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Wrapping up 2012 by celebrating our achievements and looking ahead to an awesome 2013.
Poo Power!

- Merry Christmas -

Hello <<First Name>>,
2012 certainly has been an exciting year for GreenNation and Poo Power! and I have a lot to be grateful for.  My health is at the top of that list but also the opportunity that Inspiring Australia has given me in taking Poo Power! to the next level.  I've met so many passionate 'poopaphiles' who want to join this crazy ride!  The recent launch in Edinburgh Gardens during a Melbourne heat wave sticks in my recent memory, but the reaction from the local community and from abroad has been nothing less than astounding and I'm looking forward to revealing our 2013 plans to you.
Over the past few years I have donated to various charities who are aligned with my personal values in lieu of Christmas cards and gifts.  This year I continue this tradition by acknowledging the work of a number of organisations and their extraordinary work: ($150 to each)
  • CARE Australia is an Australian charity and international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on empowering women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.
  • The Australasian Sarcoma Study Group is a clinical research cooperative group established to improve outcomes for sarcoma and related tumours in the Australian community. An increase in the availability, access and participation in clinical research leads to increased survival for sarcoma patients (like me).
  • Save-A-Dog is a Melbourne community-based not-for-profit animal welfare organisation that saves hundreds of dogs and cats from being killed evey year. SADS relies on donations for its continuing existence and does not receive any government funding.
Until next time,
Duncan Chew
Project & Science Engagement Manager - Poo Power!
It's Diesel

Launch: Debrief

The optimum temperature for the microbes used in biogas generation is between 29-35'C; the temperature the day Poo Power! had its first public event in Melbourne at Edinburgh Gardens was 38'C. It was evident that the heat scared away a few people as it was the first hot day of the season, but we still put on a good show. We gave out compostable dog poo bags provided generously by Because We Care, fridge magnets and homemade dog cookies (with its recipe). It was great fun talking to the local residents, the local Mayor (Jackie Fristacky) and Yarra Councillors, Melbourne Water, Pet Homestay... one guy even came all the way from Ballarat to check us out!
 
Diesel was there too, hiding in the shade but he also had some competition in the form of a mascot (made by The Costume Factory). It’s was hilarious. He would have stayed longer if the weather was kinder to us. Photos of the event have been published on Facebook.  

If you RSVP'ed but were unable to make it, I invite you to get in touch and we can discuss how your community group or organisation can get involved with Poo Power!. 
Sustainable Living Festival 2013

Our Next Event is...

Duncan will be appearing in 'The Shed' during the Big Weekend at Fed Square presenting the superhero strength of Poo Power! turning discarded dog waste into renewable energy.  The details are as follows:
 
Date: Saturday 16 February, 2013
Time: 12 noon to 1pm
Venue: 'The Shed' talk tent, River Promenade, Federation Square, Melbourne

We'll also have a stall during the Big Weekend so pop by and say hello:
  •  Friday 15th February - 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  •  Saturday 16th February - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  •  Sunday 17th February - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
You can register via EventBrite and visit our Events page to see where we'll be next!
Yarra Project Zero logo

Yarra Project Zero is recruiting

Yarra Energy Foundation has opened up a number of Volunteer Positions for six weeks over the summer. Yarra Energy Foundation is all about enabling zero carbon communities and has recently launched their new engagement campaign, Yarra Project Zero. Come and volunteer at the Yarra Energy Foundation and help create a Zero Carbon Municipality. Your help is needed in letting people know about the new campaign especially the accredited learning courses on offer. Visit www.yarraprojectzero.org.au for more information.

Guess who?

Did you know?

It is estimated that 20-30% of stormwater pollution is caused by the toxins from dog waste being washed in to urban waterways. 

By navigating the tags on our website (for example, The Science of Poo Power!) you can discover more factoids about dog waste and why it is important issue.
Save the date: Feb 21st

Save the date!

The Sustainable Living Festival 2013 is getting bigger! As part of the State of Sustainability program we're organising the first Australian screening of the funny and factual documentary 'Dog Poo - The Truth At Last'. 

The date and venue have been confirmed today: 630pm, Thursday 21st February at the Village Rivoli Cinemas in Hawthorn East. Keep a look out on our website in January for ticketing information.

(We're looking for a sponsor for this event. If this sounds like you please get in touch.)
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