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A community program exploring how low-income households can become more sustainable will be a highlight of Australia’s latest Solar Cities project. In a media release, Australian Government Environment Minister Peter Garrett has announced $4.9 million in Australian Government funding for the Coburg Solar City, the 6th in the Solar Cities program. “I am particularly pleased that a key feature of the Coburg Solar City will be the development of an ‘Energy Hub’, a community enterprise providing energy retrofit services for low income and public housing tenants,” Mr Garrett said.
The Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Mambara newsletter Winter 2008 edition is now available. This edition features articles on helping Sydney’s urban frogs, rebuilding bush links in rail corridors in Sydney’s Inner West, locating Sydney’s remaining seagrass and foreshore vegetation communities, and more.
An integrated set of Action Plans, the SEQ Healthy Waterways Strategy 2007 – 2012 is designed to maintain and improve the health of the waterways and catchments of South East Queensland. The Strategy aims to improve the health of our waterways by:
Efforts towards sustainability in any field are built on processes for communicating, learning, and sharing knowledge, engaging people in their multiple roles as individuals, and as members of communities and organizations. The Learning for Sustainability website portal (formerly NRM-changelinks) is designed for those wanting to improve such collaborative initiatives. The site highlights the wide range of networks, forums, processes and social skills needed to support constructive collaboration. The site structure shows how these elements can work together, and collectively brings links to several hundred annotated on-line resources together in one easy to access site.
The Powerhouse Museum historic photograph collection, which includes early photographs of the Sydney landscape, is now available online on flickr.
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