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Keeping it simple ...
  Have your say about sustainability.
All about WMSA.
The cost of convenience.
More about keepiong warm for less.
How much are you paying? - Your energy bills.
Keeping your house warm for less.
Getting the most from your wood heater.
Eating well on a budget.
Keeping cool without air conditioning.

All About the Wimmera Mallee Sustainability Alliance

by Gil Hopkins, Chairman

WMSA – Who are we?
Wimmera Mallee Sustainability Alliance is an alliance of six local government Councils, six regional groups and two educational institutions in the Wimmera and southern Mallee working cooperatively on large and small projects to improve our regional and world sustainability by:
improving energy efficiency and alternative energy supply
improving efficiency of water use
limiting waste production
identifying areas of risk.

What have we done so far?
Audited all member Councils and groups to show where energy use could be reduced, and recommended changes
Prepared a Wimmera–Mallee Sustainability Green Paper for community feedback, followed by a Sustainability White Paper and a Directions Statement, available on our website
Supported member Councils in preparation of Sustainability and Environment Strategies
Held forums, workshops, and expos
Supported activities and programs from other groups, including education and biogas programs
Applied for major and minor funding grants to help Councils, member organisations and our community

What do we want to do?
Help make our environment and systems more sustainable so our community and future generations can all have an enjoyable and productive lifestyle
Coordinate Regional programs and projects to help our community cope with changing climate, by providing some equipment together with education to reduce energy, water use and waste production
Stimulate alternative energy production and distributed power supply
Help our community take up opportunities provided by changing policies and funding
Support community and other groups to implement programs such as
- energy savings and alternative energy
- sustainable agriculture
- biodiversity enhancement
- restore, repair, reuse and recycle

What do you want us to do?
Check our website and email us at wmsa@netspace.net.au or ring 0477 159 494

Please Contact WMSA for more information.

Sustainability Tips
  In the Home consider low water use plants for the garden.

At work open window shades for light rather than running electric globes all day.

When driving don't drive. Consider walking or riding to the shops or work.
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