Zero Emissions Byron farewelled two board members earlier this month. We thank Dr. Muriel Watt and Robert Goodwill for all their hard work over the past years.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt farewell to our esteemed board members and thank them for the invaluable efforts they have made over the past few years. Their dedication, hard work and commitment have been a source of inspiration, and we are grateful for all the time and energy they invested in keeping the wheels of this organisation rolling.
Muriel is highly regarded in Australia and overseas for her expertise in solar and energy policy. Among other things in her time with Zero Emissions Byron, she co-chaired after the departure of Christobel Munson.
She produced ZEB's baseline and follow-up emissions tracking reports, which have been invaluable in assessing where Byron Shire can work on reducing emissions.
Muriel was also instrumental in organising ZEB's two Northern Rivers EV Expos of 2019 and 2022, giving shire residents a chance to see, hear about and test drive electric vehicles.
We wish Muriel all the best in her future endeavours, furthering the cause of renewable energy.
Robert Goodwill also bids goodbye as Treasurer.
Robert brought to ZEB his skills in finance, governance and organisational management.
He and his wife also completed an all-electric retrofit of their project home in Lennox Head, sharing the journey in this video for ZEB.
Thank you Robert for being part of our journey and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
New chair and board members
Anne Stuart now steps into the role of full Chair for Zero Emissions Byron.
Anne brings with her a project management focus coupled with purposeful thinking. She also has a passion for the land and experience in natural resource management, having lived on a community in Byron Shire for the past three decades raising her children with her partner.
Sebastian Crangle now fills the role of Treasurer. He brings with him a deep understanding of buildings and energy, working as a sustainability consultant specialising in home energy efficiency and renewable energy.
He also serves on the National Advisory Panel and Quality Advisory Panel of the Scorecard program, delivered by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Victorian State Government).
Rebecca (Wren) McLean and Bridie Schmidt have also joined the board.
Wren has a strong sense of responsibility to protect the health of our planet for future generations of all species and has committed her working life to the environmental sector.
She brings skills in protected area management, biodiversity conservation, environmental education and ecological restoration, and has a Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management.
Bridie brings an in-depth knowledge of electric vehicles, as well as skills in journalism, media, communications and web development.
Her focus lies in the role that zero-emissions transport has to play in sustainability and tackling climate change to ensure a planet for humans, all animals and ecology.