It’s a tough call. Strategic use of promotion items and materials can help spread the word to large numbers of people and make people-powered initiatives succeed, BUT at the same time we want to avoid unnecessary consumption! Hopefully something on this page strikes the right balance for you, be it something that costs very little in terms of money and consumption of resources, or a larger promotion ‘investment’ like a CORENA t-shirt or a mug for your desk at work.
- posters and small flyers to download and print
- small promo items (badges, stickers, magnets)
- images to share on social media
- t-shirts and/or mugs
- CORENA ‘business cards’ to hand out to friends
- sample email to send to friends
- resources for CORENA info stalls and talks
Posters and small flyers to download and print
Click HERE to download and print this A4 poster for display on noticeboards.
If you want a smaller version (4 per A4 page) to hand to people, you can download and print this poster as a sheet of small flyers here.
PS: If design is your thing and you’d like to design posters and flyers for us, we’d love to hear from you!
Small promo items (badges, stickers, magnets)
Used strategically, we think badges, stickers, and magnets are an excellent promotion investment. Wear a badge or pin one on your bag. Put a sticker on something you carry often, like a water bottle or helmet, or just some place where lots of people will see it. Put a magnet on your office fridge, or similar.
If you just want a few items that would fit in an ordinary envelope, see the sidebar for details. For larger quantities for an info stall or similar, please email us first to discuss options.
Images to share on social media
The most powerful way to promote CORENA projects is to let your friends and social media followers know that you have already chipped in to a solar project(s) yourself. Please copy/download the image(s) below and post to whatever social media you use with a covering comment.
Or, set one of the above images as your social media profile pic for a while. That’s a great way to spread the word!
T-shirts and/or mugs
We know at least some of our supporters want to be able to buy CORENA t-shirts to wear to promote CORENA renewable energy projects, and CORENA mugs to use at work to spread the word to colleagues. We want to enable them to do that, but without us needing to find the funds for bulk purchases and without the double-handling that would be involved in selling on and delivering items to supporters.
If you would like to purchase CORENA t-shirts or mugs, you can order them yourself online. Just follow the simple instructions on this page, and have them delivered directly to you. CORENA has no involvement in these online transactions beyond supplying the image to use when you place an order.
CORENA ‘business cards’ to hand out to friends
These are more like mini-flyers, but they are much cheaper to get printed and use less paper. If you would like us to post some out to you, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your postal address and how many cards you think you can use.
Sample email to send to friends
Click the link below to send an email to tell like-minded friends about CORENA. The following text will automatically be inserted in your email, but please customize it to suit (particularly the opening paragraph).
I think you might be interested in this website: https://corenafund.org.au/. I’ve just chipped in to one of CORENA’s practical renewable energy projects. OR I’ve just joined up as a member. OR I’ve just signed up to receive their e-news. OR I’ve just come across this website and like the way it empowers people to achieve tangible climate results.
CORENA’s Quick Win projects use donated funds and loan repayments from earlier projects to give interest-free loans to enable community organisations to install solar. Loans are repaid out of savings on power bills, so not-for-profits end up with solar panels without it costing them a cent.
The Big Win project plan is to build Australia’s first citizen-owned solar thermal plant with storage. CORENA is currently aiming to reach 50,000 people who want climate action, for example, all those people who go to climate rallies or sign renewable energy petitions. If 50,000 climate-aware people hear about this mechanism for achieving tangible climate results and each chip in $100 (avg), that would be the $5 million needed to get started.
Have a look and see what you think!
Resources for CORENA info stalls and talks
If you would like to organise a CORENA event or information stall, or give a talk or similar, please get in touch. We can send you whatever materials you will need, including an up-to-date display folder, a powerpoint presentation, business cards, etc. Email email@example.com to discuss details.
Download the display folder here. This is a pdf file containing 14 pages which can be printed and inserted in clear sleeves in a folder.
Download the PowerPoint presentation here. Part 1 explains the solar thermal Big Win project, and Part 2 explains the Quick Win community project model.