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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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