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MiHaven is a social enterprise that supports chronically unemployed indigenous Australians to enter long-term sustainable employment in construction and related industries. An operating construction company and registered training organisation, MiHaven achieves social change driven by industry initiative and innovation. A loan from Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA) enabled them to pilot the MiHaven Property Fund, and Mihaven […]

Futurist Alex Steffen explains how you can change absolutely everything without leaving town, together with a bunch of innovative green builders from Melbourne.

WestWyck is an urban ecovillage at the cutting edge of sustainable design in Australia, just 6km north of the Melbourne CBD. Guided by the international One Planet Principles, WestWyck’s developers have transformed the historic Brunswick West Primary School into an attractive and environmentally friendly place to live.

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The Alternative technology Association had the sexiest event at the Sustainable Living Festival this year — Speed Date a Sustainable Designer — see it in action here. And hear about the plan to retrofit one million Victorian homes. It will save money and the environment.

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Check out leaders at the cutting edge of sustainable design in Australia. Mike Hill from Westwyck, Brendan Condon from Climate Positive and Cape Patterson Ecovillage, Danny Almagor CEO of Small Giants, The Commons Apartments, (publisher of Dumbo Feather Magazine) and Wolfgang Kissel bringing leading German design & technology to sustainable home construction to Australia. Sustainable […]

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Cost can often be a turn-off factor when it comes to sustainable building. But, a Victorian study suggests the tables are turning — building green can take years off the average mortgage and save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Get the full story at Ecos — Science for Sustainability.

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