Heather has lived in Castlemaine on Jaara Jaara Country since 2013. She teaches music locally and co-directs Resonance String Orchestra, a community music making initiative based in Woodend and Castlemaine. Heather loves exploring the creeks, trees and wildflowers of the region with her two young boys, and is excited to be working with inspiring members of the Mount Alexander Shire community on the 100% Green Energy campaign – one piece of the worldwide puzzle that is climate action work.
Fran has been deeply concerned about climate change for 20 years. When her 6 year old grandson asked her if the world was sick and would it die, she decided to become more active. After helping Environment VIctoria during the 2018 State elections in Frankston, she moved to the Mt Alexander Shire where she discovered the many benefits of living in a country town surrounded by so much beauty. She is now committed to helping to make the transition to 100% renewables in the Shire a reality.
Alex has been a resident of the shire for 13 years, is an artist and small business owner and has been concerned about the growing impacts of climate change since he was a teenager. He is really excited about local strategies, innovation and action that can simultaneously grow businesses, strengthen families and community and protect and nurture our environment for the benefit of generations to come.
Since 2016, sustainability and clean energy projects are my focus. After volunteering with the Australian Conservation Foundatio and local community and sustainability groups, I became aware of how communities work together, how they thrive on creating the best outcomes, and how powerful they are. Australia has an abundance of natural resource which can contribute to community clean energy modelling. I am passionate about all segments of net zero emissions projects from retrofits to transport to energy justice and independence.