COOLmob Energy Efficiency Project

The Arid Lands Environment Centre will be working with the Environment Centre NT to deliver the Energy Efficiency Education Program (EEEP), funded by the NT Government. This project will deliver school, community and home energy efficiency education in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek in 2018/2019. This program includes a primary school curriculum unit on energy efficiency, free home energy audits to low income earners as well as community engagement via free workshops and stalls at local events and markets. 

FREE Home Energy Audit Program

The Home Energy Audit is FREE for low income earners. It consists of a visit to your home from a COOLmob Energy Efficiency Expert. Someone will visit your home to see how you are currently using energy and show you how you can use energy more efficiently, making sure you still feel cool and comfortable and aren’t sacrificing your comfort. 

The visit is informal and normally takes around 1 hour to 1.5 hours and consists of you walking around your home and outdoor living space with the COOLmob Expert. Following the audit visit, the COOLmob Expert will send you a report with information and recommendations for you and your family to live more energy efficiently (and comfortably) in your home. 

It doesn’t matter if you are a homeowner, renter or live in Government housing, but you will need to have a low income health card or a Centrelink payment for Aged Pension, Carer Payment, Disability Support Pension, Parenting Payment Single or New Start Allowance to be eligible for an audit. 

Register for an audit here

If you are not on a low income but would still like an audit contact rachel.oleary@alec.org.au 

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Primary School Curriculum Unit

The Energy Efficiency Curriculum Unit has been designed for years 5 and 6 and incorporates fun, interactive and hands on learning tools on the topic of energy efficiency. 

Through inquiry, prediction, exploration and experimentation students will gain an understanding of where energy comes from, why some energy sources are better than others, why it is important to be more conscious of our energy consumption and how they can be more efficient in both the classroom and their homes. 

The unit has been designed to run over five weeks (although this is flexible) and includes two visits from a COOLmob Energy Efficient Expert who will lead the sessions as well as lesson plans worksheets and resources for the entirety of the program. 

This program will begin in Term 4, 2018 and will be available to schools until end of Term 2, 2019. If you’re interested in having the program running in your school, please contact Rachel O'Leary 

FREE Community Workshops and Energy Efficiency Stalls

ALEC will be running a number of workshops and information stalls in both Alice Springs and Tennant Creek on Energy Efficiency. Come and do the survey and get a free energy efficient lightbulb, take home the top ten energy efficiency tips and if you are on a low income you can sign up for a free audit.

The first Energy Efficiency stall will be at the Todd Mall Markets in Alice Springs on Sunday November 11th.

Keep connected

For more information on the Energy Efficiency Education Program contact rachel.oleary@alec.org.au of keep up to date via the ALEC and COOLmob Facebook pages.

 

 

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