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FOE stall at Flinders Uni Environment Day Sept 6

Come along to Flinders University and celebrate all things environmental!

There will be market stalls selling produce and sustainable wares, various NGO’s and organisations, expert forums and panels discussing some of the key issues we face, free food, games, and information about what you can do to help preserve our world for the next generations.

All are welcome!

Tuesday 6 September
9-3pm Flinders University Plaza

Say hello to FOEsters on our stall!

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Exposure: Nuclear waste expo and exhibition comes to Port Augusta September 2-4.

Exposure: Nuclear waste expo and exhibition comes to Port Augusta September 2-4.

A two day community expo on nuclear waste dump plans for South Australia is coming to Port Augusta’s Institute Theatre this September.

Sessions include:

• The SA state government’s international nuclear waste dumping plans.
• The federal government’s plans to dump waste in the Flinders Ranges.
• Traditional Owners’ voices and rights.
• Radioactive impacts on people and the environment.
• The economics and impacts on our industries including tourism, farming and recreation.
• The track record of radioactive waste management / mismanagement in South Australia and globally.

Exposure 2016 opens on Friday night with ‘Talking Straight Out’, an exhibition showcasing the famous Irati Wanti campaign when Senior Aboriginal women from Coober Pedy, the Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta, took on the federal government and won. There will be a Saturday night social event and stalls throughout the weekend.

Exposure 2016 is a free event.

WHAT: Two day information expo and art exhibition
WHEN: September 2 – 4, 2016
WHERE: The Institute Theatre, 53 Commercial Rd, Port Augusta
RSVP: Conservation SA
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An evening with Professor Ross Garnaut – Battery Storage Technology

An evening with Professor Ross Garnaut
Monday 18 July 2016

In conjunction with the Resilient South Councils of Adelaide, ZEN Energy is proud to present Professor Ross Garnaut – The Paris Climate Summit and the Emerging Role of Battery Storage Technology.

Hosted at the Tonsley campus in the new Flinders University building from 7 to 9pm on Monday 18th July 2016, please join us as Professor Garnaut presents a ‘Post Paris’ debrief on what is required for the global transition to a low carbon economy. Ross will highlight which countries are performing well, what this means for Australia and the economic opportunities presented for South Australia.

What role can we play as individual home and business owners in Southern Adelaide? Richard Turner (Founder of ZEN Energy) and Anthony Garnaut will introduce the latest technologies for utilising solar energy both day and night in our homes. They will discuss how households and businesses can radically reduce their electricity costs by installing a solar power and battery storage system. The presentation will also cover financing, rebate, and tax benefit options. Deputy Mayor of Marion, Jason Veliskou, will speak on behalf of the Resilient South councils and their role in supporting community action on climate change.

Spaces for this incredible event are limited, so please ensure you RSVP here via the City of Marion website by Friday 15th of July 2016 to confirm your place.

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100% Renewable Energy for SA – in just 15 years! Wed August 19th

100% Renewable Energy for SA – in just 15 years!

Wed August 19th 6:30pm

Kings Head Hotel, King William St Adelaide

SA is the standout state – today getting 40% of its electricity from renewable sources – at least 3 times more than any other mainland state in Australia. Great!

Did you know we could hit 100% renewable electricity? And in just 15 years?

This is one of the findings of the Conservation SA commissioned report by energy expert Dr Mark Diesendorf of the University of NSW.

It will not only clean up our environment to do our share to halt climate change, it will continue to bring down our state’s electricity costs.

Come and hear:

1. Julia Winefield of Conservation SA speak on the report together with

2. Margaret Hender of CORENA and

3. Nicki Ison of Community Power Agency

who will all indicate how we can fast track renewable energy projects in our own communities, plus what we each of us can do to ensure Dr Diesendorf’s report becomes a reality.

Order free tickets via Eventbrite

See you there!

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