Speed dating really works!

Nillumbik Shire Councillor Jane Ashton recently tried speed dating to find just the right match - environmental that is.

Inspired by Clean Energy Nillumbik's "Nillumbik Trail" at September’s Sustainable House Day, in which 6 local eco-friendly households opened their doors to the public, Jane and husband Howard joined 60 or so others at its October follow-up: a speed dating event with 22 sustainability experts at Edendale Community Environment Farm.

Two months later, the Ashton home was a hive of activity.

“We’d long talked about doing something for the environment beyond solar panels, but internet research was overwhelming,” Cr Ashton says.</