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Sep 042012

Sustainable House DaySustainable House Day is a national event giving people the chance to visit local houses and/or gardens for free that have been built or customised with sustainability in mind.

Rolf Kuelsen is actively involved in various sustainability projects in Brisbane and his Cannon Hill garden will be on show as part of SHD this Sunday.

In April this year, Rolf’s garden was the scene of a ‘Permablitz.’ Members of the Brisbane permablitz community came to his house to transform his yard into a productive permaculture garden. See this video which gives you a great overview of the transformation.

Rolf runs the ‘East’ arm of the Brisbane Transition Hub, The Inspiration Garden at Morningside and is a big supporter of the Lazy Sunday Cycle group. This Sunday will be a great chance to meet Rolf and learn more about how he lives sustainably.

The Sustainable House Day website says:

Sustainable House Day started in 2001 as an initiative of the Australian Solar Energy Society (AuSES).

Over 200 homes opened their doors to over 40,000 people on Sunday 11 September 2011 for Sustainable House Day’s 10th Anniversary as millions of Australians continue to embrace renewable energy, recycling and other practices designed to lessen our impact on the environment.

Homes opened for free, providing a fantastic opportunity for people seeking to make their own homes or rental properties greener.

I think this is a really practical way to learn more about sustainability and to get more connected with positive activities going on in your local community.

Sustainable House Day |  Sunday 9th September 2012 | 10am-4pm

House locations in this region:
65 Armstrong Rd, Cannon Hill
12 Gill Street, Holland Park
Other Brisbane locations.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

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