Monthly Archives: May 2013

7th Eco-Peace Leadership Program

ImageUNEP Eco-Peace Leadership Program is pleased to announce its 7th Eco-Peace Leadership Program, a year-long program to find solutions to pending environmental problems in local regions through hands-on activities and research done mostly online.

We are deeply committed to building our technology capacity and transferring information so that international cooperation in the field of the environment can improve.

We support CSOs research institution across the Asia-Pacific region in their quests to find solutions to local environmental problems through our collaborative program with Yuhan-Kimberly, Ltd. This year we will recruit 10 representatives from Asia-Pacific region for our 7th program. We will be support from October 2013 to September 2014. We are providing $2,000 (USD) to fellows who complete project.

We are willing to host Eco-peace Leadership Program Forum on October. We hope that you will attend the Forum and give us your invaluable support and encouragement.
The deadline for application submission is August 31, 2013.

For further information, please contact:

Eco-Peace Leadership Center

Coll. Forest Sciences 1st Bldg #109 Kangwon National Univ.

Chuncheon Gangwondo, South Korea

TEL: 82-33-257-7129, 82-33-250-7368

Fax: 82-33-257-7130, E-mail: eplc2006@hanmail.net

Website: www.eplc.asia

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Free timber tutorials Building professionals are invited to attend

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Free timber tutorials 

Building professionals are invited to attend a series of free timber-in-practice tutorials at St. Leonards, Sydney. Topics cover building-tall in timber, durability, sustainability and more — and winners of last year’s Australian Timber Design Awards feature prominently in all talks. 

Lunch is provided, and attendees will be eligible for CPD/CPE points.
The tutorials are delivered by WoodSolutions and will be held on the second Tuesday of every month.
For more information, please contact Jane Letteri: 02 8424 3702 or 
jane.l@tdansw.asn.au.

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May 10, 2013 · 1:14 pm

One Planet Seminar – BioRegional

Simon Wild (CEO, Cundall) and Caroline Noller (Founder, Footprint Company) will be joined by Pooran Desai (Co-Founder, BioRegional and International Director, One Planet Communities) to discuss a One Planet Vision – how ecological footprinting and the One Planet Living model have been used in projects and businesses both locally and abroad to achieve this vision.

At this event we welcome three speakers talking about three aspects of One Planet Living.

One Planet Living and Communities, Pooran Desai Co-founder of Bioregional and One Planet Living, Pooran Desai, will talk about the One Planet Communities concept. This concept looks to create a network of earth’s greenest neighbourhoods, where it is easy, attractive and affordable for people to live a healthy, happy lifestyle within a fair share of our planet’s resources. Pooran will use case studies to demonstrate how this can work.

One Planet Projects, Dr. Caroline Noller Director of the Footprint Company, Dr. Caroline Noller will present on Ecological footprint. Caroline’s background in construction economics and management means she is a passionate advocate of efficiency and evidenced based sustainable design practice.

One Planet Company, Simon Wild Cundall become the first consultancy in the world to become a One Planet Living Company. Cundall’s CEO, Simon Wild talk about the successes, failures, lessons learnt, obstacles so far, and the challenges ahead to run a business within the resources of a single planet.

Cost: Free
Place/Time:
Cundall’s Sydney office: Level 1, 48 Alfred Street, Milsons Point
Monday, 27 May | 5:00 pm.
More info – Registers: http://cundallconnectionsopl.eventbrite.com/

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Australia’s richest design awards – the Think Brick

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Australia’s richest design awards – the Think Brick Awards – will be held in Sydney on Thursday, August 8 and architecture students are encouraged to enter the About Face category.  This year a trip to the 2014 Venice Biennale is up for grabs as are cash prizes totalling $1500. Entries for this category close in two weeks. Submission requirements and more can be found at www.thinkbrick.com.au.

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May 6, 2013 · 10:41 am