Events & Workshops
Hosted by Green Fabric & FOHCOL in conjunction with Common Equity NSW .
Contact: FOHCOL Project Co-ordinator Robyn Williams, email@example.com or 0424 587 262.
International Co-op Day: Sustainable Societies thru Co-operation
Wed, 18 July, 5.30-7.30pm
The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives is “sustainable consumption & production of goods & services”, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #12.
Sustainable development is at the very core of co-operative enterprises. Based on ethical values & principles, the co-operative model of business serves to meet the needs & aspirations of people in economically, socially & environmentally sustainable ways.
The International Day of Co-operatives is an annual celebration of the global co-operative movement across many sectors. FOHCOL initiated Co-op Day events with a housing focus 17 years ago & we’ve enjoyed many fine gatherings, workshops & tours as a part of this celebration in that time.
Flag your interest & look-out for local details soon!
Wed, 18 July, 5.30-7.30pm
The 2nd “Sustainable Built Environment” event organised by the UNAAWA* Environment Committee will address the topic of Sustainable Communities & highlight the UN’s 11th Sustainable Development Goal to “make cities inclusive, safe, resilient & sustainable”: to explore what it takes to develop sustainable communities, how do they thrive & what are the challenges.
With 3 guest speakers: Nadja Kampfenkel, Sustainability Manager WA, Communities at Lendlease, Eugenie Stockmann, Founder of Green Fabric speaking about ‘Community Led Development: Delivering Housing Affordability?’ & Joanne Fotakis, from Activate Perth – presenting their projects & experiences, a panel discussion to reflect & raise awareness within industry & community & networking opportunities this event promises to be one not to miss.
Cost: $20 for non members, 15 UNAA WA members
Venue: City West Lotteries House – 2 Delhi Street, West Perth
We’ll let you know via our Newsletter when tickets are available.
*UNAAWA – United Nations Association of Australia, WA Branch
Learning from DECOHOUSING, Denmark, WA
Monday 6 August, 7-9pm
The DecoHousing Denmark Group, a co-housing community, in the South West of WA, is building the largest hempcrete project in the Southern Hemisphere. Hear & learn from the co-founders about how they made it happen, the challenges & the rewards!
Cost: $35 / concession $25 (use discount code RSVP)
Venue: The Meeting Place, 245 South Tce, Fremantle
This event is part of our Sustainable Community Building & Living Series.
PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY BUILDING & LIVING Series
In our Sustainable Community Building & Living Series we learn about & from the people that made projects a reality &/or call them home. We will hear from professionals that assist groups along the way, they will share their wisdom, & inspire us to realise our own dreams.
Future dates to put in your diary are: 6 August and 22 October. All events will be held at The Meeting Place in Fremantle, 7-9pm.
Different Financial Models for Community Living
Tues 20 Feb, 2018
All around Australia various financial models have been used to realise community building & living projects. Finance & funding is the topic most people ask us about regarding projects. In this event Eugenie took everyone on a journey, traveling to places both close to home & across borders to find out, from a financial perspective, how these projects became a reality.
Housing Co-operatives: What, why & how
Tues 1 May, 2018
Co-operatives have been around for a long time; traditionally in farming, wholesale and retail. There is a growing interest in the co-op model, especially in housing. In this workshop Eugenie Stockmann & Elizabeth Cheong provided a brief history of co-ops & discussed their characteristics, such as values, principles, decision making, ownership & responsibility. We stepped through some of the basic how-to’s in forming & running a co-op, & shared a number of international & Australian examples.
Green Fabric Professional Networking Event
Thurs, 19th April 2018
This informal night was all about creating connections for future opportunities, to learn more about Green Fabric, it’s Professionals Members, our projects and where we are heading. It gave everyone a chance to meet the Green Fabric Professional Members and talk to them regarding their passions in this industry and how they can enter into future collaborations together.
This was our first bi-yearly Networking event, kindly supported by Brickworks Design Studios in Perth.
Albany Collaborative Housing Workshop
23-25 June 2017
Albany Cohousing was a newly formed group of people working towards developing a cohousing project in Albany, WA. They invited Eugenie from Green Fabric to work with them and facilitate a workshop that would help the group towards realising their vision of a housing development that is designed to be ecologically efficient, maximise positive interactions between residents include some shared facilities, incorporate shared food gardens.
While in Albany, Green Fabric facilitated a workshop for the City of Albany, surrounding shires and other Government departments on Infill Development and Collective Building Groups which was attended by around 25 people.
Living Together, Living Better – workshop series
In collaboration with Meriam Salama from The Henry Project, Green Fabric hosted the successful ‘Living Together – Living Together Workshop Series. Over three Sunday afternoons, these half day workshops provided participants with a taste of what community living is like and whether it may be for them. The video is an impression of this series.