Sustainability education and workshops
Planning for Local Resilience Presentation with David Holmgren
On Thursday 17 June 2010 Byron Shire Council hosted a guest presentation by David Holmgren to a full house at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall. With only standing room remaining David Holmgren presented his "Future Scenario" lecture on the effects of climate change and peak oil on our communities. David Holmgren said, “the simultaneous onset of climate change and the peaking of global oil supply represent unprecedented challenges for human civilisation. The presentation looks at an integrated approach to understanding the potential interaction between climate change and peak oil using a scenario planning model.
Byron Region Community College
Byron Region Community College offers a range of inspiring and affordable sustainability workshops aimed at empowering local residents with the knowledge and skills to live sustainably. The Living and Working Sustainably workshops provide a great opportunity for residents to learn more about how to reduce their impact on the environment and save money, as well as employing local tutors to share local skills with the community.
Workshops range from bike maintenance, eco shopping, permaculture, backyard chicken keeping and home composting with new and innovative courses being offered every term. Council has partnered with the Community College from time-to-time to offer specific courses and is exploring ways to support this community education program.
If you would like to view the current courses on offer visit www.byroncollege.org.au. If you have sustainability skills to share, contact Byron Region Community College’s Sustainability Education Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org.