Sustainable Living Posts

2014 Futures Forum, Sustaining Regional Communities

Cowra Shire Council and the Cowra Natural Resource Management Advisory Committee are proud to be hosting the 2014 Futures Forum, Sustaining Regional Communities. “It is rare to have access to a range of such high-calibre speakers right here in the Central West, including our keynote speaker Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council,” John Rankin, […]

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From Little Things

“Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand” Chinese Proverb At Canowindra Preschool, children are involved in learning about sustainability as part of their everyday preschool experience. Whether it’s by recycling their lunch food scraps in the preschool worm farm or playing with the two preschool chickens […]

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Dylan Gower – the art and science of architecture and Ecologically Sustainable Development

Dylan Gower is an architect driven by a desire to see Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) embraced in regional NSW through public works, commercial and residential development. “Regional Victoria is just so much better advanced in this area,” says Dylan, who would like to use his skills and background to encourage a much greater uptake of […]

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The house that Wooly and Margie built

This week we take a look at a solar passive earth house in Canowindra. On their property near Canowindra, permaculture educator Margie Crowther and organic farmer and salinity scientist  Andrew “Wooly” Wooldridge have built themselves and their little daughter Annie a very comfortable solar passive “earth home” – a place where the family can truly […]

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“The Apple Pickers”

These are a pair of steers are located on a small lot on the Macquarie Flood Plain at Bathurst. They are an inquisitive pair and were very interested in the apple tree that was just almost out of reach, in-fact the fruit has only become accessible as it ripens; the extra weight bringing the branches just into […]

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Making History as the Future Comes to Central NSW!

In the early days of the Colony, the Blue Mountains were seen as an impassable barrier for future exploration. By 1815, however, William Cox had built a road over the mountains to Bathurst. The first licence to drive a motor vehicle in Australia was issued in 1906. By 1909 the Brush Model D 28, a […]

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Mikla Lewis: Increasing Biodiversity, Grenfell

2010 is the United Nations International Year of Biodiversity and one of Central NSW’s leading advocates for our threatened species is the Weddin Shire’s Mikla Lewis. She and her partner Wayne Lavers have been demonstrating how both commercial farming and biodiversity protection can exist in partnership on rural properties and how farmers can negotiate a […]

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