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									                                                                Waste Not Want Not
                                                                Goldfields Sustainability @ GELC

It has been said that the only thing certain is change….
We are asking people in the Central Goldfields Shire what they think is important
in these times of great change. By completing this survey you will help us to
develop an education plan as a way of dealing with local concerns around
sustainability.
We would like to talk to you further about the Waste Not Want Not project and if
you have any questions please contact:
Janet Phillips at GELC on 5461 3185 or email: janetphillips@gelc.org.au

About you…
Please leave your contact details here if you wish to be contacted:
Name:
Email:                                                 Phone:

 1.       What is the Post Code of your residential address?

 2.       How many people in your household?                          Adults ___       Children ___

 3.       What is your age group?
                                Under 20              20-35           36 – 50          51 – 65     over 65

 4.       What is your gender?                             Female                                    Male

 5.       Do you live in a house on a:
                    Suburban size block                               Unit/flat
                    More than ½ Acre                                  Working Farm
                    Other …

 6.       Are you the:                      Home owner                     Tenant

 7.       Do you believe global warming has been caused by human activity?
                                             Yes              No                                   Not Sure

 8.       Have you heard of the term “peak oil”?
                                                                                Yes                   No

 Energy use in the Home…
 9.       Do you have Mains Electricity?
                        Yes                             No        (If No, go to Question 11)

              If Yes, do you subscribe to Green Power?                          Yes                   No
              and/or have grid connected PV Solar panels?                       Yes                   No

 10.      What type of energy do you use?
                   Generator                          Solar                     Wind             Other …



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11.      For Heating, I/we use:
                   Electricity                       Gas                  Wood         Other …

12.      For Cooking, I/we use:
                   Electricity                         Gas                Wood         Other …

13.      For Cooling, I/we use:
                   Split System                              Cross Ventilation (windows)
                   Reverse Cycle                             Evaporative
                   Ceiling Fans                              Pedestal Fan/s
                   Other …

14.      For Hot Water Heating, I/we use:
                  Electricity                          Gas                Wood                Solar

15.      Which of the following energy saving devices or methods do you have or use?
          Ceiling Insulation                         External screens on windows
          Draft sausages on doors                    Weather seals on doors &/or windows
          All low energy light bulbs                 Some low energy light bulbs
          Wall &/or floor insulation
          Turn off appliance at wall when not in use

16.      Have you had an energy assessment on your house?
                                                                          Yes                No
             If Yes, who did it?
             Yourself                                        The power company
             A registered energy assessor

17.      To date what have been the biggest barriers to reducing your energy consumption?
            My busy life, lack of time               Lack on knowledge & information
            Other people in my household             The house is too difficult to change
            Too costly
            Not sure which actions are the best to take
            Other reasons…

Transport…
18.      How many Cars in your household? ___                Motorbikes? ___           Bicycles? ___

19.      Traveling 1 or 2 kms around Maryborough (or your town) I would mostly:
           (choose one answer)
             Walk                                            Cycle
             Car                                             Community Bus
             Other…

20.      I would walk or cycle more if…


21.      Traveling 2 to 8 kms around Maryborough (or your town) I would mostly:
           (choose one answer)
             Walk                                            Cycle
             Car                                             Community Bus
             Other …


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22.      How many times a week would you use your car for trips less than 8 kms? ___

23.      How often would you travel to other local towns?
                  Daily             Weekly                                Monthly              Rarely

24.      How do you get there?
25.      How often do you go further than local towns by car?
           Daily           Weekly            Monthly                        Rarely              Never

26.      How often do you go further than local towns by Public Transport?
           Daily           Weekly            Monthly              Rarely                        Never

27.      If fuel cost $5 per litre, I would consider:
              Walking                                                Cycling
              Staying home more                                      Car-pooling
              Commuting by horse                                     Using Public Transport
              Moving to a larger centre

Water…
28.      Are you on Town Water?              Yes        (go to Question 30)                     No

29.      If not on Town Water, do you use:
           a. Tank Water for:
           Everything     Drinking     Garden only                   Toilet, Bathroom &/or Laundry

           b. Dam or Creek Water:
           Everything    Drinking            Garden only             Toilet, Bathroom &/or Laundry

           c. Bore Water for:
           Everything                        Garden only             Toilet, Bathroom &/or Laundry

30.      If you are on Town Water, do you have Rain Water Tanks also?                Yes        No

31.      What do you use the Rain Water for?
          Drinking      Everything           Garden only                  Toilet, Bathroom &/or Laundry

32.      What concerns you most about your water supply?
                 a. Quality
                 b. Availability

33.      Which of the following water saving devices does your household use:
           Recycle grey water always                Recycle grey water only in Summer
           Low Flow Shower heads                    Shower timer
           Dual flush Toilet                        Black Water System
           Front Loading Washing Machine            Other…

Food…
34.      Of the Fruit and Vegetables you eat, how much is grown by you, your family or friends?
             None               Some               More than half             Nearly all

35.      Of the Meat you eat, how much is grown by you, your family or friends?
             None               Some              More than half               Nearly all
             Don’t eat meat
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36.      Compared to Five years ago would you eat:
                                     More                                    Less                    Same
          amount of Fruit and Vegetables?

37.      Compared to Five years ago would you eat:
                                     More                                    Less                    Same
          amount of Home Grown food?

38.      Compared to Five years ago would you eat:
                                     More                                    Less                    Same
          amount of Meat?

39.      Do you grow your own Fruit and Vegetables?                          Yes                        No

40.      If Yes, what Seasons do you harvest?
                          Winter             Spring                       Summer               Autumn

41.      If No, what are the main reasons:
             No space                                        Not enough time
             Doesn’t save money                              Don’t know how to
             Not important                                   Get it from family/friends
             Not physically able                             Lack of Water
             Don’t choose to

42.      Do you think it important to eat food grown locally and in season? Yes                         No

             Why?...

Recycling…
43.      Do you have Council Rubbish Collection where you live?                          Yes            No

44.      If Yes, on Council Rubbish collection day, my bin is on average:
         (if bin not put out each collection, please estimate)
                             Full            ¾ Full          ½ Full          ¼ or less         Don’t use

45.      On Council Recycling Collection day, my recycling bin is on average:
         (if bin not put out each collection please estimate)
                             Full            ¾ Full          ½ Full          ¼ or less         Don’t use

46.      Where does your household waste go?
          a. Food scraps:
               general rubbish bin         compost                                  chooks           other
          b. Packaging:
               general rubbish bin         Council Recycling                                         other
          c. Garden trimmings:
               general rubbish bin         compost                                                   other




      Many thanks for taking the time to your participate in our survey 

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