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
Electric Vehicles / Energy / Transport / ZEB Story

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…

Energy Efficiency Professional – Sebastian Crangle
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Energy Efficiency Professional – Sebastian Crangle

Sebastian is a local expert passionate about supporting Northern Rivers residents. He began his working life as an archaeologist, with an Honours degree in Anthropology, before deviating into Disability Services with over 10 years’ experience as a Quality Assurance Manager. His deep underlying passion for sustainability and renewable energy then compelled him to channel his…

Seb Crangle – Ocean Shores
Climate Change / Electric Vehicles / Energy / ZEB Story

Seb Crangle – Ocean Shores

I recently joined the fabulous Library of STUFF Mullumbimby, motivated by being able to share useful equipment without us all needing to own it all separately. Of particular interest to me was the electric lawn mower because I wanted to “mow electric”😁, rather than use my polluting, petrol-powered lawnmower, and to charge the batteries from…