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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.

Wimmera Mallee Sustainability Alliance Projects
The Wimmera Mallee Sustainability Alliance is managing and delivering a number of projects which should help provide for a more sustainable future for the Wimmera and Southern Mallee community. Current projects are described below. Please Contact WMSA for more information.

Improving Sustainability in the Wimmera Mallee
The project is funded by the Victorian Sustainability Accord. The project aims to help WMSA members better manage their sustainability and also considers risk management for climate change. The project is undertaking a range of planning and assessment processes to help plan for a more sustainable future. This includes:
Data audit and bench marking of member organisations
Climate change risk analysis
Local action plans
Regional sustainability strategy

WMSA will be releasing a sustainability discussion paper for public and stakeholder comment in the next few weeks. This paper will be developed into a sustainability strategy which will guide the future operations of WMSA and the activities we will undertake in the Wimmera Mallee region.

Sustainability Action for Wimmera Mallee Households

The Sustainability Action in Wimmera and Southern Mallee Households project is supported by the Victorian Government Sustainability Fund. The project aims to help households in the region learn about sustainability and the things they can do to reduce their impact on the environment.

WMSA has been given a grant to undertake three broad activities:
1. The Wimmera Mallee Future Living Expo was held on 5th and 6th November 2010 at the Horsham College Hall. WMSA is now looking forward to the Wimmera Mallee Community Sustainability Conference to be held at the Stawell Entertainment Centre.

2. A schedule of Sustainability Training Events will be organised across the region in conjunction with the Wimmera HUB and other partners including neighbourhood houses and mensí sheds. Details are yet to be determined and WMSA expects to arrange practical sessions regarding diverse topics such as edible and low-water use gardens, saving money and energy around the home, weather-sealing houses, renovating and building to improve energy and water efficiency. WMSA is keen to hear from anyone interested in a session in their local area.

3. Hindmarsh Shire is participating in a Home Composting Pilot Project using Bokashi bins. Bokashi bins are an innovative and easy way of composting at home. One hundred households in the trial will measure the amount of organic waste diverted from the weekly rubbish pickup. Hindmarsh Shire hopes to demonstrate an environmental and economic benefit from using Bokashi bins instead of sending organic waste to landfill.

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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