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New EcoLiving Centre for the west opens its door to the community

A 1950's Californian bungalow has a new lease on life after being converted with the assistance of Victoria University students into an EcoLiving Centre for the west.

The centre showcases how community members can save money on water and power and reduce their costs of living as well as their impact on the environment.

While some work is still underway at the centre situated in Selwyn Park, Albion, western suburbs residents can get a sneak peak at the progress this coming Saturday.

What: Community Open Day

Where: EcoLiving Centre, Selwyn Park, Selwyn St, Albion, Melway Ref 26 D11

When: Saturday, 17 November 2012

Time: 10.00 am -12.00 noon

Activities /information: Free demonstrations and information about the benefits and features of sustainable living products and techniques around the home, including energy efficient lighting, solar panels, solar hot water systems, hydronic heating and draught proofing. People can also get tips on things they can do to save money on water and power and reduce waste.

The bungalow is being retrofitted with a range of products to promote sustainable building and living practices. Once completed, it will be a meeting place, learning space and practical workshop venue for the community to promote and learn about sustainable living.

The EcoLiving Centre is an initiative of Victoria University in collaboration with Brimbank City CouncilCity West WaterFriends of Iramoo, Albion & Ardeer Community Club and Friends of Kororoit Creek. It is supported by the Victorian Government Sustainability Fund.

The open day is part of National Recycling Week 12-18 November. The centre is expected to be completed and officially opened in early 2013.    

Media are welcome to attend

 

For more information:

Diane Debrincat,
Project Officer,
Faculty of Technical and Trades Innovation
Email: diane.debrincat@vu.edu.au

 

Media contact:

Christine White,

Public Affairs Unit, Victoria University,

9919 4322; 0434 602 884

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