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Repower Byron Shire's 500 Conversations

Cassandra Sheppard

Running on volunteer power and supported by Enova Community - the not-for-profit arm of Enova Community Energy, Repower Byron Shire recently hit seven neighbourhood streets around Mullumbimby to encourage households to opt out of fossil fuels.

Community engagement

Repower engages the community to educate, inspire and motive action that results in real change. Volunteers spoke with 70 householders on a recent weekend to encourage residents to switch, reduce and produce. That is:

  • Switch to an energy company focused on 100 per cent renewable energy.
  • Reduce energy consumption through energy efficiency.
  • Produce - by installing solar panels wherever possible. 

Street-by-street, Repower Byron Shire aims to transition the whole of the Byron Shire to 100 per cent renewable energy. Repower has commenced the first part of a 500 Conversations campaign, in which its volunteers aim to speak with 500 householders in the next 6 months to support the Shire's transition. This project has funded by the HAMER Sprout Family Trust, FRRR and the Byron Shire Council.

Not from Byron Shire? There are Repower movements throughout New South Wales - ask Google if your region or town has a local Repower group.

#flickfossilfuels and support Repower Byron Shire.

Get your Repower sign

If you’re an existing Enova customer, you qualify for a Repower street sign for your letterbox or a weather-proof sticker for your bin or car, and show your neighbours you have Re-powered to support renewables. Simply request the sign or sticker here with your postal address.

Support Renewables

The quickest and easiest way to support renewable energy is to switch to an ethical electricity provider. If you're not already with Enova, use our bill comparison tool to upload your bill. As well as the planet, we'll let you know how much you can save!

2 responses

  1. I am the Chair of Energise Gloucester. Can I please reproduce this article to put in our member's Newsletter. Thanks
    David Marston

    1. Hi David,

      Thank you for your interest in the article. We would be delighted for you to share the article with your community. Please provide a link back to the article if possible for your readers to find out more.

      Best wishes,


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