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Why we think this will work! CUMULATIVE MOMENTUM: the more businesses join, the more businesses join We can more easily and successfully tap into the potential for change given that there is  a strong, demonstrated… Read More »CUMULATIVE MOMENTUM

Summary: HOPEFUL

Our Role To demonstrate that a level of organised community involvement can accelerate Small Business in its transition to 100% Renewable Energy, and thereby achieve our Net Zero future far faster that anticipated To identify… Read More »Summary: HOPEFUL


Environmental Upgrade Finance If your business wants to do a building upgrade or install solar you may have access to government enabled finance. Environmental Upgrade Finance is a fixed rate, long term loan that gives… Read More »FINANCING


Instant Asset Write Offs contact: 13 28 61email: All the above options are made even more financially accessible by changes to tax law that were announced in the last two Federal budgets. Instant Asset Write… Read More »TAX BREAKS


Victorian Energy Upgrades Program contact: (03) 8626 The Victorian Energy Upgrades Program can help small businesses make significant cuts in their annual energy bills. For larger businesses the savings can run into hundreds of… Read More »SUBSIDIES REBATES & DISCOUNTS


Business Energy Advice Program contact: 1300 415 The Australian Federal Government has a Business Energy Advice Program that operates in every State and Territory. This $11.7M program helps small businesses get better energy deals… Read More »ENERGY ASSESSMENT

Like Butter

Photographer: Kate Meade LIKE BUTTER’S owners Jem Freeman and Laura Woodward established their business two years ago in Castlemaine’s Wesley Hill Industrial area. They installed a 27kW PV solar system on their roof with a… Read More »Like Butter


Here are the ways my micro business Wonderpants is endeavouring to be as sustainable as possible, at this stage of our growth. We make Wonderpants in small batches and to order, hence there is no… Read More »Wonderpants