For many local governments, action to reduce operational emissions is about leadership in their communities, and is often followed by the development of strategies and action plans to help communities reduce their emissions and adapt to climate change. 100% Renewables has worked extensively with State and local governments to develop community net zero strategies.
Best practice community and city climate action strategies have four core underpinning themes.
Working towards net zero shows that your council and community acknowledge the need to decarbonise, you see the opportunities this creates for your residents and businesses, and you have a plan that aims to realise these benefits and create jobs and opportunities into the future. You also recognise the benefits of having a comprehensive regional climate action strategy, with a community that is motivated to work together.
Key benefits of transitioning to net zero are:
We have a proven four-step method for delivering community net zero strategies, which includes:
For further information, please download our Community Net Zero Strategy brochure
“Great people to work with, high quality reporting and excellent group engagement/ facilitation techniques. What I liked best was the collaboration between councils which was facilitated excellently by 100% Renewables. Michaela and Nicholas were great to work with - always prepared for meetings and found the slides useful to guide the work being undertaken and to generate discussion. Well done!”
“Barbara did an exceptional job of understanding what we wanted to achieve; bringing together a lot of varied and pieced together information to create a Sustainability Strategy that was a perfect representation of our current situation and what we want to achieve as an organisation and in our community. The workshops Barbara facilitated to develop Councils action plans were well planned and ran like clockwork. The resulting action plan is relevant and achievable, leading Council in a direction that aligns with the organisations values and goals whilst giving flexibility to broaden the scope if and when required.”
“Barbara and Patrick made our experience with 100% Renewables so easy, they quickly assessed our needs and were able to deliver advice is a practical, friendly and professional manner. 100% Renewables have the knowledge, expertise and capacity to deliver high-quality advice presented in a way that meets the brief and is meaningful to the client organisation.”
100% Renewables are professional, engaging renewable energy and carbon experts, the right sort of people to work with if you want to achieve transformational change in pragmatic steps. They spend time understanding the organisation's current state and it's readiness for change before identifying options for the future and steps to get there.”
At times during our sustainability journey, we have needed leadership and guidance to achieve our goals. To this end, we are very proud to be Australia's first and only Climate Active certified Carbon Neutral Registered Club. We could not have achieved this without the expertise, leadership and guidance we received from 100% Renewables over the past years. I would have no hesitation in recommending 100% Renewables as your sustainability partner.
The team at 100% Renewables helped us clearly identify what we needed to do, and the best way to approach it, all while setting up a framework and working document that laid out the information required. The 100% Renewables team is extremely knowledgeable, happy to challenge, and so positive and realistic- it has been a pleasure working with them!”
I would say that the team at 100% Renewables are extremely professional and talented, and they made an initially daunting task manageable, and we worked with each other every step of the way. The team have great technical skills as well as engagement approaches that work well together. They were easy to deal with, always contactable and delivered our strategy on time, thank you!
Barbara and Patrick made our experience with 100% Renewables so easy, they quickly assessed our needs and were able to deliver advice is a practical, friendly and professional manner. 100% Renewables have the knowledge, expertise and capacity to deliver high-quality advice presented in a way that meets the brief and is meaningful to the client organisation.
Lismore City Council has set itself the ambitious goal to be self-sufficient in electricity use by 2023. Sustainable Business Consulting was selected to analyse our energy situation, consult with staff and Councillors and to deliver our Renewable Energy Master Plan. They were professional and engaging in their delivery and provided great value to Council. I would recommend them to any organisation who are looking for a long-term renewable energy plan