Transition Town Riddell News
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!
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!
Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House has new garden beds thanks to a generous grant from Council. The official opening of the new garden will be from 4-6 pm on Thursday August 1..
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?
Riddell’s Creek Seed Savers (RCSS) is a group of home gardeners dedicated to preserving traditional, non-hybrid, open-pollinated food seed varieties which do well in the Macedon Ranges.