Ku-ring-gai Council launches new Net Zero campaign

Published on 22 May 2023

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A new website, rebates and workshops are coming to Ku-ring-gai residents to help them reach the goal of zero emissions by the year 2040.

The new website is full of practical steps aimed at renters, homeowners, young families, retired couples and those in apartments.

Steps include installing energy efficient heating and cooling, tips on buying electric cars and bikes, how to replace old appliances with electric options or installing solar panels and batteries.

The Council is adopting a proactive approach towards electrifying local homes, reducing waste and offering free home assessments and rebates for a range of items.

Through the Net Zero website residents will be encouraged to gradually convert appliances and transport to renewable electric power.

According to the Council’s Net Zero action plan, converting appliances, heating, air conditioning, and transport to all electric is cheaper, healthier and better for the environment.

The new website at www.netzero.krg.nsw.gov.au is live from Monday 22 May and Mayor Jeff Pettett said the Council would be holding events and workshops to help residents make the switch.

“Our Net Zero local champions will be at train stations on 15 and 16 June to talk to people about how they can cut their emissions and save money by doing so,” he said.

The Mayor said the Council had recruited over 100 ‘Net Zero Champions’ who are volunteering their time to encourage residents to take action.

“We are also offering a range of rebates to homeowners for solar panels, pool pumps, composting and converting homes to renewable electricity,” the Mayor said.

Find out more about the Net Zero program and watch local residents talk about their experiences at www.netzero.krg.nsw.gov.au

Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council 9424 0000

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