Events: Diary dates for community events adapting the West.

Events, activities and information sessions in support of climate change adaptation take place throughout the Western Region council areas of Charles Sturt, West Torrens and Port Adelaide-Enfield and Greater Adelaide. These events can inform, put you in touch with like-minded ‘Westies’, and occasionally celebrate the achievements of your community, as we tackle climate-change issues.

 

AdaptNow – Changing for Climate Change - Community Workshops

 

Please join us for a series of two community workshops to explore the impacts of climate change. Learn how to adapt to a changing climate!

Workshop dates:

  • Wednesday 28th July – 1.30 pm – 4.30pm - Community workshop 1 – at The Parks Library – Community Room 2
  • Monday 16th August – 1.30pm – 4.30pm – Community workshop 2 – at The Parks Library – Community Room 2

For further information and tickets, click here

 

Eco Living for Renters: Simple Hacks for your Home

Do you want to make your rental more sustainable? Learn easy, low cost hacks and meet other renters transforming their places*.

In this interactive short course you will learn and share easy ways to save you time and money. The house tour will give you a chance to see lots of hacks in action.

Sessions will cover how you can save energy and water, grow your own food and habitat gardens, simply manage waste while taking care of your own health and connecting with your neighbours.

*This short course is for anyone who rents an apartment, unit, or house with or without a yard!

PLEASE NOTE - This is a 2-part course, 10am-2pm on consecutive Saturdays June 19th and 26th. An additional house tour will take place at a later date.

This course is brought to you by Green Adelaide, the Adelaide Sustainability Centre and the City of Adelaide.

 

Where: The Joinery

When: 19 June and 26 June, 10am - 2pm

Tickets: $25 via Eventbrite

For inquiries contact Paige LeCornu, co-facilitator Living Smart SA/Adelaide Sustainability Centre Coordinator
e - asc@conservationsa.org.au
p - 7123 2166

 

Coastal Sand Dune Rehabilitation Project

 

Community Weeding Days run by Trees for Life

A series of 10 community weeding days will be facilitated by Trees for Life, working to manually remove small and easy to manage weed.

Up to 50 participants can join these community days. We hope lots of community members, local business and corporate groups will join us and get to know the local natural environments.

The focus of the days will be to eradicate as many weeds as possible and raise community awareness of the threat of invasive plant species and highlight the importance of keeping those plants under control.

Sessions run from 9am – 4pm with options for half day attendance available.

Please register to attend these FREE community sessions, so we can manage event attendance using the links below.

Community weeding dates and locations:

Monday 19 April – Hart Street to Semaphore Jetty

Saturday 15 May – Semaphore Jetty to Largs

Monday 31 May – Largs Jetty to Magarey Street

Monday 21 June – Taperoo

Monday 19 July – Taperoo

Saturday 7 August – Taperoo

Wednesday 8 September – Biodiversity Park

Sunday 26 September – North Haven

Monday 18 October – Largs North from Magarey Street

May 2022 – tbc – Largs North

School groups, local businesses, corporate groups and community groups are welcome to attend as a group. Please check in with event organisers to find out more. Individuals are also encouraged to register and come along.

Find out more information by email to semaphoredunes@gmail.com or visit this website

 

Red Cross Climate Ready Communities - Kilburn and Brompton Sessions

The AdaptWest team is pleased to offer two more Climate Ready Communities training sessions. 

Join us for this two-part training and learn about local climate impacts, ways to avoid the worst of them and how to get your community ready.

Kilburn - This will be a session held at the Kilburn Community Centre - held over two days so please come along to both Saturday 8th & 15st May. Book here for the Kilburn session.

Brompton - This will be held at 19 on Green - held over two days so please come along to both Saturday 19th & 26th June. Book here for the Brompton session. 

 

Red Cross Climate Ready Communities - Thebarton, March 2021

A second Red Cross training session will be run in late March 2021!

Join us for this two-part training and learn about local climate impacts, ways to avoid the worst of them and how to get your community ready.

This training is held over two evening sessions so please come along to both Wednesday 24th & 31st March.

PART 1 - 24th March

  • Climate Change Overview & Projections
  • Adaptation & Mitigation
  • Values Based Connections
  • Individual & Community Actions
  • Messaging & Motivating Others to Prepare

PART 2 - 31st March

  • Transformative Community Solutions
  • Making A Plan & Next Steps

$15 per person, two-part training sessions, people of all backgrounds encouraged to participate. Please get in contact if the registration cost is an issue for you.

  • 6pm - 9.30pm Wednesday 24th & 31st March 2021 Thebarton Community Centre, South Road & Ashwin Parade, Thebarton.

Light refreshments will be provided but please bring along your own dinner to eat in the break.

A COVID-19 Safe plan will be in place for the sessions.

This project is supported by AdaptWest - Cities of Charles Sturt, Pt Adelaide Enfield and West Torrens.

Eventbrite bookings now open for people who live, work & play in these Council areas of Adelaide's western & inner-northern suburbs.

Sessions limited to maximum 15 people - registration essential.

Please contact us if you can no longer attend.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact Cristel Chambers, Community Development Officer at climatereadysa@redcross.org.au or via 0415 695 836.

 

Red Cross Climate Ready Communities - Woodville session AdaptWest 2021

 

Join us for this two-part training and learn about local climate impacts, ways to avoid the worst of them and how to get your community ready.

This training is held over two days so please come along to both Saturday 27th February & 13th March.

PART 1 - 27th Feb

  • Climate Change Overview & Projections
  • Adaptation & Mitigation
  • Values Based Connections
  • Individual & Community Actions

PART 2 - 13th March

  • Messaging & Motivating Others to Prepare
  • Making A Plan & Next Steps

$15 per person, two-part training sessions, people of all backgrounds encouraged to participate. Please get in contact if the registration cost is an issue for you.

11am - 2.30pm Saturday 27th February & 13th March 2021 The Brocas, 111 Woodville Road, St Clair.

This project is supported by AdaptWest - Cities of Charles Sturt, Pt Adelaide Enfield and West Torrens. Eventbrite bookings now open for people who live, work & play in these Council areas of Adelaide's western & inner-northern suburbs.

(If you're in Adelaide's southern or eastern & north eastern suburbs, keep an eye out for more sessions coming soon!)

Sessions limited to maximum 15 people - registration essential.

If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact Cristel Chambers, Community Development Officer at climatereadysa@redcross.org.au or via 0415 695 836.

RetroSuburbia: A Downshifter's Guide To a Resilient Future - online re-launch 

RetroSuburbia is about to be re-launched as a PDF pay-what-you-can model. It really is a “how-to” manual for these times!

"RetroSuburbia: A Downshifter's Guide To a Resilient Future is a book for this moment in history.

Permacuture co-originator, David Holmgren and the team at Melliodora have decided, amidst the crisis of COVID-19 and its ensuing economic fallout, to release their 2018 bestseller as an online, Pay-What-You-Can resource accessible to people worldwide who are looking for grassroots solutions to the challenges of this unique time."

The re-launch is this coming Wednesday 8/4/2020 – tickets are free and available here:

 

Cooler, greener Adelaide - New planning policy, new opportunities - FREE Community Workshops in February 2020

Water Sensitive SA in partnership with the Adapt West, climate change adaptation program and the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities is hosting a community workshop to build on the Cooler, greener Adelaide event held in March last year:

Tuesday 4 February 2020, 6:30-9:00pm
City of Charles Sturt
72 Woodville Road, Woodville

This workshops is intended to assist community members’ understanding of, and engagement with, the urban greening and stormwater management policies within the draft Planning and Design Code (Phase 3 – metropolitan and urban centres)

Community workshop objectives

Attendees will leave the workshops with a greater understanding of the Planning and Design Code and in particular:

  • the types of development permitted under the new Code
  • what level of green cover and canopy cover we can expect
  • how much of a site can be covered by hard surfaces
  • how excess stormwater generated from new developments will be managed.

Workshop activities

The Planning and Design Code is predominantly a rule book of some 3,000 plus pages of planning policies. To assist the community to better understand the nature and extent of the landscape/greening  and water sensitive urban design related policies within the Planning and Design Code,  the policies have been translated into a series of drawings of typical development scenarios. At the workshop, participants will be able to view and comment on a series of development scenarios that represent:

  • business as usual development
  • development that just passes the new policy (proposed minimum standards), and
  • development that goes beyond minimum standards for enhanced greening, stormwater management and amenity.

 

For more information and to book a place in the workshop please see the Water Sensitive SA website or this flyer. 

 

Stay healthy in the Heat free workshop

The City of West Torrens is hosting a free workshop on Wednesday 22nd January 2020. 

With the summer weather only just beginning, join us for this interactive SES workshop where you’ll learn some tricks and tips to help make sure you stay cool this summer.

All attendees will receive a ‘Stay healthy in the heat’ gift bag full of information and handy goodies to help you beat the heat.

For further details and registration please visit the event page here

 

Let's Talk About ... Future Mobility for Liveable Cities - presented by the Adelaide Sustainable Building Network.

Discussion about the challenges of technological transformation in transport and consider how to create a liveable and sustainable future. Wednesday, 13 November 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The Jade, 142-160 Flinders Street Adelaide. Tickets from $18. Event details HERE

Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand event. Wednesday 6 November - 8:30am to 4:30pm, Flinders University (Victoria Square Campus), $150 for non-members

Event details: Climate Change Forum: What you need to know and no one is talking about  

  • “Is your health and/or wealth at risk? Who is at most risk of heat stress? Is your future income at risk, whether it sits in a superannuation fund or in a farm or city-based business? What sectors of the economy are most at risk? What does science tell us about these various risks? What can we do about these risks, particularly at a practical level?
  • Where in Australia and New Zealand are the people and industries likely to be adversely affected as the climate changes? What does the Actuaries Index show? How is the insurance industry going to react if we neglect scientific advice on where we build and how we build? Where does the law stand on property rights and the environment? On water rights? On climate change in general?
  • What can be done here in Australia and New Zealand to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change?

 

Environmental Health Australia National Conference 6th - 8th November 2019 National Wine Centre, $590 day rate for non-members.

Thursday morning has a disaster resilience focus, with a keynote from Dr Robert Glasser, Australian Strategic Policy Institute on the threat climate change poses to Australia’s national security. Event details HERE

 

Beat the heat: Hot in the city workshops - by the City of Adelaide with University of Adelaide and State Emergency Services -Thursday 7th November 2019 - FREE event.

Some great workshops being run by The City of Adelaide - Find out 'what's hot and what's not' and prepare your own plan to be ready for the summer heat. Find all the details HERE

 

Research Tuesdays: CLIMATE CHANGED - The Braggs Building - The University of Adelaide Victoria Drive Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Event details HERE

It’s arguably the most critical issue of our time. But how aware are we of climate change’s likely tangible impacts? In this special year-end Research Tuesdays forum, four leading University of Adelaide researchers will discuss:

  • what past climate change events can tell us about how Earth’s systems will react in future
  • how climate change will exacerbate existing threats to species and ecosystems, including land clearance and introduced pests
  • the major barriers to biodiversity conservation, and policy tools that can overcome them
  • how complexity in our critical systems, such as food, energy, water and transport, is driving costly political and commercial uncertainty
  • why we must all integrate understanding of climate change impacts into our every thought and action—and how we can do it.

At times confronting, frequently challenging, but ultimately inspiring, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

 

Achieving a Greener Adelaide - Parks and  Leisure Australia - 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, U City Function Centre, 43 Franklin Street, $140 for non-members

Do you want to find out more about the 'Green Adelaide' initiative and how quality green public spaces can be achieved, as well as potential government and community projects, grant funding, and how your council or organisation can benefit? Then make sure you don't miss this must attend event on how a Green Adelaide can be achieved. Event details HERE

 

The University of Adelaide Heat & Habitat in Cities Symposium - H2CS - Heat and Habitat in Cities Symposium National Wine Centre Exhibition Hall Cnr Hackney Road and Botanic Road 9 - 10 December, 2019

H2CS - Heat and Habitat in Cities Symposium, hosted by the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide, will bring international and national experts, policy makers, planners, designers and researchers to exchange knowledge, experience and expertise and to discuss and debate concrete ideas for planning, designing, developing and improving our cities. The Symposium will be opened by The Honourable David Speirs MP, Minister for Environment and Water. Event details HERE 

 

The Australian Walking and Cycling Conference.

In conjunction with AdaptWest, the 2019 Australian Walking & Cycling Conference was held at the Port Adelaide Town Hall on 24 & 25 October 2019.
The theme of the conference was Active Transport in a Changing Climate.

Check out the photos at the conference website!

 

 

 

Changing for Climate Change