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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Zero Emissions Byron shared 9 News Mackay's video.
Zero Emissions Byron

Farmers in Mackay Qld at a workshop on CLIMATE, CANE & CARBON.

9 News Mackay
More than sixty local farmers took part in a 'climate smart' farming workshop in Marian over the weekend.

They looked at how growers can change farming practices to not only help the environment, but improve crops.
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9 hours ago

For those interested in LAND USE...After listening to Charles Massy recently, it's good to read about this ACT farmer and his holistic approach to farming ... See MoreSee Less

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Zero Emissions Byron shared Zero Emissions Noosa's post.
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Great initiative ZEN!
Could we get this happening in Byron Shire?CQUniversity are calling for people to be part of a e-bike research program. You'll have use of an e-bike! Contact Zero Emissions Noosa's Carina if you or a friend are interested!

Invitation to participate in e-bike research

We are undertaking research that aims to use electric bikes (e-bikes) to reduce car travel and assesses the health and well-being impacts related to e-bike usage. We would invite you to participate in this study if you meet the following criteria:
- regularly drive your car to get to work
- do not cycle often
- are over 18 years of age
- have a BMI between 25 - 40
- are physically inactive
- live and work in the Noosa Shire.
If you are interested in using an alternate mode of travel to get to and from work for a period of three months and would like to participate in this study please call Carina on 5440 7032 or email c.anderson@cqu.edu.au
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4 days ago

Great initiative ZEN! Could we get this happening in Byron Shire?

 

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Zero Emissions Byron shared The Climate Council's video.
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An inspiration to the entire country

The Climate Council
Instead of the usual bedtime story tonight: 📚Once upon a time, there was a little Aussie mining town named Broken Hill, which was sent on a super solar journey when it decided it was going to mine - the sun! 🌞 #scienceweek
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5 days ago

RISE FOR CLIMATE...Global Day of Action.
Happening right around the world on 8 September.
Some brilliant posters available for using at your local event - like the one happening in Tweed Heads.
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RISE FOR CLIMATE...Global Day of Action. Happening right around the world on 8 September. Some brilliant posters available for using at your local event - like the one happening in Tweed Heads.

 

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