Upcoming Events


15/11 2017

EDO (Qld) Event | Brisbane | Tuesday 21 November

Donations & other Dangers to our Democracy

Do you worry decisions that affect your community or environment are swayed by political donations or conflicts of interest?

How can we avoid conflicts of interest in decision making and increase transparency & accountability of politicians & government?

Join a panel of experts & political candidates to discuss: Donations & other Dangers to our Democracy

Representatives from each political party have been invited to attend to share their thoughts & answer your questions on their policies on the topic.

WHEN:
Tue. 21 November 2017 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
WHERE:
QUT Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street, Room P-514, Brisbane City, QLD 4000
COST:
Free
INFORMATION:


30/09 2017

Energy Forum | Sunshine Coast | 21 November 2017

In the dark about your electricity bills?

Join us to find out how to save money on your power bills

  • Are you receiving all the government energy rebates you are entitled to?
  • Would you like to understand what you can do to manage your energy use and costs?
  • Do you have your own energy saving tips to share with others in your community?

Bring your bill along to this free event to learn more about how you can save energy and money.

There will be two short information sessions at 3:30pm and 5.30pm, followed by opportunities to have a conversation about your energy bills, learn how to read your bill, how to work out the cost of using appliances and share tips for saving energy.

Afternoon tea will be provided from 3pm with some hot food from 5pm.

This is a free public event and everyone is welcome.

Make sure you bring your own bill along too for a chance to win some great prizes.

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
WHERE:
Caloundra RSL Services Club, 19 West Terrace, Caloundra
COST:
Free
DETAILS:
Information | Registration | E-mail | Ph: 07 3004 6911


15/11 2017

National Forum | Melbourne | 24 November 2017

Engaging Citizens in Transitions to Low-Carbon Living

We have the technology & expertise available to achieve significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment. However, issues such as perceived lack of demand for low carbon solutions, lack of public and business awareness of potential benefits, and a disorganized evidence-base are impeding the implementation of low-carbon solutions. How can policy makers overcome such barriers and more effectively engage citizens in transitions to low-carbon and sustainable urban living?

Facilitated by award-winning Australian environmentalist, Tania Ha, this forum will present the latest research and tools from the the Low Carbon Living CRC, partners and collaborators that address these issues. It will provide an interactive discussion about new opportunities for businesses, communities and individuals to be engaged and empowered to transition to low-carbon behaviours and practices. It will offer policy makers insights into goals and governance, community engagement, media and technology, and the evidence, education and innovation opportunities for supporting the urban transitions necessary to achieve our climate and sustainable development goals.

WHEN:
Fri. 24 November 2017 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm AEDT
WHERE:
Engineers Australia, Level 31, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne
COST:
Free
DETAILS:

Outcomes

The insights and ideas shared and generated at this forum will be documented and developed into a discussion paper. Aimed at policy makers, this paper will make recommendations for better engaging citizens in transitions to low carbon living.



30/09 2017

Energy Forum | Gold Coast | 27 November 2017

In the dark about your electricity bills?

Join us to find out how to save money on your power bills

  • Are you receiving all the government energy rebates you are entitled to?
  • Would you like to understand what you can do to manage your energy use and costs?
  • Do you have your own energy saving tips to share with others in your community?

Bring your bill along to this free event to learn more about how you can save energy and money.

There will be two short information sessions at 3:30pm and 5.30pm, followed by opportunities to have a conversation about your energy bills, learn how to read your bill, how to work out the cost of using appliances and share tips for saving energy.

Afternoon tea will be provided from 3pm with some hot food from 5pm.

This is a free public event and everyone is welcome.

Make sure you bring your own bill along too for a chance to win some great prizes.

WHEN:
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
WHERE:
Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin
COST:
Free
DETAILS:
Information | Registration | E-mail | Ph: 07 3004 6911


20/11 2017

QMDC Forum | Dirranbandi | Wednesday 29 November

Do you want to be better prepared for variable rainfall and temperatures? In just a few hours, you can learn the basics of assessing climate risk for the coming season.

With support from GrazingFutures* and the University of Southern Queensland we have invited:

  • Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Climate Scientist David McRae, and
  • Queensland Farmers’ Federation Project Manager Ross Henry

They will inform you about:

  • variability of the Australian climate
  • local examples of rainfall and temperature variability
  • how to interpret forecasting products
  • how to use forecasting as part of your property management planning, and
  • agricultural insurance - its use as a risk management tool
WHEN:
Wednesday, 29 November, 9:00am to 12:30pm
WHERE:
Civic Centre
Kirby St, Dirranbandi, QLD 4486
COST:
Free - Complimentary lunch follows workshop
RSVP essential for catering purposes.
RSVP:
by 27 November to: QMDC NRM Technical Officer Lachlan Marshall:
M: 0427 056 443 or E: lachlanm@qmdc.org.au


20/11 2017

QMDC Forum | St George | Wednesday 29 November

Do you want to be better prepared for variable rainfall and temperatures? In just a few hours, you can learn the basics of assessing climate risk for the coming season.

With support from GrazingFutures* and the University of Southern Queensland we have invited:

  • Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Climate Scientist David McRae, and
  • Queensland Farmers’ Federation Project Manager Ross Henry

They will inform you about:

  • variability of the Australian climate
  • local examples of rainfall and temperature variability
  • how to interpret forecasting products
  • how to use forecasting as part of your property management planning, and
  • agricultural insurance - its use as a risk management tool
WHEN:
Wednesday, 29 November, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
WHERE:
Merino Motel
78 Victoria St, St George, QLD 4487
COST:
Free - Complimentary dinner follows workshop
RSVP essential for catering purposes.
RSVP:
by 27 November to: QMDC NRM Technical Officer Lachlan Marshall:
M: 0427 056 443 or E: lachlanm@qmdc.org.au


21/11 2017

HOPE End-of-year | Toowoomba | Monday 11 December

Merry Christmas

May this greeting find you and yours in good spirits, ready to celebrate the gifts of peace and joy with friends and loved ones.

The 2017-2018 HOPE team invites you to join us for a meal and social gathering:

WHEN:
Monday, 11 December at 6.30pm
WHERE:
Toowoomba City Golf Club
254 South Street, Toowoomba
COST:
Meal and refreshments
RSVP:
by 8 December to HOPE office by email office@hopeaustralia.org.au