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Volunteers wanted, Green Building Series, Loder Cup

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Volunteers needed

TVNZ Breakfast at Dawn is on again this year on March 25th during the Balloons on the Waikato. The Environment Centre provides compostable plates and spoons at the free breakfast and takes the organic waste away to compost. Breakfast is provided for about 2000 people, so it is a good opportunity to promote education around preventing organic waste going to landfill.

We need volunteers who are happy to get up early in the morning to help dish out breakfast and monitor what is going into our bins. It is fun for all the family, with the balloons inflating and lifting off, and TV will be there as well.
If you are able to help could you pls contact Katherine at the Environment Centre, 839 4452 or email katherine@envirocentre.org.nz

Green Home Design – The economic advantages of sustainable energy efficiencies in the home

(one session has already taken place but you still have time to get to the rest)

Whether you are building or renovating this series will offer an introduction to the general concepts of ‘green homes’ and look at environmental impacts, the economic goals you may wish to achieve and the economics of energy efficiency.
Over four evenings participants will be advised of how to renovate an existing home to ensure energy efficiencies with a focus on options around water heating, appliances and the benefits of passive solar design. 

Options presented will also include discussion about appropriate use of alnternative energy sources such as solar, micro wind & hydro systems appropriate for domestic installation.  Energy efficiencies can also be achieved by examining water use and understanding water conservation in the home.

Tutor:             Ian Mayes, Eco-Design Advisor, Hamilton City Council
            7pm – 9pm
             Tuesdays 9th – 30th March (4 weeks)
LAIN Building, LAIN.G.27, University of Waikato (enter gate 1 off Knighton Road)

Fee:                 $25.00 (or $5.00 per session)
Course Code:

Contact Bev Collison at Continuing Education ph 858 5124

2010 Loder Cup award nominations

Nominations close at 5pm on 31 May 2010.

The Loder Cup is New Zealand’s premier conservation award.
Gerald Loder donated the Loder Cup in 1926 to “encourage and honour New Zealanders who work to investigate, promote, retain and cherish our indigenous flora”.
The Minister of Conservation awards the Loder Cup to a person or group of people who best represent the objectives of the Cup,to celebrate their outstanding conservation work in New Zealand.
For more information visit http://www.doc.govt.nz/getting-involved/events-and-awards/awards/loder-cup-award/

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