Board meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month - from 5:30 to 7:30


BREAZE is partnered with Bank Australia through their Affinity Program.

Why? We want to support a Bank with similar ideals to ours.

Bank Australia LogoWe want people to divest from fossil fuel.

  • Bank Australia does not and will not directly invest in the fossil fuel industry.

We want companies to be carbon neutral

  • Bank Australia is carbon neutral

We want companies to be socially and environmentally responsible

  • Bank Australia was named Socially Responsible Mutual Institution for 2015 by Money Magazine


We want a bank that supports us locally

  • Bank Australia through the Affinity Program will support Social Solar by BREAZE

Bank Australia is now offering a basic home loan rate of 3.98%pa1 (4.02%p.a. 2 comparison rate). (Redraw Available3) (Loan repayment pause4 available)

Read more: Bank Australia - Affinity Program

BREAZE is moving its storage location and has identified some items for sale.

This ranges from computer monitors to vacuum cleaners to paper cups and much more.

We are offering these to members through an auction.

How to bid:

If you would like an item please send your request to  (with subject BREAZE Auction).

Include -

  • Item
  • Bid
  • Name
  • Phone

All bids must be submitted by Sunday 14th February.

For more information on items:

Please email with your query.


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Most members would be aware that BREAZE now co-ordinates the Ballarat Farmers' Market at Lake Wendouree every 2nd & 4th Saturday.

We also have the Smart Living information kiosk at the Ballarat library (SLB).

Read more: Get Involved

Wednesday November 18th

AGM Documents - click to download

Please find above the revised agenda for the Annual General Meeting to be held at 6:30 pm Wednesday November 18th at the Meeting Room at the Ballarat Central Library Doveton St Ballarat.

To ensure an enjoyable evening BREAZE is providing nibbles and drinks from 6 pm.  Board members will be available before the meeting to discuss any issues that you may wish to raise.

Members are entitled to appoint a proxy to the attend the meeting on their behalf.  If you would like to nominate a proxy please download the Proxy Form above and return it to the Secretary, Paul Duggan, , 24 hours before the meeting.  Alternatively you can e-mail me at and I will send you the proxy form.

We look forward to your attendance.

Peter J Reid


Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) Inc

0419 427 769

"Community Action on Climate”

BREAZE was invited to provide an interactive workshop at Federation University’s Student Leadership Conference on 10 October 2014. We were one of six interactive leadership sessions, each around different ‘regionally focussed topics. Our student participants came from Ballarat and the Churchill Campus in Gippsland, which provided an interesting mix of people and interests.
Lisa Kendal and Andrew Bray facilitated a highly effective workshop process with help from Catherine Harris - a SLB volunteer.
There were also four short 'perspective' sessions by other Breaze members:
Earth needs your urgent help: are you up for it? [Lawrie Wilson]
An ordinary person steps up: waiting isn't working [Jane Lean - Board member]
Understanding denial: a human defence mechanism [John Petheram]
Rooftop solar: past success, present challenges, future hope [Simon Reid]
What a pleasure it was to be part of a BREAZE team contributing to a highly vibrant conference at the Mt Helen Campus involving over 150 students from various FedUni campuses. Jane Lean & John Petheram

8th February 2014

The BREAZE Incorporated Board met for a full day workshop on Saturday 1st February 2014. In attendance were the recently appointed Board members; Caroline Reisacher, Ian Rossiter, Jane Lean, Micah Demmert and Ross Rizzo along with Rachel Kinscher, Rene de Jong, Steve Burns and Stephen Roberts.

The first half of the workshop focussed on the current status of all BREAZE activities, including input from volunteers, the Smart Living Centre, finances of both BREAZE Incorporated and BREAZE Enterprises and compliance requirements. All Board Members must be fully briefed for good decisions to be made.

The second half centred around income generation and forming 4 functional groups which will allow BREAZE to become outwardly active again.

The function groups agreed upon are:

Governance:                        Lead – Stephen Roberts

Income Generation:              Lead – Micah Demmert

Program Development:         Lead – Ian Rossiter

Community and Volunteer Engagement:         Lead – Caroline Reisacher

These groups are forming now. You’ll be hearing from us soon as we will be asking for volunteers on actions coming from the group leaders.

The Board also said farewell to Steve Burns who hosted us and participated in the day. Steve has resigned from the Board after many years of engagement with BREAZE. We wish him well.


Stephen Roberts

BREAZE Inc Chair


By joining BREAZE you are assisting us in our ongoing mission to minimise emissions and live sustainably in Ballarat.   Your membership assists us in coordinating and marketing events.  Also the more members we have the more influence we have in advocacy and environmental campaigns.   Please check out the website to see our history and current activities.   BREAZE is a volunteer group that needs your support to continue to be an effective voice in our community.

As well as becoming a member have you considered becoming a volunteer? 

You will automatically receive the BREAZE newsletter when you become a member.

If you have any membership questions please contact our volunteer membership coordinator via email at

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