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Launch of Parents for Climate Central Coast

Join us for the Central Coast Climate Action festival at Narara Ecovoillage! 

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: Saturday 24th AUGUST

We'll gather at the beautiful Narara Ecovillage to connect with other climate-concerned people from the Central Coast and learn about the solutions to the climate crisis that we can all get involved in.

We have a special guest speaker, Tim Forcey, author of My Efficient Electric Home Handbook who will outline how to convert your home into an efficient, healthy and comfortable space suitable for our all-electric future. Tim will explain best-practice heating and cooling, hot water heat pumps, induction cooktops, draught-proofing, insulation, solar energy and much more.

You'll also hear from the founder of Parents for Climate, Suzie Brown, about how we can all make change together, especially with the coming Federal election. You'll also hear from school solar and sustainability expert, Sam Parris. about how schools and early learning centres can benefit from clean energy. Plus more guest speakers (see schedule below).

And most of all we want to hear from YOU! What do you want to get involved in? What activities do you think our group should do to engage more people on the Central Coast in climate action? 

Bonus - before or after our forum you'll have the chance to have a tour of the Narara Ecovillage and see the community battery, solar microgrid, community garden and ecohouses for yourself! 

We will also have electric vehicle displays and stalls from a range of local climate organisations. 

To help make this possible for busy parents to attend, we'll have some childrens' entertainment as well. For the older children there will be craft activities and a soccer game! For the toddlers there will be toys in the room adjacent to our meeting hall, so you can bring them with you. There's also a trampoline and playground next to the building.   

We will have a cake stall and coffee cart available for you to get afternoon tea.  

We look forward to meeting you then!

SCHEDULE

10.30-12 Optional full tour of Narara Ecovillage

12-1pm EV display, stalls, coffee cart - lunch and cakes available

1pm-2.30pm Speakers and Q&A on climate action and electrification

John Shiel, latest climate science

Jonathan Keren-Black, latest EV technology

Tim Forcey, author, My Efficient Electric Home Handbook 

2.45-4.15pm Speakers and discussion on local climate action with Central Coast parents & community

Suzie Brown, national founder Parents for Climate

Sam Parris, schools & community solar and battery projects

Forum - What activities would you like to be part of to engage more people on the Central Coast in climate action? 

4.15-5pm Optional tour of Narara Ecovillage community battery and solar system

WHEN
August 24, 2024 at 1:00pm - August 18, 2024
Timezone: Sydney
WHERE
Narara Ecovillage
33 Gugandi Rd
Narara, NSW 2250
Australia
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CONTACT
Suzie Brown
19 RSVPS
Emma Herron Kasey Harris Melanie Cooke Nadia Townsend Suzie Brown Ivona Rose

Will you come?

Parents for Climate meet and work on the lands of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and respect that sovereignty of those lands was never ceded. We pay respect to Elders, past and present and emerging, and acknowledge the pivotal role that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Australian community.