When: Monday 11 February 2019, 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
Where: EnergyLab, 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW 2008 (click here and here for maps).
Cost: A $5 donation would be appreciated to assist with venue costs.
RSVP: Renew members and the general public are asked to book a place for this talk by selecting ‘Register‘.

Talk summary:

The inspirational Caroline Pidcock is kicking off our year, presenting on her experience of working to effect positive change in our built environment and what this means for our future. Caroline’s insights will focus on the big picture, but also on the lessons learnt through her personal journey and how we can apply them to our own lives.


Caroline Pidcock is a multi award-winning architect who is in the process of a career transformation.  As somebody acutely aware of the systemic challenges we face, she is refocusing her many talents to bring about a swift and broad regeneration of the built environment.

Caroline is helping create abundant living futures by bringing about change through a variety of positions that she holds, including:

  • Board member of Renew, pushing to gain not only a wider audience, but to strategically influence the way Australian homes are built
  • Chair of the effective 1 Million Women
  • Developer of the sustainability guide for First Steps Count in Taree, a community project aiming at achieving Living Building Challenge certification

Renew members and the general public are asked to book a place for this talk by selecting ‘Register‘.

Directions and further details:

Our events are held at EnergyLab, the home for energy innovation in Australia. Please arrive after 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start with the talk finishing at 7.30pm with time to chat until 8pm.

EnergyLab is at 4-12 Buckland St, Chippendale NSW and is about a 15-minute walk from either Redfern or Central Station.  Entry to the premises is through a metal gate with access to a 2-storey sandstone building along a driveway towards the rear of the property.

Buckland St., Chippendale is well-serviced with buses including the 412, 413, 422, 423, 426, 428, 431, 433, 436, 438, 439, 440, 461, 470, 480, 483, L23, L28, M10, M30.  Bicycles can be safely locked inside the premises. Parking is limited in the area although Broadway Shopping Centre offers a nearby option

Tea, coffee and tasty snacks are available before and after the talk, with donations gratefully accepted. As we have paid an NGO rate for the EnergyLab space, a $5 minimum donation would be appreciated.

Renew is an independent organisation that does not endorse products and seeks to provide members with information so that they can make well-informed sustainable decisions.

Other News: You might remember that our November event focused on Pingala and how community energy is central to our transition to an equitable, 100% renewable energy system. As a committee we are proudly donating $250 towards the Cheap renewable power for Indigenous communities crowd-funding campaign, so why not take a look and see if you can further support this worthy project.

Renew Sydney Central Branch
David Winterton (Co-Convenor)
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