You’re doing it. I’m doing it. Your neighbours, green grocer, even the footy coach is doing it. We’re all trying to make our homes more water and energy efficient and do our bit to reduce pollution and safeguard our climate.
That’s the least we could do for our children, grandchildren, future generations who will inherit the planet from us, right?
But what about everyone else?
bankmecu customer, Environment Victoria and the 5 star homes alliance has achieved a commitment from the Victorian state government to deliver a green makeover for ALL Victorian homes. That means raising Victoria’s existing houses from an average of 2 stars, to 5 stars – making all houses water and energy efficient. This is an amazing achievement and a really big deal for our environment.
Starting with one million homes in Victoria over five years (that’s half ofVictoria’s existing housing) this will have a big impact on reducing our greenhouse pollution. The residential sector contributes 17.5 percent ofVictoria’s total carbon pollution emissions. And energy efficiency is the cheapest and most effective way to reduce pollution.
The Victorian 5 star homes initiative is the first trial of this kind in Australia. If it’s pulled off in Victoria, it’ll have implications for the rest o fAustralia and future generations. Don’t you want to be a part of that?
bankmecu has invested $35,000 in supporting this innovative initiative. We need your help to take it all the way into one million homes.
bankmecu has been integral to the success of the 5 star homes initiative - which is important because it’s also about caring for those most vulnerable in our community. Today in Victoria those living in poverty are far more likely to be living in poor quality housing unable to afford to heat or cool their homes, or must go without essentials such as food or medication to do so. 5 star homes will make a real difference to these households.
Jump on board with Environment Victoria and bankmecu today!
For the community. For our environment. For future generations. For you!
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