What is Ballarat Climate Action 2014?

Local environmental and sustainability groups have joined together to arrange events and activities throughout 2014 – to encourage Ballarat and district residents to reduce their impacts on global warming and call on all levels of government and industry for stronger measures to address climate change. BCA 2014 is collating, publishing and promoting these community events on a monthly calendar available on Facebook and the web. There are regular sustainable house tours, Green Drinks, workshops, local produce markets, seminars, get-togethers over local food, displays, films, art and will culminate in December with a 2014 local rally on climate.

All are welcome to attend these events hosted by the various groups. Besides spreading the sustainability message, activities encourage socialising and fun - with many events aimed at attracting new “activists”. We need a groundswell of support and actions to ensure the future we want for our children.
If you or your organisation has something to contribute we would love to hear from you!

What groups are hosting events and what are their contact details? There are many locals involved in a wide range of environmental and sustainability groups who are working in a multitude of ways to reduce their impacts on our environment, lobby for stronger measures on global warming and help ensure a clean, green future. Although events are promoted on the BCA 2014 calendar, you will need to contact the event host for further details.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Simple living.... can be hard work!!!!!!!

As part of BREAZE monthly visits to Climate Friendly Homes 2014.
Open Sunday 16th Feb – tour starts at 10am to 11.30
Simple Living   When I was looking to buy a house for my move to the Ballarat area I came across this small muddie on a 20-acre bush block with lots of work needed on the house, “garden” and the bush. For 18 months I travelled from Stawell and worked for 3 or 4 days each week completing indoor and outdoor rendering of the mud bricks, re-laying mortar in the brick floor, rebuilding an internal mud brick wall, installing a kitchen and bathroom - all second hand of course – and lots of work wrestling with a garden and Gorse and other weeds in the bush. Now things are nearly finished - including my stand-alone solar system, now waterproofed concrete water tanks, productive gardens, fire fighting set up, an indigenous garden and lots more. We have also fitted out a shipping container as a study. Simple, modest sized, user friendly, workable, down to earth and sustainable are the principles for my home and my lifestyle.                                                                            Check the BREAZE website for details