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350, Green home workshop and Gully bustour

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More details about 350 event this Saturday
Make sure you are in Hamilton this Saturday, we need your body!

Support our action event to highlight climate change (the theme is 350ppm CO2 as a target for atmospheric levels – we are currently over 385ppm). It consists of an awareness raising meeting in Civic Plaza, Garden Place. Give us an hour of your time if you can – it will be on rain or shine.


11.05 General introduction to speakers and about 350, what it is and what it is trying to achieve
11.15 – 11.25 – Paula Southgate
11.25 – 11.40 – Mary-Beth and Dhaxna
11.40 – 11.50 – Rob Hamill
11.50 – people form into 350
, photograph to go on 350.org website.

Saturday 31 October

Materials Workshop
Ian Mayes, Eco Design Advisor at HCC will take you from framing to exterior cladding to interior floors and wall claddings, where you will learn about the toxicity of products used in  house construction and the alternatives such as untreated douglas fir timber for framing, natural floor varnishes, low VOC paints. You'll learn how to minimise waste, reuse and recycle on the build site.
Venue: Wintec's Hamilton City campus. $20 per person.

Enquiries and registrations to Megan Edmeades Megan@greenme.org.nz   ph 021 414 529

Sunday 1st November

Tui 2000 * Annual Gully Bus Trip

Visits to several urban streams to see how compatible they are with fish & invertebrate life. Researchers in the field & Council staff will highlight the challenges of these habitats, & suggest how conditions can be improved.

The trip is FREE, but we need to know the numbers (for the bus), so please book with Environment Centre ph. 839 4452 before 21 October

Time:  1.30 – 4.30pm
Memorial Drive (opposite no.58) by ‘Round Garden’

* in conjunction with LandcareTrust & Hamilton City Council




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