We believe in contributing to our community. Here are some examples of initiatives ranging from the global to the local.
Our core business is reducing energy consumption, thereby reducing the community’s drain on limited resources, reducing local pollution and water use near power stations, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the consequences of climate change. Reducing energy use, also reduces the operating costs of client organisations, and reduces the investment the community must make in energy generation and distribution infrastructure. While we are reducing energy use, we are normally able to achieve other “social” goals, such as making equipment safer, working conditions more comfortable, etc; thus rounding out the triple bottom line goals of environmental, financial and social sustainability.
In 2004, we moved from ad-hoc charity donations to a planned giving system.
|Year||Charity or Organisation||Amount||Purpose|
|2014||Fred Hollows Foundation||$1,000||Enabling the FHF to continue their great work; this donation alone helping to restore the vision of about 40 people.|
|2013 /14||Water Aid Australia||$1,000||We keep coming back to Water Aid and Fred Hollows, as two charities which cost-effectively tackle the two most widely-spread,|
avoidable causes of human distress: unnecessary loss of sight, and absence of clean, safe, accessible drinking water.
|2012 /13||Deni Greene award||$1,000||Deni Greene was an activitist, environmentalist, trainer, consultant and intellectual, with a passion for the environment and people.|
Deni Greene worked with Genesis Now on many projects over 20 years, and several of our engineers undertook training with her in the
RMIT University Master of Sustainable Energy course. By co-sponsoring this inaugural Deni Greene award,
Genesis Now can help to continue Deni’s legacy, by encouraging young environmentalists.
The 2013 Deni Greene award winner is Charlie Wood. Here is a video link.
|2010/11||Water Aid Australia||$1,000||Clean drinking water and safe sewerage systems.|
|2009||Red Cross||$2,500||Relief for those who suffered loss during the bushfires on 7 Feb 2009|
|2008||Care Australia||In kind||Energy survey and efficiency advice.|
|2008||Alternative Technology||$500||Installing renewable energy systems in East Timor.|
|2007||Alternative Technology||$500||Installing renewable energy systems in East Timor.|
|2007||Water Aid Australia||$1,000||Providing clean water and sanitation to developing countries.|
|2006||Fred Hollows Foundation||$1,000||Restoring sight to people in developing countries.|
|2005||Fred Hollows Foundation||$1,000||Restoring sight and overcoming blindness. Requested that donation for indigenous eyesight programs.|
|2004||Care Australia||$1,000||Tsunami relief in South East Asia.|
We provide free or reduced price services to some charities and community organisations, to help them to reduce the amount of energy they purchase and so free funds for their community work. Please contact us if you would like to discuss energy management in a community organisation or charity.
Local Community Building
We encourage community building in the area of our offices by facilitating informal gatherings of other local businesses.