Driving towards clean energy future

A white electric vehicle is parked under a leafy tree

The biggest display of electric vehicles in Nillumbik will be held at the Clean Energy Expo on Sunday 3 April.

Fifteen electric vehicles (EVs) will be on show as part of the expo at Edendale Community Environment Farm from 11am to 3pm, along with EV information sessions with expert Bryce Gaton, and the launch of an EV bulk buy program.

There will also be stallholders, kids’ activities, live music by band The Degens, and the unveiling of the waste art project created by Nillumbik artists from waste materials.

The expo is run by Clean Energy Nillumbik (CEN); a volunteer community group that partners with Council to deliver sustainability activities. CEN’s mission is to have 100 per cent of Nillumbik’s buildings powered by renewable energy by 2028.

Mayor Frances Eyre said the expo will showcase a range of information that will help households and businesses wanting to decrease their impact on the environment.

“Through CEN, Council already supports a heat pump hot water bulk buy program and reverse-cycle heating and cooling system bulk buy program, and we’re excited to see the launch of an EV bulk buy program too,” Cr Eyre said.

“As the Green Wedge Shire, Nillumbik plays a role in leading the way when it comes to green energy alternatives and sustainable options, and an event like the Clean Energy Expo is a great example of this leadership,” she said.

As well as information sessions on EVs, you can register for induction cooking demonstrations, insulation and draught-proofing information sessions, and ‘getting off gas’ talks.

The Edendale café will be open, or you can bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds at the farm.

Entry is free, but please register via CEN’s website for the expo and any sessions and activities you wish to attend. Donations are appreciated to help CEN run future events.


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