An Intentional Urban village that is both environmentally and socially sustainable.
A village that promotes and supports a community composed of the young, the elderly and those inbetween.
Garry and Stina Kerans are the initiators of this fantastic forward thinking housing concept.
Regular evening talks/workshops at No.3 Young Street Queanbeyan will introduce the principles of an Intentional Urban Village – using Sun Village Queanbeyan as an example.
Stina is hoping you may be able to join in on one of three evenings, and bring any friends or family who may be interested. If you are getting on in years and considering your options for the future, this will be way better than any retirement village – come and find out why!
TIME: 5 pm on 24th,25th and 26th May 2011
The Aspect development (http://www.realestate.com.au/property-apartment-nsw-queanbeyan-107227169) is the first buildings you come to when you cross the NSW/ACT border from Fyshwick. After the H.M.A.S. HARMAN traffic lights veer left onto Norse Road (the alternative route to Queanbeyan) You then have to enter the development via Young Street – the first street on the left.
If you come at around 5pm you can have a tour of the nearly completed 2nd stage, and the completed first stage of the development.
Please bring a plate to share.
The Inner North Community Fair is happening tomorrow (sorry about the late notice…) and several ♥ 40% aligned groups will have stalls there. The fair goes from 11am to 3pm and will be held at Hawdon St Oval, Dickson. So come and find out more about the campaign (as well as the proposed wetlands for Dickson and Lyneham) while sampling scrumptious, local and organic food and wine, and indulging yourself in the work of local designers and artisans.
In other news, a huge congratulations needs to go out to the climate whistleblowers whose postcards from the future campaign got into the Canberra Times. Also, there is now a ♥ 40% e-petition and a facebook group, so please add your voice to those.
Today the Climate Whistleblowers delivered hundreds of individually signed postcards to the Legislative Assembly letting the MLAs there know that Canberrans believe that putting 40% less CO2 into our atmosphere by 2010 is achievable.
The best quote of the day came from a staffer of one of the MLAs:
We already have a big pile of them. They are sitting on my desk with a postit note on top saying ‘what do we do with these?’
More information and some great photos at the Whistleblower’s blog.
Kicking off our campaign, the ANU Climate Whistleblowers dressed in attention grabbing retro-futuristic clothes and took to ANU union court to take our message to young people who will be the most effected by climate change. They printed two clever postcards reflecting the future of Canberra in a changed climate. On the back was printed information about climate change and Canberra, as well as the push for 40% reductions. These have been successfully promoted around ANU, with hundreds of students and others signing their postcards.
This coming Monday (the 10th of May) at 10:30am they will be dressing up in their iconic future postman costumes and delivering the signed postcards to the Legislative Assembly. Please come along and help make this a memorable day.