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May 20, 2021

Volunteers warmly welcomed

Volunteers warmly welcomed. Passionate about taking action on climate change? As more people in our communities want to lower their emissions and our work expands, we are very keen to hear from you and your friends. Drop us an email or give Lesley a call on 0410 621756.  We can talk with you about your […]

May 19, 2021

Winning prizes and kicking goals

It’s been a week of winning prizes and kicking goals. On Tuesday 18 May Mosman Rotary Club named Ursula Hogben their “Living for Climate Champion”, for taking individual actions to reduce her carbon footprint. Ursula accepted the award from Zali Steggall MP at a lunch at Mosman Rowers. Meanwhile, north of the Spit Bridge, a […]

Sunny and share – an update

Sunny and share is go! It only took two days for a team of three Solarpro solar installers to add a 13.3 kW system to the roof of local charity Pioneer Clubhouse. “We’re all thrilled to see the solar panels going on the roof,” says Megan Robert, recovery support worker at Pioneer Clubhouse. “It’s not […]

April 15, 2021

Small steps on a long road

As we take small steps along a long road it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the huge challenges we face in addressing climate change. However, there’s hard science to prove that small cumulative actions are an essential part of driving community change. And, most important, they can make you feel much better! Remember, small steps, long […]

April 8, 2021

EV Me Now: affordable electric vehicles

An electric car may be more affordable than you think. Two events coming up in April offer the chance to find out more about affordable electric vehicles.  First, come to EV Me Now!, a free webinar presented by renew.org next Monday 12 April at 7pm. Clive Attwater, Vice-President of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association, will give an […]

March 25, 2021

Feed-in charges?!

Feed-in charges?! No way! The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) today released a draft determination on how to integrate more small-scale solar into the electricity grid. The paper addresses the problem of ‘traffic jams’ on the network, caused by small-scale solar feeding into a grid infrastructure which was designed when power only needed to flow one […]

March 14, 2021

Sunny stories: a shady site

Jeremy and Kate live in a Pettit+Sevitt home, designed by Sydney architect Ken Woolley near the start of his career. Their house is on a steep block, surrounded by mature trees. The trees have grown over the years turning harbour views into harbour glimpses, but they like it that way.  We believe that the fact […]

Get sunny and share

Announcing our first Sunny and Share charity installation. It looks like just another warehouse backing onto busy Balgowlah Road, but go through the gate and down the path and you find yourself in a little oasis. There’s a community garden, a cafe, and an open space with comfy chairs, work stations and quiet zones. There […]

Electric wheels rule

Electric wheels rule at the latest Mosman market… Last Saturday we had electric cars, an electric motorbike, electric bicycles and electric scooters on display. Some were available to test drive as well (although only for those with a licence, sorry). Huge thanks to the Zero Emissions market team volunteers, and to Eat my dust Scooters […]

March 10, 2021

Northern Beaches Council in renewable energy deal

Northern Beaches Council has signed a new deal for electricity supply which will save $1.9m, slash their carbon footprint by 80% and support the regional NSW economy. Under the deal, electricity to Council’s large buildings and all streetlights will be supplied by Infigen, with renewable-sourced electricity generated by wind turbines located on a site at Bodangora, near Wellington. […]