September in South Hobart

posted 4 Sep 2014, 02:06 by SHSC Secretary   [ updated 4 Sep 2014, 14:01 ]

FREE Women in Horticulture course running in Huonville - starting this Friday

This is a full Certificate I in Agrifood Operations, late applications will be accepted. The course is for women who are unemployed and wanting to return to the workforce as well as those who are underemployed and would like to change career to gain further employment. You can find out more about the course by going to

Tasmanian Community Renewable Energy Meeting – 10th Sept Lower Ground Conference Room, Hobart Town Hall

Communities, local government and farmers wanting to take control of their energy production and invest in renewable energy projects may be interested in this public meeting in Hobart.  Organised by a coalition of community organisations with support from Hydro Tasmania, eight Tasmanian delegates who attended the national Community Energy Congress held in Canberra in June will share the knowledge and enthusiasm they gained. Speakers include Jack Gilding and David Mounter. More information. The meeting will assist communities to identify the type of community energy project they might like to develop and explain the resources that are available to help them. Presenters will also share inspirational examples such as:

  • Wildpoldsried, the small German town of 2500 people which produces 4 times the electricity it consumes and earns over $7 million dollars per year. 
  • Hepburn Wind which raised over $9.7m from nearly 2000 community investors and has built two wind turbines which provide more electricity than is used in the nearby town of Daylesford.
  • Solar $aver Program for Pensioners run by Darebin Council in Victoria which has organised to put solar panels on 300 pensioners houses at no upfront cost to homeowner, with the cost repaid from electricity bill savings via a levy on the homeowner’s council rates.
  • Lismore City Council’s plan to self-generate all Councils electricity needs from renewable resources by 2023.

Community Garden Working Bee - Sun 14th 10-noon

We will be doing general garden maintenance such as weeding and planting ready for Spring growth. You are all welcome to come and help in this beautiful garden. People wanting to sign up for a plot, or to be part of the food forest, please fill in the membership form found on our website

Sustainable House Day - Sun 14th September

A handful of sustainable homes will be opening their doors this month (including a number in South Hobart) Details are available on

People’s Climate Mobilisation / Global Day of Action - Sept 21st everywhere

Join people from all around the planet to show the heads of state attending the Climate Summit in New York in September that we want Action, Not Words on climate – we are standing up in our communities, to organise, to build power, to confront the power of fossil fuels, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world. More details on a Hobart event here Organised in Australia by, GetUp, & AYCC.