Entries by Adam Blakester

Starfish engaged for Housing Alliance 2015 Annual Forum

Starfish is pleased to announce that it has been engaged to design and facilitate the Annual Forum for the Housing Alliance ~ a partnership between four community housing providers: Homes North, Homes Out West, Housing Plus and North Coast Community Housing. Through their collaboration as the Housing Alliance, they are the fourth largest community housing provider in […]

Position Available ~ Global Project Lead: Sustainable Land Management

A unique opportunity to lead a Global Project and lend your expertise and passion in Sustainable Land Management (SLM). Global Project Lead Vital SLM initiative – Biochar Passion to make a difference Position Summary Starfish is excited to be working on our largest initiative to date and seeking to appoint a passionate, capable and suitably […]

Starfish engaged for Homes North Governance & Strategy Retreat

Starfish is pleased to announce that it has been engaged to design and facilitate a Governance & Strategy Retreat for Homes North Community Housing. The Retreat is significant in that it coincides with the first full year of implementation of Homes North’s Strategic Plan and comes at a time of dynamic change in the social housing […]

Starfish’s 2013|2014 Year & Annual Report ~ breaking challenging ground

Starfish Initiatives continues to break substantial new ground with its rural and regional sustainability initiatives, including several national and international ‘firsts’, such as: The world’s first Centre for Reconciliation (Myall Creek) Australia’s first Zero Net Energy Town (Uralla) Australia’s first community-council solar farm (Farming the Sun | Lismore) Australia’s leading region-wide focus on sustainable energy […]

C4CE Update

Membership Now Open Applications for membership of C4CE are now open. Membership is open to all projects and organisations working on community energy ~ be they community groups, business, government agencies, research organisations and philanthropists. Membership is the first step in a larger process for the formation of C4CE. The reason your membership is so […]

Bruce Gardiner joins Starfish

Starfish is very pleased to welcome Bruce Gardinder as our eigth Associate. Bruce specialises in the resilience of farming enterprises and has a degree in Agricultural Economics and over the past 20 years Bruce has has worked with more than 3,500 farmers. Bruce is a freelance consultant, however has worked with Border Rivers Gwydir Catchment […]

Invitation to Tender ~ Zero Net Energy Town

This Invitation to Tender seeks one or more service providers to develop a Blueprint and Business Case for the creation of a Zero Net Energy Town in Australia, based upon a viable prototype in the Northern Inland Region of NSW. Following engagement of the successful tenderer/s at the end of October 2014, delivery of the […]