Sustainable Homes News
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?
Plastic Free July is here, and so is a state-wide ban on E-Waste to landfill.
The solar homes rebate scheme is returning from July 1st. If you’re thinking of applying, get moving on a quote soon!
Update - Terracycle at the Woodend Farmer's Market
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’re getting ready to launch a speaker program for 2019. Based on feedback from last year’s survey, the first cab off the rank will be retrofitting insulation to homes.
We’d like your suggestions about what to include or who to invite as speakers.