The New Joneses

Applications now open: Your school’s chance to visit The New Joneses!

EASL is now accepting applications from schools in the region to visit The New Joneses (TNJ) tiny house. A limited number of visits are available, so get in quick!
Since 2012, the multi-award winning ‘The New Joneses’ house aims to show us how we can all live more sustainable lives and how to create an equitable world through fun, thoughtful and less wasteful use of our finite resources. The newest version of The New Joneses house is the tiny house. It has a floor space of just 12.5 square meters, yet is able to sleep 4 adults and contain all the mod-cons for everyday living. Innovative sustainable features (such as solar panels, edible green walls, a fold down wall bed and more!) give a glimpse into how these could be implemented in our own homes and schools, and provides a platform for discussion.
The New Joneses reminds us that every choice we make, from the size of our house, to our bank, our energy company, to the food we buy has an impact. The New Joneses show some easy, every day choices we can make that are good for our people and our planet.
Where: Whitehorse City Council’s Civic Centre lawns (379 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading)
When: Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October 2017
What: Each visit is for a class of 30 students (maximum) for a total duration of 1.5 hours on site. Each class will progress through 3 different 20-minute workshops, which cover the following topics:
  • Tour of The New Joneses tiny house
  • Getting waste-wise with composting
  • Renewable energy solutions
These visits are appropriate for late-primary school to secondary school students and are valued at $300 (excluding transport).

To enquire & apply: Contact your Council’s EASL representative (Visit: Applications close COB Friday 1 September 2017.
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