Community Building

We work on many projects in South Hobart to build a sense of community, but there is much more we would like to do. If you would like to get a new project up off the ground, contact us.

Ideas for projects

  • Advertising campaign - Leaflet drops, advertising on telephone poles around South Hobart. Single sentence, website-oriented posters 
  • Skillshare - University of everything style. Coordinate via website. 
  • Research what other sustainability groups are doing - Copy their ideas & implement in South Hobart. 
  • Composting revolution in South Hobart, encourage everyone to reduce the amount being sent to landfill 
  • Carbon challenge - Signing up households to compete to reduce their carbon footprint. 
  • Low carbon diet promotion 
  • Sustainable shopping guide 
  • Community Conversations - 5 most effective things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint 
  • Nut trees - On nature strips to beautify & encourage community gardening 
  • Sustainability Carnival 
  • The Sustainable Living Festival targets green enterprise; this can be something more home- and community-based. 
  • A DIY guide for simple solutions to have fun, reduce impact and save money. 
  • Bike fixing workshop - bring in your bike 
  • Never having to buy new batteries again -- rechargable batteries 
  • Good resources for information -- websites like http://www.greenlivingpedia.org/ 
  • How to use this website 
  • House tours for showcasing implementing sustainable ideas 
  • Bring in your bills to compare, swap tips for energy saving 
  • Practical gardening (building people up to a community garden) 
  • High-quality online resources Transition towns movement http://www.transitiontowns.org/, TED 
  • Community engagement projects - Transition towns, Post Carbon institute 
  • Expressions of interest required:
  • Community living - something like Cascades cohousing or sustainable house development
  • Community car
  • Web training
  • Media-rich links such as slideshows & photos of the local area
  • How-tos, help on creating pages, logging in, creating accounts etc. Make own screenshots.
  • Bushwalking club - Google Group?
  • Sustainable shopping guide - All organic farm, Live Life, Post Office, Salad Bowl, Jim's Oasis, Butchery etc.
  • Slow food SoHo: link to Necessary Voices slow food mp3 (find again) to establish good lifestyle basis for sustainability & better social connections
  • Whole page on other community groups (Such as masg.org) and what they are up to.
  • Research to see what projects other community groups are involved in -- copy good ones
  • Much better links page - keep it small and categorized.
  • Add postcarbon.org - Carsharing programs and the like
  • Add climatetasmania.com.au - Peter Boyer's blog site
  • Mount Alexander Sustainability Group
  • Subgroups to develop quantifiable goals for each - "what gets measured gets done"
  • Post notice in SHPA newsletter for southhobart.org
  • On front page email list: send event notices to secretary@southhobart.org
  • Change Google analytics to a different Gmail account
  • Design logo & deploy throughout site
  • Configure MX records on NetRegistry to forward *@southhobart.org.au to *@southhobart.org
  • Research how to share "Events" calendar with everyone on southhobart.org rather than delegating permissions one-by-one - can't do; need to delegate permissions to power users one-by-one. Aargh!
  • Contact details, location-specific information: share through private.southhobart.org
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