Local community groups, not-for-profits and non-government organisations located in West End, South Brisbane, Highgate Hill and Hill End are being given the opportunity to receive free energy audits over the next 12 months from local group Transition Kurilpa. The project will help participating organisations reduce their electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as attain funds to install solar hot water or solar power.
Transition Kurilpa has been awarded $37 000 by Brisbane City Council to run the initial component their exciting new sustainable energy project, Energetic Kurilpa. Businesses and homeowners are sometimes given assistance from Government and other bodies, while the not-for-profit sector misses out. The Energetic Kurilpa project will facilitate our local community and existing non-government organisations to gain the knowledge, tools and resources to reduce their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and to understand sustainable energy issues, thereby adapting to the oncoming impacts of climate change and peak oil.
To achieve this, Transition Kurilpa will work collaboratively with existing community organisations and businesses to offer a program of Level 1 or Level 2 energy audits, appropriate retrofits, forums, film screenings and workshops. Participants will also gain training in using audit kits and will be able to loan them during and after the project. Emission reductions will be monitored and quantified.
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Contact us if you would like to be involved with Transition Kurilpa or participate in this project on firstname.lastname@example.org.