Adapting Online for Environmental Change

Liz Martin from Bendigo Sustainability Group has had a big job these past few months, taking their annual Sustainable House Day entirely online for the first time.

Whilst challenging, this has presented some unique opportunities for the group:

“We had houses as far away as Camperdown and Point Lonsdale and a fantastic variety of housing to view via video and then chat online.

Our speaker Jenny Edwards from Light House Architecture and Science in Canberra spoke about their Australian award-winning designs for multi-generational living.

We explored hempcrete, timbercrete, mud brick and straw bale as well as retrofitted and new builds. We had 18 different videos people could watch then attend the zoom sessions on the day.”

Liz hopes that the day “educates everyone to build more sustainably, save energy and live more comfortably. Learning from those who have done it with builders, designers and owners ready to chat.”


Liz’s advice for change?

“If you want to see change, I’d recommend getting involved with a group that shares your passion. If you love gardening, you could join up seed saving and gardening groups. We want to save the planet, so it is all about being more sustainable and keeping emissions down in your community.”


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