Zero Net Emissions by 2025

Low CO2 Business

lowco2-web.jpgThe Low CO2 Project was a MASG initiative funded by the Australian Greenhouse Office. The Low CO2 Project supported local businesses to generate energy savings and reduce their carbon footprint. An energy assessment was offered to participating businesses as a means of helping them reduce their energy costs increasing the profit margin and improving their bottom line.

Click here low-co2-final-report-summary-for-web-may-2008 to download an abridged copy of the final report of the project outlining the difficulties and opportunities for a local carbon trading scheme working with small business

Saving energy is good for the community, good for the environment and great for business. We offered expert advice and ongoing support to help businesses get the most from their energy budget. For more information please call MASG on 5470 6978.

Low CO2 Business Awards

MASG Launched its Low CO2 Awards as a celebration of the achievements of local businesses and organisations, tackling the challenge of climate change and supporting the Mt Alexander Shire Council target of a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2010.

There were Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and a Mayoral Award for “Commitment and Innovation in Energy Management”. The Low CO2 Awards were open to all businesses and organisations in the Mt. Alexander Shire.

The Awards ceremony and celebration was held on World Environment Day Thursday, 5 June  2008.

The winner of the inaugural Mayoral Award for Innovation and Excellence in Energy Management was The Down to Earth Store, on Barker Street in Castlemaine; with a special commendation going to the Maldon Football Club.

Bronze Category winners:

Castlemaine Childcare Co-operative
Goldfields Provender
Goodfoods of Castlemaine
Gourmet Yabbies
Green goes the Grocer
Leckie Gallery
Mostyn Street Clinic
Theatre Royal

Silver Category winners:
Maldon Football Club
Run Sushi Run
Zen Produce

Gold Category winner:
Down to Earth Store

Click here for more details about the business awards and to view photos and read about how the Mount Alexander Community won the UNAA awards for 2007.

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