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Climate Action Now Wingecarribee AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Climate Action Now Wingecarribee, Inc. will be held at Mittagong RSL on Thursday 7th November at 11am

The CANWin management committee urges all members and those in the Wingecarribee shire concerned about the need to take action on climate to

Turn Up! Speak Up! and Join!

To provide a future pathway for everyone in the Wingecarribee shire to meet the challenges of looming climate change impacts on our society.

A party for the climate: a personal view

Independents for Climate Action Now is a very new political party which aims to work with both sides of politics to push Australia towards climate action. Their website shows their policy statements and their brief history.

The party leader, who heads the ICAN Senate ticket in NSW, is Father Rod Bower. Fr Bower is famous for the messages he posted on the signboard  of the East Gosford Anglican Church.

If climate is a single issue, then ICAN is a single issue party and for this election I’m a single issue voter.

I can’t see Fr Bower being elected, but it seems to me that a vote for ICAN is the clearest way I can tell my representatives that action on climate must be their first priority.

 

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

Photo of "Fire"

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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GoFundMe Low Carbon Living Southern Highlands

New social enterprise start up needs funds to get underway.

Please donate if you would like assist in making  the Southern Highlands a sustainable community for all.

 

https://www.gofundme.com/low-carbon-living-southernhighlands

#SouthernHighlands

#ActOnClimate

#FuturePoitive

AGM 2018 Guest Speaker

Introducing Low Carbon Living Southern Highlands

Tonight! Renewable energy bulk buy campaign begins on the Highlands

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