Quiet Green Achievers Awards 2020!

Here is something else to do while you have some time to think.

The nominations are open for the 2020 Quiet Green Achiever Awards. 47 people have been recognised over the past seven years as Quiet Green Achievers. They have come from all sectors of the hills and even the plains and been nominated for a variety of worthy reasons.

But we know there are more out there!

It is easy to nominate someone, just write and tell us about this person. The awards are our way of celebrating World Environment Day but it is likely that we will have to defer the presentation date until public gatherings are once again the norm. The nominations have been extended so it’s not too late! Further information is here

Email: Val Hunt HEC Coordinator: valhunt@ahnrc.org

Post: Quiet Green Achiever Award, Hills Environment Centre, PO Box 165, Norton Summit SA 5136

Deliver to: Hills Environment Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit

Phone: (08) 8390 1891 open Tuesday-Thursday 9 am – 3pm

Photo by Kane Taylor on Unsplash: https://unsplash.com/photos/dAVKVTool_w

COVID-19 update

In line with the Adelaide Hills Council’s COVID-19 policy, the Hills Environment Centre will be closed to the public until further notice. The Summit Community Centre has postponed all events and room hire facilities.

HEC will continue to share environmental news and stay connected with our members and followers via our face book, emails and other social media.

Please direct any enquiries by email to Val who will continue to work from home or the office. Email valhunt@ahnrc.org.

We urge you all to stay safe and well, to look out for family, friends and neighbours until we can pick up our lives and move on from these days of uncertainty.


If, you want further information from the AHC go to: https://engage.ahc.sa.gov.au/covid-19-community-information…

ECO-TIPS FOR THE HOME RENOVATOR

Many of us dream of building or owning a sustainable home, but many of us live in old houses, some built well before sustainability was talked about.

Old architecture in the current techno years usually means high energy wastage. With rising costs, many of us are eager to find ways to reduce bills. People who live in old houses often have to choose between living sustainably or living comfortably – but achieving both can be a challenge.

Andrew Marsh is the author of Sustainability and the old Australian house and he will be talking about Eco Tips for the Home Renovator at the Hills Environment Centre on Tuesday March 17th at 7.30pm. Copies of his book will be available for sale on the night for $15.

Andrew will be sharing dozens of tips and retrofit techniques ranging from simple habit changes to advice on the energy conservation aspects of a major renovation.

Bookings are essential, so if you would like to attend please email valhunt@ahnrc.org. The talk will be held at the Hills Environment Centre. 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit. The cost is $5(pay on the night) and includes a light supper.

NEW PROGRAM 2020

Hills Environment Centre invite you to look at our half yearly program. We have workshops such as photography, bush tucker, permaculture, Quiet Green Achievers Awards and more.

Registration is essential for all these events. Email Val at valhunt@ahnrc.org unless otherwise stated. All events will be held at the Hills Environment Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit.

HEC EVENTS FEB – JUNE 2020

CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA!

Grab the kids, rustle up your neighbours and friends to enjoy the great outdoors while you turn rubbish into an endangered species! Bring your gloves, hat, water and snacks. Rubbish bags, sharps containers and high viz vests are provided.  The full rubbish bags will be collected and taken to the pick-up station.  Meet at the front of Hills Environment Centre,  4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit at 9.30 am to sign on- this is essential. Children must be supervised by an adult. The Clean-up event will be cancelled if it is a catastrophic or extreme fire risk day.

Community smallPlease email valhunt@ahnrc.org to register yourself or your group so we know how many people to expect.

Huge thanks go to the 4th Creek Catchment Group for facilitating this event.

AN EYE ON MARBLE HILL NATURE – MARBLE HILL

PHOTO: Greg Cramond

 

 

 

 

Photo: Greg Cramond

 

 

Greg Cramond will talk about his book, the photographic techniques he uses to capture the images as well as the plants and wildlife that feature in this publication.

Art work and copies of the book will be available on the night.

DATE: Tuesday, 18th February
TIME: 7.30 pm – 9 pm
PLACE: Hills Environment Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit

Gold coin donation.