Case Studies Posts

Shiny Halo Focus – Ada’s Place

Colour bursts forth at Ada’s Place. Ada’s house is her gallery  and in this lovely federation house you will find a range of vibrant paintings to suit all tastes, jewellery and pottery all made by Ada and her sister, felt rugs from the Silk Road and a large range of gifts. Ada Clark is a ground […]

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Shiny Halo business success

Following on from the trail blazing of our pilot businesses, energy audits took off in the rest of Millthorpe with a number of other businesses around town undertaking the audits and making savings.  These audits were all delivered by our trusty auditor from CDE-Energy who are a local provider of the NSW Government’s Energy Efficiency […]

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Shiny Halo Focus – Millthorpe Garden Nursery

Millthorpe Garden Nursery are a local nursery selling plants suited to our cool tablelands conditions.  They stock a great range of trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetable plants. The drive to the nursery which is nestled in a beautiful rural garden setting, three kilometres from Millthorpe Post Office on the Vittoria road is worth the drive. And […]

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Tweeting sustainability to the people

Social Media applications such as Facebook and Twitter are playing an increasingly important role in spreading the sustainability word throughout our region and beyond. Like them or loathe them, Facebook and Twitter are a part of today’s business landscape. Used properly and professionally, they are the cocktail party of old – highly effective networking and […]

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Vale Creek Vineyard – saving the planet one bottle of wine at a time

At Vale Creek Vineyard, 15km south of Bathurst, much is being done in the name of sustainability from construction methods and energy efficiency measures to composting on a scale that would leave Costa Georgiadis salivating! Vale Creek was established in 2001 by winemakers Tony Hatch and Liz McFarland. The vineyard is dedicated to Italian grape […]

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The Flannery Centre – a regional response to the BIG issues

“It’s no longer enough for us to provide young people with a start and train them as they go, we concluded that we also want to inspire lead and learn the way to a positive future. And so the idea of a sustainability skills centre was born.” Ben Bardon – CEO Skillset In a few […]

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Millthorpe – where actions speak louder than words

There are hundreds of small towns across the region doing great things within their communities to encourage resilience and sustainability. That’s what country towns do best – roll up their collective sleeves and pull together to do what needs to be done for the good of the community. Millthorpe, with a population of just 725, […]

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Shiny Halo Focus – Galvanised

This story continues developing our stories around Shiny Halo St and the great work being done by businesses in Millthorpe.  Galvanised at Millthorpe  is the next cab off the rank – Galvanised owners Linda and Laurie Williams were very early adopters of the Shiny Halo St Program. Galvanised is an eclectic mix of interior decor […]

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Shiny Halo focus – Millthorpe B&B

Millthorpe Bed and Breakfast owner Randall Edwards has been a keen participant in the program right from the start and has designed strong environmental features into his Bed and Breakfast right from the the design of his building. His house and business has lovely big windows that face north to trap all the great winter […]

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Rivers Road Organic Farms – a model for sustainable community living

Sam Statham says he was inspired by the idea of communal living while on a university field trip to a Nimbin commune back in the 1990s. Well, nothing new there. Plenty of university students have been “inspired” in Nimbin. The difference is that Sam and his parents Richard and Florence Statham used that inspiration to […]

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