Environment, Water, Energy

Inquiry into $20m office fitout for Climate Change Department – Acton

The following was received from the House of Representatives – Email Alert Service: Department of Climate Change to appear before Public Works Committee The Public Works Committee is conducting an inquiry into a proposed office fitout for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency in Acton,

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Inner North Community Fair (16 May 2010)

Come learn about the proposed wetlands for Dickson and Lyneham while sampling scrumptious, local and organic food and wine, and indulging yourself in the work of local designers and artisans at the Inner North Community Fair, taking place from 11am to 3pm on Sunday, 16 May, at

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The Environmental Defender’s Office has moved (27 April 2010)

From Tuesday 27 April 2010 the new street address and phone number for the Environmental Defenders Office will be: Street Address: Level 1/ 14 Childers Street (opposite the Street Theatre) Canberra City Phone: 6243 3459 Fax: 6243 3461

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Invitation: Community forums to inform investigation into Canberra Nature Park, Molonglo River Corridor and Googong Foreshores (19, 24, 26 May 2010)

The public are invited to a community forum which aims to inform the investigation of the Commissioner of Sustainability and the Environment into Canberra Nature Park, Molonglo River Corridor and Googong Foreshores. Please see attached notice for information on dates, locations and RSVP details.

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Canberra region launch of 1 Million Women

The Office of the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment ACT is inviting the public to the Canberra region launch of the 1 Million Women campaign. Since mid 2009, women of all ages, backgrounds and regions are joining the campaign and now total 21,000. The aim is

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New television recycling arrangements (from 27 April 2010)

From 27 April 2010, televisions will be banned from going to landfill and recycled for a fee at the Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres.The fee will cover the cost of recycling and will range from $15 to $40 per item, depending on its type and

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ACT Government IrrigationSmart trial

The ACT Government is trialling a new program called IrrigationSmart. The trial will assist 200 ACT residents who have automated (programmable) drip irrigation systems to use their system in the most water-efficient way to maintain a healthy garden. Participants in the trial receive: a visit from an

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Second-hand Sunday (28 March 2010)

Second-hand Sunday is a free community event that gives everyone an opportunity to give away or collect unwanted but useable items from homes across the ACT. Second-hand Sunday is this coming Sunday 28 March 2010, from 9.00am to 3.00pm Registered participants display a Second-hand Sunday poster at

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Canberra Times: It's a rubbish tip: Skyfire fallout

The following article was published in the Canberra Times on 22 March 2010. It discusses some of the unfortunate aftermath of the Skyfire event that was held by Lake Burley Griffin on Saturday 20 March 2010: It’s a rubbish tip: Skyfire fallout BY GRAHAM DOWNIE 22 Mar,

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Tree planting underway at 23 sites in Canberra

The following is an ACT Government Media Release: Released 22/03/2010 The ACT Government has begun planting 570 trees at 23 sites across Canberra to replace those removed last year due to poor condition or for safety reasons, Chief Minister and Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Jon

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