“Each time I touch that garden, I know the value & love of this community”

February 26, 2021 / From News

Lorna was one of 18 people who came along to the SAGE Veggies for All Workshop held recently. Kathryn Maxwell and Phil Timms co-hosted the session at the Red Door […]

Helen Haines Indi MP launches Bill to support regional communities

February 26, 2021 / From News

PHOTO: Renewable Energy Mansfield’s Andrew Webb speaks about the benefits of the bill at Helen Haines’ Parliament House media conference on Monday. Helen Haines’ communique dated 26 February 2021 stated:People living in […]

Have you seen the NSW Governments’ Net Zero Plan?

February 25, 2021 / From News

This is on the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website: The Net Zero Plan Stage 1: 2020-2030 is the foundation for NSW’s action on climate change and goal […]

Australian Farmers call for renewable energy zones

February 23, 2021 / From News

The Guardian reports on the National Farmers Federation, business groups and community groups (that included SHASA) calling for a pandemic recovery regionalisation strategy. Read all about it here.

Let’s Repower Our Communities

February 22, 2021 / From News

My name is Kathryn Maxwell and I’m the president of the Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA), a community energy group in NSW. I’m writing to you today from Parliament […]

SHASA outcomes reported in Federal Parliament

February 22, 2021 / From News

Some of our work has been recognised federally through a speech delivered to the House of Representatives on Tuesday 16 February 2021 by the local Member of Parliament (MP) for […]

Community Battery Trial in WA

February 15, 2021 / From News

One Step Off the Grid published this article about Western Australia’s latest and biggest trial for community batteries. This trial will allow up to 600 solar homes to bank their […]

Free workshops to help kick start your compost or worm farm

February 15, 2021 / From News

Eurobodalla Council is offering their popular free workshops in March to help kick start your compost or worm farms. Bookings are essential. Eurobodalla residents can choose to learn how to […]

Disaster Recovery funds available from Eurobodalla Council

February 9, 2021 / From News

At the Council Meeting held on 9 February 2021, Council identified extra monies (approximately $65,000) for the Disaster Recovery Fund as there had been greater than anticipated applications. This funding […]

Solar Citizens held an online rally to Stop the EV Tax

February 9, 2021 / From News

Held on Tuesday from 12.30pm via Zoom. Great roll up. Read more about what the Electric Vehicle Tax is and what it all means here.

The Electric Vehicle race is on.

February 6, 2021 / From News

General Motors are getting in on the act with Electric Vehicles. Thought you might enjoy this bit of humour.

Australian Group Seeks Funds to Study Microgrids for Area Hit Hard by Bushfires

February 2, 2021 / From News

Our quest to apply for funding for a feasibility study into 8 microgrids across the Eurobodalla has reached international ears. Yasmin Ali from Microgrid Knowledge – a website that provides […]

848 people signed our petition to support Microgrids in the Eurobodalla

January 22, 2021 / From News

Thanks so much. The petition has now closed. SHASA have teamed up with Micro Energy Systems Australia (MESA) in an exciting partnership with the Australian National University and Essential Energy […]

We aren’t the only ones focused on heat refuges

January 18, 2021 / From News

As most of you will know, SHASA completed a major project in partnership with the Anglican Parish Moruya in 2020 to upgrade the Red Door Hall as a bushfire and […]

The journey of electric bikes

January 4, 2021 / From News

The Beagle has another informative article about electric bikes detailing what they are and how they have evolved over the years. Read all about it here.

Haystack Solar Garden

January 4, 2021 / From News

Read about an exciting new project for people who don’t have the benefit of a sunny position for solar panels to still get the benefits of rooftop solar by purchasing […]

More people are using Electric Bikes to commute in Eurobodalla

December 23, 2020 / From News

Kat McCarthy writes in the Bay Post this week about two local residents who use their electric bikes to commute around Eurobodalla. Clare Lovelace commutes 20kms from her home in […]

Moo’s News 3rd Edition – Out Now!

December 22, 2020 / From News

Just in time for Christmas, the Moo’s News team have released yet another bumper edition. Full of stories, poems, recipes and links to available services – all written by the […]

Moruya Doctors enthusiastic about their Electric Cars

December 21, 2020 / From News

Kat McCarthy writes in ‘About Regional’ on the experience of two local doctors with their own electric car and hybrid car. Read more here.

Lots of initiatives to support VIC and SA regional bushfire areas

December 10, 2020 / From News

One Step off the Grid reported on some excellent initiatives that are happening in Victoria and South Australia to support regional areas affected by the bushfires this year. https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/racv-donates-solar-and-batteries-to-power-regional-bushfire-shelters/ This […]

Calling Young Women for paid training in environmental, climate & energy issues

November 29, 2020 / From News

If we are going to avoid dangerous climate change and protect our natural environment for future generations, we need to foster new voices to challenge and shape future environmental policy debates. That […]

SHASA December 2020 Newsletter – Out Now

November 29, 2020 / From News

December SHASA Meeting (on ZOOM) Tuesday 8th December 10.30 am – 12:30 pm  Email  zoom.shasa@gmail.com for a linkYou are invited to the opening of the Red Door Hall as a Bushfire and Heatwave HavenSat 12th Dec 10.30 am […]

Lithgow Community Power Project

November 26, 2020 / From News

Kathryn Maxwell (SHASA) and Greg Mortimer (Lithgow Community Power Project) chatted by phone yesterday and shared what their organisations are doing to try and achieve more a more resilient, lower […]

Donate for more yellow WE WANT CLIMATE ACTION signs

November 17, 2020 / From News

The CANsigns team have put out the following request: Many good developments are afoot: Biden election, Zali Steggall Climate Act introduced to Parliament, major money seeing good returns in clean […]

NSW Clean Energy Superpower Plan

November 12, 2020 / From News

Nature Conservation Council reported: Great news! This week was a big victory for everyone who’s been part of the movement pushing for climate action and clean energy. This week the […]

Sign your support for Zali Steggall’s Climate Act

November 9, 2020 / From News

Zali Steggall tabled the Climate Act today 9 November 2020 in Parliament. You can lend your support to this Act by signing online here. There are already over 92,000 people […]

Local Doctors sign open letter as a vote of no confidence in Minister Angus Taylor

November 7, 2020 / From News

Acknowledgement to the Beagle published on 6/11/20: More thank 3400 health professionals have written to Prime Minister Scott Morries to express their professional concern with Angus Taylor’s failure to fulfil […]

Clean energy wins the day in QLD

November 6, 2020 / From News

Acknowledgement to Solarcitizens.org.au : The results are in: Queenslanders have voted to keep the Sunshine State’s 50% renewable energy target!  The decisions made by the next Queensland Government have a […]

EOI for Leadership Program to be held from March 2021

November 6, 2020 / From News

Expression of Interest closes Friday 13 November 2020. To support the NFP sector across Southern NSW, Community Industry Group are extending an Expression of Interest for participants in a leadership […]

Eurobodalla main road streetlights to be upgraded to LEDs

November 4, 2020 / From News

Acknowledgement to The Beagle Weekly who published this article on 3rd November 2020. It is great news for the Eurobodalla. Eurobodalla Council’s sustainability coordinator, Mark Shorter, advises that streetlights on […]

What do we do about our increasing Transport emissions?

October 28, 2020 / From News

Did you know that in 2017 in Eurobodalla, 39.87% of our carbon emissions were due to Transport? This increased to 42% in 2018 (Source: Beyond Zero Emissions Snapshot 2019-2020 ). […]

1 year review of residential solar and battery

October 18, 2020 / From News

Jason Venning has shared his insights one year after installing solar and battery at his Melbourne home. It’s always interesting to learn from other’s experiences. Read more here

Eco-anxiety: Exploring the Psychological Impacts of Climate Change

September 13, 2020 / From News

Are you interested in being involved in a study as follows? This research seeks to better understand individual experiences of anxiety relating to climate change and other environmental problems (e.g., […]

Solar Installations Soar in NSW

September 11, 2020 / From News

Some quick facts: 79 mega watts ie 79,000 kilowatts of rooftop solar was installed in NSW in August 2020. Rooftop solar (households and businesses) installations are up 41% on last […]

A New Alliance for a Clean Energy Future for Gilmore and Eden-Monaro Electorates

September 10, 2020 / From News

A new alliance of community groups and individuals are working to identify realistic net zero emission industry and employment opportunities for our region. Climate Action Monaro is coordinating this project […]

Craig Reucassel in Webinar

September 9, 2020 / From News

A free 1 hour webinar was held today 9 September 2020 with over 3000 attendees. The topic was “A Plan for Planet A”. This was hosted by the Australia Institute […]

Climate Change Game Changer

August 29, 2020 / From News

This was released by the Australian Conservation Foundation yesterday 28 August 2020. Today, the Australian Climate Roundtable – a powerful alliance of Australia’s biggest businesses, farmers, unions and civil society – has […]

Webinar: Building energy-efficient houses that save money and help the environment

August 27, 2020 / From News

Whether you are rebuilding after the fires, planning a renovation or other building project, or simply want to reduce your energy bills, this webinar presents valuable and practical insights from […]

SHASA Newsletters – Past Editions

August 4, 2020 / From News

Here is a link to past SHASA Newsletters

NSW’s First Renewable Energy Zone

July 21, 2020 / From News

The New South Wales government’s plan to establish its first renewable energy zone in the state’s Central West has received a “phenomenal” response, attracting 113 registrations of interest for projects […]

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