Permaculture Noosa meeting, Guest speaker, Phil Woods

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  • Location: Memorial Hall, Cooroy 4563 Queensland
Permaculture Noosa - Crude Oil - A driver of global change and council's Local Response

Our Guest Speaker for the evening will be Phil Woods.

Phil is a Strategic Planner working in the Environment Policy Branch of the Sunshine Coast Council. Phil has managed Council's Energy Transition Project for the past four years and has been the lead author of Council's 'Peak Oil Background Study' (which supported Council's 'Climate Change and Peak Oil Strategy') and the 'Energy Transition Plan' which Council adopted in December 2010. He has completed two degrees: a Bachelor or Rural Science from the University of New England (NSW); and recently a Bachelor of Environmental Planning in which he completed a first class honours thesis and was awarded the Griffith University Medal for academic achievement.

For the past several decades the Sunshine Coast population has benefited from an era of cheap energy. Electricity and fuel are relied upon to power the economy, transport, food production, and household appliances, which unfortunately has brought with it an increase in carbon emissions. Over the next decade or so we are likely to experience an era of expensive energy with prices significantly higher than they are currently. In addition, there is a particularly high risk that an oil price shock will occur.

In some places around the world, especially those with Transition Town initiatives, work is being undertaken on instigating a global energy transition, taking into account local challenges and opportunities.  Come along and hear what the Sunshine Coast Regional Council has been doing, and plans to do in the future, to address these issues.

Our support speaker for the evening will be Elisabeth Fekonia, from Permaculture Realfood, and a very active member of Permaculture Noosa, who will be explaining CHOP & DROP, a great system for utilising your home grown mulch and plant trimmings.


Beginning at 7pm with a Marketplace (where members sell their produce or homemade products), the guest speakers start at 7.30pm and supper (gold coin donation) will be served at 9pm.  Meetings are held at the Memorial Hall, Maple St, Cooroy (next to the RSL).  For further information phone Judith on 5471 1982.

Permaculture Noosa Meeting
Memorial Hall, Maple Street, Cooroy
Thursday 15th of March
7pm - onwards (to specify contact the below contact number)
Cost: Gold Coin Donation

For further information please contact Judith on 5471 1982

Permaculture Noosa :
PO Box 619, Cooroy
07 5471 1892
Permaculture Noosa

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Memorial Hall, Cooroy

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