Making plans for the next ZEB Electric Vehicle Expo!
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Making plans for the next ZEB Electric Vehicle Expo!

In some positive news, Zero Emissions Byron plans to stage an Electric Vehicle Expo on Sunday, 11 September 2022 at Bangalow Showgrounds. And we need some volunteer help. If you have an interest in Electric Vehicles and Events, would you like to join our small – but perfectly formed – EV team to help with…

Award Winning Mullum Care’s Library of Stuff
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Award Winning Mullum Care’s Library of Stuff

Among Byron Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards, the Library of Stuff was awarded ‘Community Initiative of the Year’. (Pictured above: Sasha Mainsbridge at left, with Library of Stuff co-founder, Celine Massa, with their Community Initiative Award.) As Council describes it: “The Library of Stuff is a community operation that shares infrequently needed items with its members who are…

Byron Shire Council Achieves 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY target
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Byron Shire Council Achieves 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY target

Since 1 January, Byron Shire Council is sourcing 60% of its total electricity needs from one wind farm in the NSW Southern Tablelands (pictured above).  The remaining 40% is being sourced from certified GreenPower projects.  This means Council has now achieved its 100% renewable energy target five years ahead of its 2027 goal. “Achieving 100 percent of our…

Low Carbon Christmas :  Does your business reduce emissions?
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Low Carbon Christmas : Does your business reduce emissions?

WWF Report Details a Huge rise in demand for sustainable goods during Pandemic New global research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by WWF, shows a staggering 71% rise in popularity of searches for sustainable goods over the past five years, with continuing growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story on…

Instead of using a car for local trips, Gerd & Bavara use their electric scooter
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Instead of using a car for local trips, Gerd & Bavara use their electric scooter

Gerd Kuhlmann supplied this story as an entry to our Fight for Planet A campaign in August 2020 Bavara’s car had broken down, we needed a second vehicle and wanted to avoid another petrol car.  New electric cars were still too expensive for a second vehicle. I read an article in my RENEW alternative technology…

Summer is Coming! Get your home ready to stay cool:)
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Summer is Coming! Get your home ready to stay cool:)

by Sebastian Crangle There are actions we can take to prevent them from: a)  becoming uncomfortably hot in summer, and/or b)  needing large amounts of energy to keep them cool. Creating an energy-efficient home calls for measures beyond typical air-conditioning and fans.  Keeping the heat out of your home is better than cooling your house,…

Solar for Northern Rivers Not For Profits
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Solar for Northern Rivers Not For Profits

In July the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) announced its partnership with Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby (COREM) to grow and support their Revolving Energy Fund. By being able to access a zero-interest loan for solar, community organisations in our region can transition to renewable energy sooner rather than later and put more of their…

Want solar but renting or have a shaded roof? – Haystacks Solar Garden might be for you
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Want solar but renting or have a shaded roof? – Haystacks Solar Garden might be for you

If you haven’t heard about Haystacks Solar Garden (or maybe never heard of the term Solar Garden!) have a browse of their website here. Our next members update will be combined with our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the start of November. Each year we will hold this meeting to report on the progress of…

Tracking the increase in Solar PV installations
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Tracking the increase in Solar PV installations

Since Zero Emissions Byron began in 2015, the size and number of solar PV installations in the Byron Shire has increased four-fold. This graph has been compiled from data on the APVI Solar Map[1] for the four Byron postcodes covering Bangalow, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Ocean Shores (2479, 2481, 2482, 2483). “Over 3.5MW were installed…