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Win for Low Carbon Living in the Highlands

Here’s another way good living on the Highlands can be Low Carbon Living. Check out the artworks, food and wine on offer as prizes in our raffle. They’ve been donated to support startup enterprise Low Carbon Living Southern Highlands. All you need to do is buy some tickets before 18 May 2019.

Prizes

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Fire

Fire – Indigenous Artwork representing the environmental impact of bushfires and the understanding that the indigenous community can help to control them with their own sustainable practices.

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Evolution of Earth in Time

Evolution of Earth in Time – Modern Artwork in pastels by an artist who has devoted her talent to expressing such existential concepts.

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Local Highlands Produce

Produce from the Moss Vale Community Garden.

The Garden is a sustainable kitchen garden built on the principles of Permaculture, an idea that has been taken up by many adaptation centres around the world.

Local Wine

Wine grown and made at Tractorless Vineyard, a sustainable vineyard on the edge of the Southern Highlands.

The grape has been passed down from its original viticulture in the heart of Europe, using practices that reduce the carbon footprint on the site.

How to enter

Tickets

2 for $10.00 OR 5 for $20.00

We’ll email your tickets to you when your payment is processed.

Payment Online

Please pay by direct deposit to the CANWin account at BDCU:

Bank: BDCU
Account name: Canwin
BSB No: 802-101 A/c No: 105745**

Description: Your name & phone no. (to identify your deposit)

**If transferring from a BDCU a/c, please use A/c No. 105745S5

Online Tickets

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If you need another purchase method

Please contact Patricia Spencer on email hidden; JavaScript is required or 0421 424 575.

Friday 15 March, Supporting SCHOOLS STRIKE 4 CLIMATE

Schools Strike 4 Climate protesters and placards

By now we are sure that you have heard something re the school students plan to strike (away from school) on Friday 15th March.

Main event planned so far is at Corbett Garden in Bowral from 10:00am till noon.

To supplement this event and to cater to students in Moss Vale and surrounds, the Seniors’ volunteer groups, CANWin, Grey Power Protecting Climate and the Moss Vale Community Garden are organising a follow-up event at the Moss Vale Community Garden starting at 1:00pm.

Many members of these Seniors’ groups, as well as other adults, are keen to show acknowledgment and support for these students by attending these functions.

You are invited to join us in demonstrating our support and our desire to make politicians aware of the problems that the people of the future generations will face in dealing with global warming problems.

We look forward to seeing you at either or both of these events.

Lou Flower
CANWin; WINGECARRIBEE LANDCARE & BUSHCARE NETWORK INC; MOSS VALE COMMUNITY GARDEN; GREY POWER PROTECTING CLIMATE

Lecture & Annual General Meeting

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.

Followed By

A brief Annual General Meeting will be held to round out the evening.

For further information please contact:
Lou Flower
Secretary
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Phone 02 4871 3258

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.

Climate Action Now! Wingecarribee Lecture & Annual General Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

CANWin Lectures & Audience Discussion

(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”

Together with:

Winners of High School Speaking Competition celebrating World Environment Week

Theme: “SPEAKING 4 THE PLANET – Connecting People to Nature”

Followed by:

Audience participation in round-table discussion on raising awareness of the problems facing our environment

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Solar and Battery Bulk Buy Opportunity: Tues Nov 15, Moss Vale

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!

Our local solar and battery bulk-buy is here!!

We’re so excited! We’ve just launched a local bulk buy program in the Southern Highlands with SunCrowd!

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To find out more and to join in the local community bulk buy campaign for solar and batteries, RSVP now to attend the local SunCrowd event:

Where: Mittagong RSL
When: 6-9pm Wednesday October 26

Local groups Climate Action Now Wingecarribee (CANWin) and the Moss Vale Community Garden are teaming up to bring solar technology to you in a way that’s affordable! The local groups are teaming up to make it easy, accessible, and at lower prices. With a huge 3,000 solar installations operating in the Highlands, you can join them, or if you are already enjoying energy from the sun, enhance your solar potential and SAVE!

On the back of the huge success of SunCrowd’s (& Australia’s) first ever solar & battery bulk buy in Newcastle earlier this year, residents in the Highlands can now participate. The Community Groups will benefit, you will be able to access the latest technology at the best price, and get free ‘smart’ advice on being energy wise – ethically, with no hard sell.

Here’s what you can expect at the event:

  • Receive expert information
  • Get one-on-one advice
  • Q & A with your local installer
  • See the technology & meet the suppliers
  • Access the exclusive campaign offers
  • Find out what to do if your Feed-In-Tariff is impacted by changes on 1st January 2017

So RSVP now — You don’t want to miss out!

Two locals, Miles Lochhead and Andy Lemann, both with a long history of working and advocating for sustainable causes, have come on board as SunCrowd event co-ordinators for the Highlands.

They can’t wait to help their local community improve energy management and access technology, affordably and ethically…..

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Guest Speaker Forum – Battery Energy storage: Technology options and economic considerations

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Community energy for the Highlands

CANWin Speaker, 21 August 2015
…renewable energy projects which are truly win-win projects for the environment, the economy and the local community

Sure beats a coal mine.

Come along and find out more. See you there.