Founding partners

Byron Shire Council
Byron Shire Council

BSC is one of the team of three founding partners to Zero Emissions Byron. The Mayor, Councillor Simon Richardson, is ex officio on the Board of Directors of ZEB Pty Ltd.

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Centre for Social Change

The Director of the Centre for Social Change, Amanda Cahill, 
is one of the three founding partners to Zero Emissions Byron.
Currently, Amanda also sits on the ZEB Advisory panel.
She has also co-created The Next Economy.

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Beyond Zero Emissions

In May 2015, the Director of  Melbourne Think Tank BZE met the Mayor of Byron Shire Council and came up with the grand plan to  establish Byron Shire as a demo site to show how one community could reduce its emissions to zero in 10 years.

Beyond Zero Emissions has also created the Zero Carbon Communities project,
encompassing carbon reducing communities around Australia.

Colleagues and Friends

Enova Energy

We collaborate on projects of mutual interest with our friends at this community-owned renewable energy retailer.

Renew Economy

Widely read and respected around Australia since its launch in 2012, RenewEconomy is Australia’s best informed and most read website focussing on clean energy news and analysis and climate policy.

Bank Australia

Bank Australia exists to create mutual prosperity in the form of
positive economic, social, environmental and cultural impact.

In their own words, they say:
“We’re here to benefit our customers, their communities and the planet.
We believe that a truly responsible bank can make society better,
and that where people and organisations put their money has a big impact on the world.
That’s why we’re the bank with clean money.”


The aim of Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby is to run the Byron Shire on Renewable Energy.
At ZEB, we share that vision and collaborate on projects of mutual interest such as Repower Byron Shire.

Brunswick Valley Landcare

We heartily support BVL, a Byron Shire volunteer organisation supporting and encouraging effective natural resource management. Their aim: ‘To conserve and restore our natural environment from forest to foreshore’.

The Business Renewables Centre Australia (BRC-A) is a member-based platform that streamlines and accelerates corporate purchasing of large-scale wind and solar energy and storage.

The Driven

For the latest daily online information about Electric Vehicles –
in Australia and around the world.

Supporters of ZEB’s annual 
Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Forum.

Repower Byron Shire
Repower Byron Shire is a community movement led by COREM and Enova Community assisted by Zero Emissions Byron to support and inspire us all to transition to a renewable energy future. It’s about switching on people power by decreasing the cost of electricity, increasing local power generation and reducing carbon emissions.

The Next Economy

The purpose of The Next Economy is to not only generate greater awareness of the range of economic tools and practices
we can use to ensure the long-term wellbeing of both people and planet,
but also to support communities across Australia
to implement these approaches to strengthen and stimulate their local economies.

Small Giants

The mission of our friends at Small Giants is to lead our community towards Empathy and a New Economy.
Small Giants aims to create, support, nurture and empower businesses and entrepreneurs
that are shifting us to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable world.


Renew is a not-for-profit organisation
that inspires, enables and advocates for people
to live sustainably in their homes and communities.

Sunshine Cycles

Our friends at Sunshine Cycles rent out electric bicycles to Byron tourists or residents. The e-bikes live in solar-powered pods around the Shire, each containing 5 e-bikes, which can be accessed 24 hours a day via an app on your mobile phone.