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