At our last meeting our newest member (who has only been with us for three meetings) asked a very interesting question. “What do you do about all the information you read and talk about? How do you put these ideas into action?” This led to some interesting discussion and is probably worth raising again at future meetings.
Group members were interested to hear about the judging of the Benalla Business Network’s Environmentally Sustainable Business Award. Benalla Sustainable Future Group was a joint sponsor of the award and our convenor, John Lloyd, was a member of the judging panel which made site visits to the three finalists: Henderson’s, Benalla Health and Benalla Toyota. John provided details of what he had seen on the site visits and the reasons behind Henderson’s winning the Environmentally Sustainable Business Award. It was interesting to hear of the environmental practices of these businesses.
At our last meeting mention was also made of the forthcoming community forum on developing a renewable energy future for Benalla to be held at 7:15 pm on Tuesday 18th October at BPACC.
More information about the forum can be found on the BSFG website, www.bsfg.org.au . There is a link on the Towards a Sustainable Future page on the U3A website.