After much planning and with the support of local councillor Krista Adams, Victor Scouts has covered its roof in solar panels. Its our final stage towards carbon neutrality, which will likely see us feeding in considerable green power to the net as well as help lower our substantial running costs. Did you know its takes nearly $10,000 a year to keep the den running for all our scouts and local community groups to use.
We’d like to especially thank Evergreen Electrical, our local heroes who helped us right from the projects inception, with multiple quotes (after our first application to a federal scheme wasn’t successful) , through to helping us out with costs. Special thanks to the Lord Mayors Community Fund and Cr. Krista Adams (Holland Park Ward) for accepting our application at the 11th hour.
Over the last few years we have worked steadily to wards reducing our footprint, from harvesting rainwater for use in our toilet/shower area, LED lighting to keep our energy use low (thanks to Ergon Energy) and now have some serious solar to generate enough power for our needs as well as to help out the grid (and our pockets) too.