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Barwon Heads local Karen Weaver is spearheading 100% Clean Bellarine

Barwon Heads local Karen Weaver is spearheading 100% Clean Bellarine, a project that aims to power the Bellarine with 100% renewable energy.

Inspired by Victorian towns such as Newstead and Yackandandah that are pursuing 100% locally generated, grid-connected, reliable, affordable renewable energy solutions, Karen will lead a local team who will plan to map out a similar strategy for the Bellarine Peninsula.

“I’ve been privileged to work in the environmental sustainability sector for my entire career and see this as an opportunity to work on something in my own backyard that will benefit my children and my children’s children”, said Weaver.

The 100% Clean Bellarine project was voted as a flagship project during consultation for the City of Greater Geelong’s Community Zero Carbon Action Plan. Weaver has applied for funding via the City of Greater Geelong’s 2018 Environment and Sustainability Grant Program to develop a feasibility study and short-form business case. Should the funding application be successful, she will form a project team and launch a process of community and industry consultation that will determine the footprint for the project.

Watch this space to learn more!