Our ProgramGlobal climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our planet today. The dominant cause of climate change over the last century has been human activity, which means we also have the power to take action.
Powered by Positive is a program to empower Surf Coast Shire residents and small businesses to take action, use less energy and consider taking up renewable energy.
Some of the key barriers to taking action are:
- Confusion: What actions should you take?
- Trust: Who can help you?
- Finance: How can you fund it?
Our program will help you overcome these barriers and make it easy for you to reduce your energy use – now that’s positive for the environment and your hip pocket!
Surf Coast Shire Council recognises the value our community places on the natural environment and is committed to demonstrating environmental leadership.
Our Council has declared a Climate Emergency and energy use is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions for our community. Our goal is to work with the community to drive the use of renewables.
Over the last few years, the number of houses installing new solar in the Surf Coast Shire climbed to record levels. The Surf Coast Shire now has the highest percentage of households with solar in the Barwon South West region with 21.4% of houses having a solar system installed.