‘Green’ heating sought

Greener. . . Gore Women’s Club fundraising committee chairwoman Nola Howden and secretary Karen Baker are helping plan a car boot sale to raise money to replace the out dated diesel generator which is used to heat the club’s building. PHOTO: SANDY EGGLESTON

The Gore Women’s Club is looking at greener options to heat its building.
Club members plan to install heat pumps to replace the diesel radiators that centrally heat the rooms.
The group owns the Lyne St building and has about 115 members.

Fundraising committee chairwoman Nola Howden said it was becoming expensive to maintain the outdated diesel generator which was not efficient.
‘‘It takes a good two and-a-half hours to get the room warm and we feel there are better options out there.

‘‘We have a lot of older members in the club that need to be kept warm and looked after,’’ she said.

‘‘We want to reduce our carbon footprint.’’

It would cost about $10,000 to install heat pumps.

Members were planning a car boot sale and cooking demonstrations to raise money on April 30 from 11am to 3pm.

There will be about 18 stalls and car boots from which items would be sold.

‘‘We’re catering for everybody.’’

There are no more positions available for people wishing to sell items at the event.

The group is planning an Operatunity fundraiser concert for November.