Changing Your World Sustainability Seminars

 

We have a range of incredible sustainability talks throughout the day in the wonderful Canning River Eco Education Centre. Why not come along and learn how you can Change Your World!

Frog ID

With Paul Doughty

10:30 – 11.15am

You can help conserve frog species!

 

The FrogID app enables citizen scientists to monitor frog populations with an app for mobile phones.

Dr Paul Doughty of the Western Australian Museum will be talking about the diversity of WA frog species, the FrogID app and building frog-friendly gardens in Perth to help bring us back to nature.

Passive Hive

12.30 – 1.15pm

Passive House Standard - A new generation of sustainability

'Learn more about the basics of Passive House and the importance of building sustainably for our future.

Passive House is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building's ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.

The three main driving forces we are promoting are health, sustainability and comfort. It is important to have these in mind when designing our homes or buildings. This educational session includes information about the impact of bad air quality, energy waste, air leakages and lack of comfort and we are presenting the main 5 principles of Passive House standard as a solution to the problems we face in a typical Australian building.

Our presenting team consists of 2 Passive House designers with a passion for promoting sustainable, healthy and energy efficient building standards.

We have studied architecture in Europe and strongly believe that Passive House standard is the way forward for the building industry in the future.'

Permaculture West

11.30am to 12.15pm

Much more than gardening, Permaculture provides a set of ethics to ground our everyday decision making.

 

It is a framework for regenerative living and land use, with ecological design principles that can be applied everywhere.

 

This interactive talk explores the ethics and principles of Permaculture, introducing you to the global movement that is Permaculture.

 

Presented by Tanvier Fowler, Convener of PermacultureWest.

Atom Analytical

With Bronnie Kemp

1.30 – 2.15pm

Bronnie Kemp is the founder and Managing Director of Atom Earth Pty Ltd and Atom Analytical. She has a diverse background in biochemical science, animal science, soils, software engineering and has a passion for data analysis.

Bonnie will discuss why you would need to test soil, tissue and water as well as show the latest innovative equipment and technology to examine soil and water.

Knowledge about your soil is the single most significant component of your success or failure as a grower or food producer. Your soil is the life-blood of your business and it is critically important to gain an understanding of its fertility and nutrition.

Bonnie will be joined by guest speaker John Walker from the UK who has been involved in agriculture and sustainability products for more than 50 years. John will introduce 3 new products that have been extensively trialled and distributed all over the world.

Bring along your soil samples and have them tested at the Atom Analytical Stall.