This page contains the updates on the Zero Carbon Communities program and showcases some of the strategies and accomplishments of communities undertaking this ambitious program.
- July – EcoCity World Summit July 2017 – BZE will be showcasing the achievements of our Zero Carbon Communities at this prestigious global conference.
- June 7 2017 – United Nations Association Australia THE CLIMATE COLLABORATION FORUM 2017 -Zero Carbon Communities National Manager Imogen Jubb will be facilitating the UNAA workshop “Mobilising for climate change: Enhancing understanding, developing motivation, improving incentives, removing impediments, providing leadership”.
April and May Update 2017
- Article for councils in the 2017 Australian Local Government Association Yearbook (download) or view here
- Meetings and workshops are underway for each council-scale working group, thanks to the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation and the Robert Hicks Foundation.
- Baw Baw Zero Emissions, Clean Energy Nillumbik and Renewable Energy Benalla working groups are established and beginning to design their local stationary energy transition strategies.
- Baseline reports documenting existing stationary energy use in each community have been developed and these will form the basis of each of these transition strategies.
Pictured: Renewable Energy Benalla From left, some of the members of REB: Sandy Campbell, John Lloyd, Cath Botta, Kevin Smith, John Bradshaw, Geoff Forman, Larissa Montgomery.
Jan-March Update 2017
- Community Energy Congress Feb 2017
- Sustainable Living Festival Feb 2017
- Melbourne Beyond Zero Emissions Discussion Group event March 6, 2017
Pictured: Members of the Baw Baw Sustainability Network and Baw Baw Council with Imogen Jubb
June – December 2016
- First public and working group meetings held in Nillumbik, Baw Baw, North Mirboo, Seymour and Benalla.
Pictured: Clean Energy Nillumbik – first working group meeting. Back: Ian Culbard, Councillor Grant Brooker, Charles Danby, Peter Voutier, Gary Flood, John Brenan, Imogen Jubb Front: Samantha Chalton, Marguerite Marshall, Kahn Franke, Daryl Brooke
Pictured: Mirboo North – public meeting.
Pictured: Members of the Baw Baw Sustainability Network and Baw Baw Council with BZE’s Imogen Jubb