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Community Energy Forum

Transition Town Guildford are excited to host a special presentation on Community Energy projects by eastern states researcher Jarra Hicks.

Jarra is a Founding Director of the Community Power Agency and PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales. She is researching the potential for community energy projects to contribute positive social, economic and environmental outcomes for regional communities in Australia.


Jarra is visiting Perth and has kindly offered to talk to us about Community Energy projects.

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We will also provide an overview of the Inaugural Community Energy Congress we recently attended in Canberra and an update on our Guildford Energy project.

If you want to learn more about what Community Energy is and successful projects around Australia and the World, don’t miss this!

Date: Monday, 21st July

Venue: Old Midland Courthouse

Time: 7 pm start

Please RSVP via Eventbrite

Tea, coffee will be provided.

Entry by donation to cover venue costs


Jarra Hicks [BA Dev Studies Hons]


Jarra has a professional background in community development, campaigning and renewable energy. She completed an Honours research project at the Uni NSW in 2009 focussing on grassroots renewable energy projects as effective responses to climate change using innovative economic practices.

Her current research, as a PhD Candidate at Uni NSW, focusses on community engagement, social enterprise models and diverse economic arrangements that community energy projects use. In 2010 and again in 2012 Jarra completed study tours of community renewable energy initiatives in North America and Europe and spent time as a volunteer renewable energy policy advisor in Delhi, India.

Jarra is a co-founder and Director of the Community Power Agency, motivated by the power that everyday people are engaging to make real contributions to the sustainability of their communities. Her other life passions involve riding bicycles, growing food gardens, making ceramics and dancing.

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August Movie Night – Gasland II

Transition Town Guildford August Movie night – Gasland II

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The August movie will be the much-anticipated sequel to Gasland. Hydraulic Fracturing is taking off in WA so this is another timely movie.

“A documentary that declares the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth, and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas methane.” 7.7/10 IMDB rating.

As usual, the second Tuesday of the month – Tuesday 12th August

@The Stirling Arms Hotel, 117 James street, Guildford

6 pm onwards for food and drinks, 7 pm Movie, ~8:30 pm finish

Entry by donation

Guildford Energy Launch & Community Discussion

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Please join us for the launch and community discussion about Guildford Energy – the first community owned solar initiative in Perth.

Come hear about community energy projects in Australia and overseas.

What Guildford Energy is about, and our initial thoughts – could Guildford and surrounds go solar?

Share your ideas and tell us what you’re interested in?

Find out how you can be involved….investor, business, organiser?

Join us on Tuesday the 25th of March, 7 – 8:30 pm at The Stirling Arms Hotel function room (117 James street, Guildford).

Please RSVP via eventbrite and Like the Facebook page

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Come and help build the future of Guildford’s Energy!

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