Zero Carbon Communities Updates

This page contains the updates on the Zero Carbon Communities program and showcases some of the strategies and accomplishments of communities undertaking this ambitious program.

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July 2017

  • July – EcoCity World Summit July 2017 – BZE showcased the achievements of our Zero Carbon Communities at this prestigious global conference.
  • June 7 2017 – United Nations Association Australia THE CLIMATE COLLABORATION FORUM 2017 -Zero Carbon Communities National Manager Imogen Jubb facilitated the UNAA workshop “Mobilising for climate change: Enhancing understanding, developing motivation, improving incentives, removing impediments, providing leadership”. 

April and May Update 2017

  • Article for councils in the 2017 Australian Local Government Association Yearbook (download) or view here
  • Meetings and workshops are underway for each council-scale working group, thanks to the Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation and the Robert Hicks Foundation.
  • Baw Baw Zero EmissionsClean Energy Nillumbik and Renewable Energy Benalla working groups are established and beginning to design their local stationary energy transition strategies.
  • Baseline reports documenting existing stationary energy use in each community have been developed and these will form the basis of each of these transition strategies.


Pictured: Renewable Energy Benalla From left, some of the members of REB: Sandy Campbell, John Lloyd, Cath Botta, Kevin Smith, John Bradshaw, Geoff Forman, Larissa Montgomery.

Thank you to Benalla Sustainable Futures Group president John Lloyd and Frida Andrews for hosting BZE staff at their beautiful hand-built straw bale home.

Jan-March Update 2017

  • Community Energy Congress Feb 2017
  • Sustainable Living Festival Feb 2017
  • Melbourne Beyond Zero Emissions Discussion Group event March 6,  2017

Pictured: Members of the Baw Baw Sustainability Network and Baw Baw Council with Imogen Jubb

June – December 2016 

  • First public and working group meetings held in Nillumbik, Baw Baw, North MirbooSeymour and Benalla.

Picture: Clean Energy Nillumbik: First working group meeting.
Back: Ian Culbard, Councillor Grant Brooker, Charles Danby, Peter Voutier, Gary Flood, John Brenan, Imogen Jubb,
Front: Samantha Chalton, Marguerite Marshall, Kahn Franke, Daryl Brooke

Pictured: Mirboo North – public meeting.

Pictured: Members of the Baw Baw Sustainability Network and Baw Baw Council with BZE’s Imogen Jubb


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