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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. […]

Zero Emissions Schools Network – Mosman

L-R: Nuala Stewart, Ursula Hogben, Caroline Corrigan, Jenni Hagland, Ruth Irwin, Loani Tierney. School Principals gathered for the first meeting of Zero Emissions Schools Network – Mosman on February 17. Eight schools from Mosman LGA were represented, plus Cammaray Public School (North Sydney LGA). Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan welcomed the schools, along with Jenni Hagland, […]

February 14, 2021

Sustainable schools

This Wednesday 17 February representatives from every school in Mosman come together to attend the inaugural meeting of the Zero Emission Schools Network – Mosman. The aim: to take action on sustainability. The Mayor of Mosman, Councillor Carolyn Corrigan, will launch this exciting initiative to help schools establish sustainability programs.  Dreaming of starting a sustainability […]

February 13, 2021

Our Wish List: volunteer for Zero

Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you want to make a difference? Volunteer with Zero Emissions Sydney North’s experienced communication team.