ON EXHIBITION - Public Program 

SUSTAINABILITY INFO DAY

Forum, Display stalls, Repair Café, Screenings and more by industry leaders in sustainable living and design. 

7 Oct 2017 10am-4pm  Free event

FORUM

SPEAKERS

 

 

 

 

Graham Osborne Wiki Houses,

Brett McKenzie Sustainable,

Iris Skinner  Curator & Historian Templin Historical Village,

Klara Marosszeky Australian Hemp Masonry Company,

Mark Thomson Eco Effective Solutions,

Robert McVicker The Vicker Ridge.
 

PROGRAM

 

ENQUIRIES

see full details below

 

5540 5050 |

WHERE

The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert

ALL WELCOME

This Info Day forms part of the Looking Forward facet of the exhibition.  Looking Forward asks: What might our homes, towns and villages look like tomorrow?  New ideas to save money and energy, and make the most of space and the environment around and inside our homes.  It is presented in conjunction with Home: A Look at Sustainable Living exhibition on display at The Centre Beaudesert until 13 December 2017.

Featuring: Looking Forward Sustainability Forum, Display stalls and Info stands, Repair Café, Screenings and more by industry leaders in sustainable living, design, use of new materials and methodologies. Hear about Wiki Houses, Sustainable Recipe Houses, Templin Historical Village and living off grid, Australian Hemp Masonry Company, Eco Effective Solutions, The Vicker Ridge home, BOSS - Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire, Landcare, Clean Living Clinic, Wild Mountains Trust, Scenic Rim Regional Council Environment Recycling Program and much more.

Program

10am - 4pm Display stalls and demonstrations

11am-1pm  Looking Forward Sustainability Forum  includes Q&A after each presentation
11am Graham Osborne – Wiki Houses
11.20 Brett McKenzie – Sustainable
11.40 Iris Skinner – Curator & Historian, Templin Historical Village
12pm Mark Thomson –    Eco Effective Solutions 
12.20 Klara Marosszeky – Australian Hemp Masonry Company
12.40 Robert McVicker  - The Vicker Ridge

1-3pm Repair Café  by BOSS

2-4pm Film Screenings 
2pm  Story of Stuff (21mins) by The Story Of Stuff Project
2.21pm  The Simpler Way (1hr 20mins) by Happen Films
3.41pm  Amazing Off-The-Grid Tiny House on Wheels (18mins)  by Happen Films
4.01pm  Time Lapse of Earthbag Tiny House Construction (3mins)  by Happen Films in association with the Simplicity Institute

 

Looking Forward Sustainability Forum : 11am - 1pm
Presenters include

Graham Osborne – Wiki Houses
WikiHouse is an open source project to reinvent the way we make homes to develop the best, simplest, most sustainable, high-performance building technologies, which anyone can use and improve.    www.wikihouseau.com

Brett McKenzie – Sustainable
Sustainable utilise sustainable design principles including passive design, orientation, solar access, ventilation and construction principles including recycling all building waste, utilising environmentally friendly materials and practices and also reusing products from deconstructed buildings. Sustainable is also known for their 'Recipe House' concept.   www.sustainable.id.au

Iris Skinner – Curator & Historian, Templin Historical Village
Iris lives in Scenic Rim in her off the grid home and will also share her extensive knowledge and stories of sustainability in the past.  Facebook/Templin Museum https://www.facebook.com/TemplinMuseum/

Mark Thomson –  Eco Effective Solutions 
Mark Thomson has developed a national reputation in Australia for championing Sustainable Design and Development as a practising Architect, Commercial Interior Designer and Environmental Consultant.  Marks presentation will focus on the importance of getting vegetation right and reducing our carbon footprint.   www.ecoeffective.com.au  

Klara Marosszeky – Australian Hemp Masonry Company
Australian Hemp Masonry Company (AHMC) is Australia’s leading company in the development of hemp lime construction materials and processes.  It supplies Australian developed and manufactured BCA compliant Hemp lime construction materials for commercial and residential applications and specialises in hemp building advice and training.    www.hempmasonry.com.au

Robert McVicker  - The Vicker Ridge
It’s an unconventional sustainable home, so do not expect a conventional talk here.   Robert believes if you think a sustainable building is one that merely aims for “less bad” then you’re probably doing it wrong.  His presentation will focus on the importance of understanding the ‘net impact’ of a building’s operation to the environment.   Covering the key four ‘W’s of sustainable buildings;  Watts, Water, Wastewater & Waste.  Find out what he sees as the future of sustainable buildings, the role of technology and importance of public transparency of building performance.   Expect a frank, challenging and insightful talk.
www.facebook.com/pg/The-Vicker-Ridge-Triple-Net-Positive-Home
 

Repair Cafe : 1-3pm

BOSS (Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire)  will operate a Repair Café from 1-3pm focusing on textiles with low cost simple repairs on garments, cushions and curtains, with quick patching ideas and hand sewing tips to be shared with visitors. sewing machine ready to do small on the spot repairs on your clothes and demonstrations of clever and easy upcycling.  Demonstrations will show people how to make prayer flags and bunting, as well as shopping bags from pillow cases and tote bags from tshirts.   www.facebook.com/boonah-organisation-for-a-sustainable-shire-BOSS
 

Display & Info Stands : all day

Templin Historical Village  Display of items of interest and information about Templin and the current Madame Weigel exhibition.   

Eco Effective Solutions  Display with plant samples and demonstration of a biofilter - an eco effective solution.   

BOSS (Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire) Display of sustainable solutions for around the home including information on recycling and alternatives for cleaning and storage, particularly around chemical free options and better solutions to replace single use plastics.

Tamborine Mountain Landcare.   Scenic Rim Regional Council Environment and Recycling.      Wiki Houses.    Australian Hemp Masonry Company.   

The Clean Living Clinic offers DIY raw & organic ingredients, recipes & MYrecipe booklets, DIY kits, 100% pure essential oils, MYclinics & workshops and MYlifestyler support network to help empower you to live a non-toxic, back to basic, simplicity lifestyle.  Includes demonstrations making chemical free cleaning and hair products.   www.thecleanlivingclinic.com.au

The Wild Mountains Trust is an independent, community focused, non-profit organisation providing leadership in environmental education and conservation.
The Trust has acquired land south of Rathdowney adjoining the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park for a nature reserve and venue for education. On this magnificent site a world class Centre is being built. Here, using the unique purpose-built residential facility, quality experiential environmental education for the whole community is being provided.   www.wildmountains.org
 

Film Screenings  2-4pm

2pm  Story of Stuff (21mins) by The Story Of Stuff Project
2.21pm  The Simpler Way (1hr 20mins) by Happen Films
3.41pm  Amazing Off-The-Grid Tiny House on Wheels (18mins)  by Happen Films
4.01pm  Time Lapse of Earthbag Tiny House Construction (3mins)  by Happen Films in association with the Simplicity Institute
 

Exhibition

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