Join respected solar expert and ex CSIRO engineer, Finn Peacock from Solar Quotes as he guides you through his 7-step process to getting tiny bills by using high quality solar. Discover how many panels you need, which panel brands to buy, which to avoid, and how to find a great installer. Finn's new book The Good Solar Guide will be available for purchase on the day.
This workshop brought together participants interested in learning about using stormwater at home. Water Sensitive SA and the City of Holdfast Bay Arborist gave presentations and shared useful information on water tanks, rain gardens, permeable paving, housing design and more!
Trees and plants are nature’s air conditioners. They’re an essential component of our backyards and landscapes, providing shade and reducing heat in summer. In this session participants received practical information about plant type, position, layering and other smart ways to lower temperatures in back and front yards, helping to reduce those pesky energy bills.
As our climate warms, heatwaves are getting hotter, longer and more frequent.
Heatwaves kill more people than any other natural disaster including floods, cyclones or bushfires. They also cause serious damage to our health, ecosystems, agriculture, businesses, infrastructure and communities.
Fortunately there are things we can do to prepare and respond.
At Feeling Hot Hot Hot! Dealing with Heatwaves in Southern Adelaide the Cities of Mitcham, Onkaparinga, Marion and Holdfast Bay and the Government of South Australia signed a new Resilient South Sector Agreement for Climate Change Adaptation for the Southern Adelaide Region (2018-2020).
Community members came to Cove Civic Centre to learn how to reduce their business and home energy bills, negotiate a better deal with energy retailers, reduce lighting, heating, cooling and hot water and make homes and businesses more energy efficient. Attendees received a free copy of Jon's new energy efficiency guide. To download your own copy, or for more information, visit EnergySmart South Australia.
In this session community members learnt from two local experts Dan French (French Enviro) and Melissa Bradley (Water Sensitive SA) about how to apply WSUD in and around the home to help reduce offsite stormwater impacts, provide cooling, improve the health of gardens, minimise environmental degradation, improve aesthetic and recreational appeal and reduce potable water consumption (therefore saving money).
The Hon. Ian Hunter Minister for Climate Change (pictured), local Mayors, Elected Members and Program Champions joined community members to see the latest maps that show the effect of heat on our Southern Adelaide suburbs, and listened to how we can adapt to hotter temperatures.