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LIVING SMART IN NORTH FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, environment, sustainability, Uncategorized by freoview on October 13, 2017

 

My mates Shani and Tim are Ecoburbia and Living Smart, so here info about their North Fremantle course:

Living Smart is a 7-week course (plus an additional field trip) that will inspire you to make sustainable changes in your own home with your family.

The course is designed with the needs of participants in mind and includes topic such as Waste, Living Simply, Power, Water, Gardening . . . and more. This course is brought to you by the City of Fremantle and will be facilitated by Shani Graham and Tim Darby, the most experienced Living Smart facilitators in Australia.

The next course starts on October 19 at the North Fremantle Community Hall and will run on Thursdays.

The cost for this course is $80 which includes Living Smart membership. Concession price ($40) available for eligible card holders. For more information call Shani on 0417 941 991 or email her at ecoburbia@gmail.com

The Living Smart program is now coordinated by Be Living Smart Inc. For more about Living Smart courses see http://www.livingsmart.org.au

ECOBURBIA DOCO ON URBAN SOLUTIONS

Posted in ecoburbia, environment, fremantle by freoview on February 8, 2017

Fremantle’s Ecoburbia presents the movie: A Convenient Truth – Urban Solutions from 
Curbita Brazil.

 Friday February 10th.
 7pm for a 7.30 start

This inspirational documentary shows a city where urban solutions are not just theory, but a reality. The film shows innovations in the areas of transportation, recycling, social benefits (affordable housing), parks, and the great philosophy behind the successful leaders that transformed Curitiba in a model green city.

This movie will be held at Ecoburbia – 16 Livingstone Street in Beaconsfield. It is outside and it can get chilly so dress appropriately. There is seating in the garden but feel free to bring a folding chair if you are more comfy – or some pillows.

Feel free to bring you dinner from 7pm The movie will start at 7.30pm.

Please walk or come by bike. If you have to drive please park at the Primary School on Hale Road, not on Beard Street.

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FREO ECOBURBIA AND THE TEA PARTY

Posted in ecoburbia, fremantle, politics by freoview on October 31, 2016

ECOBURBIA PRESENTS! ASTROTURF WARS

Friday November 4. 7.30 pm.
The Tea Party movement has taken American politics by storm. But is this truly a populist uprising or one of the greatest feats of propaganda ever seen? Australian filmmaker Taki Oldham sets out to answer this question, finding that behind the movement’s rhetoric of “freedom” versus “socialism” lies a highly co-ordinated network of shadow groups, funded by the likes of billionaire ideologues Charles and David Koch. Are the tea party protesters really just pawns in a plan to replace government with a privatised America?

This movie will be held at Ecoburbia – 16 Livingstone Street in Beaconsfield. We will be inside MORTUNG – our community space. There are some dining chairs available but feel free to bring a folding chair if you are more comfy – or some pillows for the floor. The space is not heated so dress appropriately.

We will not be sharing food over winter, but coffee and tea will be available, and we encourage you to stay and have a debrief after the movie. The movie will start at 7.30 pm

Please walk or come by bike. If you have to drive please park at the Primary School on Hale Road, not on Beard Street. See you at Ecoburbia!

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PAPER BIRD BOOKS CREATE SAND FUN FOR KIDS

Posted in BOOKS, fremantle by freoview on April 20, 2016

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bird 3 bird 2

 

It does not come more Freo than this! What a lovely scene this afternoon at the new Paper Bird children’s book shop in Henry Street where a small part of the street had been turned into a sandpit for kids to be creative in.

The book shop commissioned Tim Darby and Shani Graham of Ecoburbia fame to create some sand sculptures and Tim did not forget to put the bird logo of the shop on the bottom right of his artwork. He told me he would also include a book or two.

Great to see a popular event that did not require booze or noise. Loved it!

Roel Loopers

 

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CELLO JOE AND TONI TONE AT ECOBURBIA HOUSE CONCERT

Posted in concerts, ecoburbia, fremantle by freoview on February 2, 2016

Monday February 8th -featuring (all the way from SanFranciso via Melbourne) CelloJoe and Toni Tone.
Supported by Charlie MGee

CelloJoe records on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations. Basically he’s an international bicycle touring vagabond troubadour cellist beatboxer.

Toni Tone is a singer, dancer, puppeteer, artist and creator. She sings and raps with CelloJoe and starts the party everywhere she goes.

Kooky uke & clever lines based on the principles of permaculture,Charlie Mgee has been touring the world for the past 3 years with his band Formidable Vegetable Sound System and is back for a brief while on home turf in Freo.

Tickets are only $25 plus some snacks to share. Numbers limited so bookings essential – BOOK HERE

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TRANSITION TO A BETTER WORLD

Posted in environment, fremantle by freoview on January 5, 2016

ECOBURBIA presents VOICES OF TRANSITION

JAN 8th 2016. 7.30. 16 Livingstone Street, Beaconsfield.

voices of transition

Voices of Transition presents paths towards a new model of human existence: one which is fair, environmentally sound and fulfilling, with soil and people supporting each other in a balanced and sustainable way.

This inspiration film presents innovative and very concrete solutions to the food security challenges of our crisis-ridden age. Its powerful images showcase community-led agriculture in Cuba, ingenious woodland farming methods in France and the influential Transition movement in the UK, where communities are already moving towards local resilience. The pioneers of this global movement share a positive vision: a new food system in which soils and people once again support each other in a balanced and sustainable way. The film offers a tantalising glimpse of a future-proof society – one in which our communities are happier and healthier too.

6.30 for dinner (BYO NOT shared) and 7.30 for the movie.
Bring chairs or pillows-

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JOIN THE ECOBURBIA TOUR

Posted in fremantle by freoview on January 2, 2016

I received the message below from my mates Shani and Tim of ECOBURBIA, so want to share it with you:

Want to check out Ecoburbia? During this tour you will have the rare opportunity to see around the entire property – inside and out. After a short chat about the vision for this place, Shani will lead a quick walk around to get a feel for the various spaces before talking in more detail about the structure of the garden, the goats, chickens and her precious compost!

A cuppa will follow before Tim shares some more in depth information about the various power, water and transport systems.
The cost for this tour is $25. Numbers for each session will be restricted to 20. 

You can book here ECOBURBIA TOUR TUESDAY JANUARY 5th -5pm

ECOBURBIA LIFE IS LIVING SMART

Posted in ecoburbia, fremantle, living smart by freoview on October 12, 2015

My mates Shani and Tim run Fremantle ECOBURBIA, so here some info from them about the next course at the Growers Green Markets:

10 things about a Living Smart course you might be interested to know:

– it covers ten topics – gardening for food and wildlife, water, power, transport, healthy home and you, living simply, waste and community,
– it goes for seven weeks, 2.5 hours per session
– there is at least one outing,
– what you do in the course depends on what the group wants to do,
– there are hands on or discussion activities in every session,
– the focus is not on lots of information but on taking action,
– participants say their favourite bit is taking action and meeting like minded people,
– people also say they don’t want it to end,
– it only costs $80 / $40 concession,
– this term there are courses in Beaconsfield, Spearwood and Rockingham
So really? – you should enrol now – http://www.livingsmart.org.au

This term there are courses in Fremantle on Sunday mornings (at the Growers’ Green market in Beaconsfield), on Thursday nights in Spearwood (at the Cockburn Civic Centre), and Tuesday morning in Rockingham. There is even a course in Sydney!

The courses in Fremantle and Spearwood will be facilitated by Ecoburbia. Tim and Shani are the most experienced facilitators in Australia, so you will be in good hands.

The course is only $80 for the full seven weeks, which includes Living Smart membership. Call Shani if you have questions. 0417 941 991 or ecoburbia@gmail.com

There are more details below. Have a look and then head to the Living Smart website for more information and to enrol.
FREMANTLE GROWERS GREEN
Sunday mornings 9am – 11.30am
Starting October 25th
South Fremantle Senior High School

Roel Loopers

ROEL FOR FREO! Beaconsfield Ward. Truly Independent.

Written and authorised by Roel Loopers of 5 Maxwell Street, Beaconsfield 6162.

TINY IS A BIG STORY ABOUT HOME

Posted in fremantle by freoview on September 30, 2014

Fremantle ECOBURBIA will be showing TINY at REPLANTS on Wray Avenue on Friday, October 3.

It is a doco about home, and how we find it. The film follows one couple’s attempt to build a “tiny house” from scratch, and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space.

Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about good design, the nature of home, and the changing American Dream.

From 1970 to 2010, the average size of a new house in America has almost doubled. Yet in recent years, many are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom, and quality of life over quantity of space. These self-proclaimed “Tiny Housers” live in homes smaller than the average parking space, often built on wheels to bypass building codes and zoning laws. TINY takes us inside six of these homes stripped to their essentials, exploring the owners’ stories and the design innovations that make them work.

TINY is a coming-of-age story for a generation that is more connected, yet less tied-down than ever, and for a society redefining its priorities in the face of a changing financial and environmental climate. More than anything, TINY invites its viewers to dream big and imagine living small.

Doors open at 6.30pm for dinner and conversation. The meal is BYO. The movie will start at 7.30 (or when it is dark enough!) so we can have some discussion afterwards.

Roel Loopers

BUILD A HOME FROM HEMP

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 29, 2014

Info from the Fremantle ECOBURBIA mob:

 A father’s search to find the healthiest building materials leads him to the completion of the nation’s first hemp house.

Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy-efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material.

The drawback — although research is legal in some states, hemp remains off-limits to almost all U.S. farmers.  Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes 1,000′s of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation. 



In the U.S., hemp could be a money-making crop for farmers and create jobs. But why can’t Americans grow it?



BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more.

There will be a speaker and time for questions and discussion about the use of hemp in WA after the movie.

This movie will be held at Replants, 96 Wray Avenue this Friday August 1. Doors will open at 6.30pm for dinner and conversation. The meal is BYO. The movie will start at 7.30 so we can have some discussion afterwards. Come prepared to share your thoughts. The venue is not heated or cooled so please dress appropriately and bring doonas etc

 

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