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Home Heating: Good For You & The Planet

18/07/2019 6:15 pm
18/07/2019 7:30 pm
Beav's Bar, Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC, Australia   View map


What’s it all about?

It’s become clear to those taking notice, that our society is pressing hard against energy, resource and environmental constraints. Gas prices tripling their historic average is just one manifestation of the energy challenge. For most Geelong households, space heating is the single largest annual energy cost and six out of ten households use gas for heating. How will we heat our homes as traditional energy sources become, either unavailable, unaffordable or simply unethical in the context of climate change?

What will we cover?
    • What can we learn from the history of home heating and from other cultures?
    • How does home heating affect our health and well-being?
    • How global energy trends affect our home heating costs.
    • The renewable space heating technologies that are emerging.
    • The beauty of passive solar
    • Top 5 cost effective strategies for reducing heating costs
Who will be teaching?
Phil Baulch spent 25 years in the world of business and marketing, he realised he had become part of a globalised industrial machine which was destroying nature on a massive scale.  The pain of the gap between the source of his income and his deepest values became too much to bear.  With a broken heart, he left his old life behind and began a renewable energy business.

Phil has qualifications in electrical/electronic technologies. He’s been an activist in the sustainability realm since 2008, is a trained Transition Town initiative co-ordinator, has a Permaculture design certificate and is a facilitator of the ‘Changing the Dream’ Symposium.
He has spent more than ten years studying the relationships between ecology, energy ,economy, finance and international affairs.
He served two years on the committee of the ‘Geelong Sustainability Group’ in 2010 – 2012 and was chosen to represent SMEs in the COGG ‘Futureproofing Geelong’ consultation group.  Phil is current president of the community group ‘Transition South Barwon’.



Class cost is $15. Geelong Sustainability members receive a $5 discount (log in to get the discount).


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