Posts in Sustainable Homes
Call out for volunteers for Sustainable Living Festival

Calling all members signed up for the Sustainable Homes Action Group! The MRSG Sustainable Living Festival organisers are looking for volunteers to help on the day, Saturday 2nd March.

We will need a couple of volunteers to help with a Sustainable Homes speaker program in the afternoon - introducing and thanking speakers, keeping time, etc. Volunteers are also needed throughout the day to assist with various tasks including Wash Against Waste and helping direct festival visitors. You don’t need special expertise to get involved, and it’s a great way to get to know others in the Group.

Watch out for a sign up sheet that will be posted on the MRSG website in the next few days and please give some time if you can. The Festival is a key event in the MRSG calendar and its success relies on volunteerism!

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Sustainable HomesSue Barker
Council's "Sustainable Design" presentations continue with Retrofitting as the theme. Can you help?

Following up the excellent sessions on Sustainable Design held last year, Council is planning to run a series of presentations on Retrofitting for Energy Efficiency, commencing in February.

Sustainable Design Officer, Felicity Houghton, is looking for some good local examples of completed retrofits, and some challenges needing solutions, to include in the presentations.

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A challenge: make your home more sustainable with $50

Sustainable homes don’t cost the earth! A quick look at the high-tech products available to create eco-friendly homes would suggest that you need plenty of the folding stuff to live well, and that’s not the reality for most of us.

As a follow up to Sustainable House Day I want to issue a challenge: how can we make our homes more environmentally friendly, cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in – for just $50?

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Sustainable HomesSue Barker
Sustainable Homes Action Group - Member Survey

Help us tailor the Sustainable Homes Action Group to suit your needs!

We are conducting a survey to find out what our members and potential members would like from the group. As an incentive to participate, we will be conducting a prize draw and giving away a copy of “Your Home” which is a fantastic compilation of information about designing, building and maintaining homes.

The survey will take about 10  minutes to complete. Will you help?

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