Sustainable Homes News
Still confused about our kerbside recycling?
In a recent post about “what’s next” for Sustainable Homes, I mentioned a community retrofitting project. We need to raise some money to fund next year’s projects. To that end, some of our members are organising a raffle at the next KYNETON Farmers’ Market. They need help on Saturday 12th October to sell tickets at the market. If you can help for an hour or so please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Curious about what the deal is with soft plastic recycling? Waste Management Review has a comprehensive explanation.
What a day we had!
The numbers are in and totalled, and we can report that our five member homes totalled 476 visits for Sustainable House Day 2019. A fantastic effort from a range of people – the householders and volunteers who spent the day talking to visitors, the crew who put up tents and flags early on Sunday morning and turned up again to take them down after closing time, our hard-working volunteer coordinator, all those who put up posters or wrote to the papers to gain publicity, the team at Council for the bus tour, and everyone who supported those directly involved – thank you all!
The Daylesford Podcast dropped in on members Anna and Dave, who will open their home in Woodend. You can listen to the interview at www.daylesfordpodcast.com
The Daylesford Podcast shares news of something local every Friday, usually lots of fun.
No More Mailing Satchels - collection stream now closed.
Council is setting up a new program, Cool Changes, to facilitate the development of local climate change action plans across the shire. They are looking for residents’ input on a range of topics in a short survey. What do you see as priorities? How much does consideration of the environment direct your everyday actions? Do we have time to act or is this a crisis? Add your voice!
My household’s electricity use in July was less than half of what it was last July. Yes, you read that correctly: in July 2019 we used only 48.7% of the electricity we used in July last year. Better still, we’re on track to repeat that result in August. Most of what we’re saving is on heating.
Sustainable House Day depends on the work of a sizeable number of volunteers, from homeowners to the people who brave the cold to “man” the farmers’ market stand in August and September. The more helpers, the more fun we all have!
We’re looking for volunteers to help publicise the event so the local “open homes” get lots of visitors, and can share local experience in making homes more comfortable, more affordable and more sustainable.
Could you help for a couple of hours?
Sustainable House Day is a big day for MRSG, especially for the Sustainable Homes Action Group. It’s a day when we share ideas and experience about how to make our homes more comfortable, more energy efficient and cheaper to run - and of course, better for the planet! Three local households have already “stepped up” and offered to open on Sunday September 15th, and we are hoping to see a couple more register soon.
We’re on the lookout for people wanting to help make SHD2019 another success for MRSG, with a variety of jobs and levels of involvement. Could you join us?