BALLARAT again has a sustainable living centre.
The Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) volunteer group on Friday – World Environment Day – launched its latest Smart Living Information Kiosk at the Ballarat Central Library.
It comes after the closure of the Smart Living Centre shop front in Lydiard Street last year, with the group unable to fund the shop, which provided free information and advice.
BREAZE spokesman Ian Rossiter said the group was thrilled to have another permanent information outlet, adding the city council had suggested the move.
“We thank the City of Ballarat for their ongoing support to make the move to the library possible, which will provide greater access to a broader demographic for our services,” he said.
“The Smart Living Ballarat kiosk will be able to provide a more hands-on and interactive approach to answer a wide range of sustainable living questions by the general public.
“It has displays including a range of double-glazing options, evacuated tube solar hot water heating system and a model house demonstrating how sunlight penetration varies from summer to winter.”
BREAZE volunteers will attend the Smart Living Information Kiosk four days of the week, targeting various groups, including young families, school students and the retired.
Mr Rossiter said BREAZE was seeking more volunteers who would be willing to be trained to assist in the delivery of information at the kiosk.
“Without the countless hours of volunteer work, the Smart Living Centre would not be made pos-
sible,” he said. “We will also provide key information on our website.”
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.smartlivingballarat.org.au.