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

Facebook page: Zero Emissions Byron

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5 months ago

Our friends at Light Touch Solar & Electrical are Community Sponsors of the ZEB Northern Rivers EV REVOLUTION webinars.
We can only say great things about this friendly team, and their services providing solar PV, batteries, inverters – you name it!
(Just by-the-by, Light Touch has just clocked up installing its 150th Enphase microinverter system. So encouraged by their work, Enphase also recently recognised them as their ‘Gold Installer’ for Northern NSW!) Go, the Light Touch team!
PS Don't forget to register for the second ZEB Northern Rivers webinar in our series THE EV REVOLUTION tomorrow night 6-7pm. Get the link at www.zerobyron.org/webinars/ which has all the details.
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Our friends at Light Touch Solar & Electrical are Community Sponsors of the ZEB Northern Rivers EV REVOLUTION webinars. We can only say great things about this friendly team, and their services providing solar PV, batteries, inverters – you name it! (Just by-the-by, Light Touch has just clocked up installing its 150th Enphase microinverter system. So encouraged by their work, Enphase also recently recognised them as their ‘Gold Installer’ for Northern NSW!) Go, the Light Touch team! PS Dont forget to register for the second ZEB Northern Rivers webinar in our series THE EV REVOLUTION tomorrow night 6-7pm. Get the link at www.zerobyron.org/webinars/ which has all the details.

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Light Touch Solar & Electrical

Simply the Best ☝️😉

What a lovely review!

5 months ago

This is Carola Jonas, the CEO and co-founder of Everty.
She is in the hot seat on Tuesday night, from 6-7pm, at the second of the Zero Emissions Byron webinar series THE EV REVOLUTION.
Now. What would you like to ask Carola? Are you considering buying an EV, but concerned about the cost? Do you have questions about what sort of EV would be right for you and your family or business? Or would you like to know more about whether or not you should install a home charger, and what type?
Be sure to tune in. Oh yes, and make sure you register at www.zerobyron.org/webinars/ (as space is limited.)
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This is Carola Jonas, the CEO and co-founder of Everty. She is in the hot seat on Tuesday night, from 6-7pm, at the second of the Zero Emissions Byron webinar series THE EV REVOLUTION. Now. What would you like to ask Carola? Are you considering buying an EV, but concerned about the cost? Do you have questions about what sort of EV would be right for you and your family or business? Or would you like to know more about whether or not you should install a home charger, and what type? Be sure to tune in. Oh yes, and make sure you register at www.zerobyron.org/webinars/ (as space is limited.)

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Looking forward to this, thank you ZEB!

5 months ago

"The greenest energy is the energy you don't use"

FREE Help to Reduce Your Household Energy Use is available from Enova, even if you aren't a customer of theirs. How good is that!

Enova Community has a dedicated team of volunteers who are passionate about helping households to reduce their energy consumption. And they've now developed a way to give you free energy efficiency assessments remotely. All you need to do is register via this link:

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The greenest energy is the energy you dont use FREE Help to Reduce Your Household Energy Use is available from Enova, even if you arent a customer of theirs. How good is that! Enova Community has a dedicated team of volunteers who are passionate about helping households to reduce their energy consumption. And theyve now developed a way to give you free energy efficiency assessments remotely. All you need to do is register via this link: https://share.hsforms.com/1Ehxsb7cDROmt4fbyN5iPzQ3m49d

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And the other really good thing about Enova Community Energy is that they are a community sponsor of the ZEB Webinar series THE EV REVOLUTION. Next one: Tuesday night 6-7pm. Thanks Enova!

"By popular demand..." - Enova has now received over 35 requests for this service. Our coaches will be busy! It may take longer than anticipated but please still feel free to complete the online survey and go on our waitlist.🤗 Seb Crangle (Volunteer Coord, Enova Community)

5 months ago

Fantastic news from the Clean Energy Council! Giles Parkinson, founder and editor of reneweconomy.com.au/ has been awarded OUTSTANDING contribution top Industry!
Well deserved honour to a former ZEB Director.
See www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/events/clean-energy-council-awards
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Fantastic news from the Clean Energy Council! Giles Parkinson, founder and editor of https://reneweconomy.com.au/ has been awarded OUTSTANDING contribution top Industry! Well deserved honour to a former ZEB Director. See https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/events/clean-energy-council-awards
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