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1 Merlynston Village Green A small suburb thinking big Asha Bee Abraham Moreland Energy Foundation Thriving Neighbourhoods Nov 2012

2 Moreland Energy Foundation Independent not-for-profit established to reduce greenhouse gas emissions MEFL Delivers Research (energy efficiency, residential electricity consumption) Sustainable urban development (planning tools, training) Solar hot water & solar PV bulk buy Sustainability advice & renovators service Sustainability professional development Community engagement – Zero Carbon Moreland

3 Merlynston Village Green Project aims To deliver energy efficiency and water conservation measures To increase resource conservation literacy across the community To enhance the community’s capacity to respond to climate change To test methods for engaging residents at suburb scale.

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5 Dual Approach Community Building resilience by strengthening community connections and care Households Helping people become more energy and water efficient in their homes

6 Merlynston community dinner “Thanks for organising the Merlynston event last night. It was really interesting for someone like myself, who is new to the area, and I hope that some of the suggestions come to fruition.” - Miki, Merlynston resident

7 Tree Planting Picnic “THANK YOU!!! Rich, Dex, Gus and I all had a wonderful morning. And we met so wonderful Merlynstonians” - Emma, Merlynston resident

8 More community events Edible & Medicinal Weeds Walk Sustainable home renovations workshop Soup Sunday

9 Household sustainability Independent advice tailored to the household’s needs, Free personalised energy efficiency and water conservation kits Free showerhead exchange program Sustainable Home Renovations service, Access to community solar electricity and solar hot water initiatives, Access to the ZCM Concession Assist program

10 Home visit action plan

11 Home visit numbers 1,015 homes visited 666 not home (info materials left) 349 doors answered 174 residents engaged in conversations about energy and water conservation (97 of these signed up to ZCM) 175 residents not interested in conversation

12 Community facility retrofits Australian International Academy St Linus Pre-school Prayer Room Wash Area (Wudu)

13 Merlynston Spring Fete

14 Outcomes 429 energy and water saving kits distributed Residents report increased awareness of household energy efficiency Neighbourhood greenhouse gas emissions reduced by ~ 10,200 kg CO2-e/yr through distribution of energy saving products Stronger sense of community reported Attendance rate at events always higher than anticipated Ongoing community meetings and spring fete – this Sunday is Merlynston Diverse Voices Festival

15 Lessons learnt Enabling community input into project from outset increased community trust, support and engagement Tying community level projects with individual household retrofits helped earn trust Need to clearly define project parameters from outset Households grateful for personalised sustainability advice Free products open conversations and assure that we’re not sales people Home visits enabled ZCM to reach beyond the ‘usual suspects’ Door-knocking approach is resource intensive – ZCM sign ups low relative to time & energy invested. Ensure home visit messaging is clear Longer project timeline would support stronger community trust

16 What has been the most significant change for you personally since MVG? “More engaged with local community. Thinking more about impact of our actions on the environment” – Petra “Bringing community together, meeting new friends with similar interest and inspiring the community to become greener together” – Shane “I’ve been introduced to new ways to conserve energy” – Charlotte “It has provided an avenue for raising awareness for sustainability and opportunity to bring the community together” – Gabrielle

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