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Clever Living Seminar Series



Seminar 1 - Why Good Design Doesn't Cost the Earth. 

The first seminar in this Clever Living Series will explore sustainable house design including orientation and passive solar design in relation to the cooling/heating and comfort as well as insulation, thermal mass, glazing and shading. Gain a level of knowledge that puts you in the driver's seat when asking key questions of your builder or architect and maximise your home's performance and minimise it's running costs. During this four-part series, the latest evidence-based information about building fabric, energy and water efficiency plus product and technology developments will be discussed. Discover the economic, wellbeing and environmental benefits of sustainable living, which is good for you and good for the planet.

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VCE SPECIAL EVENT: Maxine Beneba Clarke - Foreign Soil

This special session will allow students studying 'Foreign Soil' as part of their VCE to deepen their understanding of the text through Maxine’s comprehensive talk covering her writing process and themes of race, resilience and diversity.  Maxine's presentation will be followed by a thirty minute Q & A especially for students.  Teachers and parents are welcome.

Sunday, 3 June 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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David Holmgren - RetroSuburbia: Aussie Street

Join us for local multi-media event, ‘Aussie Street’ featuring permaculture co-originator, David Holmgren, author of 'RetroSuburbia; the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future'.

‘Aussie Street’ cleverly brings Holmgren’s RetroSuburbia ideas into our everyday lives, using 100+ photos and water-colour illustrations along with practical concepts from his exciting new book. Be part of Holmgren’s remarkably insightful, thought-provoking vision for a resilient and life enhancing sustainable future.

In partnership with the City of Greater Geelong, Geelong Sustainability Group and Holmgren Events.

Sunday, 17 June 2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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CLEVER LIVING SEMINAR 4 - DIY Water Efficiency Home and Garden

This seminar will investigate inexpensive, new and exciting innovations and technologies to conserve water, which will help reduce your water and energy bills. Information for homeowners and renters will be presented about Water Sensitive Urban Design techniques for the garden such as rain gardens, bio-swales, insect hotels, wicking beds, urban heat island effects, use of green infrastructure and much more. Presented by Sandra Brady, Senior Water Efficiency Officer, Barwon Water and Gavin Pocock, Landscape Architect, Garden Consultants Business Owner.

In partnership with Geelong Sustainability Group.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Barry Hill and Don Watson - Essayists on the Essay

Join two of Australia's pre-eminent essayists - Barry Hill (Reason and Lovelessness, March 2018) and Don Watson (There it is again, November 2017), for a lively conversation about the role of the essay.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre

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Garry Disher – Under the Cold Bright Lights

In celebration of the Queenscliff Low Light Festival, hear award winning crime writer Garry Disher, author of the 'Wyatt' thrillers and the 'Peninsula Crimes' series, discuss his latest release, 'Under the Cold Bright Lights'.

Sunday, 1 July 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Queenscliff Uniting Church

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Feminist Writers Festival Workshop: Amy Gray - Finding and Sustaining a Feminist Voice

Sure, you want to be a feminist writer – but what does that mean? In this workshop, writer Amy Gray shares all her tips on how you can start your a writing career and advance a feminist writing practice of your own, and work with your local writing community. In partnership with the 2018 Feminist Writers Festival.

Tickets $65 full price, $55 concession 

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Geelong Library and Heritage Centre