Attendance for community gathering growing fast. Will we fill the Memo?!! This is becoming a major event for Healesville!!

When we were first planning this event we thought we might get 30-40 people to turn up. Our numbers are now 4 times that and growing daily.  Will we fill the Memo? The Steering Group members are all really excited about the interest being shown. Seems like there is a huge amount of interest in community solar projects for Healesville.

Register NOW so you don’t miss out on what is shaping up to be a memorable event for the Healesville community!

First community solar farm for Lismore switches on!

The first of two Lismore Community Solarfarm projects is now up and running with the solar farm installed and generating energy on the roof of the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre. Very exciting!

After several years of hard work between Farming the Sun, Lismore City Council and a community committed to renewable energy, it is incredibly exciting to see this first solarfarm now powering one of Lismore’s biggest facilities.

Local solar installer Rainbow Power Company was the successful tenderer (via the Council) and installer for the Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre solarfarm. Well done Rainbow Power Company!

(Click on the photo above to view more great photo’s of the installation)

Healesville CoRE Steering Group now formed!!

We have reached our first goal. On May 4, 2017 we held the inaugural meeting of Healesville volunteers who are interested in forming a Steering Group to plan, organise & promote the Healesville CoRE Community Gathering on Thursday 29 June 2017. We are now underway!!

The meeting was a buzz of excitement and high energy as we heard about the big vision for engaging the broader Healesville community in creating a range of renewable energy initiatives for individuals, businesses and non-profit groups. The project is bold, creative and very innovative and a great opportunity for engaging the whole community in taking control of its energy production and consumption!

The Steering Group of 11 volunteers agreed to support this project and also to engage in the work required to organise and promote the Community Gathering on 29 June 2017 at 6.45 for a 7.00-9.00 event with inspiring speakers.

Great News: HEWI to Support Healesville CoRE!!

Today we heard the great news that the Healesville Environment Watch Inc (HEWI) has agreed to offer support to Healesville CoRE. This will not involve any funding arrangement but is more ‘in kind’ support. HEWI has agreed that we can use their logo on the promotion for a Community Gathering. They will also ‘auspice’ us to apply for a Small Grant from the Yarra Ranges Council to provide some ‘seed funding’ for our ongoing expenses connected with the Community Gathering. Because Healesville CoRE is not yet a registered organisation we have to apply for a grant through another organisation. Healesville CoRE is very grateful to HEWI for this support.