Renew seminar series: Celebrating 40 years of Renew

Renew seminar series: Celebrating 40 years of Renew

Wednesday, 15 July 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Alternative Technology Association (trading as Renew Australia) has reached a new milestone since its inception in 1980, when Mick Harris and a small band of enthusiasts got together, mainly to show off their latest project, and start a magazine called ‘Soft Technology’ which later became ReNew magazine. It has made the transition to a community based organisation with over 11,000 members and 14 branches. It produces two magazines, provides practical advice services to assist people on the path to energy efficiency in all its forms, runs the Sustainable House Day and has representation on various government committees. As Renew enters a new phase, it will be a chance to say goodbye to some long serving staff, and look to the future.

Event Location: 
Online event

Michael Harris has had a long association with renewable energy. He was manager of Renew/ATA until 1995, and led the construction of the Solar Worksop at the Ceres Community Environment Park, the Energy trailer and later the Energymobile, a semi-trailer purpose built display vehicle which went around Australia promoting renewable energy. He went on to form the Enviroshop and later Envirogroup which is still going today. He has kept up his association with Renew through that time, forming the International Projects group, funded by donations to provide solar power to community buildings and houses in Timor Leste. He was employed by Renew to provide technical advice until last year.

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