It seems like that sometimes, doesn’t it? All back to front.
As posted yesterday, I gave another presentation for the Melton Sustainable Living Group, as part of our year long education campaign. I managed to get through it by drinking lots of water before hand and during the talk.
Besides a very croaky voice, and a coughing fit before hand, I had a great time last night presenting “Save Money on Your Power Bill”. After the talk, we watched “The Human Power Station”, which is quite excellent and informative. Kim made an informative display that you can see on the right of the picture. Click to enlarge.
The audience was not large in number, with only twelve in attendance (half were group members), but they were interested in what I had to say and show.
I was a little disappointed with the attendance numbers. I really did think that we would have attracted more people, with a subject as pertinent as power bills, which every body I talk to likes to have a good whinge about, especially as kilowatt unit costs are rising as well as network connection fees.
It just didn’t make any sense to me, as I thought we would have a full house. For $5, which covered tea or coffee, we thought it was a bargain.
We advertised in both local newspapers in the community events section, even though the snippet appeared in the news in brief section. We even put up flyers on all of the local community notice boards, that lots of people see. Heck, we even put a notice on the Melton City Councils website on the front page!
Anyway, the people really enjoyed the presentation and the documentary and I got a big round of applause, so it was all worth it. Personally, I would be happy if just one person went home and implemented one of my recommended actions. That is what it is all about really.
Did you wish you could have attended? Well dear reader, if you thought you missed out on the fun, I have a treat just for you. Here is the slide presentation, followed by the documentary. No sound unfortunately.
Here is the Human Power Station documentary via YouTube. I believe that you will really enjoy it, as did the audience last night. It is 57 minutes long, but great stuff. I felt very tied after watching it (you’ll see ;-))
It was quite eye opening, wasn’t it?