Ironbark Sustainability have joined forces with Renew and bunch of other electrification, climate and local government experts to host a household electrification summit in October 2023. The aim is to draw together council focused activities and organisations, and clarify obstacles, next steps, and opportunities to reach zero emissions in the residential sector.
You’re invited to come along to our first big event, a webinar from 11am-12pm (AEDT) on Thursday 5th October 2023 for council staff, councillors, state governments, community groups, researchers and advocacy organisations interested in playing a role to support household electrification.
The webinar will communicate effective actions that councils can implement, and discuss strategies, policies, planning changes, funding avenues or advocacy that councils can champion to support household electrification.
We all know we need to get to zero emissions as soon as possible, stop using fossil gas and switch to renewable electricity. There are so many facets to this issue and the transition, so many brilliant organisations and brilliant minds looking at the challenges and coming up with solutions.
This webinar will set the scene on activity to date and provide an overview of existing resources and activities, case studies and Q&A. We'll focus on solutions, communication, working with low-income householders, renters and apartments and how to best advocate to the Federal Government.
We’ve got some experts to come and identify and share replicable actions for local governments that incentivise and support residents to electrify:
- Imogen Jubb from Ironbark Sustainability to give a high-level overview, update, funding opportunities and state-of play.
- Electrification communications guru Donna Luckman, the Zero Carbon Campaigns Lead at Merri-bek City Council to give an overview of Electrify Everything: Communications Message Guide for Households and the Electrification Community of Practice run with over 100 local council officers focused on communicating the importance of electrification.
- Dr Rachel Goldlust, Sustainability Researcher at Renew who developed the incredible Getting Off Gas Toolkit.
- Dr Sangeetha Chandrashekeran, Acting Director of Melbourne Sustainability Society Institute at the University of Melbourne focusing on how to address the barriers to moving off gas faced by lower-income households and vulnerable communities.
- Kate Nicolazzo and Amy Brand from Let Me Be Frank, bringing their expertise on the challenges and solutions for tricky area of apartments and renters.
- The amazing Lisa Cliff from Better Futures Australia and the competent Scott McKenry from the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action to look at advocacy to the Federal government, multi-level governance and on-the-ground project procurement and implementation.
Click here for more information otherwise please fill in the details below and we'll see you there. Bring all and any questions!