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Practically Green events

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Re-imagine Re-think Re-energise - sustainability events for Nillumbik

Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN) will be planning and delivering Nillumbik’s Practically Green events in 2020, 2021 and 2022. 

They have been funded by Council and have an exciting series of events planned for the Shire throughout spring. You can look forward to some fun new events and ideas, as well as programs you can join.

It’s an exciting time in energy with so many new technologies and ideas becoming the new norm. Many people want more action to address climate change and CEN is demonstrating practical ways for the Nillumbik community to help make a difference.

Here’s what's still to come:

Nillumbik Electric Vehicle Forum

Thursday October 29,  7pm - 8.30pm

The future is already here with electric vehicle sales growing and charging stations proliferating. Answer all your questions on range, charging and the smoothest of rides at the Nillumbik Electric Vehicle Forum. Hear from Australian Electric Vehicle Association expert, Bryce Gaton about all aspects of electric vehicles, their advantages and limitations, and how much fun they are to drive!

Register here

 

Clean Energy Nillumbik Bulk Buy

November 2020 - November 2021

If you want to reduce your energy bills, be more comfortable all year round or just get off gas, join the energy revolution through this local bulk purchase program.

From November 2020 to November 2021, Clean Energy Nillumbik is partnering with local supplier, Air Fusion, to bring you exclusive deals on reverse cycle air conditioners, the most efficient way to heat your house.

We’ve done the hard work for you and found these high quality, efficient products at a great price. Air Fusion has been in Nillumbik for six years, providing outstanding customer service and workmanship.

Join us to hear more details about the offers through our webinars in November 2020. Visit www.cleanenergynillumbik.org.au to register.

 

Practically Green Kids – The Super Solar Recycler

Look out for this great fun kids’ activity in summer. Come along to Edendale Farm in the school holidays to build your very own solar robot.

Age: 8-12years

Date and bookings: TBA – Places will be limited, see any of the above websites for details.

Cost: FREE

 

Practically Green Waste Art Sculpture

Clean Energy Nillumbik has commissioned Eltham artist Lachlan Plain to create a sculpture that represents renewable energy using electronic waste.

Lachlan’s sculpture is titled Family Unit and will show a how a family communicates in today’s unusual world.

The sculpture aims to highlight the problems of increasing amounts of electronic waste polluting our land and wasting many components that could be recovered and reused in new appliances.

Here’s a sneak peak:

 

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Restrictions permitting, the sculpture will be unveiled at Eltham Farmers’ Market on Sunday 22 November. An interview with the artist will also be available on Clean Energy Nillumbik’s website from 28 November.

More information about electronic waste and how to dispose of it locally in a responsible way can be found here.

 

Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN) started in 2017 with a strategy to have 100% of Nillumbik’s buildings powered by renewable energy by 2028. Our engaged and vibrant communities in Nillumbik are perfectly positioned to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy. There is so much we can do at the household and community level to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Nillumbik. Want to get involved? Go to www.cleanenergynillumbik.org.au

CEN are looking for active and enthusiastic Nillumbik residents and business owners who can help with all the events above. There are lots of jobs so we’ll match you to tasks that fit your interests, skills and available time. Don’t be shy, register at www.cleanenergynillumbik.org.au