Welcome to BREAZE
Ballarat Renewable Energy And Zero Emissions - Based in Ballarat, Victoria.
BREAZE is a locally formed group of energetic, forward thinking people who believe that there are more sustainable ways of living on our patch of the planet. If you are concerned about climate change and want to actively reduce greenhouse emissions in and around Ballarat, then JOIN US! Get involved, contribute ideas, show your support. Together, we can make a difference.
- Category: Sustainable House Day
- Last Updated: 05 February 2016
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You are invited to have a look at a Super-Insulated House in Brown Hill.
Part of BREAZE monthly CLIMATE FRIENDLY HOME visits 2016.
Sunday 14th February– tour starts at 10am, ends at 11.30am.
Please be prompt
- Category: Social Solar
- Last Updated: 12 January 2016
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All gifts, above two dollars, are tax deductable.
BREAZE is seeking to raise $36,000 in donations so we can install solar panels on the roof of Ballarat Regional Industries (BRI) factory in Sebastopol. BRI is a not for profit organization providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
BREAZE is excited to be working on this project as it represents exactly what we stand for – increased renewable energy and reduced emissions but with even more benefits than those. This project will sell green electricity at a reduced cost to BRI opportunities, and the income from the electricity sales will provide some much needed base funding for BREAZE itself. Additionally this project is a win for the community because it showcases what is possible with renewable energy, while providing a fund raising model that we will be very pleased to share with other organizations.
We have determined that the optimal installation for BRI's roof is a 20 kW array. This means there will be about 80 solar panels involved, each representing a donation of $450. If you, or your family or friends are able to give a $450 tax deductible gift, then we will install a panel in your name. If $450 is more than you are able to give, then please give whatever you can, as we will have a number of panels in the name of the BREAZE Membership and the Ballarat Community.
There are two ways you can donate to this campaign.
If you want to use your Visa or MasterCard, then go to the donation site GiveNow https://www.givenow.com.au/breazesocialsolar and follow the prompts. You will be issued with a tax deductible receipt straight away, then GiveNow will forward your donation to us. Many charities use this site.
If you want to donate via a Direct Deposit or cheque, then stay on this page and follow the prompts. We will issue you with a receipt within a week of receiving your donation.
An additional way you might help us, if you are part of a workplace or organisation, is with a group donation of $450 for a panel. A panel could be donated instead of exchanging Christmas gifts and could be dedicated to the members of your organisation.
You can keep track of how the donations are coming along via either Give Now https://www.givenow.com.au/breazesocialsolar or the BREAZE Facebook page.
Thank you again.
- Category: Volunteer Vacancies
- Last Updated: 26 November 2015
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The kiosk at the Library is in place, and we have a wonderful team of volunteers who spend their time being available for public enquiries.
However it needs more life, more activities.
- We have lots of ideas and possibilities -
We need a team of organisers to implement them.
We have a coordinator
a team of "attendant" volunteers
We need an organiser of talks/workshops
an organiser of short-term displays
an organiser of training for the volunteers
an organiser of "interest kits" for the volunteers to use
an organiser of the website.
We need an organising team (1 for each job), so that nobody has too big a job and we can all support each other and have a bit of fun in the process.
We have the contacts with people and organisations which can do the presentations and help with displays. It's too big a job for one (volunteer) coordinator to organise them, so it's not happening.
Let's make it happen, one step at a time.
If you're interested or have suggestions about who might be part of this team, contact Joe.
0477 288 765
- Category: Rode RAGE
- Last Updated: 26 November 2015
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Wow ... we always say that we would rather make a friend than win a race ... but we try to do both. Well, we did both :-) A fantastic weekend at the RACV Energy Breakthrough in Maryborough which is the "Grand Final" for school aged competition in Australia.