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Monday, July 4, 2016

Branching out with Sustainable Seymour

Abdallah House featured in this local news story the promoted the Sustainable Seymour event that was supported by the BEAM Environment Group and The Seymour We Want.


I've been involved in Sustainable Seymour since it's inception. It's focus is on making the township of Seymour and the local area more sustainable and began with a series of workshops on how to do just that with BZE - Beyond Zero Emissions.

Since then we have been working with other local environment groups like the Strathbogie Voices to see how we can support each other.  One of our joint projects is an investigation into the viability of a pumped hydro facility on the Goulburn River, opposite the proposed Cherry Tree Wind Farm (that we have been actively supporting), as well as in the Strathbogie Ranges, making use of existing infrastructure.

We also supported the Mitchell Shire Council to secure a $10,000 grant for a feasibility study into a solar park proposal at Chittick Park in Seymour, which will be backed with another $10,000 of Council funds.

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