Recently, at a 91st birthday party, we had three generations all agreeing!
After the comparative frenzy of a Melbourne Christmas dinner that seats 20 plus, our extended family celebrates a January birthday with a relaxed country gathering. This year the birthday was a 91st and we lunched casually on the deck at Chateau Tahbilk’s new Wetlands Restaurant, an ‘hour and a bit’ out of Melbourne. The novacentarian lives on a farm not far away.
With two of our number working in the enviro/sustainability area and others about to move house, the conversation quite naturally drifted to Green Power. Although I have seen the Government’s big green tick ‘somewhere’ and I am certainly moderately green, I was amazed to learn you can actually opt to use renewable energy!
There was agreement around the table that ‘getting info out to the grassroots’ is very difficult. Most would like to do their bit to preserve the world as we know it for our kids BUT, short of an astronomically large marketing budget, how DO you get info out when the media is only interested in ‘sexy’ headline-grabbing stuff?
Back home when I rang to arrange the power for the new place there was no offer of the Green Power alternative. I checked around and discovered much confusion!
CANA, formed in 1998, is an alliance of over 30 regional, state and national environmental, health, community development, and research groups from throughout Australia – a branch of the global CAN network.
For more info visit: http://www.ata.org.au/?p=72
The 5 milestones of the Cities for Climate Protection:
Visit www.greenpower.gov.au for more info.