Lecture & Annual General Meeting
CANWin will be holding a very important Lecture & Annual General Meeting in August 2017.
When: FRIDAY 18th AUGUST 2017 at 6:15 for 6:45pm
Where: HENRIETTA ROSE ROOM, BENDOOLEY ST, BOWRAL
Guest Speaker: Noel Ferguson, Economic Development Manager at Wingecarribee Shire Council.
His inspirational presentation will feature the recently successful “Low Carbon Living” project in the Blue Mountains Shire and how this concept could be adapted to Wingecarribee Shire.
The goal would be to engage local businesses and the community at large to achieve mutually beneficial and significant improvements in reducing our carbon footprint and a more sustainable environment.
Reference will also be made to the Southern Highlands Development Framework (2031+ program) concerning its potential application and integration with the Low Carbon Living project.
Time will be allocated for Q & A.
A brief Annual General Meeting will be held to round out the evening.
Note: Your committee highly recommends attendance at this meeting to assist with implementing a potentially new and attractive initiative for CANWin and the community to engage in constructive and mutually beneficial programs.
(associated with Council’s World Environment Week 5-10 June)
When: 9 JUNE 2017 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Henrietta Rose Room, BOWRAL
Principal Speaker: Dr. DAVID TRANTER, retired CSIRO scientist
TOPIC: “SPEAKING TO THE EARTH – The earth is an island in a stream of sunlight, ocean blue, cloud white, a dappled sapphire in the aridity of space”
Winners of High School Speaking Competition celebrating World Environment Week
Theme: “SPEAKING 4 THE PLANET – Connecting People to Nature”
Audience participation in round-table discussion on raising awareness of the problems facing our environment
Challenge runs the Welby Garden Centre near Mittagong, and does wonderful work providing training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Repower and CANWin are calling for donations from the community to help raise $10,000 on behalf of Challenge Southern Highlands.
CANWin has agreed to match donations up to a total of $5000. This means that for every $100 you donate, CANWin will match it with another $100.
Your donation will assist with the installation of a 12KW solar system at the Challenge SH facility in Welby, contributing to substantial savings in electricity and helping our environment!
How to donate
Challenge Southern Highlands – PO Box 1193 Bowral NSW 2576.
For deductions the Deductible Gift Recipient Number is SSO/ADVR/GF0283 and their Authority to Fundraise Number is: CFN10487
ACC NAME: CANWin
BSB: 802 101
ACCOUNT NO: 100031037 REF: ([your name] Challenge Solar)
For more information
When: Tue, 15 Nov, 6 pm for a 6:30 pm start
Where: Moss Vale Services Club auditorium, Argyle Street, Moss Vale, NSW 2577
There’s still time to RSVP at: www.suncrowd.com.au/southern-highlands
More than 200 Highlands locals have already booked for this event, in order to:
- Receive 1-on-1 expert advice,
- Experience world leading solar & battery brands, and
- Learn all you need to know about solar & batteries to help you make an informed decision on the best home energy solution for you.
You too can meet the suppliers and your local installer. Ask them whatever questions you may have!
What you need to bring
- A copy of a recent electricity bill (so that we can size your system to your personal energy needs)
- Photos of both your meter and your meter switchboard – printed or on your mobile. Some tips:
- Make sure that the resolution is sufficient so that we can read the meter specification. These photos will be attached to your personal application form on the night.
- Information on the system size of your current solar power system (if you already have one installed)
You’ll have the unique opportunity to receive independent, expert advice from a Local Solar Mentors on the right home energy system for you.
Bring a recent electricity bill for an optimal experience!
Get friends and family involved!
The more the merrier
Invite fellow solar homeowners, your friends, family and colleagues to RSVP and join you at CANWin’s Suncrowd event!? They can RSVP here: www.suncrowd.com.au/southern-highlands
The greater the number of people that join your local campaign – the greater the savings for everyone involved. You don’t want your neighbours to miss out!
You can invite them by email, Facebook or knock on your neighbour’s door!
Mittagong RSL, 6 pm tonight (26 October)
Your opportunity to access world leading battery technology from brands including Tesla Energy LG Chem, and solar panels from Tindo Solar, Australia’s only Australian made and owned solar company. Reposit Power is also on board, helping bring the future of energy to people today. By harnessing their collective purchasing power, participants have the opportunity to access these leading technologies at $1k-$2k below average market prices.
Local community groups all over southern NSW are partnering with social enterprise SunCrowd, to enable one of the biggest renewable energy bulk buy campaigns ever seen in this country. The bulk buys will cover 5 regions, with free events in the Southern Highlands, Shoalhaven, Goulburn, the Blue Mountains and Wollongong.
Hand-picked community energy leaders from each region, trained by SunCrowd, will provide local, independent expert advice to enable individuals to find the right home energy solution for their household or small business.
One bulk buy of this kind took place in Newcastle throughout July of this year. The campaign was run in partnership with local community group, Climate Action Newcastle and was a roaring success – with over 998 solar panels and 201 batteries purchased by the local community. 193 households in the Newcastle region took part, benefitting from trusted technology and lower prices by working together.
The free Southern Highlands launch event, organised in partnership with community groups Climate Action Now Wingecarribee (CANWin) and Moss Vale Community Garden (MVCG) will be held in Mittagong next Wednesday 26th October. To secure your free ticket and get involved visit www.suncrowd.com.au/southernhighlands.
If you can’t attend tonight’s launch event you can still register your interest and find out more about how you can get involved in this exciting campaign.
By participating in the bulk buy you’ll not only benefit yourself, but enable your community to benefit as well through SunCrowd’s unique Community Benefit Scheme – which sees a portion of the revenue flow back into your local community to support the campaign partners and boost renewable energy projects.
SunCrowd is a movement of Australian households taking the power back into their own hands. The aim is to remove the decision-making complexity and confusion associated with new energy technologies, whilst using our collective purchasing power to lower prices.
Miles Lochhead, spokesperson for CANWin, explained: “With thousands of solar panel installations already in the Southern Highlands, we’re excited to provide locals with the opportunity to jump on board with the latest renewable technology, and in turn reduce our community carbon footprint. Even better, partnering with SunCrowd will enable locals to save money in the process and provide useful funds to support both CANWin and Moss Vale Community Garden”.
“With five communities joining this bulk buy spanning along the south coast from Ulladulla to Wollongong, and inland to Goulburn, the Southern Highlands and Blue Mountains in the west, there’s a real opportunity to benefit from a big discount off the normal retail prices.”
Chris Cooper, Chief Energy Officer at SunCrowd, also commented,
“For the first time in human history, we can create an energy system which is sustainable, affordable and democratic. But to make this dream a reality, it’s up to us – the people – to show leadership, act together, and take the power back. RSVP for your local event and let’s take the power back to the people!”
Find out more and RSVP for our local Southern Highlands event at suncrowd.com.au/southernhighlands