Would you like to learn more about decentralised green infrastructure and how it can help build a more liveable city? The University of Newcastle’s Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment is hosting a forum on Friday 31 May, featuring Allan Jones MBE, the internationally renowned engineer helping Sydney move towards a more sustainable low carbon future.

The City of Sydney is building infrastructure to meet energy and water needs from renewable resources. The infrastructure includes trigeneration, renewable energy, fuel cells, renewable gases from waste and recycled water.

Allan Jones MBE, the Chief Development Officer for Energy and Climate Change at the City of Sydney, will be speaking about this approach and how it has worked. He will also discuss his experience in London and Woking, England, both of which are on track to save 70 per cent of carbon emissions within 30 years.

Professor Tim Roberts, Director of the Tom Farrell Institute, said the University is ‘privileged to have Allan visit, and we hope this forum will be both enjoyable and stimulating, and assist us all to move to a more sustainable experience.’

Allan will be joined on a panel by local experts who have improved energy efficiency, reduced costs and reduced emissions, including contributing towards recent developments such as CLEANaS and GRANEX.

WHEN: 6pm, Friday, 31 May 2013
WHERE: Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, 39 Lake Street, Warners Bay.
COST: $5.50 (inc GST). Tickets at the door, or bookings here.
ENQUIRIES: 02 4952 5209
http://www.newcastle.edu.au/research-centre/tfi/communityengagement/