Saturday 19 March 2011
9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve | Category: Festival
Come along to the Energy Innovation Festival and learn how you can save $$ and energy in your home and business; catch up on the latest info on climate change, including local climate variability and what we can do and meet local Transition Town groups to hear how you can get involved. And, if you’ve ever thought of going solar, now’s the time to find out about the Solar Shop and Energy Innovation Co-op’s bulk buying program and how you can benefit.
9.00 am – Energy Innovation Festival displays open.
10.00 am – Global Climate science and local solutions: How to be energy efficient at home, local transition town group activities plus a presentation on Al Gore’s ‘The Climate Project’.
12 noon – Wonthaggi Human Powered Grand Prix: 24 hour recumbent cycle race featuring 90 school and community teams, thrills and spills. (Outside the swimming pool).
12.15-1pm – Live music with Ian (Macca) McMullin: at the Festival site. Coffee and snacks available while you listen and watch the race
1.30 pm – Why go solar?: A Solar Shop and Energy Innovation Co-op Solar bulk buy information session, with expression of interest forms available for sign-ups
2.30 pm – Turning on the lights in the new era: Max Rankin from SP Ausnet will provide insights into the complexities of power supply and distribution in today’s changing environment. You will stop taking your power supply for granted!
3.30 pm – Electric Farm Vehicles: future farming and solar power: Graeme Maclennan and Rhys Freeman will talk about this possible future project
5.00 pm – Energy Innovation Festival displays close.
Continuing until noon Sunday – Human Powered Grand Prix: races on into the night, to a fast finish at 12 noon Sunday 20th March