We also considered visions for the future, listening to a thought provoking Ockham's Razor program, 'Citizen Utilities - the future of Solar', which built upon our ongoing interest in the potential of shared precincts for solar generation for Benalla, then discussing the 'Sustainable Energy' component of Benalla's draft Community Plan. There was agreement that the plan would benefit from more specific statements relating to environmentally sustainable buildings/building development, perhaps something like
'Benalla will be a model city in locally produced renewable energy; shared precinct renewable energy production and distribution; sustainable building design and development; electrically powered bus and fast train transport and in renewable energy based electricity charging facilities for motor vehicles'.
We welcomed new member Gabija Arnold in July. It was interesting to read a report by Investment group convenor Margaret Jenkins titled ‘Clean Energy and the Share Market’ on their web page. On a final note, did you make any changes—however small-- in your use of single use plastics during Plastic Free July?