Pedalling for TRY
The Perpetual Energy Fund is likely to receive a boost over the next months as Barb Martin, a keen supporter of Totally Renewable Yackandandah’s (TRY) goal to lift the Yackandandah community to be totally renewable electricity-wise by 2022, embarks on her epic bike ride.

Barb is using pedal power to ride her way from Charters Towers to the tip of Cape York; a staggering 1,521kms. She will leave Charters Towers on the 24th May 2017 and aims to complete her ride, arriving at Bamaga (at the tip) on the 9th of June 2017.  The last section of the ride is on dirt road which will be an added challenge.

As a symbol of her support for TRY her travelling companion will be the iconic Golden Yak. Together they will take the TRY message about Community Energy to the communities she rides through. Barb has launched her campaign for TRY at the Yackandandah Folk Festival.

Barb is calling for donations to contribute to TRYs Perpetual Energy Fund which provides interest free loans for sustainable community projects which increase energy efficiency, add solar generation and boost storage in the Yackandandah community.

You can follow Barb’s preparation and progress and pledge your support on Facebook at:



TRY & Yackandandah Folk Festival Partnership

The renowned Yackandandah Folk Festival (YFF) is again in partnership with Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY).

What does this mean? 
It means that TRY is contributing to the festival by promoting the event and by having a new look at rubbish. We are determined this year to effectively manage the waste stream that the Festival generates even more effectively. This year at the Festival, 24 -26 March, 2017 TRY is sorting the  Festival waste streams so that recycling and composting are maximised and land fill is minimised.


We’d love you to be involved!  You can:
  • Buy a ticket to the fantastic festival – this year is a special celebration because the Festival is 20 years old. Tickets can be purchased on the Yackandandah Folk Festival website
  • Join the enthusiastic volunteers for our Green Team to help us over the festival weekend to make this happen. Please give us a few hours of your time by volunteering for the Green Team on the YFF website
  • Contribute to our Perpetual Energy Fund