Australia’s largest solar project would be financed by ‘everyday investors’ in an exciting community initiative which will bring jobs, investment and solar power, through community involvement , to the Shoalhaven region. Shoalhaven Heads Bowling and Recreation Club has launched on online campaign to raise $119,800 for the almost 100kW community-owned solar power system. Installation of what […]
Entries by Adam Blakester
In 2009, archaeologists working in the heart of Berlin excavated the foundations of what is thought to be one of the city’s first churches, St. Peter’s Church, built in the early 12th century, in what is now the Petriplatz area. The church was destroyed during WW II and in its aftermath. The site where the […]
An exciting initiative to create Australia’s first community owned electricity retailer has been given the green light. A community retailer offers energy to local customers at competitive rates, supports local renewable generation and allows residents to participate and own the business. It is similar to a normal retailer which sells electricity and issues bills but […]
The first draft of ISO’s standard for sustainable communities has been released for comment. ISO 37101 sets out the requirements, guidance and supporting techniques and tools for sustainable development in communities. The standard provides a management system for sustainable community development by a local organisation. In this way the ISO is about the development processes […]
The culmination of nearly two years of work for Australia’s inaugural Community Energy Congress was rewarded with a sell out success, with more than 350 delegates gathering at the National Library in Canberra. In the words of Embark, a member of the Organising Committee: “… the participants gathered across 4 days to share, learn and […]
[quote align=”right” color=”#999999″]”It is essential as contemporary Australians that we acknowledge that we are not responsible for what happened on our colonial frontier, but we are responsible for not acknowledging what happened. If we do not, our integrity as a nation is flawed and we are shamed as a people for perpetuating a lie – […]
Starfish acknowledges the first peoples and traditional owners of the land that we live and work on in Australia and all around the world. We pay our respects to their ancestors and Elders ~ past, present and future. Starfish is committed to honouring and respecting first peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas, and their rich contributions to our communities and society-at-large.