Sustainability Centre is organising a whole month of activities in October 2010 as part...

Green Savvy Sunday at the Old Bus Depot Markets

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The Old Bus Depot Markets have gone green!  ClimateXchange will there together with many Canberra organisations and businesses...

Participate in the ACT Clean Economy Strategy

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The ACT Government is seeking input on a clean economy strategy for the Territory. The strategy will be guided...

Australian Open Garden: Janet & Andy’s Garden

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6 Gidabal Street, Aranda Sat 2 & Sun 3 October 2010 Janet and Andy Russell are opening...

First commercial electric car in Canberra!

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Wollemi Systems recently registered the first commercially produced electric car in the ACT. We caught up with them,...

40% Emissions Reduction Target – What does it mean for me?

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The ACT Government’s announcement of a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 40% by 2020 shows leadership at...

ClimateXchange welcomes Government Commitment to 40% target

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ClimateXchange congratulates the ACT Government on its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2020. “We’re...