Category: News

Low Carbon Living launches in the Blue Mountains

An exciting new initiative has launched in the Blue Mountains that promises climate-friendly benefits to local businesses and customers alike. The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute (BMWHI) has established Low Carbon Living Blue Mountains to encourage businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and promote their efforts online, allowing residents and visitors to support a low carbon local economy. It’s an important step towards… Read more →

Local businesses renew their energy

Blue Mountains business owners and leaders met on Wed 25 Nov 2015 to explore the challenges and opportunities of renewable energy. Renew your Business’ host Michael Skeggs said “It is heartening in the week of the Paris Conference on Climate that Mountains businesses are showing leadership on this critical issue for our planet and our economy. “In the Blue Mountains, there… Read more →

Notice of AGM 2015

Our 2015 annual general meeting is just 4 weeks away. This is an exciting time because members have a chance to really exercise their co-operative membership (Not a member yet? Join here. Still need to renew? Go here). Co-op AGMs aren’t like companies or even associations – members are active and have direct control over the co-op. When: 2pm, Saturday… Read more →

80% raised for Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre

80% raised for Winmalee solar

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated! We’ve passed the 80% milestone in our crowd-funding campaign to put a 4.5kW solar system on local charity Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre’s roof. $6788 of $8000 raised With under $1500 to go to reach our goal, we’re hoping you can help us out today – either by donating if you haven’t already,… Read more →

Morna Colbran (Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre) & Erland Howden (Blue Mtns Renewable Energy Co-op)

Solar Crowd-funding Launched!

With an article in this week’s Blue Mountains Gazette, we have launched our first crowd-funded community solar project. With your help, the Chip in for Solar project aims to raise $4000 to pay for a solar installation on Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre’s roof – in addition to the $4000 generously donated by Westpac as part of its Natural Disaster Recovery Fund. CHIP-IN For more details… Read more →