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Community Event: Why a home has to be beautiful to be sustainable.

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Why a home has to be beautiful to be sustainable.

Renew – Hunter Region Branch invites you …

February 22, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm

What does creating a ‘sustainable home’ mean?

If you’re interested in the ever-changing interpretation of what sustainability is, come along to the first Renew Hunter Region Branch presentation in Port Stephens.

Our special guest presenter is Dick Clarke, the national President of Renew and multi-award winning Principal of Envirotecture. He is an accredited building designer with 40 years experience, focusing exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings, as well as sustainable design in vehicles and vessels.

Please RSVP below so we have enough chairs! (BYO keep cup for afternoon tea and refreshments).

About Renew

Renew (Alternative Technology Association trading as Renew Australia) is a national, not-for-profit organisation that inspires, enables and advocates for people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, Renew provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions to homes, government and business.

We have helped thousands of householders save money and reduce their environmental footprint with information on energy efficiency, solar power, rainwater tanks, materials reuse and waste.

Our community of climate change action includes readers of our two market-leading sustainability magazines, available on subscription. ‘Renew Magazine’ is the nation’s premier publication devoted to practical, cost-effective technologies for environmentally sustainable living. ‘Sanctuary: modern green homes’ is Australia’s premier magazine dedicated to sustainable house design.

About Dick Clarke

Dick is the President of Renew, sustainable building designer and the principal of Envirotecture. He has been design director of many hundreds of projects over 40 years, with sustainability as the major driver over that whole period – with the ever-changing understanding of what sustainability is.

Sustainable home design – he wrote the book on it, literally! Dick is the Editor of ‘How to Rethink Building Materials’, a book for designers, builders and home-owners. It was researched and written by 35 of Australia’s leading thinkers and practitioners of sustainable design and building.

Cost: Free


Raymond Terrace Community Hall

17E Irrawang St
Raymond Terrace, 2324
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