Congratulations D&R Henderson's, Environmentally Sustainable Business Award Winner, 2016 Benalla Business Excellence Awards
Sponsored by BSFG and Sun Real, Benalla Business Networks' Environmentally Sustainable Business Award will be announced at BPACC this Friday, 26th August.
This award for excellence recognizes a business that has taken significant steps to reduce the environmental impact of the business through using resources more efficiently and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Finalists for the Environmentally Sustainable Business award, open to all sectors of business, are
D & R Henderson
We recently received this website contact message from Amy, who is involved with home schooling and works with a green summer sustainability program.
"Our focus for the month of August is the importance of driving electric vehicles to protect our environment and members of the community from the harmful effects of gasoline motors. Since your community also focuses on sustainability, I thought I would share a resource that I have been using as a reference in my research. This article, https://www.lelandwest.com/history-of-the-electric-vehicle.cfm discusses the history of the electric vehicle and mentions the positives of this invention and where it may be headed in the future. It also suggests other, green-friendly alternatives such as vehicles that incorporate solar panels... I think others who are interested in saving and protecting our environment would find this article interesting and hopefully might switch over to driving electric vehicles like hybrids that are better for the environment. With the amount of pollution that gasoline motors emit each day, I think this is a great alternative."
We think it's a great alternative too, Amy. The article you have recommended is excellent and would be a wonderful resource for students completing projects on alternative energy sources.
The 2016 Annual General Meeting of BSFG will be held on Thursday 25th August at 7:30 pm in the Uniting Church, Carrier Street, Benalla.
Our guest speaker is John Liddell from Beyond Zero Emissions who will be speaking about BZE's Renewable Energy Super Power Report which has been produced as part of BZE's Zero Carbon Australia plan and outlines Australia’s potential to be a global renewable energy superpower of the future. Australia's economic renewable energy resources are greater than its coal, oil, gas and uranium resources combined.
The report highlights the fact that the world is transitioning to renewables and that the industrial leaders of the renewable energy era will be those countries with massive inexpensive renewable energy resources like Australia.
There will be the normal business of our Annual General Meeting before our guest speaker. The Agenda, Minutes, Annual Report and Financial Statement will be attached to upcoming emails to members.
After the AGM we will send Membership Renewal reminders for 2016-17, however memberships may be renewed at the AGM.
The AGM will be followed by a light supper. .
Regular updates on sustainability issues of concern to BSFG members in Benalla and North East Victoria and on key events in the BSFG calendar.