Local Actions Have Global Consequences
The Benalla Sustainable Future Group was established in 2010 by Benalla & District residents concerned about environmental sustainability and the lack of action on climate change both locally & nationally. By coming together we can work towards a more sustainable future & a cleaner planet.
Renewable Energy Benalla and BSFG would like to invite you to a Community Energy Forum at BPACC on Friday 3rd August. Find out about the community energy model, the role of a community energy retailer, what Community Energy means for Benalla, and for you. REB's work to achieve a reduction in power use in Benalla through efficiency measures continues, with further workshops being planned for the 'Wipe out Electricity and Gas Bills' series at the Benalla Golf Club. The opportunity for residents and businesses to join the REB/ Mondo Power battery ready solar bulk buy project remains open for expressions of interest until July 31 - check out Mondo Power's 'Benalla Community Energy Project' webpage for more information. REB is also engaging as a community networker in finding out and sharing information about utility scale proposals such as the Lightsource BP Urbis proposed solar installation at Winton. For other Renewable Energy Benalla news, check out this link.
BSFG's June (quarterly) newsletter (#21) is now online - articles include 'Federal Budget Ignores Climate Change' by John Lloyd; 'Per Capita Greenhouse Emissions for a Safe Climate' by Peter Maddock and extracts from a range of articles including 'NEG's 2030 targets already exceeded' (Climate Council) and 'Renewables not to blame for rising power costs' (SMH). There is also a reminder about the AGM and news of the Mondo Power Offer and Energy Efficiency Workshops.
Benalla Sustainable Future Group encourages anyone interested in climate change issues and a more sustainable lifestyle to subscribe to our mailing list, become a member of our group & participate in our activities.
Benalla Sustainable Future Group has a number of action groups looking at different aspects of Environmental Sustainability which may interest you. Perhaps you have an interest in finding out about our newest action group, the Benalla Local Food Network, , or in initiating a group yourself?
Guest Speakers; Film Festival; Sustainable Business Award; Energy Efficiency Workshops; Day in the Gardens; Upcycled Bags; AGM's; Mentoring; Building Forums; Food Coop; Climate March ...
It's Plastic Free July!
Some ideas for Plastic Free July! Set personal goals; join the Benalla Food Co-op; buy a 'Plastic Wise Benalla' reusable bag; check out the "In the Bag" exhibition by regional artists at the Wangaratta Library's Bainz Gallery; watch the new series of the ABC's 'The War on Waste' starts on July 24; listen to the North East's Luke Davies & the Recycled String Band' perform 'Reduce, Recycle & Reuse' & more!