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Wednesday 31st Decemeber 2008

9.00am - Gardening with Chooks
Garden smarter (and with more fun) by utilizing chooks to do your fertilizing, aerating and digging for you. Learn about chook tractors, rotations, breeds and even secret women’s business from the passionate permaculturists from Northey Street City Farm.

10.00am - Sustainable Transport: Here and Now (2)

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Electric cars, alternative fuels, fast efficient cheap public transport: these may be the future of sustainable transport, but what about the here and now? What can you do today to make sustainable transport a reality?
Dr Matt Gray, Dr Jago Dodson, Greg George

11.00am - Climate Change – and Oceans

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Ice caps melt, seas rise, oceans warm and rivers dry up! What will happen to the Great Barrier Reef, our coastal McMansions and our canal estates? Our scientists provide the latest science and predictions statewide, nationally and internationally. Host Susie Chapman.
Dr. James Renwick, Dr. Ken Anthony, Dr. Selina Ward

12 noon - Transition Town Initiatives

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 Transition Sunshine Coast will discuss how the Transition Movement has taken off around the world and why it is so useful for communities wanting to plan their energy descent action and move from oil dependency to local resilience.
Sonya Wallace and Janet Millington

1.00pm - CSR – Is business part of the problem or part of the solution?

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As the world moves to a low carbon economy, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) take centre stage as business drivers. Join the CEO of MOSS Anne-Maree Huxley as she explains CSR and ESG and how business is innovating to address the sustainability challenges of our time.
Anne-Maree Huxley

2.00pm - Transport: freight and friends – post oil

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When diesel and petrol prices hit $5 can we still afford bananas from NQ, Melons from WA or maintain friendships across the country? What are the options for post oil?
Dr Jago Dodson, Dr Matthew Gray and Chris Hale

3.00pm - Why Listen to Scientists?

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Distinguished scientists discuss the process of peer review. The difference between a scientific paper, which undergoes rigorous quality control, and statements and opinions by 'experts' which are frequently published or heard in today's media. Our scientists welcome open debate and discussion. Host Mark Ricketts.
Prof Ian Lowe Dr. James Renwick Dr. Selina Ward and Dr Ken Anthony

4.00pm - Councillors for Sustainability

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How do we build a sustainable community? What are the practicable ways of moving communities to a more sustainable future? Listen to our councillors for sustainability and see how they are building sustainable communities. Host Simon Baltais.
Cr. Debra Henry, Cr. Russell Green and Alan Rich

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