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November 3, 2020

The electric car question

Electric cars aren’t going to fix climate change but they are an important part of a zero emissions future, and they’re also really smart pieces of technology. There’s something very exciting about a car which is virtually silent, with no exhaust, which needs little maintenance and runs on sunshine. And if you join our community bulk-buy in collaboration with the Good Car Company, you could be driving one sooner than you think.

October 14, 2020

To market we go

Community is an amazing thing! When Mosman Council decided to restart its arts and crafts market (after a COVID hiatus) a team of ZESN volunteers sprang into action to organise a stall. As well as a range of information brochures, we had three electric cars on display across the day, electric bikes available to try […]

Kid Power

We know we need to do things differently to reduce our emissions. We know we need to change. But how? “It’s really difficult to talk to adults and ask them to change,” says Jenni Hagland, leader of Zero Emissions Schools program. “I had this epiphany one day at the bakery. There was an adult in […]

The professional view

As a partner with local real estate agency Cunninghams, Georgi Bates is often asked for advice on house builds, layouts and renovations. Should we put on solar? Should we have a battery? Do they affect the value of our home? When I drop by to talk about sustainability trends in real estate, the answers are clear. […]

October 6, 2020

Evie’s Big Trip

Affordable electric cars. Dream or reality? Robert and Di are living the dream as they drive Evie the Nissan Leaf from Hobart to Sydney.

October 2, 2020

Fill her up, sunny!

It was one of those lightbulb moments. Ursula Hogben, founding member of Zero Emissions Sydney North (ZESN) was filling up her car at the local petrol station when, chatting to her kids, she said, ‘it’ll seem really strange to you in the future that we all put petrol in our cars and all drove around […]

September 26, 2020

Zooming with the Manly Food Co-op

A shout out to Manly Food Co-op, who are our special guests at the next Solar My House session on October 27th at 6.30pm. The Co-op is a bit of an inspiration for me — a community organisation which has survived many challenges, not least, adapting their entire business to socially-distanced and online shopping on […]

September 23, 2020

Zero Emissions at Mosman Market **UPDATE**

**STOP PRESS** **STOP PRESS** **STOP PRESS** **STOP PRESS** **STOP PRESS** Since publishing this post, we’ve been able to confirm three electric cars and four electric bicycles will be at our first stall at Mosman Arts and Crafts Market on Saturday October 3.  Come and see the Nissan Leaf and the Hyundai Kona (from 9.30am) and […]

September 13, 2020

5 things I learnt when I got solar panels

I am a shameless early adopter, first in the queue for the new gadgets. I installed solar back in 2011. I paid around $6,000 for a 5.5 kW system, 20 panels. The system has more than met my expectations. It’s easily paid for itself, and I love knowing that I’m producing my own power. But… […]

September 9, 2020

Reporting on… Mosman Council Climate Forum

Nearly 200 people joined Mosman Council’s online Climate Action Forum last night to hear a stellar panel of guest speakers and government representatives discussing climate resilience and responding to climate change. The panel included:  The Hon. Matt Kean MP, NSW Minister for Energy & Environment and Member for Hornsby Zali Steggall OAM MP, Federal Member […]