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How to cut energy bills - free VU seminars

Are rising power bills bashing a hole in your budget? Victoria University is holding a series of seminars to help you reduce energy consumption and save money.

The Energymark seminars are being co-ordinated by the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) program, headed by VU business student Gavin Draper. Fellow student Tim Baxter is co-ordinating the Energymark program.

"All businesses and households are grappling with the rising cost of energy as we move into a period of carbon rationing brought about by climate change," Mr Draper said.

"In these seminars put together by the CSIRO we examine the critical issues around climate change, the solutions and how to implement them in your business or home."

The seminars are free and will be held at Lecture Theatre C209 at VU's Footscray Park Campus on Thursday evenings at 6.30-8.30pm from 30 April to 4 June.

SIFE program supervisor Professor John Breen from VU's School of Accounting said the Energymark program was a timely initiative by the SIFE students.

"None of us will escape the impact of climate change and rising energy costs," Professor Breen said. "This is an opportunity for local people and businesses to get in at the start, cut waste and plan for the carbon-constrained future we all face.

"The SIFE program has established its credentials helping businesses in Melbourne's west. This is another example of its fine work."

To register contact: [email protected] or call 0428 106 224.


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