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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : September 10 2008
ONE DEGREE OF CHANGE – IT’S ABOUT EVERY ONE OF US Local heroes Drop by to check out how Bob did his bit for the environment BOB Verhey didn’t let the limitations of a typical Inner West block stop him from creating a sustainable home. Two chickens take care of his food scraps, and water from the washing machine is enough to keep his native garden green. Six rainwater tanks feed the taps in his home. There is one in the kitchen for drinking water. The house is still connected to the mains supply to top up the tanks if he ever needs it. Mr Verhey started retrofitting his Five Dock home in 2006, installing solar panels, water tanks and the chickens. It will be open to visitors as part of Sustainable House Day on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Mr Verhey’s home, at 1 Kerin Ave, Five Dock, is one of five inner-west properties open to the public. Visit www.solarhouseday.com for details. Visits cost $5 each or $10 per family. What we are doing: Pat on the back for sustainability CONGRATULATIONS are due to the winners of Canada Bay Council’s second annual Sustainability Awards which were announced last week. The awards were presented to businesses, community groups and individuals who achieved economic, social or environmental progress. Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas praised the winners: ‘‘It’s fantastic to see so many dedicated business people, residents, community group members and individuals in our city. ‘‘The program is designed to encourage sustainability by rewarding efforts to revitalise local neighbourhoods and introduce environmental initiatives.’’ The Business Access Award for providing fully accessible services for the whole community was won by Middleton’s Pharmacy in Wareemba. The Disability Employer of the Year was won by Electro Skills in Rhodes for commitment to employing people with mental health disabilities. The Business Recognition Award is for businesses that have been established more than 25 years. Chilcott’s Butchery, Concord, was presented with an award for 75 years of service. Mervyn Jones P/L, Mortlake was given an award for 50 years of service. Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre, BNP Security, Civic Video, Five Dock, Leo’s Shoe Store, Five Dock and North Strathfield Post Office were all given awards for 25 years of service. The Environmental Business Award was won by Birkenhead Point Shopping centre, Drummoyne. The Precinct Recognition Award recognises Leading lights Tree Day prize community leaders who have contributed to the main street programs and improvements across the city. It was won by Five Dock Rotary and Melanie Rozsnyoi from Little Hip Boutique, Wareemba. The Environmental Community Organisation Award went to Concord High School. The Environmental Citizen Award went to Robert Verhey for his eco-friendly house in Five Dock. The Best Conserved Heritage Precinct went to Creewood St, Concord as an example of Californian bungalows which have lost very little heritage detail. The BestNewDevelopment Involving Heritage Award was won by 4 Shipley St, North Strathfield. The Best Maintained Heritage Property Award was won by 129 St Georges Cres, Drummoyne. The Special Heritage Work Award was won by Pam Liell, who is writing a book on the history of Concord. The Child-Friendly Business Award was won by Mips Media and Special Events for the publication Children’sGuide,CityandInnerWest2008-2009. The Sustainable Cultural Award was won by the Drummoyne Art Society with a Special Project Award going to Joe Di Giacomo for his work on the La Famiglia statue and art exhibition. Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas presented a $1000 IKEA gift voucher to a Sydney primary school last Friday for their contribution to Schools Tree Day. Curl Curl North Public School Year 6G class won first prize in the IKEA Schools Tree Day Competition after the students created a mosaic mural based on their studies of Australia’s native gum trees. ‘‘Here at IKEA we thought this majestic tree, wonderfully depicted by the students using a clear and striking colour scheme, was a worthy winner,’’ IKEA Rhodes marketing manager Petra Becker said. In their sites Ecowash, the mobile car wash group, has fixed its sights on staying put in the Inner West. After saving more than 40 million litres of water in Australia as a mobile operation, the carwash giant has opened a fixed site at Sydney Olympic Park’s P3 car park. This gives spectators at events the chance to have their car washed, and gives the operators a captive market. The waterless, mobile, bio- degradable and carbon-neutral concept has also just expanded to the United States. ? ? ? ? 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