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Events – Manningham City Council’s Get ClimateWise Now Campaign Workshop Program

Posted in Events, Models by Ferne Edwards on October 16th, 2007

Manningham City Council – Get ClimateWise Now!
Workshop Program 2007-08

Cost: Free
Bookings essential: Kay Toussaint 9840 9348 or eepadmin @manningham.vic.gov.au
Venue: Council Chambers, Manningham Civic Offices, 699 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster (Mel 33 F12)
Times: Arrival: 6.45 pm Finish: 9.00 pm

Oct 18 Carbon Rationing & Green Financing
David Spratt “Carbon Rationing Action Groups”
Carbon Rationing Action Groups (CRAGs) have sprung up all over England and are now spreading across the globe as citizens take individual actions to actively reduce their own carbon emissions. Well discuss whats involved, how to take action, setting up a CRAG and the benefits. David is from the carbon-equity Group in Melbourne.

Leigh Watkins “Green Financing”
Changing the way we do things sometimes requires a change in equipment for energy generation, solar hot water & transport. Learn more about how to get lower interest loans, how to refinance a loan, green personal loans, carbon offsets for travel etc. Leigh is from the Bank of Bendigo.

Nov 22 Solar electricity: the options
Andrew Bailey “Solar Photovoltaic Panels—Electricity”
Andrew will talk about the different kinds of solar PV panels that are available and their pros & cons, as well as the ways to set up a grid interactive PV system at your own home.

Willem Biesheuve “GreenPower renewable electricity”
Willem from Origin Energy will talk about the different kinds of renewable energy you can purchase through the electricity retailers, GreenPower accreditation, as well as Origins other products in solar hot water and PV installations.

Dec 13 Transport alternatives: Bio-diesel & Electric vehicles
Mick OConell “Bio-Diesel”
Mick, president of the Alternative Technology Association will discuss the biodiesel phenomenon from the home made to commercial production. How does it work? Can I use it in my new diesel car? Where can I buy some? How beneficial is it?

Ross Blade “Electric cars”
Ross of Castlemaines Blade electric vehicles will discuss the benefits of electric cars and whats available now. How much? How far will it go? How fast will it go? How many people can I transport? What happens if I need to get further that the battery limit?

Kelvin Blake “Electric scooters”
Kelvin of EVT will discuss the benefits of electric powered scooters, as well as how much, licensing, how fast and how far? How long to recharge? How long do the batteries last ? Can you get replacement batteries?

Scott “Electric Bicycles”
Scott of Electric Vehicles P/L will discuss the benefits of electric powered bicycles and how much, how fast and how far? How long to recharge? How long do the batteries last ? Can you get replacement batteries?

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