This DVD/CD-ROM resource pack, a joint initiative of Urban Ecology Australia and Change Media, will help make sense of the impacts of climate change and what it really means to live more sustainably.
The purpose of the resource is to provide inspiration and practical examples of a more sustainable way of living. It has messages for a wide range of people including primary, secondary and tertiary students, architects, builders, environmentalists and others with an interest in community and the interaction of natural and built environments.
The pack comprises a DVD and companion CD-ROM e-book.
The DVD is divided into two segments:
1. An introductory 10 minute overview which outlines the multiple community and environmental benefits of eco-cities.
2. A 35-minute movie that is a virtual tour of Christie Walk, integrating the environmental themes of: energy, water, recycling, biodiversity, food, transport, (energy-efficient) building design and materials and the role of community.
The CDROM: Moving Towards Urban Sustainability examines the environmental impacts of house design, transport, electricity, water and waste, and covers the role of community, the importance of city gardens, and opportunities to reduce the impact of global warming. It includes a wide range of ideas and activities, photoboards, movie transcripts, a radio interview and relevant weblinks. (Many of the activity sheets are in reproducible format and are suitable for schools or family or community group use.)
*Price for the DVD/CD Resource Pack is AUD $30 including postage & handling within Australia or AUD $35 including postage & handling for overseas orders.
To order your copy, please contact us and we will facilitate payment and arrange delivery.
For educators – the DVD/CD Resource Pack offers an invaluable orientation to the Christie Walk tour if used prior to a visit and doubles as a highly effective post-visit review tool, fostering issues-oriented discussion and group activities.
To book a tour, visit the Tour page.
You can preview the (10 minute) movie: ‘Christie Walk – a piece of ecocity’ below.