MEMBERS of the Flinders Zero Carbon Community proudly attended the unveiling of the new town entry signs on Friday, which are part of the move to net zero emissions by 2030.
Spokesperson Mark Aarons said Flinders Zero Carbon Community was a group of volunteer community members taking local action to make a difference to climate change.
FZCC formed as a sub-committee of the Flinders Community Association in early 2021 to promote action at a grass-roots level. Its mission is to support Flinders to reach net zero energy and net zero emissions by 2030, and to see a future where all the energy Flinders needs is obtained from wholly renewable sources.
Mr Aarons said the group had four main goals – to take actions to address climate change, to inform and educate the Flinders community on climate issues and promote positive solutions, to inform and support the local community to take responsibility for climate action, and finally to join with other like-minded groups to share knowledge, learn and support widespread change.
Promoted actions will include electrifying everything, encouraging rooftop solar uptake, community battery installation and regenerative farming, including tree planting.
The zero carbon signs were installed under the three Flinders town entry signs on Friday, with Cr David Gill attending.
Installation of the signs, as well as other work of the group are supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and another important volunteer group called eMPower.
Flinders is the first satellite community as part of a future decarbonisation and renewables energy network in the shire.
Flinders Zero Carbon Community’s next planned event is on Easter Saturday 16 April, and will focus on providing information on electric cars from a well-known expert. More information can be found on their Facebook page: Flinders Zero Carbon Community.