Ways to save power and money
Thanks to a kind offer from Baigent Motors to share their gazebo, Transition Matamata had a presence at this year’s A and P Show. The weather co-operated and it was a fine day to chat with folks and let them know what the organisation is up to.
Transition Matamata’s service of a free home energy/ sustainability visit was promoted and resource materials (films, magazines, etc) were available to borrow.
Steve Simpson had a great zero-emissions lawn care display, including an inexpensive push mower, scythe, and caged guinea pigs working on the paddock as we spoke. Surely the way of the future!
Home sustainable living visits.
Ways to save power and money are among the issues considered during these one-hour visits, organised by Transition Matamata and conducted by a Sustainability Options consultant. After the visit, one local resident said: ‘‘We thought we would be spending a lot of money for energy conservation, but found there are many simple, practical solutions.’’ For more information or to book an assessment time, ring Caroline Mason on 888 6647 or email email@example.com.
How to get your power bill down.
Julian Mason had a warm welcome and keen audience when he delivered his power-savings presentation at a recent Rotary Club meeting. The next morning Rotary’s newsletter was dispatched, including a short article passing along Julian’s tips and advice to all members. Other community groups wishing to hear the presentation should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curtain bank offers real
Community curtain bank projects collect drapes and curtains when people redecorate (or have stored away!), then clean and install them in homes in need. It’s recycling in action and, best of all, helps to create a warmer, healthier home for another family. Transition Matamata is searching for a volunteer who could look into some of the details and help establish a local curtain bank if it looks feasible. If you could help with this or wish more information, ring Gord Stewart on 880 9335 or email email@example.com.
Transition Matamata is a non-profit community group promoting energy conservation, sustainable living, and a strong and resilient local economy. To join the newsletter email list, send your address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cliff Thompson was the winner of a bag of Dalton’s Premium Seed Mix at the Transition Matamata stand at this month’s A&P Show.