Zero Emissions Byron: Northern Rivers EV Forum June 2019

There are more aspects to driving electric vehicles than just reducing your emissions, rapid acceleration and low maintenance costs. The advent of EV technology has opened the way to developing a range of electric transport options: electric cargo vehicles, utes, buses, trucks, scooters, mopeds and motorbikes – even e-planes and e-boats. These will radically impact our lives in coming months and years.

“There’s so many advantages to transitioning to electric vehicles. For example, saving dollars on lower EV maintenance costs, or not being woken rudely thanks to the silent operation of an electric garbage truck,” says Bridie Schmidt, a local specialist writer “tracking the EV revolution” on EV website and one of the event’s organising team.

For anyone considering what’s involved in buying, renting or sharing an EV, or what’s currently on offer, ZEB’s inaugural Northern Rivers EV Forum held at Byron Bay’s Cavanbah Centre on 8 June 2019, was the place to be.

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Creating an emissions-free future…



Our Climate Change Challenge:
Eliminating the use of Fossil Fuels!

Click here to learn ZEB’s 12 Step Action Plan

What we work on

ZEB Annual Review 2018-2019

Interview with Professor Will Steffen

Discussing the timing before Australian business, industry, government and households reach the peak emissions point of no return…

How you can help

Objective #1: Stop burning fossil fuel

Read our list of “take-home” actions:

Install solar panels, switch local ethical energy supplier, switch to an affordable electric vehicle, divest from fossil fuel investment, …

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Zero Emissions Byron is a volunteer run community project, with six working groups who meet regularly. There are five groups which cover the different sectors of emissions (energy, buildings, waste, land use and transport), plus a communications working group.

We are looking for more people to join the teams, so if you have an interest or skills that you can contribute to creating a zero emissions future for your community, please sign up to get involved.


Zero Emissions Byron is undertaking groundbreaking work in tackling climate change at a local and regional level. We are a community, volunteer led, non-profit organisation. All donations are greatly appreciated and will directly support our work to the transition of the Byron Shire region.

Vote for a green change

VOTE for the political party which guarantees to take Climate Action – and pushes to end political donations.

Ask all your local MPs to detail what specific action their party will take on Climate Change to keep below 2°:


  • What’s Climate Change really going to do to the planet?
  • How soon before it actually changes our lives?
  • What will happen if we DON’T meet the emissions targets?
  • What’s the science telling us, and what do we need to do….NOW!

Leading international Earth System scientist, Professor Will Steffen, called Australia to action on Climate Change at Byron Theatre on 27 June.

MC Mick O’Regan followed Professor Steffen’s ZEB TALK facilitated an expert panel in a positive Q&A session with Sue Higginson  speaking on Environmental Law, Tony Pfeiffer on Renewable energy, Amelia Hicks on Grass Roots action, and Simon Clough on Democracy in Action.

The event was filmed.


Review: Northern rivers electric vehicle forum 8th June 2019

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ZEB’s First Fundraiser for 2018: Sunday 18 March 3-4pm. A Garden Concert with THE LOVEYS!

THE LOVEYS in Concert – in a beautiful garden setting outside Bangalow. . “With swooning 5-part harmony and a cocktail-hour arsenal of instruments including guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, bassoon, drums and percussion, they have concocted a sound with shades of palm-fronded bandstands of old, elegantly sliced with the wit of the thoroughly modern woman”…(Michael Dwyer, journalist, Fairfax Press