When Zero Emissions Byron did our baseline studies we looked at the five main sectors of emissions.

The directory below links you with local and state resources and information for each sector.


Did you know only 15% of the stuff you donate to op shops gets sold or given to people in need?  The rest ends up in landfill.  Either here in Australia or worse, overseas where landfills are often fires instead of holes in the ground.

To really reduce the waste you are responsible for - and the emissions generated from the production of the items, their transport and then final disposal - we must buy stuff and look after it so that people will line up to be the next owners after we no longer want it.  Give the best 15% you have to op shops and find homes for the rest.  It doesn't help to dump old stuff on charities just to make room for new stuff.

Towards Zero - Byron Shire’s Integrated Waste & Resource Recovery Strategy 2019-2029 has been developed by asking key questions relating to our waste behaviours. The Strategy document steps out a 10-year plan to transition to a Shire that is carbon neutral by 2025, and sending zero waste to landfill.

Find out about reducing waste locally
NE Waste


Join the Mullumbimby Library of Stuff and borrow what you need
Library of Stuff | Mullum Cares


Try the Tip Shop. It’s amazing what you’ll find! Drop off your waste for reuse
Byron Resource Recovery Centre - Byron Shire Council


Know where to dispose of waste properly:  Recycle right!
#RecycleRight - Byron Shire Council


Learn how to build so you can make & mend
Shedding Community Workshop

Return and Earn collection points
Return and Earn - Byron Shire Council

Fix broken things at the Repair Café in Mullumbimby
The Repair Cafe Mullumbimby - Home

Local invention! Subpod for composting
Subpod® - Below-ground composting that actually works!

Learn to grow your own food
Byron Community College

Contribute excess food to charity
Fletcher Street Cottage and Food Recovery

Unconditional Giving And Receiving Byron Bay

What could you save with solar? Try this Solar Calculator

Support renewable energy is to switch to an ethical electricity provider Repower Byron Shire

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Do you qualify for free low income solar? Solar for low income households | NSW Government

Do you qualify for subsidised energy efficient lighting replacement? Discounted energy efficient lighting for households | NSW Government

Haystacks solar garden Haystacks

Revolving Energy Fund for solar on local community buildings COREM: Mullumbimby




email:    seb@homeenergyadvisor.com.au

Local recycled timber supplier Mullum Timber - Recycled Timber and Building Supplies   low carbon guide
Advice on low carbon building Low carbon building guides launched  
nsw gov logoAccess a number of energy savings to help you reduce your household energy use and cut your power bills Household energy saving upgrades | NSW Government  

Research Flood Resilient Design Flood Resilient Design & Retrofitting | Mullum Cares



Residential Scorecard Assessments, Thermal Performance assessments. Residential and small business.



Advice on regenerative agriculture, native plantings
Brunswick Valley Landcare | conserving and restoring from forest to foreshore


Join a local Landcare locality group
Home - Landcare Australia Landcare Australia


Learn more about land use/climate change from
Farmers for Climate Action

Car share
Save with Popcar byron


sunshine cycles

Electric bike hire Byron
Sunshine Cycles | Sun Powered Fun


Byron solar-powered train
Byron Bay Train



How much does it really cost to own an EV? Use this calculator
Car Operating Cost Calculator



rideshareRideshare website
Rideshare in Byron Bay

View Zero Emissions Byron’s webinar series


Find places to charge your electric vehicle