Mik Aidt

Posts by Mik Aidt

Invitation to the Geelong Act on Climate Festival

Build a better, safer, future for all The Geelong Act on Climate Festival official program has been released! This year between 20th and 23rd November, Geelong is hosting a community festival to empower people with ways they can act on climate change. The event will showcase positive solutions that encourage our community to Act on […]

Renewables experts to revitalise Geelong

Andrew Thaler is accustomed to a challenge. He has recently purchased the 407kW PV Singleton Solar Farm in New South Wales, which was once the largest solar facility in the Southern Hemisphere, and aims to restore it to its former glory. He comes to Geelong which has lost some (not all) of its manufacturing glory, […]

Sustainability ideas for schools in Geelong region

Wanted: Good ideas, successful models, principles, slogans and words, and best practice for teachers, students and schools in the field of sustainability, environment and climate change. Did you hear about the “sustainanator”-idea from Geelong East Primary School? (If not, listen here or see below on this page). Could that be an idea which other schools […]

Four inspiring presentations about sustainability in schools

“Let’s make sustainability fun!”. “It’s gotta be about action!” These were two of the numerous suggestions by four speakers who gave inspriring presentations at the event ‘Sustainability in schools – preparing the next generation’ on 28 May 2014. You can listen to their presentations here: • Key note speaker: Thea Nicholas, Cool Australia Cool Australia […]

Protect the Renewable Energy Target

“Save on bills, save jobs, save the Renewable Energy Target and solar” Why must we protect Australia’s Renewable Energy Target? Because slashing Australia’s renewable target will cost billions, push up power prices, and destabilise the electricity grid. At the bottom line, this discussion circles around how much clean electricity we would like to have in […]

Change begins with city picnic this Sunday

On Sunday 27th of April, residents of Geelong will make a collective statement embracing the ‘lead by example’ principle, walking, cycling and driving in electric vehicles through the CBD. Printed in Geelong Independent on 25 April 2014 on page 11 The job crisis in Geelong and the climate crisis in Australia have one thing in […]

Positive challenge for Geelong

The ‘Renew Geelong’ event on Sunday 27 April is a launch-pad for change-makers, solution-builders and concerned citizens in our city By Mik Aidt We can build a massive Christmas tree at the waterfront and spend $500,000 on creating an ‘icon’ for Geelong that will last a couple of weeks and hopefully attract a lot of […]

FILM: ‘The Future of Energy’

All around the world a powerful transition is taking place. Communities are building local movements to address economic instability and the worst effects of climate change. Energy lies at the heart of our global society, and how we consume it impacts everything from the air we breathe and the food we eat, to our jobs […]

Renew Geelong Picnic on 94.7 The Pulse

Mik Aidt from Transition East Geelong and Geelong Sustainability Group talked 10 minutes about Renew Geelong Picnic on 94.7 The Pulse on 12 March 2014: » To open or download the mp3-file, right-click here and use dropdown menu to download. » More about the radio show here: Renew Geelong with ‘invisible force’ of optimism