Important information for NEEN Members

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 | No Comments
Important information for NEEN Members

Thank you for being part of our NEEN community! As you may know, Catholic Earthcare Australia and partners have been leading the National Energy Efficiency Network (NEEN) since July 2013, with the aim of forming a national network to support community organisations and faith-based not-for-profits to cut energy consumption. The NEEN project has set up learning communities across Australia, […]

What they don’t tell you about upgrading your lightbulbs…

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 | No Comments
What they don’t tell you about upgrading your lightbulbs…

It’s difficult to talk about energy efficiency without also talking about lighting. We all know that one of the quickest and easiest ways to become more energy efficient is to upgrade your lighting. However, what often gets lost in the rush to swap old light globes for more efficient ones, is the question of what happens to […]

Update from our pilot site – Uniting Church Camping, Halls Gap

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 | No Comments
Update from our pilot site –  Uniting Church Camping, Halls Gap

Our Victorian Leader, Michael Hwang (pictured above, far right, with some of the team from Uniting Church Camping),  recently had the opportunity to revisit one of our NEEN pilot sites, Uniting Church Camping in Halls Gap Victoria. Uniting Church Camping (UCC) provides group accommodation and programs to schools, churches and community groups, hosting  over 20,000 people […]

Attend or host an Earth Hour event on March 28th

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 | No Comments
Attend or host an Earth Hour event on March 28th

This year we are delighted to partner with Earth Hour and call for immediate action on climate change! Our NEEN project supports community organisations across Australia to reduce their energy footprint … so we understand just how important it is to cut energy consumption and protect our planet. This March, we encourage all our members […]

NEEN Launches Learning Community Forum

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 | No Comments

We are extremely excited to launch our NEEN Learning Community Forum! This forum is designed to help our NEEN members connect with Regional Leaders and the rest of the NEEN network. Our aim is to create a rich learning community environment, where all can learn about energy efficiency and sustainability. And, most importantly, this online platform will […]

Volunteer Profile: Bec Moriarty

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 | No Comments
Volunteer Profile: Bec Moriarty

Here at NEEN we always appreciate the support of our volunteers who donate their time and resources to help us out, and today we just wanted to say a big thank you to one of those volunteers – Bec Moriarty. Bec  is in her early 20′s and lives in Brisbane, where she is studying her Bachelor of Economics at […]

Let NEEN help GREEN your office this Christmas – switch-off and shut-down!

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 | No Comments
Let NEEN help GREEN your office this Christmas  – switch-off and shut-down!

Most of us get to take a break over Christmas, and the holidays can be a great opportunity to give the planet a break too (not to mention making some real savings on your energy bill!) Remember – even when everyone is away on holiday, offices and buildings still use power.  By shutting-down and switching-off […]

Bunbury Learning Community, Western Australia

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 | No Comments
Bunbury Learning Community, Western Australia

The Bunbury Learning Community gathering took place on a beautiful Friday morning in late November in the new Parish Hall at St Patrick’s Cathedral. This facility was part of the Cathedral precinct redevelopment, which opened in 2011 following the destruction of the Cathedral in May 2005. NEEN has been working with St Patrick’s since mid-2014, […]

NEEN’s Gareth Johnston looks at energy efficiency & how it fits into our current energy landscape

Posted on Nov 7, 2014 | No Comments
NEEN’s Gareth Johnston looks at energy efficiency & how it fits into our current energy landscape

It today’s opinion editorial,  NEEN National Leader Gareth Johnston reflects on the current energy landscape and what it means for us at a community level. With the recent UN Climate Summit in New York and the release of the latest science report from the IPCC, people seem to be talking about climate change and clean energy again.  […]

NEEN+ Learning Communities – what are they and why are they so powerful?

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 | No Comments
NEEN+ Learning Communities – what are they and why are they so powerful?

“In comparison to the ‘real world’, the change lab (Learning Community) aspires to be a space within which it is safe to do things differently, be that shifting power relations or fostering a culture where mistakes are the basis of learning. The fast-changing nature of society today means that in some ways the strategies developed within […]