Friday, 21 September 2012


by Scott Willis


The Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust (BRCT) office located at Waitati School is warmer thanks to a small working bee comprised of Carl Scott and myself (no more could have fitted in the roof space) and the wonderful support of Insulpro who made a donation of insulation. The next working bee to complete insulation underfloor is yet to be held.


Events with Nicole Foss we organised earlier in the year have stimulated some useful discussion/debate about the local economy, and soon a local symposium. When people roll up their shirt sleeves, ideas lead to action.


The trust's current projects (wind cluster, energy advice, solar) are all in good health and the AGM is coming up this month. It will be held on Friday, 19 October, from 7.30pm in Waitati Hall. All are welcome to attend. The AGM is about reporting on what we've been up to, looking ahead, changing some of the guard and having a chat.


Offers of assistance or interest in BRCT work are always welcome, and the trust is interested in supporting proposals that align with the vision of a positive, healthy, secure and resilient future for Blueskin Bay with sustainable resource use. BRCT trustees and officers are Ross Johnston, Chris Skellett, PJ Clarke, Tony Wilson, Gerry Carrington, and Kate Parker, with Jeanette Fitzsimons as the trust's patron. You can also discover more about the trust at:, or check us out on facebook.


Insulation (provided by Insulpro Ltd) in the BRCT office roofspace.



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