Resources for other communities

There is lots of information available for communities interested in transitioning to zero-net emissions. Here we list some resources that might help get your community started!


Renew led the cross-sector collaboration that developed the Hepburn Z-NET Community Transition Plan and has been providing expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for households, community, government and industry since 1980. Renew is currently working in several other communities around similar goals. You can access their publications, research and services via the link above.

Coalition for Community Energy (C4CE)

The Coalition for Community Energy (C4CE) are the peak body for the community energy sector. Their work covers research and advocacy, as they seek to enable more projects to develop across the country. C4CE’s knowledge hub has a wide range of useful resources which you can access on their website.

RetroSuburbia: A downshifters guide to a resilient future

David Holmgren’s RetroSuburbia is a gateway to retrofitting your home, garden and life. This book offers advice and information to help any household think about how to make a better and more resilient life. You can download the e-book online via the link above.


TAKE2 is Australia’s first state government-led pledge initiative seeking to drive climate action. The initiative aims to give homes, businesses and organisations information they need to reduce their emissions and plan for a low carbon future. With over 13,000 Victorians taking this pledge, TAKE2 is helping Victoria reach its zero-net emission target for 2050. You can learn more on their website above.

Beyond Zero Emissions: Zero Carbon Communities

Beyond Zero Emissions is a climate change think tank delivering useful research to help Australia reach zero. Zero Carbon Communities offers local government areas an approximate (top down) Snapshot of their emissions, enabling communities to begin the journey of identifying how to minimise emissions. Find out more on their website linked above.

Cities Power Partnership

The Cities Power Partnership is Australia’s largest local government climate network, made up of 123 councils from across the country, tackling emissions with renewables, efficiency and transport solutions. You can find out more about their work on their website above.

Fight for Planet A

Fight for Planet A is a mini-series hosted by Craig Reucassel, exploring how we can collectively and individually cut our carbon emissions. This series gives a strong footing for community members who want to learn more about climate change and what is happening in Australia. You can access the show via ABC’s iview, linked above.