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Tuesday 27 December 2011

Treading on Hot Coals 10.00am - 11.00am
Jo-Anne Bragg (Environmental Defenders Office), Derec Davies (Friends of the Earth)

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Hear how a feisty local group challenged coal mining giant Xstrata. Follow the court room drama as Friends of the Earth Brisbane gathered climate scientists and lawyers to take on the proposed Wandoan mega-mine.

Making the Transition to Local Food 11.00am - 12.00noon
Sonya Wallace, Andrew Lytton Hitchens

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This presentation celebrates Transition Towns around the world who are getting out there, seeding, creating and building resilient, localised food systems in all their shapes and forms.

Build your Dream Home for 25K 12noon - 1.00pm
Anja Light

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From rummaging through dumpsters to buying materials from demolished homes, Anja was determined to create the ultimate energy-saving home, on an ultra tight budget. See the beautiful structure she created and hear how she did it.

Postcards from the edge 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Rebecca Williams, Director (Threatened Species Unit)

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Rarer than the Giant Panda and Sumatran Tiger, the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat is a species on the brink. This talk will focus on a unique public private partnership aimed at bringing these beautiful creatures back from the brink.

Hot Property 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Dr George Quezada, CSIRO

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Forestry, Agriculture and Carbon: The Zero Carbon Australia Land Use Plan
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Beyond Zero Emissions are back again this year to tell us how we can create a carbon neutral community.

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Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) 4.00pm - 5.00pm

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Monica Richter, Manager of the Sustainable Australia Program at ACF, will talk about the various projects ACF is engaged in to help create a bio-sensitive and socially just Australia.

 Treading on Hot Coals 10.00am - 11.00amJo-Anne Bragg (Environmental Defenders Office), Derec Davies (Friends of the Earth)Hear how a feisty local group challenged coal mining giant Xstrata. Follow the court room drama as Friends of the Earth Brisbane gathered climate scientists and lawyers to take on the proposed Wandoan mega-mine.  Making the Transition to Local Food 11.00am - 12.00noonSonya Wallace, Andrew Lytton Hitchens This presentation celebrates Transition Towns around the world who are getting out there, seeding, creating and building resilient, localised food systems in all their shapes and forms. Build your Dream Home for 25K 12noon - 1.00pmAnja LightFrom rummaging through dumpsters to buying materials from demolished homes, Anja was determined to create the ultimate energy-saving home, on an ultra tight budget. See the beautiful structure she created and hear how she did it. Postcards from the edge 1.00pm - 2.00pmRebecca Williams, Director (Threatened Species Unit)Rarer than the Giant Panda and Sumatran Tiger, the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat is a species on the brink. This talk will focus on a unique public private partnership aimed at bringing these beautiful creatures back from the brink. Hot Property 2.00pm - 3.00pmDr George Quezada, CSIROAs we march headlong in to the future at a seemingly intractable pace, Dr George Quezada will slow us down and take us on a journey into the design requirements for truly sustainable urban precincts Forestry, Agriculture and Carbon: The Zero Carbon Australia Land Use Plan
3.00pm - 4.00pmBeyond Zero Emissions are back again this year to tell us how we can create a carbon neutral community. How can we manage our land so that we have healthy biodiversity, healthy people and carbon is taken out of the atmosphere? The Zero Carbon Australia Land Use Plan is a detailed look at how we can turn our land use sector into a carbon sink while enhancing food security and biodiversity preservation. 

http://beyondzeroemissions.org Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) 4.00pm - 5.00pmMonica Richter, Manager of the Sustainable Australia Program at ACF, will talk about the various projects ACF is engaged in to help create a bio-sensitive and socially just Australia.

 
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