News Digest, Thursday 12th March 2009
Posted on 12 March 2009 by e-news
MASG News and Events
Daylesford Action Summit
We want your creativity and energy at the Saturday March 21st climate action summit co-hosted by MASG at the Daylesford Town Hall. 9.30am-4pm. The summit will finish with a video shoot of “C’mon Kevin C’mon”. People are coming from across the state to get informed, motivated and networked so be there.
Updates on the latest science, politics and campaigns and most importantly networking with people from across the state as we expand our impact and get noisy and public. Ring MASG on 54706978 to register or the summit website www.rvcas.org.au
Steve Gibbons Switch onto Renewables office visit
Friday March 27th. People from Maldon/Bendigo and Castlemaine will be visiting our Federal member’s office to ask him to scrap the CPRS (Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme) and Switch onto renewables. We want lots of people there to build the pressure for real action on climate change and to make a visible, strong media and public presence. Flyers for the day are available at the office if you want some to hand out.
Banners and flyers
Please come to the MASG office on Tuesday the 24th at 8pm to plan for the day and make some banners and flyers for the Bendigo office visit.
Finally help us with flyer/posters
Please drop into the office in Castlemaine and take posters/flyers about both of these events to Guildford/Harcourt/Malmsbury/Maryborough if you can.
Also if you are going to the Wesley Hill market or elsewhere public this week and can hand out flyers please let us know and drop in and pick some up.
For details ring Dean on 54706978 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MASG considering offering new services to members!
Over recent months, MASG has experienced an increased demand from our community for advice and information relating to energy efficiency in the household. We feel it is time to start working more directly with members who require assistance to make informed decisions about how to reduce energy use and emissions. To do this, MASG is hoping to establish itself as an energy efficiency provider and expand the range of services it currently offers to members. The initial services under consideration include;
• home energy assessments (HEA),
• home energy sustainability pathways (HESP),
• access to energy efficiency products and
• installation teams.
• A HEA will include an audit of current power usage and a discussion of some of the initiatives that can be undertaken to make reductions. This service will take approximately 3 hours including report writing time and the indicative cost is $100.
• A HESP will involve setting achievable short and long term emission reduction goals and include a HEA, electricity bill analysis and a comprehensive level of advice and recommendations. HESPs will vary in their complexity and hence cost but we anticipate they will take an average of 6 hours including report writing time to complete, with an indicative cost of $200.
Discount packages will be put together for groups of householders wishing to work with each other to reduce their power usage and emissions.
As members of this organization, it would be much appreciated if you could take about 10mins to provide us with some valuable feedback to help MASG determine if the proposed services match your needs and the indicative prices are appropriate.Click here for the survey.
If you have any queries or suggestions in relation to this initiative please contact Jayson at MASG. email@example.com or 5470 6978