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Suncrowd's local launch event in Lake Macquarie

Climate Action Newcastle and Suncrowd are utilising the community’s collective bargaining power to make renewable energy solutions easier and more affordable for households and business.  They are coordinating a local bulk buy campaign to include:
  • Home energy storage
  • Rooftop Solar
  • Solutions for those on the 60 cent Feed in Tariff (ending Dec 31st)
Find out more and register your interest
Visit Suncrowd's website to find out more about the campaign, and register to receive updates.

Attend a launch event
  • Learn about the products and pricing being offered as part of the bulk buy.
  • View live demonstrations of the technology on offer.
  • Be guided through all the need-to-knows on storage and solar.
  • Get assistance from the Suncrowd team and Climate Action Newcastle volunteers to help you chose the storage system, solar power system or meter changeover that suits your household.
Due to overwhelming community interest, they have announced a second launch event in Lake Macquarie, in addition to the Newcastle event.  Register now to secure your spot.
Cardiff Neighbourhood Day and Car Boot Sale

Do you have useful items cluttering up your home that you no longer need?  Don’t throw them out.  Here’s your chance to make some money and have some fun.

The Cardiff Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group are holding a huge neighbourhood get together at the Cardiff Bowling Club.  Meet some locals, and enjoy Barefoot Bowls on the Green, a BBQ and coffee cart.

Sunday 14 August, 10am – 2pm
Cardiff Bowling Club, 175 Myall Road

To book your spot, contact for car boot sale registration forms, or download a form from their website.
Time for renewal

Every year, each Sustainable Neighbourhood group needs to update their financial membership, and hold a 'special meeting' (equivalent to an Annual General Meeting) to elect committee members.  With the end of the financial year approaching, its a good time to schedule in your Sustainable Neighbourhood group's special meeting date.

This webpage details the steps each group needs to take to renew their membership and elect your 2016-17 committee.

Community Building Partnership
Funding for community infrastructure

The NSW Government is looking for projects that will improve local community participation and cohesion through the delivery of social, environmental, inclusive or recreational services or activities by enhancement of community facilities.

Visit their website for information on how to apply, or contact your State Member of Parliament.

Applications close on Friday 22 July 2016.

Please note that prior approval from Council is required for any facilities or infrastructure on Council land.
Ditch plastic bags for good
Learn how to make your own reusable shopping bags, at the Redhead Sustainable Neighbourhood's workshop coming up this Saturday 18 June.
Find all the details here.
Eco Angel Clean Up, Swansea Foreshore

Join in with the Caves Beach - Swansea Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group's Eco Angel clean up event.  Lend a hand to protect our lake and marine environment, and enjoy a free BBQ afterwards.

Sunday 19 June, 10am – 12noon
Location:  Meet at 10am at the boat ramp at Thomas Humphreys Reserve, Dobinson Drive, Swansea.

RSVP essential via email or 0490 000 964.
Can you help?

The Cardiff Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group are holding a fundraiser bbq at Bunnings Glendale on Sunday 26 June.  It's a big day, and they are looking for some extra volunteers to lend a hand.

Bunnings community sausage sizzles can be an effective fundraising day, a good promotion opportunity, and a fun way to get to know other Sustainable Neighbourhood volunteers.

If your group is looking to hold a Bunnings sausage sizzle in future, helping out at this one for a couple of hours will be a great way to find out what's involved.

Contact for more information or to offer your assistance.
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