Have you ever cast your eyes upon a landscape full of white wind turbines. Rising like white asparagus spears from the earth, it is truly a captivating vision. Just 100km from Melbourne in Leonard’s Hill, is Australia’s first community run wind farm. Hosting just two wind turbines, they pack a punch producing enough renewable energy to service all the houses in the local community, with a bit left over too. As if this was not enough of a stand out feature, Hepburn Wind recently engaged talented local artist Ghost Patrol to create a unique larger than life mural upon Turbine 1. The mural named Gale was completed just two days ago. fittingly, the final touches were hampered slightly by gale force winds that roared through as her image came to life!
Gale was opened to the public last weekend as part of Melbourne’s Sustainable Living Festival which has just commenced. Gale celebrates just one element of ways we can live a more sustainable lifestyle. Over the next two weeks there are many more fabulous events on around town – To get involved and inspired, check out their Guide!