Announcing Green Rebuild Toolkit

Renew is using its expertise on sustainable homes to empower fire-affected communities to rebuild and retrofit their homes in a climate resilient way.

A free webinar series to support communities to build and retrofit their homes will begin on June 1st and feature experts in the field speaking alongside homeowners who have already rebuilt after fire. Bookings for these webinars can be made on the Green Rebuild Toolkit website.

The topics and dates for the webinars are as follows:
1. Rebuild first steps | Tuesday 1 June 6-7.30pm
2. Designing & building for bushfire & climate resilience | Wednesday 2 June 6-7.30pm
3. Materials & construction for bushfire & climate resilience | Thursday 3 June 6-7.30pm
4. Home energy setups for bushfire zones & climate resilience | Tuesday 8 June 6-7.30pm
5. Water storage & fire-resistant landscaping | Wednesday 9 June 6-7.30pm
6. Retrofitting for fire resistance | Thursday 10 June 6-7.30pm

As the foundation of the webinars, this month Renew launched the Green Rebuild Toolkit: a set of online resources, articles, and information to assist fire-affected communities to plan and rebuild their homes to suit our changing climate. A response to the devastating fires of 2019/2020, the toolkit includes step-by-step advice on where to start when planning a resilient rebuild, expert articles and resources, advice videos, and case studies of resilient homes and rebuilds.

As publishers of both Renew and Sanctuary magazines, Renew draws on over forty years of experience in this sector as well as an extensive network of technical experts, architects and designers. There will also be the opportunity for people to connect with architects, designers, and bushfire safety experts in a July series of tailored Speed Date a Sustainability Expert events, and one-on-one consults for those needing further advice. All events and support are free thanks to GlobalGiving.


For more information or to organise an interview contact Jacqui Hagen at, or on 0419844586