Monday, August 10, 2009

website launched

Hilary above and Stephanie below
Steve Byron

Prizes giveaway

Just a quick note to say we launched the website on Saturday evening. Mr Stephen Byron declared the website officially "launched" and much thanks to him for coming and being supportive of our venture.

We gave away some great prizes:
A $750 portrait voucher by me Hilary Wardhaugh Photography
A $80 lunch to the kitchen Cabinet October lunch
A $50 voucher to Mandala Minerals
A $650 soul coaching session

and Get Tanked gave away 2o Water audits!!

Here's a fe pics from the evening and thanks so much to all those who attended! Lovely to meet you all!

Hilary and Stephanie

Thursday, August 6, 2009

going beyond neutral...even better!

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We are an innovative company focusing on three approaches to addressing greenhouse and sustainability:

* An effective response to climate change goes beyond compliance.
* Undertake actions that provide multiple benefits and improved sustainability.
* Moving past carbon neutrality is the ultimate step on the greenhouse pathway.

Throughout Australia and internationally, we provide our clients with specialist greenhouse, sustainability, energy and environment related services and products. Our clients include large corporations, public sector organisations and small to medium enterprises as well as all tiers of Government, in particular the Australian and local governments.

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Eco-solutions today for a better tomorrow

A One stop shop for climate positive eco-solutions and consultancy services for the whole community, from home owners, renters and government organizations to business, building and design professionals.

In partnership Get Tanked water harvesting and plumbing services, The Green House Emporium will offer a select range of high quality products and services. In a relaxed and inspiring environment our informed staff and resources will be on hand to guide clients, in prioritizing their goals and choosing the best eco-solutions specific to their needs. All this under one roof, together with organic, fair-trade tea and coffee and tasty organic snacks and treats.

The store is due to open this spring (227 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick, ACT 2609), simplifying eco-solutions offering real long-term savings for your pocket and the planet with superior service and customer satisfaction that exceeds expectations.

Office: 6280 8265


Weddings on location with a green tinge

The establishment of Kennards Events results from a partnership with the owners of Barlens Event Hire, which has more than 42 years experience in the event hire industry, and has been the market leader in the ACT, Southern Highlands and South Coast of NSW. Kennards Hire, which celebrates its 60th anniversary next year, is Australia's largest privately-owned hire company with more than 90 locations nation-wide. The combination of Kennards Hire and Barlens Event Hire presents a formidable new force in the Event Hire industry. You can be confident when you entrust your special event or function to Kennards Events you will be receiving the highest standard of event hire equipment and service available.

Throughout our website you will find many helpful links dedicated to organizing weddings, corporate functions, community & cultural events, audio visual production, lighting & sound, as well as many great party ideas. We have modeled our website on our existing showrooms with an emphasis on providing ideas to help make your event particularly special. You will find a feast of information on weddings, an area dedicated to corporate functions, a heap of great party ideas, a section focused on community & cultural events, and a section featuring audio visual & lighting.

Kennards Events has been helping all sorts of people with all sorts of events since 1965. We know that with special events you rarely get a second chance so everything must be right first time, every time. That is why so many people have come to depend on us.

A Summary of Our Green Policy

Kennards Events recognizes that as a company, our work will have a direct and direct impact on the local, regional and global environment. We are committed to minimizing our negative impacts and acting in a sustainable way. We achieve this through initiatives in the following areas:

Waster reduction
Electronic Communications
Reusable Packaging

Kennards Events acknowledges that there are future environmental initiatives that can be taken and are constantly looking at new ways to minimize the environmental impact of business operations.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

green music! little by little...

Whilst we may not fit the category of a fully "green" business we are committed to being as green as we possibly can and are making steps right now towards this.
Our business situation is somewhat different to most (but like yours), as we use venues or private residences for the majority of our work, however, being a mobile DJ business, a large component of what we do involves travel by motor vehicle. We offset our emissions through Greenfleet for our vehicles.
We already have a green power component for our home and office. We already use energy saving lightbulbs in home and office and do our best to conserve energy generally. We use recycled paper wherever possible, reduce paper consumption where we can, and attempt to use the reduce, re-use, recycle philosophy in our day to day operations.

We are progressively replacing our old style professional lights with professional LED lights (these are fairly new to the industry), as replacement is required, and are enquiring as to the option of replacing our bulbs with LEDs in our existing lights, so that we can have them be more energy efficient as soon as possible.

3 nights to go!!

With three nights to go we are frantically preparing for our launch/ cocktail party. There is always so much to do last minute and we are hoping from a great start to Saturday night. Starting at 5pm with some giveaways and a couple of talks it should be a fun and informative evening. There are atill a few tickets so if you want to come and have a chance at winning some great prizes then please let us know.

Stephen Byron from the Capital Airport Group and Brindabella Business Park will launch the website and we also have the pleasure of Senator Christine Milne from the Greens coming along, too.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Sunday morning planting!

What fun great exercise and doing good is!

Planted about 50-60 trees and grasses near Pierce's creek this a.m replacing the pine plantations with natives of different species which is important for bio-diversity.

Met a few of the ACT regional Greening Australia crowd and I really wish I had been doing this before now...I'd always wanted to but never quite made it...Fresh air and committed people and loads of kids all helping...what a wonderful way to spend a foggy winter morning in Canberra! Looking forward to the next one on Father's Day in September!