TRY felt honoured this morning to be awarded the Community Group of the Year 2023 by Indigo Shire Council! After some solid achievements in 2022, including the completion of the 100% Feasibility Study, a solar and battery resilience installation at the SES shed, and the long awaited for EV Charger installation in Windham St, it was a lovely acknowledgement of both the work and collaboration that TRY does with Indigo Shire.
The award was presented at Sir Isaac Isaacs park in Yackandandah at a community BBQ breakfast attended by a relaxed crowd. TRY President, Clare Bishop, gave a short speech, and first acknowledged the pain that this day represents for indigenous Australians. In thanking Indigo Shire for the award she talked of the strong relationship between TRY and Indigo Shire Council and the goal that TRY persistently aims for, 100% renewable energy and increased sustainability bringing benefits to the residents of Yackandandah.
Clare also highlighted the important support TRY has received from the Yackandandah Folk Festival over a number years, along with growing collaborations with local social enterprises YCDCo and Indigo Power.
Our hope is always that our action inspires others to travel a clean energy path.