Newsletter, December 2014

1 December 2014

Martin Dent Runs with the Wind again

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered at Run with the Wind 2014 providing the well-needed support for over 600 runners who took on the steep hills of the Woodlawn range.

As promised, Olympian Martin Dent delivered a hat-trick finishing the 10 km race in 34 minutes and 7 seconds.

The purpose of Run with the Wind is to have a unique fun run where people can experience being up close to wind turbines and raise funds for local businesses and community groups. This year $5,000 from ticket proceeds was shared between volunteering groups CWA – Tarago Branch, Tarago Landcare Group and Boro/Mt Fairy Rural Fire Brigade. In the future we hope to attract enough runners to make a significant contribution from net proceeds. Bungendore Tigers RFLC took on the responsibility of feeding the hungry crowds and said they did very well out of it.

We are also grateful for Senvion and Veolia for their ongoing support for the event.

Capital East Solar Farm Gets a Nod for Climate Change Leadership

The Capital East solar farm is a solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage demonstration facility near Bungendore. The project received recognition when it was highly commended by the NSW Government’s Office of Heritage and Environment in the 2014 Green Globes Awards category of Climate Change Leadership. This award recognises outstanding initiatives and leadership in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation in NSW.

Capital Community Committee Sponsorship Due Date

The next due date for submitting sponsorship applications is 28 February 2015. Committee decisions will be published here. Please contact if you are interested in becoming a member of the Committee.