MOTION BEING PUT TO SHIRE COUNCIL MEETING TUES 13, 6.30P
If you feel, like we do, that more needs to be done at a local level to increase the uptake of renewables … then you might be interested in this. A group of enthusiasts from MiT have come up with this proposal to form a working group of community members, Councillors and Shire staff to look at a model that has worked successfully in Victoria. As well as alternative sources of funding. Let us know if you’d like to support this initiative.
Just for this BIGGG movie event, we’re joining with Transition Town Guildford at the Stirling Arms Hotel to screen the partner movie to Naomi Klein’s book “This Changes Everything”. Register at Eventbrite or see details in the Upcoming Events sidebar on right.
WooHoo … our Energy Forum, on this afternoon at the Hub, Craig Street in Mundaring. Come and join us! Hey, aren’t we all after that Cleaner – Fairer – Future ? Here’s the program all Hosted by another local legend Peter Holland.
Our recent film offering: The Future of Energy, was a great segue to our exciting forum on renewable energy coming up in early November. Lots of work behind-the-scenes to gather speakers and presentations. Mark your calendar now!
Register on Eventbrite to give us an idea of numbers.
If you weren’t able to make it to our featured movie on Wed, Sept 23, don’t worry: you can rent it online https://vimeo.com/ondemand/futureofenergy
It’s a very vibrant, positive doco about renewable energy. The community-driven projects – especially one involving students, retraining long term unemployed people and home owners – were really interesting. There are also whole cities going 100% renewable (sometimes rebuilding after natural disasters) and showing the rest of the world it’s totally possible!
The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People (65) from Future of Energy on Vimeo.
The Future of Energy is a powerful documentary that captures the movement across the United States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift. It’s a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the countless individuals and communities that are re-imagining their relationships with the planet and with each other.
Bill McKibben, Jamie Henn, Danny Kennedy, Jeremy Rifkin, Joanna Macy, Pandora Thomas, CA Governor Jerry Brown, Mark Jacobson, Mayors Bob Dixon and R. Rex Parris who have transitioned their cities to 100% renewable energy, and more.
A community owned retailer in Byron Bay plans to do what the big utilities cannot do – and help lead an energy revolution based around local generation, solar and storage, and community-based renewable energy.
Source: Community-owned utility plans to lead solar, storage revolution | One Step Off The Grid