Featured Idea

Australia's most energy efficient homes

A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

Run an annual competition seeking Australia's net zero energy homes. Promote the prize winner(s) and ask them for best tips on energy efficiency, including the cost of solar technology and reduction of energy bills.

  1. Solar panel ownership

    A big idea by: Isabel Ashton

    Instead of a feed-in tarrif, power utilities should provide the capital outlay for solar panels (and therefore own them), with the site owner receiving a small discount on the service charge (not the usage charge).

  2. Adopt a "Grandparent"

    A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

    Link local childcare centres with local retirement villages. Set up a roster of volunteers from our older population to spend regular time with preschoolers, increasing one-on-one time for preschoolers. Benefits for all participants.

  3. Australia's most energy efficient homes

    A big idea by: Olivia Lanchester

    Run an annual competition seeking Australia's net zero energy homes. Promote the prize winner(s) and ask them for best tips on energy efficiency, including the cost of solar technology and reduction of energy bills.

  4. Teach coding in schools

    A big idea by: Jessica Fuller

    As technology growth persists STEM skills are becoming increasingly important in many industries. Teaching coding in schools will help ensure that the next generation of workers have the tools and skills to thrive.

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