Nov 122015
 

Zero Emissions Byron

Background

Everyone here who has committed themselves for many years to providing a technical way forward- providing the science, the data the road maps to get us into a honourable and sustainable future knows all to well that the head alone simply isn’t enough.

  • the head of scientific fact
  • needs a heart of community and business engagement
  • and it needs the collective will from community, business and government leadership.

In Australia, Byron Shire has undertaken to try and unite the head of need with the heart of want with the will of action.

Byron Shire has acknowledged this and has committed itself to pursuing the goal to become Australia’s first zero net community-within 10 years.

Using the roadmaps developed by Zero Carbon Australia, Byron shall undertake, alongside partner Beyond Zero Emissions to develop a local roadmap to transform its footprints in the areas of Energy, Waste, Transport, Land Use and Buildings.

This will be in conjunction with the work already occurring within the shire and region.

Using the BZE template, we will build on and collaborate with expert and nationally significant actions of local organisations that include : Sustain Northern Rivers (SNR), COREM (Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby), ENOVA(soon to be Australia’s first community-owned renewable energy retailer).

And finally, Byron Shire Council has initiated and gained support for an Australian first- developing a Virtual Net Metering trial.

This can all occur, because, in byron, we have a community heart that doesn’t just accept the science of climate change, but insists in being part of the solution to it. The heart of the Byron community sees the value of action. The heart of the Byron community cares about intergenerational justice, and plantary justice.

We see ourselves as empowered, creative, skilled and progressive and, though we have pressing local issues at hand dealing with tourism, dealing with infrastructure, trying to keep the integrity of the community intact this community knows that what we’re hear for is what we leave for those coming after us.

And that we have a role to play to create solutions to our global challenges.

It is a mindset and collective pulse that propels us. And the aspiration to become Australia’s first zero net community is one we relish.

Website: zerobyron.org

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2 days ago

At the ZEB Electric Vehicle Forum in June, our friend Damon Gameau (of 'That Sugar Book' and '2040' fame) was inspired to buy his first electric vehicle, a Nissan Leaf, from one of the exhibitors who specialises in importing and marketing recent second hand EVs, Morgan Knoesen.
Here's Damon's wife Zoe happily charging it.
(BTW Their baby girl arrived last night: Gypsy Gameau.)
Now Damon can be seen regularly charging their EV at The Farm's new NRMA chargers.
Congratulations are due on both fronts!
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At the ZEB Electric Vehicle Forum in June, our friend Damon Gameau (of That Sugar Book and 2040 fame) was inspired to buy his first electric vehicle, a Nissan Leaf, from one of the exhibitors who specialises in importing and marketing recent second hand EVs, Morgan Knoesen. Heres Damons wife Zoe happily charging it. (BTW Their baby girl arrived last night: Gypsy Gameau.) Now Damon can be seen regularly charging their EV at The Farms new NRMA chargers. Congratulations are due on both fronts!
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5 days ago

Interesting to read about the positive side effects of installing an EV charge point, attracting 'different' tourists to a small town.Today we had our first electric vehicle customer!!!

Darren Briggs with his two children arrived for lunch in their Hyundai Kona all electric vehicle and had time to enjoy some of the remaining snow that had fallen overnight.
He plugged the car into one of our destination chargers that we were able to install with the assistance of the Tasmanian Governments destination charger grants program.The charger added just under 50 kms to the range in the hour and a quarter it was connected. Darren then kindly gave us a test drive around town to experience the performance of an electric vehicle.

We are looking forward to being able to host more EV owners who can visit our beautiful little town
and its attractions while recovering range in their vehicles!
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1 week ago

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2 weeks ago

An upcoming webinar with a difference, and Amanda Cahill📚 Our next webinar on **Power, Politics & Making Change Stick** is scheduled for THIS Sun 18th August at 3pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Join Amanda Cahill and her expert guests to discuss one of the biggest barriers to our 2040 future. Register now at bit.ly/2OKqNTD ... See MoreSee Less

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