The Sun Fair is aimed at introducing the people of Perth to sustainable living concepts, technology and lifestyles. Major themes of the fair include renewable energy, energy efficiency, environment conservation and natural living.
On Sunday 1st April 2012 people from all walks of life will come together on the Oak Lawn at the University of Western Australia to share information and experiences so they can return to their homes with a knowledge that they can make a difference to the future of the welfare of this planet and all its living systems.
The fair demonstrates that sustainable lifestyles are environmentally sound and cost effective and are very much an attainable reality.
Environmental change is a challenge facing all of us and will only be addressed when government, business and individuals act together to achieve a common goal of sustainable living.
11.30am, Craig Carter, Snr Electrical Engineer, Sustainable Development, Verve Energy will be talking first hand about the development of the 10MW Greenough River Solar Farm near Geraldton, Australia's largest PV solar farm and the 13.8MW Grasmere Wind Farm, immediately to the west of the Albany Wind Farm.
10am, Sid Thoo, Architect and HERS Assessor. How to design a more energy effieient and sustainable home.
See our Seminar page for the list of seminars running all day - and they are FREE!
Family Fun Highlights
Experience the Joy of Wood with Greg Miller.
Greg Miller is a professional woodworker with a particular commitment to recycling timber and the use of traditional hand skills and techniques.
Greg will be conducting woodworking activities for those aged 4 to 104. Illustrating the beauty of traditional hand tools woodworking with a lack of screaming power tools and noisy machines so that people can talk to each other as they work. It is safe, enjoyable, achievable for everyone even with no previous experience, and there are always plenty of opportunities to develop further skills. The energy is provided by the users, so it is a good healthy activity and very kind to the planet.
Greg uses timber that is recycled, it comes from a number of sources including discarded furniture, salvage, demolitions, industrial waste, verge clean-ups, packaging and crates, and off-cuts from his own furniture and joinery business. Wood is a valuable resource which can be re-used again and again, and should not end up in landfill!
Working wood by hand with traditional hand tools is a wonderfully sensual and physical experience. Using all your senses, you can hear, smell, see, and feel what is happening as you interact with the tools and the pieces of wood you are working with. Greg will be delighted to take you on a journey of discovery as you experience the Joy of Wood...
The Perth Sun Fair is held on the Oak Lawn within the grounds of the University of Western Australia. We encourage all visitors to use public transport, cycle or walk if possible. The Oak Lawn has plenty of bike stands available to leave and lock bikes. Plan your trip the easy way with Transperth Trip Planner http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/
Vehicle access is via Hackett Entrance 1 which is directly off Hackett Drive. Car Parks 3 & 4 provide plenty of free parking. Wheelchair, easy access via ramp beside the Law building.
|Perth Sun Fair |Sunday 1st April 2012, 9am-5pm | The Oak Lawn at University of Western Australia| | Adults gold coin donation | people up to 16 years free